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Craig Levein's Legacy
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11-03-2019, 05:09 PM -
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(11-03-2019, 05:07 PM)Makween Wrote: I honestly believe that the only explanation for that volume of awful, obscure signings is that someone's been on the take.

Hekens the Aussie jobbers in particular absolutely reek of dodgy dealings.
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11-03-2019, 05:28 PM -
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A reminder that money was paid for Craig Wighton’s transfer. FuckMe
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11-03-2019, 05:41 PM -
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(11-03-2019, 05:07 PM)Makween Wrote: I honestly believe that the only explanation for that volume of awful, obscure signings is that someone's been on the take.

This has crossed my mind before but i didnt dwell on it too long. I thought it might have been my searing hatred of Levein skewing my judgement.
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11-03-2019, 05:49 PM -
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I doubt there’s anything dodgy going on with signings but you never know.

For me it’s just a glaringly obvious problem with using wyscout to sign all your players.  You can see how it would be easy to make a wee compilation of Clare playing some forward passes, scoring a goal here and there and looking ok in possession.  Put him in a game and over 90 mins you see pretty much none of that.  If there is one place I’d love us to put more importance on is scouting IRL because using wyscout to sign players from leagues you aren’t going to watch is just a disaster.

I think we’ve been quite easily led by agents as well with signings, mind all the shit that was said about bobby burns for example.  We were led to believe he was the northern Irish roberto Carlos yet when he plays there is nothing that makes him look like he stands out from the youth players we’ve got coming through.  We hype up all these players and they turn out to be utter pony. Martin and Vanecek are another 2.
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11-03-2019, 05:51 PM -
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No fucking self respect the cunt. Budge has cost this club a fortune by blind faith shown towards the perennial loser
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11-03-2019, 05:53 PM -
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(11-03-2019, 05:49 PM)Morph Wrote: I doubt there’s anything dodgy going on with signings but you never know.

Aye but you also don't think we're in a relegation battle Warnock
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11-03-2019, 05:53 PM -
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No dodgy dealings just awful contacts, scouting and negligence.
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11-03-2019, 05:57 PM -
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(11-03-2019, 05:09 PM)Charlie Kelly Wrote: Hekens the Aussie jobbers in particular absolutely reek of dodgy dealings.


I've played against better Aussie labourers than the Aussie footballers we bring in.
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11-03-2019, 06:02 PM -
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(11-03-2019, 05:53 PM)Nicolas Sarkozy Wrote: Aye but you also don't think we're in a relegation battle  Warnock

It’s a fairly big jump to go from poor recruitment and even worse management to someone is taking bungs for signing pish.
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11-03-2019, 06:05 PM -
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We've all been saying this for years - the only good thing to come from Craig Levein's reign at Hearts, is that TalkHearts Knew.

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11-03-2019, 06:13 PM -
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It's possible that we're just bad at scouting etc, but seems out of keeping with the rest of Levein's career - although it could be a case of his contacts dropping out of the game as he/they get older. It still strikes me as unlikely that someone who's been in football for decades isn't able to work out that Youtube videos might not always be reliable, after getting stung several times.

This hot take is partly conditioned, Lawson-style, by me having recently read an article about money laundering in football, but what came through in that article was that it's totally rife. We already know, or strongly suspect, that the current regime is doing things that are on the verges of legality in terms of who is getting contracts to carry out construction work - it doesn't seem impossible that other dodgy business might be going on. I think there's a tendency to think it couldn't happen with an old granny in charge, but as far as stuff like this goes it isn't all about obvious gangster figures.

Edit: this is all obviously total conjecture. I'm just saying it's possible Heh
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11-03-2019, 06:20 PM -
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An absolutely disgusting state to leave the club in. It'll take 6-8 windows to sort out that mess that cunt has left it in.

Hope the enablers are fucking happy with themselves. They're as fucking culpable as anyone. 'PHM'. 'Legend'. 'Needs time'. 'But injuries'. Fuck right off.
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11-03-2019, 07:19 PM -
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(11-03-2019, 06:13 PM)Makween Wrote: It's possible that we're just bad at scouting etc, but seems out of keeping with the rest of Levein's career - although it could be a case of his contacts dropping out of the game as he/they get older. It still strikes me as unlikely that someone who's been in football for decades isn't able to work out that Youtube videos might not always be reliable, after getting stung several times.

This hot take is partly conditioned, Lawson-style, by me having recently read an article about money laundering in football, but what came through in that article was that it's totally rife. We already know, or strongly suspect, that the current regime is doing things that are on the verges of legality in terms of who is getting contracts to carry out construction work - it doesn't seem impossible that other dodgy business might be going on. I think there's a tendency to think it couldn't happen with an old granny in charge, but as far as stuff like this goes it isn't all about obvious gangster figures.

Edit: this is all obviously total conjecture. I'm just saying it's possible Heh

Even with the edit Monty Ooh
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11-03-2019, 11:14 PM -
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If Budge wants to save any kind of face now she will clear out Levein, McPhee, Daly and Fox with immediate effect.

None of this end of season garbage.

Then we can begin moving on.
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11-03-2019, 11:22 PM -
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I’d say it’s pretty much guaranteed there will have been envelopes involved in some of our signings. I’m not sure why that’s such a shock to anyone May Bee

Who’s the Aussie chumps agent?
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11-03-2019, 11:24 PM -
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If you're saying we've ended up with a truly shite squad, Acey, you're no wrong. Fat Cunt
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11-03-2019, 11:59 PM -
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(11-03-2019, 11:14 PM)Ray Winstone Wrote: If Budge wants to save any kind of face now she will clear out Levein, McPhee, Daly and Fox with immediate effect.

None of this end of season garbage.

Then we can begin moving on.

Correct. That cunt Macphee is touting himself for the job. The fucking nerve of the cunt. He wants fucking chased tomorrow along with Gallagher, Fox & Daly

Let Donald Park take side next Saturday and have someone in for after International break
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11-04-2019, 06:44 PM -
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Budge has came out and said she regrets appointing him as manager when he was still DOF. Why did it take her so long to act upon it then?
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11-04-2019, 06:48 PM -
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(11-04-2019, 06:44 PM)Kashinda Wrote: Budge has came out and said she regrets appointing him as manager when he was still DOF. Why did it take her so long to act upon it then?

It's almost like she's no prior experience of running football clubs, or construction projects, and is using Hearts to make all her first mistakes.

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11-04-2019, 06:59 PM -
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It's because she is as arrogant and pigheaded as he is Jezza

She knows better than all us scum football fans Monty Oh Well



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