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Originally posted by Fruice Fruice wrote:

Originally posted by Left foot Left foot wrote:

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I understand that Whelan could have been the only player for Hearts that was pulling his weight and the team could still be in the position they are now.

However, there are certain things that really dont add up with the whole Whelan paradox

1. I do hear a lot of non-villa fans (never villa fans) saying that Whelan had a great season. But Villa would have surely kept him on the team and played him in a few games in the PL if he was that good, even as a bit part player?

2. It would seem that no other championship club was interested in him on a free when he was released, you would think a bottom half team would have if he was that good? 

3. We hear that Whelan gives 100% every game and is the best player for Hearts and Ireland and yet Hearts and Ireland have been woeful. This is very hard to believe that he is brilliant and everyone else is bad... or are we saying that everyone has been terrible but Whelan was slightly less terrible? 

4. Giving 100% surely means going to training every day and putting in the effort? I agree that management agreed 2 days a week but you cant say that's 100%

5. This is more a prediction but I dont think another team will pick up Whelan now that he's been released. I hope I'm wrong but he struggled in Scotland, a championship team didn't come in for him pre season and I can't even see a L1 team taking a gamble on him either.

6. Cantana can fly kick a fan, suarez can bite opponents but because they are good players they get a pass from clubs (no other reason) if Whelan was good, teams would keep him. 
Villa offered to keep him as far as I’m
Aware but told him he would be a sub as opposed to a starter 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fruice Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 6:44pm
Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by Fruice Fruice wrote:

Originally posted by Left foot Left foot wrote:

Mr Brick

I understand that Whelan could have been the only player for Hearts that was pulling his weight and the team could still be in the position they are now.

However, there are certain things that really dont add up with the whole Whelan paradox

1. I do hear a lot of non-villa fans (never villa fans) saying that Whelan had a great season. But Villa would have surely kept him on the team and played him in a few games in the PL if he was that good, even as a bit part player?

2. It would seem that no other championship club was interested in him on a free when he was released, you would think a bottom half team would have if he was that good? 

3. We hear that Whelan gives 100% every game and is the best player for Hearts and Ireland and yet Hearts and Ireland have been woeful. This is very hard to believe that he is brilliant and everyone else is bad... or are we saying that everyone has been terrible but Whelan was slightly less terrible? 

4. Giving 100% surely means going to training every day and putting in the effort? I agree that management agreed 2 days a week but you cant say that's 100%

5. This is more a prediction but I dont think another team will pick up Whelan now that he's been released. I hope I'm wrong but he struggled in Scotland, a championship team didn't come in for him pre season and I can't even see a L1 team taking a gamble on him either.

6. Cantana can fly kick a fan, suarez can bite opponents but because they are good players they get a pass from clubs (no other reason) if Whelan was good, teams would keep him. 
Villa offered to keep him as far as I’m
Aware but told him he would be a sub as opposed to a starter 
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I support Villa and remember hearing it or reading it in the summer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Left foot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 7:14pm
@fruice - c'mon mate, I think you can do better than "I heard it somewhere" 

I think It would be interesting if it were true.
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http://https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2019/0601/1052969-whelan-exits-villa-after-contract-is-not-renewed/

He wasn't offered a deal or any sort of deal.

Anyway, from an Irish perspective it's good to see that Mick McCarthy will have a number of options in various positions especially in midfield and up top with a number of players coming into form. 




Edited by Green Devil - 14 Jan 2020 at 7:31pm
"He drives two Ferraris; I think he's a very lucky lad to have 50 caps for Ireland,"

Eamonn Dunphy on Glenn Whelan
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No GD you are missing the point. We cannot and must not go without Whelan for the game in March.
"I called him an embarrassment to FIFA and to himself," .... He said 'No-one speaks to me like that'.... and I said, "well I do' and that was that."
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote daithi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 7:43pm
As horsebox would say still missing the point LOL
Just because it's tradition does not make it right
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Well if horsebox said it ...
"I called him an embarrassment to FIFA and to himself," .... He said 'No-one speaks to me like that'.... and I said, "well I do' and that was that."
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That’s a bit rich coming from you Hans LOL
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He wasn’t offered a deal with Villa he was just released the day after Villa won promotion along with 13 others! He wasn’t treated badly as some have said! One of our greatest ever players some people really haven’t a clue about football with the rubbish they come out with about Whelan

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Who said he was one of our greatest players ever ? Or did you just make that part up ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baldrick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 8:16pm
daithi  I did say he was a great servant for ireland.  That easily translates into our one  our greatest players to some on here 

Edited by Baldrick - 14 Jan 2020 at 8:36pm
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Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

daithi  I did say he was a great servant for ireland.  That easily translates into our one Iof our greatest players to some on here 
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Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

daithi  I did say he was a great servant for ireland.  That easily translates into our one Iof our greatest players to some on here 
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Baldrick's on form LOL

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Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by Mr Brick Mr Brick wrote:

Left Foot:

I don't believe Glenn Whelan ever gives less than 100 per cent. Sometimes that's not apparent in a rubbish team. He started well, among Hearts best in the first five matches, but then the bottom fell out, atmosphere turned toxic, manager sacked et al. Not a good environment.

 Another poster says his exit treatment is par for the course in Scotland. I would agree Hearts was not one of Glenn's better decisions. Scottish football is nonsense.

I saw most of Aston Villa's games in the second half of last season. Whelan was brilliant and his form a major factor in their promotion. Fans, sceptical initially, loved him and appreciated his contribution. There are unconfirmed rumours he wasn't treated well leaving Villa either - but he hasn't spoken about it.

Ironically, he was probably our form player going into the Euros - and he played very well - yet so many loud-and-proud "Boys in Green" treat him like a verbal punchbag. It's uncool to like Glenn Whelan. Sad that, but then the important thing is they know the words of The Fields. Hypocrites. 
 
Was at fault for the goal in the first leg vs WBA and was then an unused sub for the second leg and the final. Brilliant form Clap

Fair point, Brendan - I didn't see the playoff final. But I stand by my point that he was a major factor in Villa's unlikely resurgence in the second half of the season. I think most Villa fans will agree.
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Originally posted by daithi daithi wrote:

Who said he was one of our greatest players ever ? Or did you just make that part up ?
 
I'm pretty sure Ryan Manning's Da said something along those lines.
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Ridiculous thread LOL
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Ridiculous thread LOL
Even by the wonderfully mental standards of this place, this is next level lunacy. Some of the language used is like a couple of grannies defending, or offending, their little cherubs. Superb.
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