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Griffiths To Go ... But Should He?

Griffiths To Go ... But Should He?

I wrote the following response, thinking I was viewing the WW website, but thought it worth repeating here. Perhaps there are other WW fans out there who, like me, think we are ill-advisedly getting rid of a tremendous asset in exactly the aspect of our play where we are most deficient.

Clearly, Hibs fans recognize his value to their team and so should we. I discount the argument that he is scoring goals solely against moderate opposition and that they therefore don't count. Clips of his goals show a player with considerable skill and vision. apart from his goals, he also brings others into the game. Note, too, they head Celtic at the top of the Scottish PL.

I think the reason why we are getting rid of him is not due to management's assessment of him as a player but rather to a sense of pique. I suspect that Griffiths has fallen foul of SS in the same way as he did with MM, both seeing him as a disruptive influence. Indeed, an altercation between Griffiths and SS did occur in the summer and that probably decided the issue.

Had it not occurred, I suspect SS would have taken a more lenient view of a player who subsequently has been scoring at better than one goal a game. Surely, it's a mark of a good manager that he can cope with sparky individuals like Griffiths and get them to focus their energies productively on the pitch. And, this is what seems to be happening at Hibs.

I am not sure that Griffiths wants to come back but SS should be big enough to give him the opportunity to prove himself in the Champioship. Goodness knows, we could benefit from the presence of a striker who knows where the net is ... and he would be an even greater asset after Christmas if our current situation fails to improve.

If we do sell him, surely he is worth more than £150,000? If that is all we are going to get for him in January, we might as well try him out until the end of the year. It could work. After all, we are putting a lot of faith in the inexperienced and untested Cassidy and the callow Siggy as the players to improve our goal tally.

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Date:Monday November 19 2012
Time: 12:45PM


I agree, but i get the feeling its another Mulgrew, he was homesick and couldnt settle. Maybe becoming a disruption to get out of Wolves.
gregory house
19/11/2012 13:02:00
GH: you well be right. However, had we given him a fair chance of playing in the PL, he might have been happy to stay. After all, I was homesick (still am) when I left the Wolverhampton area for a job down south in 1976 but the money and interesting work helped to ease the pain.
19/11/2012 14:07:00
he might, but then players nowadays are a different breed, full of themselves and of their own self importance. I suspect anyone of that age who can fall out with TWO of their bosses really couldnt give a ***t
gregory house
19/11/2012 14:19:00
more great news! Frimpong signs for Charlton!
gregory house
19/11/2012 16:06:00
Well we certainly dont have a "similar player" so what Stale is on about is beyond me, and for what we hope to get for a sale we might as well give Leigh a chance.. as for Frimpong, well thats a bit of a kick in the nuts really... we are dire defensively and and a team currently in free-fall, so who the hell are we to "get picky" about who we bring in ... I started today trying to put a positive spin, but these two revelations are really baffling, Im really struggling to see what Stale is up to.
19/11/2012 16:56:00
It was bound to happen. There is a doubt about his fitness but once we rejected his overtures, he was bound to be snapped up by another club, whatever his current VO max capacity. Regardless, we should have signed him up in order to nail him to our colours. If he prospers at Charlton and, as we all know, he is good enough to improve their performance, we will no longer be at the head of the queue come January. I sometimes wonder whether our management (board and coaching staff) ever think of the wider implications of their decisions ... and when I say the wider implications I mean those relating to events on the pitch and not in the Redrow boardroom or in Moxey's petty accountant's mind.
19/11/2012 17:00:00
Once again we are kept in the dark. How can Stale have no regrets about missing out on Frimpong ? For a few measely weeks wages ?? We are sitting on £20milion from just Sales of Fletch Jarvo etx... never mind the parachute payments, and the fact that we spend precious little in our time 3 years in the Prem. I ask the qustion again WHERE HAS ALL THE MONEY GONE ?? Floundering in the prem is one thing, but with tens of miillions in the bank, floundering in the Championship is incomprehensible. Sort it out Stale, give us a sign that you are in charge and know what you are doing ...
20/11/2012 11:19:00
I am speahless... about frimpong, not leigh. Disruptive players can feck off to be honest... But frimpong was a such an obvious signing, a player we didnt deserve who actually wanted to come to us! I'm going to go now and cry into my pillow
20/11/2012 11:57:00
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