ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

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ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:13 pm

Not a surprise to be honest, real shame though

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by MACCA » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:19 pm

Both Walters and Burnley have been very unlucky.

He will go down as Burnley's most costly mistake and probably most expensive pound per minute player in our history to date.

Shame, I thought he'd be a useful addition, but hands up I was wrong and all those questioning the signing were right.
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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by MACCA » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:23 pm

CT the article states " I am not retiring from playing football. It’s been epic. Veni, vidi, vici.”
Think you've miss quoted his Twitter as he said " I am now retiring from playing football"
Maybe auto corrected on your device.

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:38 pm

MACCA wrote:CT the article states " I am not retiring from playing football. It’s been epic. Veni, vidi, vici.”
Think you've miss quoted his Twitter as he said " I am now retiring from playing football"
Maybe auto corrected on your device.
Fairly big mistake that - now corrected

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:39 pm

MACCA wrote:all those questioning the signing were right.
Not sure how anyone could have foreseen him getting two big injuries
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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by MACCA » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:51 pm

ClaretTony wrote:Not sure how anyone could have foreseen him getting two big injuries
Purely down to age, record, contract length and fee/wages I presume.

Thought he would have been a decent signing, but I thought that about Taylor toom, but he suffered to.
Suppose it's the risk you take, however he was certainly no where need the mould of the Reid signing as some suggest.

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by SirAlec » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:53 pm

I still believe had Walters been injury free he would of been a very important player for us.

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Post by Long Time Lurker » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:12 pm

Sad news, barring misfortune he could have been a good signing for us and I was hoping that his loan to Ipswich might rejuvenate him. Unfortunately that wasn't the case.

Even the fans that might question our signing of him can't argue that he went down fighting for every inch in the last match he played for us and he has done everything possible to try and make it back. Obviously his heart is still in the game, but when the body says no it takes a wise person to admit it.

Based on his recent forays into the media limelight I think he will do well if he decides to pursue that path with the same relentless vigour he showed on the pitch throughout his career. For me he would represent a substantial upgrade on "seems like a reasonably nice guy, but sit down, eat your crisps and shut up Linekar" who is getting very stale and rapidly approaching his sell by date.

Given his football experience and more importantly his life experience I could also imagine Jon filling a player liaison role. An impartial bridge between the players of a club and a management team. The presence of trained psychologists can help with that, along with the team captain. However, having someone who is one step removed from the team, with direct experience of what it means to be a player and all that entails in the modern game, can contribute as much or possibly more to the well being of others.

The world has enough agents looking out for the financial well being of players, but it might benefit from more people looking out for other aspects of a players well being.

Thanks for your spirit Jon and what you tried to do for us. Enjoy your retirement and whatever your future might hold.

Veni, Vidi, Sedit - I came, I saw, I sat

After a distinguished career it's time to relax.
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Post by CoolClaret » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:18 pm

Not that it mattered much as we got knocked out the next round against Olympiacos, but I thought Joe Hart and Walters were really important against Istanbul Basaksehir; was obvious the amount of European experience that they had.

Shame, he could have been a good player for a couple of seasons for us.
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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by Nonayforever » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:33 pm

It is a shame that we never saw the best of him.

Though with hindsight, hopefully a wake up call to the club on signing older players at the end of their careers.

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by Blackrod » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:33 pm

Whilst nobody could have foreseen the injury the age and contract length have proved to be a very costly mistake.in terms if wages paid for return on the pitch it is probably the most costly mistake in the clubs recent history.

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by BOYSIE31 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:29 pm

Said at the time a strange signing and proved to be a very expensive one at that but good luck to him going forward

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by diamondpocket » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:39 pm

BOYSIE31 wrote:Said at the time a strange signing and proved to be a very expensive one at that but good luck to him going forward
How much have we lost? What have his wages been?

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Post by IanMcL » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:55 pm

The worst moment for any sports person.

Thank you and my best wishes for a good life, post playing football.
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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:55 pm

diamondpocket wrote:How much have we lost? What have his wages been?
We paid a £3,5m fee for him so suspect he will have still been on decent wages at that point. At a guess at least 30k per week.

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by MACCA » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:08 pm

diamondpocket wrote:How much have we lost? What have his wages been?
Probably north of 7m for about 180 minutes on the pitch.

Or the equivalent of a 50k a week player on a 3 year deal.

Which ever way you look at it, a massive outlay for 7s with very little if any return.

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Post by Giftonsnoidea » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:19 pm

MACCA wrote:Probably north of 7m for about 180 minutes on the pitch.

Or the equivalent of a 50k a week player on a 3 year deal.

Which ever way you look at it, a massive outlay for 7s with very little if any return.
Bet Garlick loves those figures :?

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by Blackrod » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:34 pm

By my maths we’ve paid £5.5 million out for 3 league appearances and no goals. Of this he has earned £2.5 million. If we are paying him until July you can add another £500,000 on to his earnings. All this wishing him well scenario is all well and good but it had been nothing short of abysmal financially for a club that doesn’t seem able to afford anything.

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by jojomk1 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:36 pm

Makes "sicknote" defour look like a good signing

Sorry for the guy, earning more in two years than a lot of working class people earn in a lifetime

Just another example of the abysmal signing policy of Dyche - plenty more still in the squad at the moment

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by JohnDearyMe » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:37 pm

After getting injured for us at Blackburn didn't he play for Ireland shortly after thus exacerbating his initial injury?

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by bodge » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:53 pm

There appears to be a never ending obsession with people talking about fees/wages wasted when players don't feature too often.

Believe it or not you need to build squads and with the huge tv monies it's an inevitability that you will end up subsidising certain individuals for what appears to be little return.

It's called being in the Premier League and giving us the finest times in our generation, so on behalf of our top class manager i would like to offer on behalf of the club our apologies for getting things appallingly wrong.

On a more serious note, Walters was the template of a Dyche player and it's a real shame that he couldn't contribute, because make no mistake he would have been an asset if fit.
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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:59 pm

Steven Reid's job is still available.

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by MACCA » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:03 pm

bodge wrote:There appears to be a never ending obsession with people talking about fees/wages wasted when players don't feature too often.
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And so there should be when we are regularly told we "Can't afford" "won't be held to ransom" " Can't compete with wages X,Y and Z club offer" "fell 1m short on player valuation" etc etc

We plead poverty, refuse to pay certain fees/wages, yet have made a catalogue of costly errors employing aging pros that are either not fit for the job or don't feature, and the irony is we opt for these as we don't want to spend an extra few quid in the first place.
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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by Tribesmen » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:26 pm

Thanks Jon .
Sorry you never made a name for yourself at Burnley but for Ireland and the two goals in the play off against Bosnia will never be forgotten .
Go easy dude .

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by Bosscat » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:28 pm

Walters not doing a bad job as a pundit on Football Focus on BBC 1 today. :)

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Re: ARTICLE: Walters hangs up his boots

Post by Tribesmen » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:41 pm

Bosscat wrote:Walters not doing a bad job as a pundit on Football Focus on BBC 1 today. :)
He was on Virgin Ireland this week also following the England game .

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