Date:Tuesday October 10 2006
God, I'm sick of listening to everyone talking about Rooney's form. Just look up any sports website, you can bet on your life you'll read about Wayne and why he has lost his enthusiasm. Anyone, who has anything to do with the game seems ready to tell us The Core of the Problem.
Now Dave Whelan, Wigan's president felt free to air his views about our No. 8. He traced back all his problems to a certain man from Sweden.
The Latics chief told The Sun: 'The manager we had (Eriksson) absolutely killed him.
'You just hope his enthusiasm hasn't been killed by that idiot. I watched the Portugal game in the World Cup and felt so sorry for him. (Eriksson) played him up front on his own and he so wanted to do well but was desperate.
'He was fighting like hell for the ball but they had two men on him and that was it, game over. Then he got sent off but that was just because he was fighting and running so much. Rooney was pulling his guts out for England. The previous manager killed him stone dead.'
The thing is, that I think he's essentially right. But I feel I'd like to scream out of frustration: leave Rooney alone, please! When I'm ill, I hate to talk about my problems, I just want to get out of it. Rooney may feel the same way. Why do we think that a 21-year-old boy finds it easy to cope with all the demands of the media? And these demands on Wayne were excessive, throughout the World Cup, then during the pre-season. His suspension came along, that fired up the interest in him again. He returned against Celtic, and no doubt, his performances invited criticism ever since. But now they should get off his back, let him get on with his life and his football. No need to remind him every day that he's way below his best, he knows that, hates that and wants to get better. I'm sure he'll be back soon because he's strong and, even more importantly, a brilliant football player. I'll not write about his loss of form for a while, I promise.
Date:Tuesday October 10 2006
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