Anthony Stokes too tired to play for Ireland

First he complained about always being a sub, now apparently all the substitute appearances for Celtic have been that demanding on poor little Anthony Stokes that he is too tired to play for Ireland in the Carling Nations Cup. Is this guy for real?

Hopefully Giovanni Trapattoni will kick this bloke into touch, he dosen’t deserve to have an international career. He is a typical example of someone who dosen’t recognise what a lucky bloke he really is and the sort of person who gets footballers a bad name.

He moans about not being picked for Celtic as if he has some devine right to always be selected, he should be delighted and thankful that Neil Lennon hasn’t thrown him out of the club.

Now he thinks he is big enough to turn his back on the chance to play for his country, he probably thinks he is that good that Ireland will need him and he will get a recall in no time. Hopefully he is wrong.

He’s not the only one to show contempt fot his country this week. James McCarthy, Marc Wilson and Jonathan Walters apparently couldn’t even be bothered to let Trapattoni know they wouldn’t be attending.

They’re all absolute disgraces.

Poor Little Anthony Stokes

“It is crazy that Anthony didn’t play when he is Celtic’s top scorer. Neil Lennon has to understand that. He isn’t going to be at Celtic if he doesn’t play against Rangers or in the big games. My advice to him is to move from Celtic and put in a transfer request immediately. I think he will because he has told me he wants out.”

“What is the point of being a Celtic player if you don’t play in games like that? For whatever reason Lennon just doesn’t fancy him. They obviously don’t trust him to play against Rangers. He was absolutely furious on the bench. I know that he is furious that Lennon doesn’t have the confidence in him.”

Quotes from Anthony Stokes’ father who is also his agent after the player didn’t play against Rangers in the Cup Final on Sunday.

What absolute crap.

Maybe it’s down to garbage advice like that why Stokes has never made it at a big club, quite a few managers before have thought the same as Neil Lennon (who I’m no fan off), and rather than waiting for Stokes to hand in a transfer request, the others have sold him first.

A coincidence? I somehow doubt it.

The words, ‘not as good as you think you are,’ spring to mind.