(23 October 2014 - 02:57 PM)
He is still appealing his conviction and that the fact that the other guy got off makes it a strange jury decision. Until the CCRC process is finished he would be stupid to do anything other than maintain his innocence
(23 October 2014 - 02:50 PM)
I generally agree with weeyin here that criminals having served their time should at least be allowed to try and get their life back on track. However there are a few things that make this different. Evans high profile as a footballer, the fact that he has shown no remorse or even understanding that he did wrong, the follow up abuse the victim received and the fact that rape is a highly emotive subject that its difficult to have a rational discussion about in the media. Personally, I doubt any club will touch him at the moment and even if they did, he's be a pariah figure in the game.
(23 October 2014 - 01:41 PM)
Evans was found guilty of rape, went to jail and served his time. He hardly has wealth playing in the lower leagues, but even if he was a multi-billionaire, he should be allowed to work.
(23 October 2014 - 09:20 AM)
What Mad Dog is saying is that there is a small chance that he could be innocent. HE is in no way saying "Sign him, the wee slag probably made it up" although, I stand on you side of the fence here. The guy was convicted. Either way it's bad press and bad morales to sign him.
(23 October 2014 - 09:11 AM)
@ mad dog are you for real the girls life has been ruined as her name leaked on Internet and had to move house. He shot his m8 with an air rifle and offered him 10k to keep quiet oh and he was also found GUILTY of rape he has his wealth and possible career she has to try and re build her life
My mate and I were discussing former players at the weekend and were both in relative agreement on our top 5.
Being in our mid-30's we are largely influenced by the 91 cup side;
Cooper - top class to watch at close quarters from the front row of the old terracing
O'Donnell - especially the early days, box-to-box, unbelievable energy, goalscoring threat
MacKinnon - motored up and down the left side, gritty and determined
Arnott - Legend, 100% every game, did amazingly well
Nijholt - pure class at the back
McFadden - For sheer entertainment O'Donnell - Agreed as per your comments Arnott - Agreed as per your comments (he was my favourite player when I first started going to games with ma da) Coyne - quality striker who was a regular scorer in my young Motherwell supporting days Martin - great defender for Motherwell playing over 200 games and I loved his old if in doubt punt the ball right over the east stand mentallity.
Phil O'Donnell (see previousl descriptions)
Joe Wark (Old Rubber Legs, only man who could tackle from behind and not commit a foul)
Graeme Forbes ( The Original Psycho. (Sorry Colin))
Luc Nijholt (HIs "One of the Proudest Moments in my Life speech will be forgiven lol)
Ian McLeod (Big Marsh who wouldn't play on a Sunday, still was a no nonsense kind of player)
There are just too many who fall just outside this top five>
And too many more without higjacking the entire thread
And so many of the players from the ancell babes era who I only have hearsay on how good they were
Being an oldie the first three came fairly easily, and, if I'm honest so did the fourth. Vic Davidson was an absolute joy to watch, one of the best midfield players I've seen in a Motherwell jersey. From the modern era, McAllister, O'Donnell, McFadden, Cooper, all came close but in the end it was a straight decision between Kirkie and Dougie. Kirkie's all round boys own career, going in goals and saving a penalty scoring in every round of the cup incuding the winner in the final, becoming our top European scorer. If I had played for Motherwell that's the career I'd want.
Bobby Graham (friend of my dad)
Dougie Arnott (pretty obvious)
Davie Cooper (genious, with the left peg anyway)
Willie Pettigrew ( Went to his dads house for halloween when I was a kid, idolised him and still a pleasure to meet him on occasion)
James McFadden ( when I stopped going to games, my mates talked me into coming along again to see this kid, entertainment value was there and I fell in love with the game again)
Good many others I have a lot of time for but these ones stand out for a variety of reasons. Again would also add Craigan when he becomes an ex player and the housewives favourite of course!
"So basically just like his previous 'chat' with him before the Levante game last August. ie informal to see if he would consider it or not. I would suggest that McFadden wasn't interested then and he won't be interested now so the McCall and the club shouldn't bother wasting their time. He does not want to sign for us just now, or any time soon, I think that much is quite clear."
"I want to say, in all seriousness, that a great deal of harm is being done in the modern world by belief in the virtuousness of work, and that the road to happiness and prosperity lies in an organized diminution of work.
…The morality of work is the morality of slaves, and the modern world has no need of slavery."
"The essence of all slavery consists in taking the product of another's labor by force. It is immaterial whether this force be founded upon ownership of the slave or ownership of the money that he must get to live."