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May 25, 2024, 7:45am

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Interesting half hour from him on the podcast below (from 39mins) -




Covers his whole spell with us from signing under Holloway to being pushed out by Hurst. Some real illuminating stories in there, if you thought Holloway was a fraud then this will confirm it.

I liked Ira when he was with us if only for his positivity, he seemed genuinely buzzing to be here, shame it didn’t work out but the step up was probably a bit too much at that particular time.
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I love how Holloway behaved like a 5 year old, and as we move into the Hurst era the interviewer tries to make him sound like a good bloke when in reality we all know the team & club was broken.

As for the Hurst you can look at it various ways but my view is he was just being straight (something his predecessor hadn’t been) and had possibly spotted Ira would fall short, that’s football.

Good guy though regardless of whether he was good enough for the EFL. Listening to the interview why 1878 needed to work hard to change the reputation of our club in terms of looking after players properly.


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Think the weight part was quite uncomfortable to be honest. I get it that a player has to be in shape to play but it sounds like Holloway just went about it on a whim rather than a scientific way.
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That’s a really insightful interview, Ira comes across as an absolute gent.

Holloway is an absolute charlatan, the dictionary definition of a fraud - a liar.

He led Ira down the garden path, for what appears to absolutely  no reason. Which is even more confusing when he comes across as such a good fella.

It makes you wonder how many others he did this too.

Hurst was cut throat, but at least he was honest.


Sleep well Icey, Matty and Richard. Keep each other company up there xx

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Hurst seemed to prove what I’ve always thought about him when it comes to trying new young players , also what he wants from his front men
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That was an eye opener. Holloway a Baffoon and Hurst  a stubborn fool.
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Quoted from oochiad
That was an eye opener. Holloway a Baffoon and Hurst  a stubborn fool.



Stubborn fool😂 The players Hollocunt signed were not good enough simple as that. Ira might have been a nice lad,  but he wasnt good enough.

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He comes across really well, I feel for the guy.  It confirms what a lot of us thought about Holloway that season, he made some really weird decisions and it sounds like even he didn’t know why he was making them.
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Really good listen, he always comes across well. The weight thing is quite disgusting just an awful way to treat someone.  That Holloway era was certainly bonkers.

As for Hurst again it's not great to stand in a players way moving on when you've straight out told them they are not going to play, and when you look back on those dozen or so players he brought in they were hardly an improvement either.
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Quoted from Swansea_Mariner
Really good listen, he always comes across well. The weight thing is quite disgusting just an awful way to treat someone.  That Holloway era was certainly bonkers.

As for Hurst again it's not great to stand in a players way moving on when you've straight out told them they are not going to play, and when you look back on those dozen or so players he brought in they were hardly an improvement either.


I suspect your criticism of Hurst would apply to lots of managers every window.


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