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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.

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This isn't even worth talking about!

What a riduculous argument.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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This isn't even worth talking about!

What a riduculous argument.

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

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No brainer for me, Hirst.

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

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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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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.

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

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No brainer for me, Hirst.

Yeah but what about Alan Cork.

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

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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.

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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...

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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...

As you said earlier, left foot, right foo, head, pace, guile and vision.

When I watch this video it makes me realise what an unbelievable talent we had. I honestly don't think we'll ever have a striker like this again.

Ridiculously talented. Brian Deane???!!!...pffftt........

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What a stupid debate, it is almost as stupid as asking who can drink more out of those two :blush:

Next one: Who is better Sheridan or Whitehouse, Waddle or Hodges...

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I was born in '87

In my lifetime, there hasn't been a single player down at Bramall Lane who has been fit to lace the boots of David Hirst

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It's just pointless arguing with them, as they are just deluded rumblewits!!

Deane better then Hirst? :st2:

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