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Poor Péter

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posted Jan 23, 2011

Phil Brown and Pearson didn't rate him for a reason, i.e. he isn't good enough.

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posted Jan 23, 2011

English players are given more chance?
Simpson is clearly the one he is talking about but at least Jay showed a real will to do well, unlike Halmosi who showed no enthusiasm or wish to make the first team (from what I saw) He was happy to sit in the reserves on around £25k a week, but then has the cheek to complain when he gets a big pay off to terminate his contract.
Going back to the point the English players have much more of a chance to excel - why is it then that despite all these chances the majority of players in the Premier League are foreign?

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posted Jan 23, 2011

I've not got much sympathy really. If Brownie were in charge still, then perhaps you can say Halmosi was misunderstood, but as it stood Brown, Dowie and Pearson all thought he didn't bring anything to the team.

Now, like or loath Dowie, but he had 9 games to turn things around at City. I doubt it would have taken much from a £2.5m signing to convince Dowie it would be worth playing him, Dowie had nothing to lose, but Halmosi never showed him anything to warrant a start.

Likewise Pearson. He arrived to a threadbare squad. I cannot believe Pearson wouldn't have given someone of Halmosi's pedigree a chance, had he shown even a hint of desire. Remember the York friendly? You could see Halmosi thought he was too good for it. It's not about being given a chance - if Halmosi had trained well, he would have played.

I've seen nothing to back up Halmosi's claims. Basically - three managers got it wrong, because the English don't like Hungarians. Smacks of someone feeling sorry for himself.

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posted Jan 23, 2011

He says that the strength of the Premier League is down to its foreign players and that England will never win anything playing this "static" brand of football
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cant argue with that tho, maybe he should be a pundit, winkeye

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posted Jan 24, 2011

It's a myth that Halmosi didn't get a fair chance with us, he was regular in the starting XI in our Premier League debut season, but he was dropped for not being good enough. He still managed to play in 24 games for us that season, not managing to score a single Premier League goal in 18 games, with his goal against Sheff United in the cup his solitary contribution.

Bernstein, Dowie never saw Halmosi play, he was on loan at Szombathelyi Haladas while Dowie was our management consultant.

Ahead of this season, Halmosi had a clean slate and a new manager to try and impress. I watched most of our pre-seasons and if Halmosi was trying to impress, I'd hate to see him play when he wasn't trying.

He was a good player for Plymouth, but he was never worth £2m, along with most of Brownies signings we played well over the odds and I'm pleased he's finally gone.

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posted Jan 24, 2011

Ahh, right. I stand corrected. It didn't feel right posting anything remotely positive about Dowie anyway.

But as you say, the point still stands with Brown and Pearson. Neither had a reason not to give him a chance, both had every reason to want and need him to succeed. Instead he hardly seemed to even make the bench.

That had to be down to him.

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posted Jan 24, 2011

My comment should obviously have said we 'paid' over the odds, not 'played', I'm suffering from a bit of a hangover this morning. hangover

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posted Jan 24, 2011

I dont see where players like halmosi get off complaining they never got a chance. I'm sure if he bothered in training, the reserves or in friendlies he'd've been in the first team every week. If he didn't put the effort in then why should we have bothered playing him?

Complete tool

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posted Jan 24, 2011

The youngster he referred to must be Devitt, being a winger wheras Halmosi is a whinger..

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