Garry O'Connor

Garry O'Connor

Postby Mike1962 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:19 pm

The former Hibs, Lokomotiv Moscow, Birmingham City and Scotland striker has signed for....Selkirk.

Didn't think the Lowland League could get any lower...

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Re: Garry O'Connor

Postby anders » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:36 pm

I have some relatives in Selkirk.

Don't know what they can have done to deserve this.

...dream on...
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Re: Garry O'Connor

Postby I.J » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:33 am

He deserves a fourth chance at life. Good luck to him.
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Re: Garry O'Connor

Postby iantjambo » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:03 am

Just like his rat-faced buddy. A complete and utter waste of space.
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Re: Garry O'Connor

Postby Jambojim52 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:13 pm

Great move for him, With the extra weight he would make a great prop forward. Oh wait!
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Re: Garry O'Connor

Postby Briza » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:58 pm

As much as it's fun to laugh at the boy (and by proxy Hibs), it makes me sad to think of the wasted talents of the conveyor belt of good kids Hibs had about ten years ago. Scotland could've benefitted had they been guided properly by club(s)* and family.

How many from that group of players would you say actually fulfilled their potential? Thompson?

* By clubs I include Celtic and/or Rangers depending on the player.
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Re: Garry O'Connor

Postby Drew » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:23 pm

Scott Brown and Kenny Miller.

The problem is manifold but clearly some of the blame has to fall at the club clubs feet, who really should have developed a better support network for its young players, teaching them how to manage their money, how to conduct themselves in their day to day lives. I'm not saying Hibs are uniquely guilty here, incidentally, it's a problem across the game in Scotland.

I think the major issue was that nobody ever told them - or was able to convince them - that while you can go out and get smashed midweek, play on the Saturday and go out to get smashed (smacked?) after the game when you're 19 or 20, the ability to do that when you're 29 is not the same. Indeed, the ability to even play at the highest level at 29 is dependent on not going out on the piss every week when you are 19 or 20.
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