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Author Topic: Glenn Whelan - Released  (Read 48392 times)

Offline Toronto Villa

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #420 on: June 02, 2019, 02:45:48 PM »
Iím enjoying the execution of the ďplanĒ. That is these players were going to be binned come what may. I like that we have people in charge that have not allowed sentiment to get in the way of progress. No fucking bomb squad. Methodically addressing the playing staff so that we will be as best prepared as possible for the upcoming season. Itís going to be challenging enough so for us to go in lean and with players that Dean Smith actually wants there is critical to us maintain our spot in the league. I canít fucking wait for it to all get going.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #421 on: June 03, 2019, 12:40:51 AM »

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #422 on: June 03, 2019, 01:41:21 AM »
Great photo and good to see Alan and Glen in full flow and if I am not mistaken there is almost a smile on Barnyís face.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #423 on: June 03, 2019, 01:45:38 AM »
Iím enjoying the execution of the ďplanĒ. That is these players were going to be binned come what may. I like that we have people in charge that have not allowed sentiment to get in the way of progress. No fucking bomb squad. Methodically addressing the playing staff so that we will be as best prepared as possible for the upcoming season. Itís going to be challenging enough so for us to go in lean and with players that Dean Smith actually wants there is critical to us maintain our spot in the league. I canít fucking wait for it to all get going.

I do think wages probably paid some part in it as well TV, as the majority of those released would have been on more than decent money.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #424 on: June 03, 2019, 02:24:08 AM »
No doubt. And certainly had we stayed down. The wages arenít so much an issue but why have them on the books if the players will ultimately be limited contributors at the higher level. All round this was the right decision.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #425 on: June 03, 2019, 07:36:21 AM »
I suspect Whelan was one of the few who there was a different path for in Plans A and B.  Been great this season and wish him well.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #426 on: June 04, 2019, 03:27:13 PM »
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Whelan says he was proud of his role in Villa's success in getting promotion.

"I signed there for two years to get them back to the Premier League and it was mission accomplished," he said.

"It wasn't a surprise to get released, the stage I am at in my career and where Aston Villa want to go so I am proud of what I have done. I think I missed one game for Villa all season, I hurt my shoulder once and was out but I was available for every other game and training session.

"I didn't know it [playoff] would be my last game, we had quite a few players out of contract, no one wanted to talk about it.

"The only disappointment for me was that I went away on the Tuesday with the family for a few days, when I landed I had two missed calls, one from a journalist and one from the manager, that was disappointing.

"I spoke to him then, we congratulated each other, wished each other the best, I have been in the game too long to hold grudges."

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #427 on: June 04, 2019, 04:02:09 PM »
Not a great way of handling it is it, when players find out news like this from journalists rather than the club it always looks like a PR own goal.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #428 on: June 04, 2019, 04:06:53 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.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #429 on: June 04, 2019, 08:18:18 PM »
Just heard him say that in the interview he's quoted from. The reporter then asks him if he would carry on playing and he goes, in the broadest of Dublin accents "Yeah, I've just been on the phone to Real Madrid".

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #430 on: June 04, 2019, 08:22:38 PM »
Time to move on. I wonder what sort of salary heíd have been on at Villa?

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #431 on: June 04, 2019, 08:27:31 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...

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #432 on: June 04, 2019, 08:30:26 PM »
Dean Smith has more respect than to tell a journo first, before a player.  This has been spun. Non entity of a story here.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #433 on: June 04, 2019, 08:31:04 PM »
Time to move on. I wonder what sort of salary heíd have been on at Villa?

A premiership one so anything between 25- 35k

For his contribution in getting us up then fair play to him.  Very decent pro

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #434 on: June 04, 2019, 08:34:55 PM »
Well said Hookey. Totally agree.

 


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