Alan Hutton beat up his Dad they brawl outside pub. ..
Posted 22 March 2009 - 13:49
Posted 22 March 2009 - 15:32
Very bad press for Hutton and makes our Club's players look bad as well. I hope he'll get fined for this. Very unprofessional behaviour. What the h*ll are you thinking when you're beating your own dad, aged 51, in the face and break his glasses. Unbelievable
Posted 22 March 2009 - 16:43
Posted 22 March 2009 - 21:27
That is far from true with some of the Scots I have met in the past who get violent when they have a drink. I dont know if booze was a factor in Hutton beating up his own dad, or if he was indeed drunk. But I dont think it would of helped the situation. . .
Posted 22 March 2009 - 21:43
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 22:39
The story sounds bad but there's a lot we don't know. To my knowledge he hasn't shown himself to be violent on the pitch in his career and I'm sure he's been wound up before. I don't want to get into a moral debate about it but for all we know his dad could be a piece of work who deserved it. We don't know.
What worries me more is him being drunk during the middle of the season. Every game counts for Spurs since early on in this season, and he should be focusing on getting fit and competing for a place in the squad. Getting in drunken fights with anyone. Very unprofessional and embarrassing for the club. I hope he gets a fine and a telling off for his stupidity.
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:55
Posted 24 March 2009 - 13:59
I would of thought he would of wanted to play some or a 1st team games for Spurs before playing for Scotland, especially as he has been out injured for so long. Obviously Hutton puts Country before Club, or so it would seem ?
I also keep hearing rumours that he will be returning to Glasgow Rangers in the summer...
#16 Guest_Ronnie Rosenthal_*
Posted 24 March 2009 - 14:48
Could it not just be that the reserve game confirmed his fitness and the Scotland match is just the 1st game he is available for?
As for the appalling and shocking news that somebody had a scrap outside a pub; whilst it doesn't reflect well on him as an individual there is nothing, beyond ill-informed and baseless tittle-tattle, to suggest it will have any effect on his ability to do his job whatsoever.
I mean what levels of moral fortitude are we suddenly deciding is mandatory for premiership footballers in this day and age?
Nothing people like more than feeling morally superior and wagging their fingers but I'm afraid it's a bit late to start worrying about modern footballers being nice guys.
I've heard his girlfriend/wife is homesick so this could be something that mitigates a move back to Scotland, if true it's a shame because I rate him.
We're football supporters, we're not on the Jeremy Kyle show; as long as these guys can do their jobs, and nothing has happened to suggest Hutton doesn't remain entirely capable of doing his, I don't see where the need or right exists for us to judge.
Particularly on the News Of The World's say so.
Posted 24 March 2009 - 15:01
I agree that they dont have to be nice guys. But beating up and giving your own dad two black eyes and broken specs is a bit 'worrying' at least and of course people on this forum will judge and comment on his actions.
Yes I also agree the NOTW is not always the best basis for 'actual events' but the papers account was quite detailed and there has been no word from Hutton or Spurs to deny this. Infact he was quoted as saying 'he regretted his actions after a disagreement with a family member'
But I do worry and find it strange that 70 odd minutes for our reserves has now made him fit enough for Scotland and a World Cup Qualifier. I do also worry that he could be coming back too soon and thus get injured again playing for his country, when I only really care about when he can play for us.....
#18 Guest_Ronnie Rosenthal_*
Posted 24 March 2009 - 15:14
I didn't mean for all that to read as if I was directing it at you by the way, I quoted the bit about Scotland and replied to that directly and then got on my soapbox.
Going back to him playing for Scotland; I don't see what's so insidious about it I really don't. He's a very very important player for Scotland and they will want him back as soon as he is fit for an important qualifier. Are we really to expect him to say no just in case it might in any way, shape or form adversely affect Tottenham?
Ledley being a supremely one-off case of course.
We've presumably confirmed that he's come through the reserve game fit and Scotland have called him up.
I can't see where there's reason to question Hutton's commitment to Tottenham in there at all or that his wanting to play for Scotland suggests any kind of preference.
It's perfectly normal for us as fans to not be able to see anything beyond Spurs; it's pretty naive though to expect the same of professional players and managers.
Posted 24 March 2009 - 15:19
And lets also hope he refrains from beating up his own dad ...
Posted 24 March 2009 - 16:10
Overall I dont think there is much between him and Charlie, Hutton's better goin forward but Corluka is better defensively!!!