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Author Topic: Glenn Whelan - Released  (Read 46953 times)

Offline KevinGage

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #390 on: June 01, 2019, 07:45:42 PM »
Bit surprised at this one. His impact off the pitch is apparently as appreciated as his work on it.

He’s not the future, but would have seen no harm in granting him a one year extension.

Don’t want to overload it this year when it comes to changes in personnel, and he would have been a decent option for the bench.



Online Lastfootstamper

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #391 on: June 01, 2019, 07:49:09 PM »
In the long run his missed penalty v Preston did us a lot of good aswell.


Indeed. He's played some big parts in the story of our last ten years in one way or another.

If there's one "release" that's indicative of our immediate intentions, I think it's this one.

Good luck in whatever you do next, Glenn, from someone you totally won over.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #392 on: June 01, 2019, 08:11:38 PM »
Cheers Glenn.

Offline tomd2103

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #393 on: June 01, 2019, 09:29:41 PM »
Showed the player he could be with proper coaching. Wouldn't have got that record of 10 wins on the bounce without him and he clearly loves the club, just like McCafu and Mad Tom clearly do. We sure do make a good impression on a lot of players that join us.

Yep, was instrumental in that winning run at the end of the season.  Probably deserved another year on the back of that, but the fact that he hasn’t shows some ambition.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #394 on: June 01, 2019, 09:36:19 PM »
Not a player for the premiership but contributed  this season.

Offline brontebilly

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #395 on: June 01, 2019, 09:43:55 PM »
A brilliant professional, worked his bollocks off all his career to get the most out of his talent. But the right decision from the club.

Offline Matt C

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #396 on: June 02, 2019, 04:51:41 AM »
The one of the eight I’d have expected us to give another year, but I take his release as a precursor to the ambition we’re about to demonstrate.

Offline OzVilla

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #397 on: June 02, 2019, 07:39:09 AM »
At 35 he was never going to hack it in the Prem but did a great job for us. The right decision as were all of the others in fairness.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2019, 07:46:37 AM by OzVilla »

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #398 on: June 02, 2019, 08:20:18 AM »
Right decision but like a fair few I misjudged him.  Clearly a good sound player who needed better management.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #399 on: June 02, 2019, 09:49:14 AM »
I thought we'd keep him for another year as well. Like Jedinak, he had his off games but he played his part as well.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #400 on: June 02, 2019, 10:02:51 AM »
I thought we'd keep him for another year as well. Like Jedinak, he had his off games but he played his part as well.

I'm pleased that Smith and the rest of the management team aren't showing any signs of sentimentality to be honest.  I wouldn't have minded Whelan getting another year, but they've clearly got bigger plans.

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #401 on: June 02, 2019, 10:21:05 AM »
I thought we'd keep him for another year as well. Like Jedinak, he had his off games but he played his part as well.

I'm pleased that Smith and the rest of the management team aren't showing any signs of sentimentality to be honest.  I wouldn't have minded Whelan getting another year, but they've clearly got bigger plans.

Exactly my thoughts as well

Offline pauliewalnuts

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #402 on: June 02, 2019, 10:36:16 AM »
I thought we'd keep him for another year as well. Like Jedinak, he had his off games but he played his part as well.

I'm pleased that Smith and the rest of the management team aren't showing any signs of sentimentality to be honest.  I wouldn't have minded Whelan getting another year, but they've clearly got bigger plans.

Yep. Sounds harsh I know, given what he contributed last season, but I'll take cold, harsh reality over sentimentality

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #403 on: June 02, 2019, 10:47:22 AM »
Playing regularly he was likely to make mistakes so at the top level sorry to say would have been a liability

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Re: Glenn Whelan - Released
« Reply #404 on: June 02, 2019, 10:58:12 AM »
I thought we'd keep him for another year as well. Like Jedinak, he had his off games but he played his part as well.

I'm pleased that Smith and the rest of the management team aren't showing any signs of sentimentality to be honest.  I wouldn't have minded Whelan getting another year, but they've clearly got bigger plans.
Yes this is good. Reminds me of Brian Little approach.