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Author Topic: Glenn Whelan - Released  (Read 41896 times)

Offline Risso

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #435 on: June 04, 2019, 09:55:52 PM »
Not sure what else Dean Smith could have done, he obviously tried to call Whelan, presumably to arrange a meeting, but if he wasn't around, that's not Dean's fault.

I think his issue is that he says Smith told a journalist before speaking to him. He could have asked Whelan to phone back.

Now obviously if he did that and Whelan didn't phone back for a week that's a different matter...

That's not what he said is it?  He said he'd had two calls, not that Smith told the journalist. 

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #436 on: June 04, 2019, 10:08:56 PM »
That's the implication I got. May be wrong, wasn't sure what he would have to be annoyed about otherwise.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #437 on: June 04, 2019, 10:22:07 PM »
I donít know, maybe itís being overly critical but it seems to happen regularly at a lot of clubs and always concludes with them looking clumsy.

How difficult can it be to embargo the released list until you know the whereabouts of everyone on it and can therefore manage its release delicately before it gets leaked to the press? Itís only 8 blokes.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #438 on: June 04, 2019, 10:28:37 PM »
The alternative view is that if you knew that your contract was up, you'd make sure that you were contactable 24/7 to find out whether it was being renewed or whether you needed to be heading straight down to the footballing equivalent of the Job Centre.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #439 on: June 05, 2019, 12:25:54 AM »
The alternative view is that if you knew that your contract was up, you'd make sure that you were contactable 24/7 to find out whether it was being renewed or whether you needed to be heading straight down to the footballing equivalent of the Job Centre.

"the footballing equivalent of the Job Centre"?

Have a word.




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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #440 on: June 05, 2019, 01:13:50 AM »
He was well-paid for two years where he gave his all but struggled for form until this season.  We're now returning to the division where his previous club deemed him not good enough to play in, there can't be much in the way of bitterness on his part.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #441 on: June 05, 2019, 01:42:52 AM »
As I understand Adomah, Jedinak let it be known a day or two before that they were going so maybe the journalist was presuming Whelan would be off too and was calling to find out if true, in a journalist style, ie " I hear you're leaving Glen".

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #442 on: June 05, 2019, 05:36:13 AM »
That's the implication I got. May be wrong, wasn't sure what he would have to be annoyed about otherwise.


I don't see where it's said he was annoyed.

Offline nigel

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #443 on: June 05, 2019, 07:07:49 AM »
As I understand Adomah, Jedinak let it be known a day or two before that they were going so maybe the journalist was presuming Whelan would be off too and was calling to find out if true, in a journalist style, ie " I hear you're leaving Glen".

That's probably closer to what really happened.
I think Purslow and Smith, the guy's making the decisions, have more about them than to leak news to a journalist.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #444 on: June 05, 2019, 10:54:07 AM »
The alternative view is that if you knew that your contract was up, you'd make sure that you were contactable 24/7 to find out whether it was being renewed or whether you needed to be heading straight down to the footballing equivalent of the Job Centre.

"the footballing equivalent of the Job Centre"?

Have a word.





What is the football equivalent of the job center?

A posh bar drinking £35 glasses of Champagne eyeing up women tottering around with legs up to their ear holes whilst your agent sits with his feet up on the table and a phone to his ear?

Poor bastards.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #445 on: August 14, 2019, 04:10:12 PM »
On SSN gone to Hearts on a one year deal

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #446 on: August 14, 2019, 04:12:33 PM »
Good luck to him, I say!

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #447 on: August 14, 2019, 04:21:53 PM »
He obviously loved last season's Villa kit.

Good luck to him.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #448 on: August 14, 2019, 04:44:53 PM »
Good luck Glen and I hope Karen is happy.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #449 on: August 14, 2019, 04:47:14 PM »
On SSN gone to Hearts on a one year deal


I thought he signed for Hearts several days ago. It must have just been rumoured and I took it as done.