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Tudders last won the day on April 13 2018

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  1. It’s a possibility mate and a potential factor. I’ve seen Rhodes get chances at Hillsborough that he would have buried before he joined us, balls into the box, free headers etc that no matter how the game has evolved generally, still needs the same size ball, putting into the same size goal, from a distance that he has scored from countless times. That’s why I think it must be a confidence issue.
  2. In my opinion (purely as currently a watcher of football and previously as a player that got paid for playing in England and abroad, albeit briefly and certainly not earning much, and certainly not being a medical professional) I do genuinely believe that it’s down to a huge lack of confidence and self belief. *Note:I did not say that I KNOW it’s mental health related, but I genuinely think it’s a possibility* Jordan Rhodes 5 years ago was one of the most natural finishers in the English leagues. Hence the huge amounts of money that were paid to acquire his services. To go from that level, to the way he has performed since he joined SWFC-in my layman’s opinion- points towards it being a confidence issue. If it was a nagging injury etc then surely that would have been reported by the club. I’ve not heard anything myself? In my opinion, a footballer does not lose the exceptional ability that he had/has for no apparent reason. There has been no major injury, he’s still in his 20s? Am I ok to believe that it is? Or do you want to tell me what to believe in? If Rhodes never plays to the levels that he attained previously-and if it is mental health related-I sincerely hope he overcomes it, as he seems a genuinely kind hearted bloke.
  3. It’s people offering their opinion, not professing to be doctors, psychologists etc so are you a Professional Football Manager/Pro footballer/Ex pro to validate you having over 5000 posts on this forum? Or weren’t any of those 5000 football related?
  4. I’ve not diagnosed anything. I’ve merely suggested it as a possible reason for his loss of form.
  5. If it’s not mental health what do you think it is? I'm still of the opinion that it’s mental health related. As Stoop referred to, DC had mentioned that a player was too scared to play. I can’t think of any other candidate?Rhodes refuses to take a penalty in the shootout vs Hudders citing confidence issues.There’s no way the JR of old would have refused to take a kick. Some people are naive as to what huge effect mental health issues can have on people. Even being a multi million pound footballer doesn’t protect you from it.
  6. In my opinion it’s a legitimate possibility as to why he’s lost his way. It’s almost offensive to bring it up that it can’t be a legitimate possibility!!
  7. What’s your opinion on the possibility of it being a mental health issue?
  8. It’s the only thing that could explain it. Anyone who’s ever played the game knows you just don’t lose ability as drastically as Rhodes has.
  9. You don’t just lose the unbelievable strikers instinct that Rhodes has. It’s not like as he’s got older he’s lost pace for example. He’s never relied on pace. Even 50 odd year old ex pro’s still know where the net is. I genuinely think it’s a mental health issue and it’s affected his confidence. If any of you have ever been affected by mental health it can drag you down. Just reading between the lines. Really hope he can rekindle his form, just concerns me that he won’t. Would be a huge shame. Seems a great bloke and i feel for him.
  10. Massively disappointing to lose yesterday. After going a goal up, I’d have been disappointed with a draw but to lose was unthinkable. Woke up this morning still feeling sick in my stomach with disappointment. Looking at the table, adding 3 points on, adding a point on, and seeing where we’d be in the table if we’d managed to hold on to win or even draw. But football is a 90 minute game isn’t it? As you mature you learn to deal with disappointment in context and not just go on a critical attack against the cause of said disappointment. Be that football, personal life etc We had a sloppy last 5 minutes. It happens in football. For the other 85 minutes we hadn’t conceded.We got forward and took the game to them and went a goal up with ‘only’ a few minutes to go. Some have claimed that we are bottlers-i personally think it’s people spouting off without thinking due to being unable to harness their disappointment-but in a tough Yorkshire derby against Leeds where the pressure was on, again we didn’t concede and created loads of chances. We certainly showed no signs of ‘bottling it’ when the pressure was on. We are a good side. Monk seems to have galvanised us. We lack strength in depth but we have the basis of a good side. We need the extra reinforcements in January to kick on. Without them, I feel we’ll fall away from the pack as the inevitable injuries hit us. However with 2-3 good additions I feel we could hold on for a play off spot. One thing that will test us is how we bounce back from the disappointment that the players will be feeling too. You never know it might just give us that extra impetus to push on at a time when we have some tough looking games on paper. It may be a case of one step backwards and two steps forward. Yes it’s disappointing to lose so late in the game, but we need to look at the bigger picture. Wish the Swansea game was today!!
  11. I’m round and hairy but I’m not a Kiwi
  12. Apparently the width of Borner’s tail so I think it’s going to need a proper re-paint....
  13. Arminia allowed but it’s frowned upon.....
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