David Meyler is a player that continually splits opinion on Hull City AFC message boards. He also splits my own opinion.
Against Sunderland I was particularly disappointed with him, especially with some of the misplaced passes. But against Man City I was singing his praises.
To me, this player epitomises the spirit and ethos of our football club. The ethos of Hull City, and probably most football clubs goes all the way back through to the fans that support the club – hard-working, honest grafters in our case. This is the qualities that I associate with the fans of my football club, and this spirit is what I most relish in a football player for my club.
Unquestionably, David Meyler is hard-working. He is honest, cheeky and a grafter. He embodies the spirit of our football club – and also it should be mentioned, of his manager.
These are not Meyler’s strengths.
For me, he comes into his true worth against the big teams. Teams such as Man City, and the forthcoming games against the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Man Utd where we are going to be on the backfoot quite a lot of time – teams that will take advantage of any space that is offered to them.