James Hird: Releases the lid right off!


#3703

Took out the legs twice - looks terrible now. Knew how to get the ball though that’s for sure.


#3704

well he would have gotten done for tackling below the knees

One of those players who slowed down time and played in his own world.


#3705

I think this is true and we have never quite replaced the leadership void that we lost when Hird/Sheedy left and then Hird/Jobe got caught up in the saga. Hepp and Hurls are good onfield leaders, but we need Merrett, Joe and Fanta to step up to become strong leaders.
Our off-field leadership ie woosha, xav, tanner are uurrhm enigmatic(??).


#3706

It was the way we lost Sheedy. Sacked mid season but allowed to coach to the end of the season. That showed no respect for what he had done and for the man. Hird’s sacking by the club is a stain on the EFC. He should have been supported, but initially in 2013 a deal was done with the AFL by the club to sacrifice him. And then in 2015, under pressure from the AFL, the club sacked him. How can you expect leadership from the coach and players when you can’t trust the board.


#3707

I don’t think so, because he was very creative, naturally flowing almost graceful player and could change tack on a threepenny bit. We have NOT had a player like him since and maybe we never will.


#3708

How long is that clip?
How many Goal of the Year?
Hirdy :heart_eyes: