Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Brown Preaches Professional Standards to Altidore
SI.com, October 27th, 2009 3:15PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Hull City manager Phil Brown is trying to impress some standards on young American striker Jozy Altidore. Brown axed Altidore from the Hull City match-day squad when Altidore arrived just 50 minutes before kickoff, instead 90 minutes. Altidore then issued a public apology via Twitter that only angered Brown further.

Brown says Altidore will need to work to merit his place back in the squd. "He'll be back in contention for the weekend but it's up to him now to prove he's deserving of a place," Brown told the Hull Daily Mail. "He's 19, he's at the beginning of his career but Jozy is being paid an awful lot of money to play professional football and it's part and parcel of his working life to be professional. The word professional to me means that you do everything right, even when people are not looking at you."

Regarding the Twitter gaffe, Brown said: "In his head he was maybe trying to do the right thing. The way of the world has moved on but old-fashioned beliefs and standards must be maintained. You have standards that you set yourself in any walk of life and you should never compromise them. Yes, you can cut people some slack in given situations, but not on a matchday. It's what you prepare for all week and to come in an hour and a half before a game shouldn't be too much to ask. To be 35 or 40 minutes late, it just beggars belief."

 

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Borussia Dortmund Enters Break at Bottom    
Borussia Dortmund, German champion in 2011 and 2012, enters the Bundesliga winter break tied for last ...
Eric Abidal Bids Adieu    
Former France international defender Eric Abidal played his last official game Saturday as his Olympiakos team ...
The price of being an EPL mascot    
Just how do those adorable boys and girls who hold hands with their favorite stars and ...
World Champs Sell 3 Million Jerseys    
Adidas announced it has sold more than three million Germany national team replica jerseys shirts in ...
Freddy Adu Leaves Serbian Club    
Orlando City Signs Shea     
New MLS club Orlando City on Friday announced the signing of U.S. national team midfielder Brek ...
Report: Juve Eyes January Move for Falcao     
According to Italian soccer site Calciomercato, Manchester United may consider getting second-choice striker Radamel Falcao's huge ...
Reus Fined $665K for Driving without a License    
Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus has been handed one of the biggest driving fines in German ...
Balotelli Receives One-Game Ban, Fine for Instagram Post    
Mario Balotelli received a one game ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds after being found ...
Robbie Rogers: FIFA 'Insane' to Host World Cup in Russia, Qatar    
LA Galaxy left back Robbie Rogers has spoken out about FIFA's decision to stage the next ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives