“If Hull persist with him being at number 7, they will have absolutely no chance of winning any trophies, because he can’t create anything.”
Those are the words of ‘pundit’ Garry Schofield who appeared to lose his head on Monday evening and go on a rather unprofessional and unreasoned rant about Marc Snyed.
If you haven’t already seen it, where have you been? Well you can see it below.
— RadioYorkshireRL (@RLonRY) February 28, 2017
Not only do Schofeild’s comment’s about Snyed lack merit, they are frankly pretty head-boggling. Unless the bloke has had his head in the sand for the past 7 months, it’s not exactly hard to remember that Hull have already won silverware with Marc Sneyd…
Not only did Sneyd turn the match with a game-chaining 40/20, he won us the game creating BOTH tries for Mahe Fonua and Jamie Shaul. And the media agreed, giving him the Lance Todd Trophy.
Want more evidence Schofield’s comments are plainly wrong? Okay! Marc Snyed was actually the half-back that received the most points in last season’s Man of Steel voting, with 146 compared to Luke Gale’s 129, and Chris Sandow’s 117.
In fact, if you count up all the votes, Sneyd was voted the 6th best player in the league by the players last season, with only Danny Houghton, Gareth Ellis, Denny Solomona, Ben Currie and Daryl Clark coming ahead of him. Who are you going to believe? A man who sits on the sidelines, or all of those who’ve played against him? No-brainer.
But anyway, we still haven’t told you why Garry Schofield’s comments are pretty hypocritical. Well, here we are then.
Back in July, Schofield wrote an article for the League Express ranking all 12 of Super League’s half-back pairings. You can see the full article here. He put Marc Sneyd and Carlos Tuimavave at 4th place, probably a pretty fair reading.
However, it’s questionable that he writes the following:
“Neither are great support players, but these two are capable of leading Hull to silverware.”
Garry Schofield, in the League Express (July 2016)
Schofield claimed that Marc Sneyd IS capable of leading Hull to silverware, and less than 2 months later, he did just that. So just over 6 months since he won us the cup, he is incapable of winning more trophies? Hmm, nice one Garry. Because the quality of a player can change by that magnitude in just 7 competitive games…
Anyway, I think Schofield is playing a bit of the attention seeking game here. Take what he writes with a pinch of salt, and just remember what Radders thinks…
“Pundits are like arseholes, they’ve all got one and the majority of them are full of shit. In Garry’s case, he has a lot of diarrhoea throughout the year and he must take a lot of laxatives.”
I’m well and truly looking forwards to seeing Mr Schofield down at County Road in the near future…