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  1. hirstyboywonder

    BREAKING - George Hirst Gone

    Ah, but the fans shouldn't be critical of the Hist without knowing 100% the full facts, it's ok for you to label them embarrassing for that. Not like you have been critical of anything without knowing all of the facts is it? The bad blood may have started 2 years or more ago. Good to see that BOTH parties allowed it to run to this conclusion!
  2. hirstyboywonder

    BREAKING - George Hirst Gone

    What an unsurprisingly pompous post! Buxton - a long time poster stated that the intention 2 years ago was never to sign for us. Another poster backed this up. He has no history of telling lies and making 'ITK' stuff up on here. If we can't take what he said with any sort of credibility why should we ever do the same with anything you come out with? The fans have been critical on both sides of this saga, don't see why the Hirst's should be exempt from this. Why are they above criticism? You have been critical of the club plenty of times without knowing 100% the full facts.
  3. hirstyboywonder

    BREAKING - George Hirst Gone

    Greta post. Mistakes have been made on both sides. The chariman has since brought someone in to deal with matters like this, unfortunately in this case the damage was already done. The Hirst's I am sure still had options open that would have been as good in terms of career development for them but chose the one which hit the Chairman - and as such the club and everyone connected with it the hardest. Doesn't reflect well on anyone involved.
  4. hirstyboywonder

    BREAKING - George Hirst Gone

    But as has been said on here. the Hirst's had a move away in mind 2 years ago. Even if the Chairman had played happy families with them it looked like his future would have been away from Hillsborough. And, as you have just quoted, sadly bending the rules like this is something many PL clubs are capable of so what could the Chairman have done to prevent this?
  5. hirstyboywonder

    BREAKING - George Hirst Gone

    Hirst snr was my idol as a kid. The breakdown between them and the club was disappointing and has not reflected well on either but the fact they have looked to circumvent the rules in this way to put one over on the club leaves a sour taste. A sad story all round but I wouldn't go as far as wanting to cave anyones head in over it!
  6. hirstyboywonder

    BREAKING - George Hirst Gone

    It sounds wrong, but what's the worst that can happen?
  7. hirstyboywonder

    BREAKING - George Hirst Gone

    Not so long ago he was being touted on here as the natural successor to his dad and his camp were bigging up the interest from Premier League clubs. It didn't look as though having a 'great experience' in the Belgian 2nd division would be part of his trajectory.
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    BREAKING - George Hirst Gone

    Surely both parties are at fault for what it descended into. Surely the Hirsts don't think the Belgian 2nd division is the best place for George to develop. Surely the fee that he would have cost to go direct to an English side would have been a relative drop in the ocean for Leicester so the need to screw us over wasn't really needed for them? Leaves a sour taste in the mouth. By not playing him all last season his potential tribunal fee had already decreased to our detriment. George had lost a year of competitive development and experience which would obviously have made their side feel staying with us was not an option but the PL clubs were still seemingly interested and would get him for a smaller cost, no need to put the boot in by doing it in this way.
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    BREAKING - George Hirst Gone

    As my username suggests, Hirsty was my favourite player growing up watching us. I can understand how he feels George may be better served away from S6 such has been the breakdown in communication but I'd love him to try and explain how he thinks this is the best option for his career.
  10. hirstyboywonder

    My guess for the new #SWFC Kit...

    Is Gray the new Grey?
  11. Don't like to be unduly critical of anyone but whenever I see him he is due criticism! Undoubtedly one of the worst professional goalkeepers I have ever seen. What is he hiding underneath his shirt?
  12. Is he related to Ernest? If you're going to vouch for his character at least get his name right!
  13. I am still waiting for the impending transfer embargo that @just visiting has been placing on us for the last 3 years. It might happen sooner or later, no doubt at which point he will say 'I told you so'. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day though. I wonder if he has the same concerns about his own club making their latest manager their highest paid ever on the back of continually paying up the salaries of umpteen previously appointed bosses early?
  14. On this issue, seemingly your favourite - our finances, yes, yes you are indeed being thick. The point @SiJ has made relates to a survey the club sent out to fans regarding whether they would like to see prices lowered with a focus more on youth team coming through or prices maintained to try and maintain a fair level of investment. According to the club 70% voted to maintain the current price structure. This implies that while sales may be made to balance the books it wouldn't be a fire sale and we could maintain a core of key experienced players. We don't need to sell first team regulars to save money. Getting players like Rhodes/Fletcher, Abdi, Loovens and a couple of others off the books will help. Easier said than done maybe but even on loan the wages saved would be significant and there has been interest. What you think this has to do with anything Carlos Carvalhal has told us is baffling, even more so given he had left the club by the time of the survey. I'll support Wednesday whatever team we put out, goodness knows we've seen enough dross since 2000 but if the club so publicly state they are taking one approach based on 1 price strategy against another but then take the alternative approach but without changing the price strategy accordingly then supporters will be well within their rights to voice their opinion against this.
  15. Udders took advantage of our inept tactical approach against a team we had beaten regularly up to that point.
  16. It's never going to happen so raising the point that some fans wouldn't accept it is pointless.
  17. hirstyboywonder

    Our fire sale

    Why would printing true stories about Sheffield Wednesday be any different in that regard? The truth is we know we have overspent but no one knows what the strategy will be to sort this out or whether it will happen in earnest this summer. The club could see as well as anyone in the last 6 games how important Bannan and FF are to the team, they are surely likely to be sold only as a last resort once all other avenues have been explored. The story that Bannan & FF might be sold will generate more interest than any of our other players so the papers run with that. Take it with a pinch of salt, the papers have said plenty about them leaving over the past couple of years, they might be right one day but not worth fretting about is it.
  18. hirstyboywonder

    Westwood Vows To Bounce Back

    We have, Wallace & Loovens are gone. As good as Dawson has the potential to be I am not sure he is ready for a full season as first choice at a club with Championship promotion ambitions. He has plenty of time ahead of him and doesn't need to be rushed. I think in the long-run Dawson will be better than Wildsmith. For me an experienced top keeper is key and there are plenty of other players to look at moving on if we want to reduce the wage bill.
  19. hirstyboywonder

    It's all very quiet at Hillsborough

    So here's to you Andrew Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you will know, wo oh oh....
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    It's all very quiet at Hillsborough

    The topic should have ended after about post number 3 when Titchmarsh was proved wrong as it was confirmed that the pitch is still in use and that the new pitch only needs around 5 weeks of treatment in pre-season. Surely we don't all have to hold hands an play nicely with one another, it is possible to have a laugh when someone posts something with such detail but little or no factual basis? It's not as if this thread has got abusive is it? It's all pretty light hearted stuff. Read you giving people more stick in the past for a questionable taste in music!
  21. hirstyboywonder

    It's all very quiet at Hillsborough

    About you? Yes!
  22. hirstyboywonder

    FIFA World Cup Quiz

    Or is this a double bluff? If not then relying on people like me to be clever is likely to be your downfall!
  23. hirstyboywonder

    So that survey

    True but given that the club were eager to publish that around 79% of fans (no reference to the response rate was made) wanted to continue with the same ticket prices and same level of investment then you would at least expect that the spine of the team will be retained or at least that any high earners will be replaced at the same level of investment.
  24. hirstyboywonder

    Surely bloody not!

    Take it there is no actual substance to that? The double exclamation mark at the end says it all, no chance we will pay Butterfield any more money, unless it's a deal to ensure he doesn't return.
  25. hirstyboywonder

    Clare rejected us??

    Think Jos was more pleased with the return of Bannan than he was disappointed with the injury to Clare and results back this up. He would be no more than a bit part player for us with a fit squad, certainly not a regular.