Originally Posted by Roundyfield
You know absolutely nothing about playing football, lee. Go back to your gin rummy game at the hotel hacienda. O'Leary was a great footballer but was often injured or too lacking in energy for big jack's squad.
Before Charlton took over, O'Leary was first-choice C.B. alongside Lawrenson or McGrath. Charlton took a personal dislike to DOL and "imposed" the less talented, rapist's first touch McCarthy on the defence. Part of McGrath's midfield duties involved covering McCarthy's notable lack of speed.
I have a feeling that you are a Yank. If so., it would explain a lot.