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#1 council owl

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:06 PM

Ive just been browsing through a thread on owlsmad about david hirst, the guy who brought the subject up is a pig fan, he puts across that he reckons our older supporters brain wash the younger end into overrating one of wednesdays finest strikers, he then compares Deane to hirst, which i think is ridiculous, hirst was head and shoulders above Deane in my opinion.
Some of the stuff the pigs come out with is unbelievable.

#2 jimmyallen

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:07 PM

Hirst without question

#3 Orlando_Trustful

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:09 PM

What about Paul Williams v Tony agana

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:09 PM

This isn't even worth talking about!

What a riduculous argument.

#5 council owl

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:10 PM

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#6 Arthur Bach

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:10 PM

Hirst without question


Brian Deane was a fine player and his record speaks for himself.

But Hirst...?

Left foot, right foot, head, pace, flair...

He was the complete striker.

#7 Hirsty's Girl

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:11 PM

Hirst was everything that a footballer should be. Powerful, skillful, showed a passion for the game, the fans, the team and showed a desire to win. My best memories of football are watching him play for us. True class.

#8 daveyboy66

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:11 PM

Deane was a better player in all departments apart from......

























pace, shooting (either foot ), running off the ball, teamwork, first touch, awareness, drinking

#9 council owl

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:11 PM

This isn't even worth talking about!

What a riduculous argument.

this was from a pig fan on a wednesday board mate.

#10 M Royds

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:18 PM

No brainer for me, Hirst.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:20 PM

Brian Deane was a fine player and his record speaks for himself.

But Hirst...?

Left foot, right foot, head, pace, flair...

He was the complete striker.



Indeed.

Deane in his own right was a very good player, but he wasn't in the same league as Hirst.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:21 PM

this was from a pig fan on a wednesday board mate.


fair one,

It wasn't a personal dig, I just can't believe how stupid they are!

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:23 PM

Hirst = Rooney

Deane = James Beattie

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:24 PM

never heard of man ure trying to buy hirst several times but was knocked back to stay with the club

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:28 PM

never heard of man ure trying to buy hirst several times but was knocked back to stay with the club



He would have become a megastar if he'd gone to Man Utd. Fergie would never have shoved him out half fit, and he would have had a longer career.

A fully fit Hirst and Shearer for England would have been interesting too, although they were perhaps too similar to play together.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:31 PM

He would have become a megastar if he'd gone to Man Utd. Fergie would never have shoved him out half fit, and he would have had a longer career.

A fully fit Hirst and Shearer for England would have been interesting too, although they were perhaps too similar to play together.


I know what you mean and would say Hirst had the better reserve of skill.

But with good management theres no reason why Hirst couldn't have been a hybrid of Ian Wright with the pace and Sheringham with the flair and touch.

Then use Shearer as the 'No9' big hitter cleaning up after him.

#17 council owl

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:31 PM

many, many years before we see a striker of that quality again!

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:35 PM

No brainer for me, Hirst.

Yeah but what about Alan Cork.

Just one of many Blades legends. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

#19 RUMBELOWS91

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:37 PM

I know what you mean and would say Hirst had the better reserve of skill.

But with good management theres no reason why Hirst couldn't have been a hybrid of Ian Wright with the pace and Sheringham with the flair and touch.

Then use Shearer as the 'No9' big hitter cleaning up after him.



Possibly. As I hinted at earlier in the thread, I think Rooneys game and qualitys are very close to Hirsts. Some may mock that comparison, but if Hirst had moved on to a dominant force like Man Utd in his prime, he would have netted 25+ per season, no doubt, and been a shoe-in for England.

#20 Arthur Bach

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:40 PM

Possibly. As I hinted at earlier in the thread, I think Rooneys game and qualitys are very close to Hirsts. Some may mock that comparison, but if Hirst had moved on to a dominant force like Man Utd in his prime, he would have netted 25+ per season, no doubt, and been a shoe-in for England.


Plus, despite Hirst's energetic peak at 23 or 24 years old imagine if he had matured, injury free, into a different kind of player just like the great strikers generally do.

He had enough in his tank to become either that big hitter Duncan Ferguson style player or a Bergkamp ball player etc, etc...