Make Hagi Captain

Mani

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Cus D'Amato said that boxing was 75% mental and emotional and 25% physical. He said if a boxer was 100% physically perfect but weak mentality a guy who was weaker physically but stronger mentality would beat him every time. He trained all his fighters to understand fear, that is to say in moments of intense pressure we must use fear as an energy to feed us and not allow ourselves to be controlled by it.

I think the philosophy of Cus is equally true of any sport and indeed of life. I think there are some people when confronted with that fear, that pressure, rise to the occasion and use it to lift them to their highest and greatest potential. These are the special ones that rise to the top because they are able to not only function effectively under high pressure but to feed off it and become better because of it.

Barry Ferguson as a kid had this. This is why Dick made him captain. I believe that Hagi has it it too. He refuses to wilt and makes no excuses to lose. He has an immense drive, a desire to win, he has this spark that becomes a roaringly blaze as Cus put it, to rise to the occasion and he can be an example to all around him. He is hungry and he has massive talent.

Watch that Braga match again, you telling me that wasn't a captains performance? I think so and I think he should be made captain. I think it would be a master stroke by SG to make him captain. Let's be honest for two years in a row it hasn't worked with Tav as captain and if rumours from January were true he was very close to leaving anyway. So let's start anew. A new captain.

I'll get stick I know but I've big broad shoulders and thick skin I can take it :cool:

Btw while I'm here. We should sell Glen Kamara and buy Paddy McNair and Lovro Majer.

I'll go back to my beer now :))

Cheers.
 

Mani

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Not for me. Next seaso huge pressure on team to stop the fictional 10.
The press will go after him and for me it will affect him.
Let him play free of that pressure and he can be a future captain.
All about opinons and thats mine
He wants the pressure though. He doesn't want to hide. That's my point. It worked with Barry at his age and I think Hagi is made of the same stuff.

%^*& what the media and the rest say.
 

Badger81

Member
I just really worry about the hammer throwers. We just don't see it stamped out early in games, early enough.

They get 3 or 4 shots on our players before a word is had.

Never wanted a player to succeed more.

Loved his dad and the Romania team from that era.

Followed them all the tournaments around that time, obviously from the couch.
 

Mani

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But what happens when we’re playing about the half of domestic away games he didn’t turn up for ?
He didn't turn up largely because he was still finding his feet and was being played out of position.

Give him a pre season and play him through middle, he won't turn up every week he's still young and learning but he's special mate. Making him captain would make him better.
 

TibbsyBear

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Please no. Please. We need a captain who has heart. Doesn't need to be the greatest player but must be fearless.
Are you saying Hagi doesn’t have heart?

I’m definitely open to it. We certainly need a change there’s no doubt of that.

He seems to be a natural leader.
 

D-Von

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He didn't turn up largely because he was still finding his feet and was being played out of position.

Give him a pre season and play him through middle, he won't turn up every week he's still young and learning but he's special mate. Making him captain would make him better.
You’re basing that on literally nothing.

This is just another in a long case of certain FF posters players who’ve shown talent in flashes and had a few good moments suddenly thinking they’re world beaters.

Reading about Hagi these days is deja vu thinking back to the Kent stuff because of a couple of good games against Lustig who’s a cripple.

You’ll be the first on here crying about Hagi when he gets in a rut of form.
 

Gibraltar Loyal

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He wants the pressure though. He doesn't want to hide. That's my point. It worked with Barry at his age and I think Hagi is made of the same stuff.

%^*& what the media and the rest say.
Does he want the pressure?
I agree about press but look at affect its had on Alfie. Disciplinary record was immense before coming to Scotland.
 

Mani

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You’re basing that on literally nothing.

This is just another in a long case of certain FF posters players who’ve shown talent in flashes and had a few good moments suddenly thinking they’re world beaters.

Reading about Hagi these days is deja vu thinking back to the Kent stuff because of a couple of good games against Lustig who’s a cripple.

You’ll be the first on here crying about Hagi when he gets in a rut of form.
Chill out mate. No need to come at me like Rambo :)) :cool:
 

Fergie90

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Ryan Jack would be my Captain every day of the week.
Genuinely believe he is the only one in our team that has the qualities to be captain.

He has that nasty side to him and desire to fight for every ball and backs up his team mates. Grafts and covers tav constantly in our system.

Honestly dont think there is another player in our team with those qualities.
 

Mani

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Does he want the pressure?
I agree about press but look at affect its had on Alfie. Disciplinary record was immense before coming to Scotland.
I agree about Alfie mate. Yes he wants the pressure, after the shit show the club went through when he came he still coming isn't he. He wants it.
 

Mani

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Genuinely believe he is the only one in our team that has the qualities to be captain.

He has that nasty side to him and desire to fight for every ball and backs up his team mates. Grafts and covers tav constantly in our system.

Honestly dont think there is another player in our team with those qualities.
I get your point mate but can Jacks body hack a full season?
 
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