He was there yesterday with his partner and wee boy. Without saying too much...he is not ruling out Hibs. Says he has taken all the steps he can to make it happen but it is now out of his hands and up to others what now happens...
Looks to me like Fraser is bitterly regretting his actions.
However, it's whether Lennon thinks he will be totally committed or just regretting not getting a better deal elsewhere.
Personally I'd like to see Fraser return, but if I was in Lennon's position I may feel differently.
Hopefully it will end up 'win/win'
I'd hope that Lennon is above cutting off his nose to spite his face, but I'm not sure he is tbh. I've seen a lot of negative posts about Frasers ability on social media and was starting to wonder if I was talking him up out of sheer affection for a cup winning legend rather than ability, but then I found this article:
5 reasons why Fraser Fyvie is a great signing for Dundee United - The Scotsman
For those who can't be bothered reading the whole thing, the main bit that got my attention was:
"Nobody played more passes per 90 minutes than Fyvie in the second tier last season. The results are skewed because he was on the league’s most dominant team, who had seven of their players in the top 12, but Fyvie’s numbers were still impressive. Not only did he better six of his team-mates, including the much-lauded John McGinn, he led second-placed Dylan McGeouch by over five passes per game. They weren’t many wayward ones either, as a 83.76 passing completion percentage (seventh in the league) would testify too. And he wasn’t one of those sideways, take-no-chances midfielders either, ranking third in both the most through balls and passes to the final third per 90 minutes."
I'd like to think that we wouldn't turn down the chance to get a player of that quality back on board unless we had someone better lined up, in which case great. He wouldn't take time to settle and we wouldn't need to pay a fee allowing us to focus more on the attacking players that we need this season. I'm sure we'll find out one way or the other soon....
I want us to keep him.
But what's the chances of us offering him the same deal again.
I think we'll reduce it as a lesson for trying to hard ball is
I doubt if we can get someone who would better the stats quoted.
I think that would be the worst option to be honest.
Either re-offer the deal (or even sweeten it slightly to show there's no hard feelings) or leave it be.
I think it should be whatever was offered originally, we've obviously changed our mind too so we should stick to it.
If we're not having much success getting a replacement I'd be delighted if we re-signed Fyvie. I always thought he was a victim of his own desire to take the ball under pressure..makes him more of a target for the type of fans who love to jump on a players mistakes in a match.
If I'm honest I'd rather keep Fyvie than sign what appears a reluctant Whittaker.
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Whittaker appears tae be doing what Fyvie done, bit two faced of Hibs if they're letting that go on imo
I think this might be the case. The whole Whittaker situation is a conundrum really. I'm excited about a player of his quality signing for Hibs, but full back seems the oddest position to invest in at the club.I wonder if Whittaker's hesitation (if indeed it is his hesitation rather than financial/agent/other variable) is whether he's going to be a first team regular, which will depend on what position we primarily see him playing. I don't think he'll be a first choice full back, so he's either being targeted to add depth over a number of positions or to be a first choice (presumably in midfield).