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Daily Mail's Matt Barlow - SWFC's Hirst Snub

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3 hours ago, room0035 said:

 

 

In hindsight would we have been better giving Hirst a 3 year deal on a few thousand a week giving him time to develop on loan at league 1 and 2 instead of buying Nuihu

How many league 1 or 2 clubs do you think would have taken a 14 year old Hirst on loan which is how old he was when we signed Nuhiu?....never mind the thought of offering 14 year olds a deal worth £100k plus per year

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1 hour ago, Lord Snooty said:

 

Do you reckon he's on here?

Or pressing refresh on The Fails comments section?

 

I'm sure someone will have tipped him off by now

His original piece produced 28 comments on the Daily Mail website

So far, there have been around 680 posts on Owlstalk

 

... although, to be fair, we have Geoffrey to thank for some of those    :ph34r:

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8 hours ago, Ethel The Tree said:

 

I don't know whether the U23 sides apply to be included in the Checkatrade Trophy or are invited

Either way, of the 16 taking part this season, 8 are from PL2 Division 1 and 8 from PL2 Division 2

It would appear teams from the PDL are excluded

 

As scram pointed out, most of these sides have fared poorly against under-strength sides from Leagues 1&2

Personally, I still get the chills thinking about our U18s getting dismantled at Alfreton a few years back  :sad:

As far as I'm aware it's the top 16 academies in the country by rating that are asked if they wanted to take part and if they decline they go down the list. For example Manchester United aren't involved so someone will have jumped up the list.

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15 hours ago, room0035 said:

Yes but every player that ever played the game some one had to give him a chance, at the moment we are going for the quick fix and trying to buy success, which I understand but we are making so many mistakes doing it.

 

In hindsight would we have been better giving Hirst a 3 year deal on a few thousand a week giving him time to develop on loan at league 1 and 2 instead of buying Nuihu, Winnall who never play a game one is now on loan and we are paying over £20k a week combined wages or the £1m a year. (this figure is based on Winnall being on £18,000 a week from when we signed him and Nuihu being on at least £2,000 a week - just in case Barmy accuses me of lying again)

Never let the facts get in the way eh. 

For God knows how many times, "Swfc have offered George Hirst a long term contract, making him the highest paid player for his age group" He's refused it. 

And you are lying about winnall and Nuhiu's wages. 

Edited by BARMYARMY2010

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If and (or) when the expected happens, IMHO it won’t be Leicester that lands him, he could be worth one of those very complicated deals that makes him very expensive if he performs to expectations. I can’t see his dad pushing him in the direction of a Premier League relegation candidate, a club such as Liverpool comes to mind. Having said this I truly hope that I am wrong and he goes on to be an Owls legend, but I won’t hold my breath.

 

:carlos:

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6 minutes ago, optimisticowl said:

If and (or) when the expected happens, IMHO it won’t be Leicester that lands him, he could be worth one of those very complicated deals that makes him very expensive if he performs to expectations. I can’t see his dad pushing him in the direction of a Premier League relegation candidate, a club such as Liverpool comes to mind. Having said this I truly hope that I am wrong and he goes on to be an Owls legend, but I won’t hold my breath.

 

:carlos:

If I was advising a young footballer I would be telling them that money is the most important aspect of their first contract as long as it makes a material difference.....by which I mean if the difference is £1k per week on a 2 year deal to £10k a week on a 4 year deal then take the money and get yourself set for life (if the options were £10k or £15k on a 4 year deal then I'd be saying there's little difference in long term financial security so go with the best footballing option even if it's the £10k one)......your next move would be the main career choice

Edited by Ian

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13 hours ago, Ethel The Tree said:

 

I bet this is the biggest reaction Matt Barlow has ever had to one of his 'articles'

I think the biggest reaction to one of his 'articles' was actually when he ran out of toilet paper and had to clean up the 'article' by hand.

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5 hours ago, BARMYARMY2010 said:

Never let the facts get in the way eh. 

For God knows how many times, "Swfc have offered George Hirst a long term contract, making him the highest paid player for his age group" He's refused it. 

And you are lying about winnall and Nuhiu's wages. 

Really what are they then - if they are a lie you must know the real figure so let us have some of that unbelievable knowledge you possess.

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6 hours ago, room0035 said:

Really what are they then - if they are a lie you must know the real figure so let us have some of that unbelievable knowledge you possess.

Are you for real ?

Do you really,really think i know ?

I do know that you DON'T,thats the point.......................jeeeeeeeeeeeeeez.

 

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3 hours ago, BARMYARMY2010 said:

Are you for real ?

Do you really,really think i know ?

I do know that you DON'T,thats the point.......................jeeeeeeeeeeeeeez.

 

So if you don't know but I think I know, how do you know that I don't know that you know that I don't know.:manager:

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