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Offline Steve_orino

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A little bit of light on the Dempsey v. Harkes quarrel
« on: June 07, 2010, 10:22:20 PM »
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/worldcup2010/3002102/Dempsey-fury-over-lazy-tag.html

HITTING BACK ... Clint Dempsey
Dempsey fury over ‘lazy’ tag -
By SIMON VENESS Published: Today

CLINT DEMPSEY is ready to make England pay on Saturday for a long-running feud with his AMERICAN critics.

The Fulham and US forward - who played two games for New England in 2004 with a broken jaw - has won over an army of fans in West London.

But he is sick of being labelled slow and lazy back home.

He has maintained a row with TV pundit John Harkes since a narrow World Cup qualifying win at Trinidad and Tobago last year, when the former Sheffield Wednesday star questioned his commitment.

Dempsey said: "I pride myself on stepping up on the big occasions.

"You can question my effectiveness but you can't question my heart and my effort.

"People who aren't educated about the game are going to take whatever a commentator has to say as the complete truth.

"And that's not always the case. That's just their opinion.

"I really don't want to get into how I'm perceived in the Premier League versus in the US.

"But I'm respected in Europe for what I do week in and week out on the highest level.

"In big games, I always come through."

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Re: A little bit of light on the Dempsey v. Harkes quarrel
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 01:39:40 AM »
Can't argue much with Clint's comments.

We should all realize that John Harkes is as much loved by the American football community as John Terry is in your land. Sure, he has his supporters but overall he is considered a self serving, egotistical buffoon.

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Re: A little bit of light on the Dempsey v. Harkes quarrel
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 03:12:45 PM »
Can't argue much with Clint's comments.

We should all realize that John Harkes is as much loved by the American football community as John Terry is in your land. Sure, he has his supporters but overall he is considered a self serving, egotistical buffoon.

Who also had sex with a teammates wife.


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Re: A little bit of light on the Dempsey v. Harkes quarrel
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 05:36:03 PM »
He's a complete muppet,  it's unfortunate that ESPN got rid or Wynalda, he might have been a bit brash but i always enjoyed his commentary

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Re: A little bit of light on the Dempsey v. Harkes quarrel
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 11:35:39 PM »
He's a complete muppet,  it's unfortunate that ESPN got rid or Wynalda, he might have been a bit brash but i always enjoyed his commentary

Funny, I didn't like Wynalda because of his brashness.  After having to put up with Harkes though, I would welcome back Wynalda with open arms!!!

I recall hearing Harkes saying something about Demps being 'lazy' in last years Gold Cup and it surprised me.  It was just earlier that I'd seen Demps work his tail off to earn a spot in the 08-09 Fulham starting XI after having lost it to Zoltan.  I thought Harkes was nuts...