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Marooned In Ireland

Pleased that Whelan has signed. Not a marquee signing but one which I feel will make a difference. All in all, some tidy signings this summer. 

 

Now, all we need is a settled formation and tactics that the players are comfortable with. If things are got right on the field, this squad is well capable of silverware, and of sticking one or two up the ugly sisters.

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Marczero
54 minutes ago, Eddie The Eagle said:

Was never in doubt in my mind 

 

Whelan's dad hasn't been well of late 

 

Hence the delay 

 

 

Well done for getting it spot on, things happen behind the scenes but he’s here now 👍

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sadj
28 minutes ago, Haringshairband said:

:wtf:

Makes you feel like we need a translate this post option underneath specifically for Barney’s posts

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Guffers
6 minutes ago, sadj said:

Away wi ya , some people can’t be arsed with every thread being dragged the same way , people know people’s opinion yet they shout it loudly on every thread no matter the subject of thread. Theres a 200+ thread where its essentially the same 3or 4 posts all the way through. Add your thoughts to there unless they relate to Whelan 

Yeah, Levein is having a nightmare and it could be argued that these signings contradict his comments previously or business should have been done already as some have said elsewhere.. but I have to cut the guy a little bit of slack and say well done on signings in the last week.. (though proof-pudding).. he really doesn’t have much excuse anymore not to be competing in this league for 3rd with this squad though

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Haringshairband
Posted (edited)
3 minutes ago, sadj said:

Makes you feel like we need a translate this post option underneath specifically for Barney’s posts

It does :lol: 

 

Happy with this signing though, despite my first post after hearing the news being one of bewilderment. 

Edited by Haringshairband

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Sagan
17 minutes ago, Mr Elwood P said:

 

Would expect Berra to feel a lot more comfortable with an actual goalkeeper behind him and two quality defensive midfielders in front.

And 2 new legs. 

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Famous 1874

Biggest club he’ll have played for 

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McCrae
6 minutes ago, Marooned In Ireland said:

Pleased that Whelan has signed. Not a marquee signing but one which I feel will make a difference. All in all, some tidy signings this summer. 

 

Now, all we need is a settled formation and tactics that the players are comfortable with. If things are got right on the field, this squad is well capable of silverware, and of sticking one or two up the ugly sisters.

 

What are you expecting... for our budget this is about as marquee signing as we will get.

 

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mitch41
3 hours ago, Horatio Caine said:

Very Rab C Nesbitt!

You noticed 👍

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been here before

Ive got to be honest and say that until I saw him mentioned on this thread Id never heard of him. Im not a big watcher of English football mimd.

 

Consensus seems to be he's a good signing so Ill go along with the flow.

 

First bad half though then he's written off as shite and roundly booed at every opportunity though.

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Tasavallan
On ‎09‎/‎08‎/‎2019 at 17:17, Inch Hearts said:

 

No bother mate.  He won’t be signing.

 

If he does I’ll leave Kickback. 

 

Wavy, wavy ...

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mitch41
2 hours ago, McCrae said:

 

This is just a stupid thing to write.  Having some more experienced players in the team to help teach the young players how to play the game is a smart move. It’s the same approach JJ and Alex McDonald took.  Having Sandy play beside him was a huge help for JR.

No comparison between Doddy and Sandy to Levein & co.

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Smoked-Glass
11 minutes ago, Marooned In Ireland said:

Pleased that Whelan has signed. Not a marquee signing but one which I feel will make a difference. All in all, some tidy signings this summer. 

 

Now, all we need is a settled formation and tactics that the players are comfortable with. If things are got right on the field, this squad is well capable of silverware, and of sticking one or two up the ugly sisters.

Another Neil macfarlane??? 

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martoon
1 hour ago, Cruyff Turn said:

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34?  👀👀👀

 

The days he was in talks? 

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mitch41
1 hour ago, soonbe110 said:

So why comment on it if you haven’t read it? 

I only commented on the post.

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Sexton Hardcastle

Another who will be booed and questioned why he was signed within 120 minutes of first team football.

 

 

Welcome to the shit show which is our support.

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hearts00

Shouldn’t be viewed as anything but a good signing considering his pedigree. 

 

However, let’s leave all the back slapping and high 5ing for a few months. Dramatic improvement from here in terms of performances and results needed. 

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BarneyBattles44
11 minutes ago, Phil Dunphy said:

A very good signing for the club, some much needed experience in the midfield that will surely benefit the likes of Haring and Damour. 
 

That said, not comfortable with the idea of having two defensive midfielders in the side at one time. 

4-2-4 if tacticaly aware. Generally there's midfielders that are verseiltile can play DM and CM some DM CM and AM. It depends on who's cleaning n who's winning the ball  passing it on. Harring  Damour and Whelan cover a lot of options.

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McCrae
1 hour ago, Pasquale for King said:

Mulraney for instance had to ASK the coaching staff what he was doing wrong.

 

For me that is poor communication from the coaches. They should be proactive with the players speaking to them about how they can improve.

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Pasquale for King
2 minutes ago, McCrae said:

 

For me that is poor communication from the coaches. They should be proactive with the players speaking to them about how they can improve.

It’s the main part of the job really. 

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ToqueJambo

Might turn out to be the key signing of the season for us. We’ve lacked leadership in the middle, only Naismith really provides that which is partly why we missed him so much last season. Haring has it but Whelan is a while other level experience wise.

 

 Centre mid is all about combinations. Brown was nothing without mcgregor for example last night. Now Clare can have a spell on the bench and we can hopefully play some better football with more experienced heads in there when needed.

 

Still worried about where goals are coming from when Naismith’s out but at least Walker has got his eye in already.

 

This is our best squad for quite a while. Need a result and performance on friday to get things on track.

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kimosavi

Finally someone who hates losing and a dirty sod when he wants to be 

 

Never doubted you Eddie 

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Turkishcap

Welcome......to your first booking 🤣 If not at well then darkheid.

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Natural Orders
14 minutes ago, Sexton Hardcastle said:

Another who will be booed and questioned why he was signed within 120 minutes of first team football.

 

 

Welcome to the shit show which is our support.

Would prefer if we didn’t keep signing Irish / northern Irish people though 

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Big Slim Stylee
27 minutes ago, BarneyBattles44 said:

If you think I'm on something now wait till you see the state of me if Craig kicks doors off the hinges in Riccarton. That means someone's been in his ears.

 

99% of what you write leaves me utterly flailing.

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BarneyBattles44
Posted (edited)
14 minutes ago, ToqueJambo said:

Might turn out to be the key signing of the season for us. We’ve lacked leadership in the middle, only Naismith really provides that which is partly why we missed him so much last season. Haring has it but Whelan is a while other level experience wise.

 

 Centre mid is all about combinations. Brown was nothing without mcgregor for example last night. Now Clare can have a spell on the bench and we can hopefully play some better football with more experienced heads in there when needed.

 

Still worried about where goals are coming from when Naismith’s out but at least Walker has got his eye in already.

 

This is our best squad for quite a while. Need a result and performance on friday to get things on track.

 

Sean's never hid and like you sense now has a chance to develope beside talent. It's the long haul ending. I hope he gets the ball on his thunder blaster soon because he deserves to be a playmaker that's what he's good at.

Edited by BarneyBattles44

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BarneyBattles44
6 minutes ago, Big Slim Stylee said:

 

99% of what you write leaves me utterly flailing.

 

AND ?

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jr ewing
22 minutes ago, Sexton Hardcastle said:

Another who will be booed and questioned why he was signed within 120 minutes of first team football.

 

 

Welcome to the shit show which is our support.

Team is bood collectively as a team as it should be. 

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Des Lynam
8 minutes ago, Natural Orders said:

Would prefer if we didn’t keep signing Irish / northern Irish people though 

 

:what:

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Minturn

Good signing. Remember watching Whelan beat up people all over the Prem and Championship. For the love of God Levein please go to the 4231.

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Natural Orders
Just now, Des Lynam said:

 

:what:

We keep going for Irish or northern Irish players ... probably coz of macphee 

I would rather we didn’t 

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Marooned In Ireland
24 minutes ago, McCrae said:

 

What are you expecting... for our budget this is about as marquee signing as we will get.

 

 

Point taken, but you know what I mean. Naismith probably the most glamorous signing we've made this window, albeit he has been here long prior to the permanent deal. Pereira probably the highest profile seeing as he's coming from Old Trafford. Whelan is potentially the best outfield signing of the summer, but is certainly not a fashionable dude 

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bean counter

Welcome Glenn

 

Really pleased with this and don't think there is much risk. I think he will bring the steel we need in the middle of the park. Also his experience will also will benefit the younger boys.

 

Looking forward to the season again

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McCrae
19 minutes ago, Pasquale for King said:

It’s the main part of the job really. 

 

Unfortunately this basic skill is missing from a lot of coaches...not just at Hearts, but across football.

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Morgan
10 minutes ago, Natural Orders said:

Would prefer if we didn’t keep signing Irish / northern Irish people though 

:cornette:

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Des Lynam

Excellent signing. 

 

No more slacking in midfield with Glenn around. 

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Des Lynam
2 minutes ago, Natural Orders said:

We keep going for Irish or northern Irish players ... probably coz of macphee 

I would rather we didn’t 

 

Ok. 

 

Thankfully you’re not involved in the process. 

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graygo
13 minutes ago, Natural Orders said:

Would prefer if we didn’t keep signing Irish / northern Irish people though 

 

Shocker of a post.

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Natural Orders
Just now, Des Lynam said:

 

Ok. 

 

Thankfully you’re not involved in the process. 

I’d probably do better than what we have at the moment 

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Morgan
4 minutes ago, Natural Orders said:

We keep going for Irish or northern Irish players ... probably coz of macphee 

I would rather we didn’t 

Why not?

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Natural Orders
Just now, graygo said:

 

Shocker of a post.

Why?

 

i just think we go for Irish players too often and they are not all that great 

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Morgan
1 minute ago, Natural Orders said:

I’d probably do better than what we have at the moment 

You’d probably be good at the interviews tbf.

 

You’d ask all the right questions.

 

Edit: I didn’t mean to type the word ‘right’.

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Ray Gin
2 minutes ago, Natural Orders said:

Why?

 

i just think we go for Irish players too often and they are not all that great 

 

Huge influx of them right enough

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Marooned In Ireland
29 minutes ago, Smoked-Glass said:

Another Neil macfarlane??? 

 

Nah, MacFarlane was taller! Joking aside, Whelan is coming here at the latter end of his career with nothing in his trophy cabinet at home. Hopefully he'll be a driving force to get a medal. Or two even!

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Haringshairband
1 minute ago, Morgan said:

You’d probably be good at the interviews tbf.

 

You’d ask all the right questions.

 

Edit: I didn’t mean to type the word ‘right’.

:rofl:

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Des Lynam
2 minutes ago, Natural Orders said:

I’d probably do better than what we have at the moment 

 

You’re just frustrated. 

 

I’m incredibly enthused by this signing. 

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The Future's Maroon
3 minutes ago, The Future's Maroon said:

 

What was funny about this is a Hobo mate just sent it to me thinking they had gazumped us.

 

In reality, just really poor journalists 😂

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Natural Orders
2 minutes ago, Ray Gin said:

 

Huge influx of them right enough

More than average over the last few seasons

 

Compared to how many we signed before macphee joined 

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