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Free to find another club.  

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rudi must stay

Never looked like a Hearts player 

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cosanostra

Looked like a guy with no obvious position or role at the club. Kind of looked out of his depth wherever he played. 

Another atrocious Levein signing. 

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Famous 1874

100k this guy reportedly cost us 

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ToadKiller Dog

He was part of our policy of picking up young players early 20s late teens who seemed to have lost the way .

That was always going to be hit or miss policy .

No dislike for the guy ,just a wrong move not his fault .will be a championship player if he stays in the game ,sure there was talk of him quitting football before we signed him.

 

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SteauaNeedarest
49 minutes ago, Last Laff said:

Free to find another club.  


Back to Dundee perhaps?

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jamboozy

onwards & upwards, sorry it didn't work out kid but thems the breaks.

Must be a lot of players soiling their breeks at the moment.

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Alan_R

Absolute mince.

 

Nothing against the guy but along with mulraney just not good enough. Glad stendal is calling it as he sees it.

 

Part of our problem, too many of these projects.

 

I just hope that they all find clubs as don't want any unhappy players hanging around

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Jamb04life

Unfortunately just didn’t work out for him; he never seemed to have the strength, physicality or determination to succeed. 
 

As pointed out above, I’ve no idea what position he was supposed to take up.

 

100k down the drain

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gowestjambo

Yet another disastrous Levein complete waste of money. How much money has this clown cost us? It was obvious from the start he lacked the quality we needed. Obvious to all apart from the clown that has us bottom of the league. Yet he still remains in the club employ?

 

He should be embarrassed to show his face anywhere near Hearts with his failed projects......

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neilnunb

My Raith supporting mate messaged me after the recent Celtic game asking how on earth he was at a club like Hearts cos he was 'absolutely pish' on loan with them.

 

Easily one of the worst players I've seen in maroon but then not his fault he's living off the hype as a 16yo.

 

Thanks Levein!

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Paolo
3 hours ago, Famous 1874 said:

100k this guy reportedly cost us 

Was it not £200K? I 

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Paolo
3 hours ago, SteauaNeedarest said:


Back to Dundee perhaps?

I’d be surprised.  They couldn’t believe their luck when we offered cash for him. 

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1874robbo
3 hours ago, SteauaNeedarest said:


Back to Dundee perhaps?

Well the way mcpake was raving about him being as good as snodgrass and Griffiths were I’d be surprised if he didnt move for him.

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Seymour M Hersh

Any proof of this OP? 

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Mauricio Pinilla
32 minutes ago, Paolo said:

Was it not £200K? I 

 

Started off as a nominal 50k and rose steadily as it became apparent he wasn't good enough. Think it's around 300k just now. 

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Pants Shaton
13 minutes ago, Mauricio Pinilla said:

 

Started off as a nominal 50k and rose steadily as it became apparent he wasn't good enough. Think it's around 300k just now. 


Indeed.

 

Can someone let me know what the acceptable hit rate is for speculative signings of promising / off the rails young players? 1 in 2? 1 in 4? 
 

I guess it only takes 1 to make the club a fortune. 
 

Feel sorry for the guy as he doesn’t seem good enough yet, on the other hand, didn’t get more than a handful of games in a team that was chopped and changed constantly. 

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Kiwidoug

Absolutely delighted that these losers are being shipped out one by one, if it's confirmed of course.

 

Did he even manage one goal? You should really do the right thing Craig and leave the building.

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DH1986

This guy was always going to be one of the first casualties. He hasn’t shown a single thing during a game that made me think he’ll do a job for us.

 

Will go down as one of the worst players we’ve paid a fee for.

 

On a par with Leigh Jenkinson.

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Leveins Battalion

Utter dugshite player of Kenny Anderson proportions.

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neilnunb
1 minute ago, Leveins Battalion said:

Utter dugshite player of Kenny Anderson proportions.

 

 

At least Anderson scored 🤣

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i8hibsh

A striker who could not score. Do we need to say more than that?

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Tenor
9 minutes ago, Kiwidoug said:

Absolutely delighted that these losers are being shipped out one by one, if it's confirmed of course.

 

Did he even manage one goal? You should really do the right thing Craig and leave the building.

 

He played a total of 1,046 minutes at Hearts in all competitions.

 

He scored a total of ZERO goals.

 

The boy just isn't a footballer.

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i8hibsh

I think to look at a typical player over their career and break down their goals per game Wighton would resemble the stats of a goalkeeper.

 

Not including freaks of nature geniuses like Ronaldo or Messi in that they score about 1:1 +, a striker can be proud if somewhere between 1:3. Wighton is about 1: 600.

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Turkishcap

If true correct decision but all the best to him for the future. Plenty bargains at the DS new year clear out.

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i8hibsh
4 minutes ago, Tenor said:

 

He played a total of 1,046 minutes at Hearts in all competitions.

 

He scored a total of ZERO goals.

 

The boy just isn't a footballer.

 

:vrface:

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Spellczech

Has always looked lost. I'd hoped Stendel might see whatever Levein and McPake saw in him but I guess not...

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flem
26 minutes ago, i8hibsh said:

A striker who could not score. Do we need to say more than that?

 

To be fair, Levein absolutely loved strikers that don't score so the signing made perfect sense 🤨 

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davemclaren
6 hours ago, Last Laff said:

Free to find another club.  

Any link to this?

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Mr 3 Putt
7 minutes ago, flem said:

 

To be fair, Levein absolutely loved strikers that don't score so the signing made perfect sense 🤨 

Who needs strikers when you just send the centre backs up top.

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PB21

Was still training with first team, not to say no truth in rumour of course however DS seems to be spending time with each player explaining what he wants from them.  Would he be doing this with Wighton if free to leave?

 

He’s spending good time with the youngsters who are back from loan. Really getting mentality of them changed and getting them to see things from a different side. 

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Mauricio Pinilla

1046 minutes is about 12 games, majority of those minutes were 20 minute sub appearances. And he was a winger whenever I seen him for Dundee, which is probably more than I seen him play for Hearts. Not saying he is or will be good enough for us but the abuse the laddie has taken from day 1 is a bit unfair, though I know he's mostly just used as a stick to beat levein with. 

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kingantti1874

Least surprising development of all time.. this signing over all others questioned of Craig levein fundamentally knows anything about football.. was never ever a good use of money

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stan

His best game was in the cup replay against Patrick. He looked competitive at that level, though not outstanding. League 1 to championship is where he'll probably yoyo in his future as a footballer.

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jr ewing
6 hours ago, Famous 1874 said:

100k this guy reportedly cost us 

160k reportedly 

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BM1874

Always wanted him to succeed and felt sorry for him given the flak he gets but ultimately it’s the right move.

 

good luck wherever he goes, apart from

when he plays us, and then goes on to get the inevitable goal 

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davemclaren
8 minutes ago, jr ewing said:

160k reportedly 

Think there was some offset with Jack Hamilton going to them. 

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davemclaren
7 minutes ago, BM1874 said:

Always wanted him to succeed and felt sorry for him given the flak he gets but ultimately it’s the right move.

 

good luck wherever he goes, apart from

when he plays us, and then goes on to get the inevitable goal 

Yip, certainly hasn’t worked out. 

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FruitJuice
17 minutes ago, kingantti1874 said:

Least surprising development of all time.. this signing over all others questioned of Craig levein fundamentally knows anything about football.. was never ever a good use of money

Another levein signing that was about the potential cash in  rather than what he would bring to the first team at the time of joining.  Mulraney, White etc  

 

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Deevers
19 minutes ago, Mauricio Pinilla said:

1046 minutes is about 12 games, majority of those minutes were 20 minute sub appearances. And he was a winger whenever I seen him for Dundee, which is probably more than I seen him play for Hearts. Not saying he is or will be good enough for us but the abuse the laddie has taken from day 1 is a bit unfair, though I know he's mostly just used as a stick to beat levein with. 

Agreed. Saw him a few times playing for Dundee and he didn't look a bad player.  They seemed to play him on the right side of midfield. He never seemed to be played there for us and always looked a bit lost in his cameo appearances off the bench. Possibly yet another example of poor coaching here, or someone who was brought here here with only a vague idea of how he was going to be used or progressed.

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Taffin

Shame for the lad but let's be honest, he's never a footballer.

 

 

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Debut 4
Posted (edited)

His body language oozed nervousness, too lightweight in mind and body and just looked way out his depth.  No real hunger or tenacity and it leaves you wondering how he made it in the first place?


A very unconvincing player which I doubt many Hearts fans thought “there’s something coming” in time.  

Edited by Debut 4

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Mr Elwood P

Guaranteed to leave Hearts and it all clicks for the lad. Jeff Stelling mentioning him every week as he bangs in the goals ...

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AndyNic

How many goals did he score or contribute to?

 

Cheerio pal. Another useless Levein dud.

 

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Jamboscanbevicius

Hope this is true. Nothing against the boy but he will never be good enough. Must have had something at some point, but looks scared and aimless on the park.

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Hercules
2 hours ago, Kiwidoug said:

Absolutely delighted that these losers are being shipped out one by one, if it's confirmed of course.

 

Did he even manage one goal? You should really do the right thing Craig and leave the building.

The other Craig never, so he’ll be thinking why should he ??

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davemclaren
5 minutes ago, Mr Elwood P said:

Guaranteed to leave Hearts and it all clicks for the lad. Jeff Stelling mentioning him every week as he bangs in the goals ...

Not funny. 

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Salad Fingers

Absolute powderpuff.  Can't rely on players like that at any time never mind a relegation dogfight.  

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Peebo

Certainly one of Levein’s most horrendous signings. In the top 50, at least. 

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Lord BJ

If true, which I suspect it is, not surprising.
 

One of our strangest signings for a variety reasons. He has shown nothing to suggest that he could make at Hearts or even as a footballer.

 

i expect he will fall out the game as I struggle to see many qualities required to be even  a semi professional. 
 

We need to free wages, he contributes very little to the football side. The break makes sense for both parties, and it might allow him to rediscover some form/ability or whatever.

 

My concern is we will struggle to get him to move on due to what we will be paying him and the fact he has shown next to nothing to suggest he is worth a club taking a chance on.


A slight concern I have is we will be left with a number of players in our squad, who have been told they have no future but may be required to contribute in a relegation battle. That is a danger in terms of harmony and performances imo,

 

 

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