Interesting snippet in The Guardian from Gabby Agbonlahor who was advised to muscle up by Martin O`Neill and to lose some of the bulk by Gerard Houllier !
“The fact is I think he’s too stocky. I have told him to lay off the weights. Sometimes the players do too much. The Gabby I saw when I was watching TV in France was different to what I see here. He was thinner, more wiry and, wow, quick.’
“I can see where the manager is coming from, of course, but I think I was the same last season and that was my best season at Villa. I think maybe if I trimmed down and became how I was when I first broke into the team then I might lose an element to my game. If I start to get bullied by defenders people will then say I am not strong enough for the Premier League so you can`t win either way. But it is about getting that balance. I feel fine and as sharp and fast as I ever have.”
No real issue here, only thing that is a worry is that it is being brought up through the press but even then, this has happened before and isn`t exactly a major argument is it?!
Full article: The Guardian
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Remember John Gregory telling the press David Ginola was fat and then Ginola scored a goal, ran to half way line, took off his top and flexed his muscles?
I lifted my top and shouted to JG ‘this is fat’ (he laughed as he was a proper bloke, he’d give it out and take it, proper banter)
Ginola broke about 35 000 men’s hearts that day, if that was fat we were all totally in the shite! LOL