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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #330 on: March 17, 2019, 09:46:32 PM »
I think not having Hourihane in the same midfield helps.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #331 on: March 17, 2019, 11:25:02 PM »
There was an interesting discussion on 5 Live last Friday with Jenas and Glen Johnson about how the dressing at Stoke was lost in the pre-season before they went down when leaders like "Wheelo" left the club and were replaced by foreign mercenaries.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #332 on: March 17, 2019, 11:26:40 PM »
I can't see Whelan taking the dressing, doesn't strike me as a big salad eater.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #333 on: March 17, 2019, 11:32:24 PM »
I can't see Whelan taking the dressing, doesn't strike me as a big salad eater.

 :D  Fair enough, I've been on the rums all day but it does show how one or two bad influences can undermine a dressing room. 

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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #334 on: March 17, 2019, 11:51:03 PM »
Is his contract up in the summer? The cynic in me wonders whether he's playing for a new deal and whether he would be same if he was given another year. Hopefully that's just because of past experience though.

He is 35! He might only play another 12 months max.

A great pro, not the most talented, mobile or physical. Took loads of abuse on here or even from Irish supporters for years, about his limitations. But one of those you miss when he isn't there. Great example to all our younger players about maximising every once of your talent.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #335 on: March 18, 2019, 01:21:46 AM »
I don't think Glenn will or should be involved in the playing squad next season but there's always the option to involve him with the coaching side and helping bring through the youth players. Despite some of his limitations as a player, you can't question is professionalism and great attitude, so if he's not ready to hang up his boots yet then he should leave with our thanks, respect and best wishes.
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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #336 on: March 18, 2019, 07:22:04 AM »
I don't think Glenn will or should be involved in the playing squad next season but there's always the option to involve him with the coaching side and helping bring through the youth players. Despite some of his limitations as a player, you can't question is professionalism and great attitude, so if he's not ready to hang up his boots yet then he should leave with our thanks, respect and best wishes.

It's likely to be a big turnover of players with the average age coming down. He's playing well enough to earn another year and he can be one of few older players that can help bring the young players through. Instead we need to move Jedinak and Barney on and find someone who can be first choice and take a lot of the workload off Whelan.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #337 on: March 18, 2019, 07:46:41 AM »
He's been superb for the last month or so and has really made that defensive-midfield position his own. Another top performance on Saturday.

That said, I imagine whether he gets another year or not will also depend upon which division we are in next season.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #338 on: March 18, 2019, 08:20:25 AM »
I hope he isn't doing a Patrik Berger and then reverting to the Whelan we have generally seen. It was quite surreal hearing his name chanted on Saturday, but long may it continue!

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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #339 on: March 18, 2019, 10:18:25 AM »
I think not having Hourihane in the same midfield helps.
You mean like when he was outstanding against Derby and Blues?

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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #340 on: March 18, 2019, 10:24:01 AM »
I think not having Hourihane in the same midfield helps.
You mean like when he was outstanding against Derby and Blues?

I don't think we missed Hourihane that much against Boro but he's played his part this season and in the recent good run. I can't see him getting back in against Blackburn though.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #341 on: March 18, 2019, 10:32:02 AM »
I think not having Hourihane in the same midfield helps.
You mean like when he was outstanding against Derby and Blues?

I don't think we missed Hourihane that much against Boro but he's played his part this season and in the recent good run. I can't see him getting back in against Blackburn though.
I read it as Chicago was suggesting Wheelan was better when Hourihane wasn't playing, but I hay have go that wrong.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #342 on: March 18, 2019, 04:21:54 PM »
I think not having Hourihane in the same midfield helps.
You mean like when he was outstanding against Derby and Blues?

I don't think we missed Hourihane that much against Boro but he's played his part this season and in the recent good run. I can't see him getting back in against Blackburn though.
I read it as Chicago was suggesting Wheelan was better when Hourihane wasn't playing, but I hay have go that wrong.
I dont like them playing together and I think that Whelans better at DM than Hourihane.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #343 on: March 18, 2019, 05:00:43 PM »
Both Whelan and Hourihane are better players when Grealish is in the midfield

how many decent games did either have when he wasn't playing....zero

Grealish is the key to the midfield he makes them look good

Grealish was the reason we made the play offs last season
and the reason we do this season if it happens

unfortunatly we are a one man team at the moment and Smith is going to have to find away around that at some point because we were woeful without him

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Re: Glenn Whelan - SIGNED
« Reply #344 on: March 18, 2019, 08:28:34 PM »
I think not having Hourihane in the same midfield helps.
You mean like when he was outstanding against Derby and Blues?

I don't think we missed Hourihane that much against Boro but he's played his part this season and in the recent good run. I can't see him getting back in against Blackburn though.
I read it as Chicago was suggesting Wheelan was better when Hourihane wasn't playing, but I hay have go that wrong.

Actually I argue due the whole team looks  better when Hourihane isn't playing or perhaps no worse !!

Despite Conor giving many assists and contribution of goals I rather have others ahead of him for a balanced team.

McGinn is 3 times the player and Whelan 3 times the effort.
Grealish is another level and he's lucky he gets to play with him

The record with and without him in team would be interesting
Results wise he gives something but I don't see a player who could ever run a match or control the tempo. He hasn't got the strength at least wheelo is honest and vocal with some drive.

Conor is a shrinking violet.

 


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