How can Kevin Ball Defend Dan Smith tackle on the Arsenal midfielder, fractured ankle torn ligaments and dislocation and out for nine months he tried two similar tackles on Fabrigas and Dayboiu before the vicous tackle. I would not have players such as Smith if I were manager
bally is defending smith because its the right thing to do. if he thought the challenge was out of order he'd defend him in public and discipline the lad behind the scenes. fergie, mourinho and wenger do it that way as well; thats just the way it works. and lets not forget this lad is totally inexperienced at 1st team level and was more than likely trying too hard to make an impression. to me, thats all it was.