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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.

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

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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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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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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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