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    Quote Originally Posted by J-C View Post
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    Some of the comments re folk not being able to go is disgraceful, whoever organized this game made a pigs ear of it. Middle of the trades, Europa game same week it was always going to be poor. Middle of the season at an international break was the time go have it.
    At least one of the testimonial committee posts on here. The timing of the game would be at the preference of both clubs I'd imagine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggy Pope View Post
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    At least one of the testimonial committee posts on here. The timing of the game would be at the preference of both clubs I'd imagine.
    Then change clubs to suit then.

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    No-one needs to explain why they did or didn't go to any game.

    It's the other face of the ridiculous "why do all these folk want to go to cup finals, but don't turn up for ordinary league games" pish.

    And yes, it's people wanting to validate themselves as better than others.
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    What was the attendance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    What was the attendance

    Just over 6k I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermit Crab View Post
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    Just over 6k I believe.
    Just read it was 6,520
    Not the worst crowd in the world

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    Couldnt make it due to health issues. I did donate to someone else to go in my stead (Hibs charity). Paul Hanlon has been a very good player for Hibs and as i couldnt go, thought it would be better for someone to attend in my place. Personally think the game would have been better been played at the end of last season. But thats my opinion
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    Just read it was 6,520
    Not the worst crowd in the world
    Especially since that was the sort of attendance we were getting for league matches 4-5 years ago.

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    Can I be honest?

    People have paid their money so they can leave when they want, they are under no obligation to stay at all.

    I've been in the same industry 18 years and all I got for ten years service was a commemorative badge from the union.
    That attitude is what gets on my nerve. Itís his day. Heís played 300 game for US and we shouldnít be bothered to stay coz weíve paid our money. He should just have ****ed off to Aberdeen coz the majority canít be arsed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhatter View Post
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    Especially since that was the sort of attendance we were getting for league matches 4-5 years ago.
    Yep.....shows how far we've come.

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    That attitude is what gets on my nerve. Itís his day. Heís played 300 game for US and we shouldnít be bothered to stay coz weíve paid our money. He should just have ****ed off to Aberdeen coz the majority canít be arsed.
    Did he play all those games for free?

    Are you not related to him or something? If so, surely you can see how you are hardly an objective point of view?

    It was a botch job, you are right he did deserve better than Blackburn Rivers.

    That crowd actually wasn't even that bad - what was the crowd for lewey last year? I seem to remember a similar crowd for Gordon Hunter too. Maybe your expectations were just wrong, skewed by your lack of objectivity?

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    Can I be honest. Iím not unhappy that some people couldnít make it.

    Iím really unhappy however that the East/West emptied at the full time whistle, before his lap of honour. The guys played for us for 10 years, and a huge number of folk couldnít be arsed waiting 10 minutes.
    Was same in Famous Five. Folk leaving with 5 minutes to go.

    Itís a remarkable achievement for a player to be with a club for 10 years these days and disappointing that some of our support couldnít hang around for 5 minutes to applaud Paul on his lap of honour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthsideHarp_Bhoy View Post
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    Did he play all those games for free?

    Are you not related to him or something? If so, surely you can see how you are hardly an objective point of view?

    It was a botch job, you are right he did deserve better than Blackburn Rivers.

    That crowd actually wasn't even that bad - what was the crowd for lewey last year? I seem to remember a similar crowd for Gordon Hunter too. Maybe your expectations were just wrong, skewed by your lack of objectivity?
    You are 100% correct. I wrongly expect so much more from us. Any player that stays for 10 years and has so much involvement in our history in my view deserves much more. But I agree itís my personal view. The man is a living playing legend for us but more would be available if we played Hearts today because itís Hearts. Nothing to do with Hibs. Thatís me done.

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    That attitude is what gets on my nerve. Itís his day. Heís played 300 game for US and we shouldnít be bothered to stay coz weíve paid our money. He should just have ****ed off to Aberdeen coz the majority canít be arsed.
    Wow, chill out. Surely Paul is just happy that 6500 people turned up for his day and there is decent money going to charity. I have a special day every year that you could say is ďmy dayĒ and I can assure you 6500 people donít turn up and certainly donít pay £20 a head.

    Of course more could have turned up, however, less could have turned up. If Paulís testimonial was 5 years ago, there wouldíve been 2000 turning up and probably protests and abuse hurled at Petrie while the match was in play.

    Paul is in the position to play 2 testimonials as heís nowhere near retirement, that is stupid for me. Have the testimonial in the year of retirement. Many more would turn up if it were a send off rather than a pre season game labelled a testimonial.

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    Have testimonials always been on the 10 year mark?

    I would have thought at the end of their time at the club/as a player, having been there for 10+ years, would have been a more likely time for one.

    I'm sure everyone likes and appreciates what Hanlon has done and achieved for Hibs in his 10 years regardless of how many showed up for the pre season friendly that we decided was Hanlon's testimonial.
    Mon the Hibs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhibees1875 View Post
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    Have testimonials always been on the 10 year mark?

    I would have thought at the end of their time at the club/as a player, having been there for 10+ years, would have been a more likely time for one.

    I'm sure everyone likes and appreciates what Hanlon has done and achieved for Hibs in his 10 years regardless of how many showed up for the pre season friendly that we decided was Hanlon's testimonial.

    Thatís what I thought initially as well regarding testimonials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angus hibby View Post
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    Was same in Famous Five. Folk leaving with 5 minutes to go.

    Itís a remarkable achievement for a player to be with a club for 10 years these days and disappointing that some of our support couldnít hang around for 5 minutes to applaud Paul on his lap of honour.
    As I say, I have no problem with anyone who couldnít come through choice or any other reason. Nor do I take issue that some people HAVE to leave early. Iím just disappointed that some just didnít fancy sticking around to give him that plaudits he deserved for a measly 5/10 minutes.

    It was a flat game and atmosphere, so factors are there. Doesnít stop my disappointment though.

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    This is all a wee bit annoying, as we all knew that the ticket price, proximity to first Euro tie, and school hols were going to impact the attendance.

    However, consider this: if you asked Paul Hanlon what he thought was the most important game for Hibs between today's and Thursday's, what do you reckon he would say? He'd rather, if you had to choose, that you pitched up on Thursday- of that I'm certain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by underscore View Post
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    I said pretty clearly that Iíve no issue with people that canít afford the game etc. People that just canít be arsed is my issue. Heís a 10 year player and it doesnít happen often. 6500 is very poor no matter the issues. But Iíll leave it there.
    Do you have a PO Box we can all send our excuses to and then you can decide who gets tickets for Tynecastle?

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    Given that it was so early in the school holidays when so many are away that was actually a decent attendance today.
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    This is all a wee bit annoying, as we all knew that the ticket price, proximity to first Euro tie, and school hols were going to impact the attendance.

    However, consider this: if you asked Paul Hanlon what he thought was the most important game for Hibs between today's and Thursday's, what do you reckon he would say? He'd rather, if you had to choose, that you pitched up on Thursday- of that I'm certain.
    Exactly, I doubt heíll have been dot counting in the lead up to this one and was more preoccupied with the game when it started. I doubt heíll be dot counting for Thursday either but as we all know he is a professional so will be focusing on Thursdays game above all.

    Iíll be disappointed if we canít get 10k+ on Thursday. Too many people taking it as a given and booking flights to Greece, we need to turn up on Thursday, too much arrogance going about, wonít be from Paul though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SideBurns View Post
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    This is all a wee bit annoying, as we all knew that the ticket price, proximity to first Euro tie, and school hols were going to impact the attendance.

    However, consider this: if you asked Paul Hanlon what he thought was the most important game for Hibs between today's and Thursday's, what do you reckon he would say? He'd rather, if you had to choose, that you pitched up on Thursday- of that I'm certain.
    Fantastic post SideBurns, Iíd agree that Paul would say this!
    Hopefully be a few more Testimonial events for fans who couldnít go today, to show their support for Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by underscore View Post
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    That attitude is what gets on my nerve. It’s his day. He’s played 300 game for US and we shouldn’t be bothered to stay coz we’ve paid our money. He should just have ****ed off to Aberdeen coz the majority can’t be arsed.
    6000+ people turned up for his day, whats the problem?
    I stayed for the presentation but left before his lap of honour. My only 'excuse' was i wanted to get home sharp to have dinner with the kids.
    If it wasn't Pauls testimonial and just a friendly I wouldn't have been there today and I know i'm not the only one.

    Demanding everyone stays for a lap of honour only loses respect for the day itself.

    Quote Originally Posted by SideBurns View Post
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    This is all a wee bit annoying, as we all knew that the ticket price, proximity to first Euro tie, and school hols were going to impact the attendance.

    However, consider this: if you asked Paul Hanlon what he thought was the most important game for Hibs between today's and Thursday's, what do you reckon he would say? He'd rather, if you had to choose, that you pitched up on Thursday- of that I'm certain.
    Exactly this. He said as much in his post match Thank You speech

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