The only list management decisions that had Hird's influence was convincing Winderlich to stay on another year, convincing Howlett to stay and getting Cooney across.
Whether or not this was in conjunction with the list manager is unknown.
The Giles trade was a reaction to Paddy leaving and the lack of ruck options that wanted to come to the club.
...getting Goddard, Chapman, keeping Carlisle as long as we did & Bellcho, where he saw Cramers probably had a hand in him leaving, all the guys who came & immediately said how much they wanted to play for Hird (so Laverde, Langford, heaaaaps of others), etc etc etc
But that's not really achieving anything.