Well he came back out the wood work recently did the infamous Garry Schofield and his latest victim was Lance Todd Trophy holder Marc Sneyd.
As we know, Sneyd did produce a dire performance in the narrow home defeat to Catalan as Hull went down to their first defeat of 2017.
Could have happened to anyone but out of random curiosity, former International Schofield decided to bully the Hull half-back and pipe up with his gob.
“You are not going to bring that right balance with Sneyd because he doesn’t bring anything but a kicking game.” He said.
“He doesn’t organise, he doesn’t create, he doesn’t support, he doesn’t tackle, he doesn’t pass and when he does it’s rubbish. Whoever is his agent must be supping champagne until 2019.”
Harsh words from the critics and no doubt some will agree but after one match, why come out all of sudden because let’s face it, this is as random as someone announcing their true sexuality.
Full credit to people who take that action but none whatsoever for Schofield as it was rather uncalled for.
Sneyd is noted for his excellent kicking game and though he hasn’t thrown passes as precise as Paul Cooke did at FC, he has certainly assisted in plenty of tries in all areas.
Maybe more so in kicking but is that so bad? It has earned him more than one run out at Wembley and some silverware already with still plenty of his career remaining.
This criticism certainly angered Lee Radford, who was quick to return such an action by inviting Schofield down to a training session to teach Sneyd to pass a ball correctly.
The maverick man can come down and see what his skill-set is like to Jake Connor’s because a bit like a boxer, the last thing you lose is your punch.” Radford said.
“Although he is old and declining, he should still be able to throw a pass. So Garry can come down anytime he wants and we can put that on for the cameras and hopefully he’ll be able to back that up.”
Wise words from the Hull boss and let’s face it, he has a point as Garry has not covered himself in glory with many of previous quotes.
Remember when Garry wished to select Irishman Ben Currie for an England place?
Yes, players can swap between allegiances but come on, this is England people! Let’s try it that way, we’re past the whole Rangi Chase England/Exiles mix-up saga surely?!
That being one of his rather numerous bizarre out bursts and unless he purely does it for publicity, then he gets the plaudits as it gets plenty of attention.
But if he is genuine, then god help him in how he has developed along with the sport since his retirement!
Let’s be fair, he’s not all bad but I wonder what will be next to come out as surely every player in Super League will feel like Schofield will be holding a gun to their head should they have an off-day!
Anymore from him then odds on the now deceased Arthur Lowe would have a field day with him in disciplinary.