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Offline Newry FFC

  • Jimmy Hill
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Re: McBrides
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2017, 07:47:22 PM »
-5 seasons at the club
-Player of the Year twice
-Club captain
-was signed as a Saha replacement and lived up to the billing
-One of USAs best exports to the Premier League
-Played a part in great escape
- went out on a high
-was part of the "manager search" committee in 2014, so he's obviously highly thought of around the club
-embodied the values of the club, its tradition and culture.
- is incredibly fond of the club even to this day

All of the above should be enough, we need more players who leave the club loving the club, with the club /fans loving him. That said, would not be adverse of a similar honour bestowing Aaron Hughes and Brede.

Offline Statto

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Re: McBrides
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2017, 08:03:24 PM »
-was signed as a Saha replacement and lived up to the billing

Er... really?

Offline copthornemike

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Re: McBrides
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2017, 02:18:34 PM »
-5 seasons at the club
-Player of the Year twice
-Club captain
-was signed as a Saha replacement and lived up to the billing
-One of USAs best exports to the Premier League
-Played a part in great escape
- went out on a high
-was part of the "manager search" committee in 2014, so he's obviously highly thought of around the club
-embodied the values of the club, its tradition and culture.
- is incredibly fond of the club even to this day

All of the above should be enough, we need more players who leave the club loving the club, with the club /fans loving him. That said, would not be adverse of a similar honour bestowing Aaron Hughes and Brede.
Good point about H+H - maybe when the new stand is completed one of the conference suites, bars, etc could be named after the Thames Barrier. Both personified what has been so right about the club, moreso being a partnership in addition to being outstanding individuals!


Offline Newry FFC

  • Jimmy Hill
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Re: McBrides
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2017, 09:27:47 PM »
-was signed as a Saha replacement and lived up to the billing

Er... really?

I didn't mean like for like. I meant we lost Saha and gained McBride in the same week in January 2004. He was our figurehead and a leading name, and McBride in replacing him in the lineup ended up as dependable as Saha in winning player of the year twice