JT overrated?

Date: 17th November 2012 at 12:36 pm
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So did we over hype our very own ? We’re now 11 games into our glorious return to the big league and we sit 6th in table as I write this. But Tonks has only started 3 games and has been over-shadowed by in particular ; a player clearly under-rated before the season’s start.

Last season in the toils of the Championship Tomkins was class, he was rock solid, scored goals and could clearly play a bit and all; to the point that Sam Allardyce deployed him in a holding midfield role to great effect.

This season however it has been a different story as the runner up Hammer of the year has found it nigh on impossible to break into the first team; due to the impressive early season form of Winston Reid and .

So were all the cries of ‘Tonks for England’ a little premature? Perhaps but I still believe he has the talent and potential to prove a success in the big league; and in time I do believe Tomkins and Reid will be the first choice partnership.


I firmly believe that year in the Championship did James the world of good; toughened him up and battle-hardened as his main flaw before our briefest of excursions into the second tier of English football was that for all his talent on the ball he was bit of a soft touch.

I still find it quite remarkable that at the start of the season the question on all Irons fan lips was; who partners Tomkins? But all that talent and potential is most definitely still there, he now must bide his time and wait for a run in the side and once he gets that opportunity it may well be Collins on the periphery.

2 thoughts on “JT overrated?

  • Hammer
    3 years ago

    Tonks will play for England, no doubt about it.

    He could easily play in Arsenals first team, or Liverpool’s.

    He’s a class act and has so much more potential that he’s yet to fulfil.

    He will get back into our side but he just needs to remain patient.

    Last weekend said it all about his ability; hasn’t started at CB all season, yet was asked to against the likes of Ba and Cisse and looked like he’d never missed a game.

  • The Cat
    3 years ago

    JT overrated?

    This should NOT be a subject matter to spark debate, why???
    Because he hasn’t been playing….and we ALL know the reasons why!

    If you play well enough you get to keep the shirt… Simple!

    Does that make JT a poor player?….Of course Not!

    ALWAYS rated Reid, the BEST bit of business Grant has done for the club apart from leave!


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