Writer: Mike Field
Date:Monday September 7 2009
I know I'm good aren't I. What a fantastic headline! Now if I only could write stories this site would set! Richard Dunne has pledged to improve his disciplinary record and give me no further excuses to create cheesy headlines.
Speaking to SSN new signing Richard Dunne has promised to reduce the number of times he leaves the pitch early, but is adamant that he will not stop giving 100% in matches, nor change the type of player he is.
'I've had loads of red cards. I think there is me and Patrick Vieira as the most red-carded players in the history of the Premier League, so I'm in good company.
'I don't think I deserve many of them, although obviously the odd one. But it's just the way it goes and I suppose, as a defender if you're making last ditch tackles and you miss the odd one, then you're automatically off.'
Given the 'financial' rumblings over his transfer away from Man City some fans have been worried that as he didn't want to leave Dunne will not be committed to our cause. Quite why I don't know, but I've seen those views expressed. Dunne is clear though, it's a fresh slate, he's starting again at a new club but his desire to win and achieve has not changed.
'Where ever I go and play I'll always be 100% committed, I don't like to lose matches and I hope that's one of my strengths and I'll always give it my all.'
I guess we will see all we need to about Richard Dunne depending on his attitude in the upcoming Derby match against our lowly neighbours. He has the opportunity to make himself an immediate hero in our ranks and by God to I hope he does...a hattrick would be nice.
Again for those who are worried he isn't committed, he knows exactly the type of club he's joining givin the words of Gareth Barry and Stuart Taylor. You do wonder what else they might have said though (sorry couldn't resist). It also seems Craig Bellamy beamed about his former boss.
'The manager has obviously worked with Craig Bellamy who spoke really highly about him and Gareth Barry and Stuart Taylor spoke very highly of him too.
'But, when you then come and meet him yourself, you realise that he really seems an honest man who can hopefully help me improve as a player.'
Five times Man City player of the year was it? The pedigree is good, whether he can improve I care not. Whether he can bolster our defence and go at least some way towards replacing Martin Laursen are my only concerns.
Date:Monday September 7 2009
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