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Eric Cantona - it’s a myth

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According to Trevor Francis in his new autobiography we were never going to sign Eric anyway. Article in the Stir today which I managed to find amid all the obvious distress caused by the Blunt’s exploits yesterday.

 

https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/latest-owls-news/sheffield-wednesday-it-s-just-a-myth-trevor-francis-gives-his-side-of-the-story-on-why-eric-cantona-did-not-sign-for-the-owls-in-1992-1-9710104

 

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So is the story about Jesus but it keeps cropping up.

 

People love to believe in myths and ignore the evidence against it. 

 

Trevor says it didn't happen and straight away the person at the centre of the story is ignored because the myth is sexier.

 

 

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Its a seagulls n trawlers thing innit.

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28 minutes ago, Justbeanz said:

Its a seagulls n trawlers thing innit.

 

And Fish,

don't forget the fish.

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When he first came over I don't recall Francis saying "but we're not going to sign him anyway ".

 

One side of the story,  from the side that ended up looking daft, doesn't make it the truth. 

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1 hour ago, Pablo Bonvin said:

According to Trevor Francis in his new autobiography we were never going to sign Eric anyway. Article in the Stir today which I managed to find amid all the obvious distress caused by the Blunt’s exploits yesterday.

 

https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/latest-owls-news/sheffield-wednesday-it-s-just-a-myth-trevor-francis-gives-his-side-of-the-story-on-why-eric-cantona-did-not-sign-for-the-owls-in-1992-1-9710104

 

Why didn't he make that clear at the time if I remember at the time it was definitely made clear we had first dibs on him. In fact when Cantona went to Man U on the cheap after a difficult time at Leeds, Francis was in the press saying this shows he was right in not signing him 

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1 hour ago, daleblue said:

 

And Fish,

don't forget the fish.

How cod I possibly forget the fish ?

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55 minutes ago, owler66 said:

Why didn't he make that clear at the time if I remember at the time it was definitely made clear we had first dibs on him. In fact when Cantona went to Man U on the cheap after a difficult time at Leeds, Francis was in the press saying this shows he was right in not signing him 

I've never heard it called that before. :tango:garymegsonlol:Sid:

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45 minutes ago, dorian gray said:

I've never heard it called that before. :tango:garymegsonlol:Sid:

There were issues going on that's why Wilkinson couldn't get rid quick enough 

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Tbf there is a video on YouTube somewhere I have watched a few times where he clearly says he didn’t sign him because he didn’t see him on grass.  It was a interview ihink with a local tv station.  

flipping mental.  Plenty of evidence to show Francis up.  

 

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1 hour ago, Justbeanz said:

How cod I possibly forget the fish ?

 

I sea what you did there.

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13 hours ago, daleblue said:

 

I sea what you did there.

This is neither the time nor the plaice for that sort of thing.

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Trevor Francis was a legend at this club no matter what some will always say on here, big fat Judas Ron's team and all that blah,blah,blah, the guy got us to 2 cup finals and European football, nearly won us the league and some great football.

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Why would he tell the truth, only a complete turnip would hold their hands up and say they missed out on one of the players of the century on a free transfer.

 

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Francis couldn't manage players with big personalities 

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22 hours ago, daleblue said:

 

And Fish,

don't forget the fish.

See Graham Mackrell did the negotiations in Paris. 

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5 hours ago, Blue and white said:

Why would he tell the truth, only a complete turnip would hold their hands up and say they missed out on one of the players of the century on a free transfer.

 

 

Then you can simply dismiss anything anyone ever says and you win the argument.  But I don't think it would be a very good way of reaching the truth.

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To be fair, it's not just like he has said it now, this story came out yonks ago, don't know if TF had already written an earlier Autobiography, or if it was just in the press but he has said it before.  Old news.

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