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3 hours ago, Smithee said:

 

 

Tear to a glass eye lads.

 

I'm really happy to see the big man get the credit he deserves. The way he wore maroon is a shining example of what a captain can be, there's a reason the press called him Mr Hearts.

The Celtic thing hurt, we all felt it, but the good outweighs the bad, massively.

I'm 30 this year supported Hearts all my life no other captain in my life time comes close to Elvis for me 

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Pressley was the best captain I’ve ever seen, followed by Zaliukas.

 

Michael Stewart was the worst. I would have hated him as a team mate/captain.

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2 hours ago, Stu_HMFC said:

I'm 30 this year supported Hearts all my life no other captain in my life time comes close to Elvis for me 

 

I'm more than twice your age but best in my lifetime too.

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2 hours ago, Uncle Buck said:

Pressley was the best captain I’ve ever seen, followed by Zaliukas.

 

Michael Stewart was the worst. I would have hated him as a team mate/captain.

Probably one of the least inspiring characters you could imagine playing alongside. Would always be seeking an excuse or someone to blame when things are not  going his way. 

 

A huge number would love the opportunity to pull on the maroon. However, if you've spent half a dozen years on Man United's books, managed a handful of league cup and European dead rubbers, a couple of failed loan deals, rock up at Hearts on a loan (which was hugely underwhelming and deemed to be a mistake by management), then sign for Hibs, you've got to question your ability, application and worth). 

 

Nobody should be leaving Man United after a lengthy period with so few games and turn up at Hibs on a perm deal. 

 

 

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18 hours ago, i8hibsh said:

Perry Kitchen's record as captain is nothing short of ****ing deplorable.

 

I think it was Don Cowie was captain before Kitchen.

Have always believed it was a mistake to take the armband from him.

 

 

(And now, having found myself in agreement with i8 possibly for the first time ever, it's time to take a couple fo aspirins and lie down in a darkened room until I can get over it.). 🤪

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Elvis is the best I've seen, no contest.

Sandy Jardine I'd rate as the best captain we never had, although Zico wore the armband a neutral observer would suspect Jardine was the leader.

Michael Stewart's characteristics were the polar opposite of what makes a good captain.

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The ‘snake’ as he is often disgustingly called, is doing pretty well in this wee survey.

 

The best captain of Hearts in my lifetime.

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That I've seen.......

 

Elvis.

 

On and off the pitch represented the club fantastically. Even when it meant speaking out against Vlad and costing him his job.

Always appeared to inspire and drive on players around him.

Fantastic penalty record.

And if I'm not mistaken there's a nice wee short video somewhere of him speaking to the camera after the cup final about how it was for the fans....was it on the team bus maybe? Mind is hazy.

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On 21/07/2021 at 21:18, BarneyBattles said:


What was is about Elvis during his time at Hearts made it a ‘nah’ for you?

 

Was it him taking the ball and scoring late penalties to win at Easter road?

 

Was it him grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck and scoring two to earn a draw at Falkirk after Gordon got sent off? 
 

Was it captaining Hearts to be the first team to reach the uefa cup group stages?

 

Was it him taking a stance with Hartley and Gordon?

 

Was it him taking the first penalty in the 2006 cup final?

 

Was it him captaining Hearts to the champions league?

 

Was it him trying to play on concussed in the 2006 semi against hibs?

 

Or was it because he made a tit of himself when he scored a goal against hearts?

 

 

Outstanding post. Should be quoted every time the snakey pish comes up.

He was brilliant at Falkirk that day.

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Stephane Adam was captain in a pre-season friendly with his old club Metz in season 1998/99.

 

Might have only been one game but after his cup final effort the previous season I am sure nobody could grudge him it :)

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Imo, Pressley was vastly over rated as a captain and player. (Not saying he was a bad captain or player, just very over rated on here)

 

More to being a captain than pumping chest imo.

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20 minutes ago, Gambo said:

Imo, Pressley was vastly over rated as a captain and player. (Not saying he was a bad captain or player, just very over rated on here)

 

As a Hearts player he represented Scotland more often than anyone in our history, so not only was he vastly over rated on here, but by several Scotland managers too.

 

21 minutes ago, Gambo said:

 

More to being a captain than pumping chest imo.

 

Which particular attributes do you think Pressley lacked?

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16 minutes ago, fancy a brew said:

 

As a Hearts player he represented Scotland more often than anyone in our history, so not only was he vastly over rated on here, but by several Scotland managers too.

 

 

Which particular attributes do you think Pressley lacked?

Leadership of the team on the park. He was good at leading himself.

 

Playing wise was very average imo.

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1 hour ago, Gambo said:

Leadership of the team on the park. He was good at leading himself.

 

Playing wise was very average imo.

You've posted some tripe at times, but you've outdone yourself here.

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1 hour ago, Gambo said:

Leadership of the team on the park. He was good at leading himself.

 

Playing wise was very average imo.

 

You didn't actually give any details about the specifics of his lack of leadership, which was what I asked.

 

32 caps for Scotland, the most capped Hearts player ever, and the first player in the history of Scottish football to win the cup with 3 different teams.

If that's average, I'd settle for more average players.

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