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  1. #271
    Quote Originally Posted by dchibs View Post
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    We should change this thread to Leigh Griffiths to Hibs.
    Never mind #roadtoeurope to get the HSL payments up, an unofficial #bringleighhome would get more folk excited....you Twitter folk get the ball rolling😎


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    A couple of years ago I'd have bitten your hand off for him to sign for us again.

    Now I'm not quite so sure but I would still be inclined to take a chance and offer him a deal as long as it was within our present wage structure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMurdoch View Post
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    Elyounoussi belongs to Southampton so Celtic can't sell him .

    Danger sign for me with Griffiths, that no poster has mentioned yet, is that he should have been trying to the max this season to win the £1 million contract extention but he still couldn't motivate himself and that has to be a worry.
    I wonder how much of that is down to the fact he was regularly blamed by his manager for how poor a job NL himself was doing?

    Iím not sure this season at Celtic could have been set up any worse for LG to do well and/or be motivated.

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    A couple of years ago I'd have bitten your hand off for him to sign for us again.

    Now I'm not quite so sure but I would still be inclined to take a chance and offer him a deal as long as it was within our present wage structure.
    Agree with that. There are very few players of LG quality who would be prepared to consider Hibs, and likely trim his personal demands to make the deal happen. Might not work out, but you can't turn down the opportunity.

  6. #275
    His lucrative contract at Celtic has always made coming to Hibs a non starter but with no big contract to walk away from this summer it is now a real possibility.
    600 adult season tickets a season would probably pay his wage if he came in at the top of the current pay structure.

    Signing for Hibs depends on 3 things:
    Firstly whether Leigh wants to do it for the wage on offer
    Secondly whether Jack Ross thinks Leigh can still do his thing regularly and whether the inevitable hassles will be worth it.
    Thirdly, the Aberdeen and Scott Brown factor.

    Scott Brown will know the answer to all the questions that Jack Ross has to decide on so it will be interesting to see if Aberdeen try to get Leigh.
    If not it may suggest Brown has told them to steer clear.
    Last edited by CMurdoch; 08-04-2021 at 12:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffers View Post
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    Crazy that anyone wouldn't want him back
    Wages would likely be hefty and Leigh hasn't been able to get himself fit or motivated for the biggest season Celtic had in decades or to compete for a place in the national team on the verge of appearing at our first major tournament in a generation.

    Its not 'crazy' for people to have their doubts on whether it would work out.

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    I donít really see what his contract at Celtc has to do with it.

    His days of those deals are behind him. Heís worth what someone is willing to pay him. Nobody is going to chuck £10k a week at him, if his contracts up, and he wants a wage, I think weíve a good shout of getting a very good player.

    We got Bogdan despite what he probably previously earned playing in the EPL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMurdoch View Post
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    His lucrative contract at Celtic has always made coming to Hibs a non starter but with no big contract to walk away from this summer it is now a real possibility.
    600 adult season tickets a season would probably pay his wage if he came in at the top of the current pay structure.

    Signing for Hibs depends on 3 things:
    Firstly whether Leigh wants to do it for the wage on offer
    Secondly whether Jack Ross thinks Leigh can still do his thing regularly and whether the inevitable hassles will be worth it.
    Thirdly, the Aberdeen and Scott Brown factor.

    Scott Brown will know the answer to all the questions that Jack Ross has to decide on so it will be interesting to see if Aberdeen try to get Leigh.
    If not it may suggest Brown has told them to steer clear
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    Interesting consideration and makes sense to me.

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    Interesting consideration and makes sense to me.
    Depends on how much fizzy juice he's had when he makes the recommendation

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMcM View Post
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    Interesting consideration and makes sense to me.
    Not me, to me it looks like putting 2 and 2 together and getting 47.

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    JR saying in the AGM that he wants a left footed attacker? Leigh certainly fits the description. I would love him back, I still think he is one of the best finishers in Scotland. Only 30 years old, if he came back I have no doubt he would give his absolute all as he loves the club, if he had the choice between us and Aberdeen I would be surprised if he didnít choose us.

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    LG has never settled when away from the Edinburgh area, Iíd doubt heíll go to Aberdeen. Signing him on free transfer will be great business for Hibs. A deal could constructed to make it financially rewarding if heís doing the business on the park. Hibs would be silly not to at least give it ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibbyboy1 View Post
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    was his very good friends dad also a footballer.
    Not as far as I know . But he did say Leigh had approached Hibs about a move 🤞
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    Need to remember heís only available on a free if Celtic donít apply the one year option by 30 April

    I hope they donít and we try and get him but I think they will.

  16. #285
    Announce Leigh on a pre-contract and season ticket sales on the same day😎

  17. #286
    He would certainly add a bit of excitement and have the European experience we will need. He surely wouldnít pick boring Aberdeen above his beloved Hibs. Come home Leigh. 🤞

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibee-boys View Post
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    It would put Haymaker out of business😂
    Cut my posts in half certainly.

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    Crazy that anyone wouldn't want him back
    I see it is as significant risk. Everyone would love 23 year old Griffiths back. 30 year old is a different situation.

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    I see it is as significant risk. Everyone would love 23 year old Griffiths back. 30 year old is a different situation.
    How would you feel if he signed for Hearts, I bet you would wish heíd came here. Heís probably the best goal scorer in Scotland from anywhere on the park, free kicks, solo efforts, tap ins etc. He would come with a risk but he gets the juices going and loved playing for Hibs. Iíd take that risk.

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    How would you feel if he signed for Hearts, I bet you would wish heíd came here. Heís probably the best goal scorer in Scotland from anywhere on the park, free kicks, solo efforts, tap ins etc. He would come with a risk but he gets the juices going and loved playing for Hibs. Iíd take that risk.
    I'd laugh if he signed for Hearts tbh, could finally stop hearing about how he is the biggest hibby ever and loves us.

    He would come with risk, thats all I said. One I probably lean against taking right now.

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    Signing any player is a gamble and has its own risks however signing LG could be a
    masterstroke by Ron and co and could potentially pay for itself. By this I mean a marquee type signing which could push STís, merchandise and possibly even more investment.

    It would be a statement of intent.

    I think itís a no brainier for me and I really do think that LG is just waiting for the call!


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    Signing any player is a gamble and has its own risks however signing LG could be a
    masterstroke by Ron and co and could potentially pay for itself. By this I mean a marquee type signing which could push STís, merchandise and possibly even more investment.

    It would be a statement of intent.

    I think itís a no brainier for me and I really do think that LG is just waiting for the call!


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    Iím in agreement with you Aldo, itís a no brainier and would definitely engage the fans attention. Would be a brilliant tonic coming out of this pandemic to go back to ER with LG in the team. GGTTH 🇳🇬🇳🇬

  24. #293
    always got the impression he never tried hard playing against us especially at easter road. a signing that would sway fans to come and watch, we dont have enough anymore. hes far from a risky signing

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    Thoroughly pessimistic about it happening, but I keep on checking in on this thread incase anyone has a scoop.

    Dream scenario of Sparky coming home.

    Get it done, Ron and Iíll double my HSL payments 😉.

  26. #295
    Just thinking back to when Deeks or Gaz came back - would this be much bigger / how would it be different ?

    I think LG while had issues at Celtic needs the Hibs fans love and a manager who believes in him.

    Imagine the hype around him resigning and would love to see how Hibs announce it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenCastle View Post
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    Just thinking back to when Deeks or Gaz came back - would this be much bigger / how would it be different ?

    I think LG while had issues at Celtic needs the Hibs fans love and a manager who believes in him.

    Imagine the hype around him resigning and would love to see how Hibs announce it.
    This would be bigger definitely. Heís a much better player than either of they two.

    With regards to different, obviously itís impossible to know. But Riordan returned to us having played 11 games and scored 1 goal in the previous 1 and a half seasons. OíConnor returned having had 3 really poor seasons in a row down south. Griffiths is still scoring at a superb rate when given opportunities.

    Riordan and OíConnor despite their poor periods before returning actually came in and done quite well for us for the first season at least.

    Understandable comparisons, but I think the situations are quite a bit different.

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    Personally I donít think Griffiths is a gamble at all.

    For whatever reason Lennon would say heís unfit, fit, very unfit, then he would start him, dropped the next week etc etc.

    I donít know why but I just think Lennon had something against him, whenever I saw him this season he looked a threat and far from unit.

    If he came here he would start every week, enjoy his football and the fitness would come.

    Iíd take him in a heartbeat. Heís got the ability to score/create out of nothing and thatís priceless.

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    Does he not have another year on his Celtic contract?

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    Does he not have another year on his Celtic contract?
    He does have a contract until 2022 but there's a clause which allows him to leave a year early which would be this summer.

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    Does he not have another year on his Celtic contract?
    Celtic have an option for next season but highly unlikely to take it up given the lack of return from the player for circa £19k a week.
    Option needs to be taken up by April 30th.
    Last edited by CMurdoch; 08-04-2021 at 10:47 PM.

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