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    Well I'm going to put my tin hat on and tell you a story.

    When Hibs played Rangers at Easter Road, my wee boy was mascot.
    He was thrilled when he got to run out with his favourite player, Scott Allan.
    In the tunnel, with the Hibs players on one side and Rangers on the other, my wee boy (then 6 years old) was asked by Allan "what do you think the score will be today"?
    The wee man replied, I think it might be 1-0.
    Scott Allan said to him, in full earshot of the Rangers team, "just one nil? for Hibs? Nah, we'll beat them more than that"
    He made the wee man feel ten feet tall, and he wnet on to play Rangers midfield off the park.

    It's easy to remember the way he left, and forget the sublime football he played when he was here.
    I'd take him back in a second, he's been badly advised and could do with coming home.
    I understand he was also at a few of our cup ties (inc two at Tynecastle) supporting Hibs and Stubbs last season.

    If the opportunity arises for the guy to get a second chance, I'll be more than happy for him to get that chance.
    Just my personal take on it, but he was a class act in my (albeit limited) direct experience of him.
    He'd be welcome back home as far as I am concerned.


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    As much as I loved Allan's skill and technique when he was with us, there is NO WAY I'd want him back at ER for 2 reasons -

    1) Proven 'Attitude Problem'.

    2) He's a Hun - he's never denied it or even had the decency to appear embarrassed by it.

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    Can't help but wonder if the circumstances of him leaving have influenced the folk talking down his abilities, at least a little Thought he was an absolutely terrific player.

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    [QUOTE=Springbank;4910382]Well I'm going to put my tin hat on and tell you a story.

    When Hibs played Rangers at Easter Road, my wee boy was mascot.
    He was thrilled when he got to run out with his favourite player, Scott Allan.
    In the tunnel, with the Hibs players on one side and Rangers on the other, my wee boy (then 6 years old) was asked by Allan "what do you think the score will be today"?
    The wee man replied, I think it might be 1

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    We got the
    'Who wants a fat past it Celtic reject' when Kris Commons was first spoken about and we know how that turned out.

    As far as I am concerned my question is - Will SA improve our team?

    My answer to that is yes so my opinion is forget the baggage, think about his football, and if we can get him, go for it.

    Tin hat firmly on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimboHibs View Post
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    A clown ? I reckon I prob made dafter decisions than in my youth than Scott Allan that make me a clown tae ?? So what he left us and has struggled went to a poor Rotherham team & struggled there,u ever thought the manager at Celric didn't fancy him & currently who would you drop from the current Celtic team to give him a game...talk about overreacting this thread will dissapear into the horizon just like the attendance figures thread against UTD did.
    You might be, you might not be, I don't know.

    FWIW in terms of my career I reckon I probably "screwed the nut" at about 30, having made a mess of many opportunities before then. I've often said that if I'd been a footballer I'd never have made it because I simply didn't have the emotional maturity to make good decisions at a young age, and my career would have been over before it had begun.

    There's little doubt in my mind that I was a clown when I was Scott Allan's age. The difference is I don't have a career that will at best last into my mid-thirties. Every player is allowed to make a bad move and make a bad mistake, but I think Allan's got a track record of it now and it doesn't reflect well on him.

    Based on ability alone, the concept of Hibs signing Scott Allan should be a no-brainer. He was superb. But the disruptive nature of his antics when he left leave a bad taste.


    On another note, I reckon Rangers contributed massively to their winning of the league with their "nobbling" of Scott Allan. It was a nasty, dastardly, low move from a horrible club, aided and abetted by their partners in the media but boy was it effective.

    It plunged us into crisis at the start of the season, they got a big 6-2 win at ER and their fans started to get behind them again. When they came out the blocks very fast, establishing a big lead in the league and consolidating a feel good factor Ibrox we were still scrambling about trying to work out how to get a team together post- Scott Allan (all our play was focussed on him). It's easy to forget the shambles they were the season before and it allowed them to steal a march on us.

    Although in many ways we got the last laugh that season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Springbank View Post
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    Well I'm going to put my tin hat on and tell you a story.

    When Hibs played Rangers at Easter Road, my wee boy was mascot.
    He was thrilled when he got to run out with his favourite player, Scott Allan.
    In the tunnel, with the Hibs players on one side and Rangers on the other, my wee boy (then 6 years old) was asked by Allan "what do you think the score will be today"?
    The wee man replied, I think it might be 1-0.
    Scott Allan said to him, in full earshot of the Rangers team, "just one nil? for Hibs? Nah, we'll beat them more than that"
    He made the wee man feel ten feet tall, and he wnet on to play Rangers midfield off the park.

    It's easy to remember the way he left, and forget the sublime football he played when he was here.
    I'd take him back in a second, he's been badly advised and could do with coming home.
    I understand he was also at a few of our cup ties (inc two at Tynecastle) supporting Hibs and Stubbs last season.

    If the opportunity arises for the guy to get a second chance, I'll be more than happy for him to get that chance.
    Just my personal take on it, but he was a class act in my (albeit limited) direct experience of him.
    He'd be welcome back home as far as I am concerned.
    What a terrific story and I too would have him back, one of the best footballers to grace our club in a long long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirDavidofGray View Post
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    What a terrific story and I too would have him back, one of the best footballers to grace our club in a long long time
    Agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLake View Post
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    I don't know how it works over there, but in the US there are limits on liability coverage which you can select according to how much you are willing to pay. Then you can buy umbrella insurance fairly easily to raise auto and home liability up to $6m total providing you set liability for those two at least at $1m. Anything higher puts you in front of specialist policy writers. I doubt Scott Allan had the kind of net worth that would have him insured to 6m but I could be wrong and I would be interested to know how much motorists are limited to for insurance claims in the UK these days.
    They're not limited. Road traffic act provides for unlimited liability for third parties on a negligence basis. Insurers can't impose a ceiling on motor accidents.

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