Murphy/Wright/Magennis

Smurf

Auld Enuff Tae Know Better This Radge
All three major investments in the club I'd imagine. For a number of reasons neither of them have set the heather alight.

Murphy has shown the most. But he never appears to grab a game by the scruff of its neck? It's frustrating as when he's up for it he has obvious talent. He just never convinces. A bit like his semi-final opportunities v St Johnstone. I'd say with him there's cause for optimism but now match fit we really need him to produce between now and the end of the season.

Wright has shown the least. Even though he's had more game time than the injured Magennis. The ex St Johnstone manager who had him their Tommy Wright rates him very highly. Tommy Wright's no mug. So why isn't he doing it at Hibs? He looks like a fish out of water in a Hibs shirt. He surely can't be that bad? I'd not be surprised to see him at Kilmarnock reunited with Tommy Wright next season.

Magennis cost the club in the current pandemic a lot of money. It was a huge investment on the clubs part for a player just returning from injury. I thought it was a strange signing in the current financial environment... And thus far it hasn't paid off. Lots of niggling injuries are to be expected coming back from a serious injury but we need players that can contribute. And Magennis looks average when playing. Let's hope he finds fitness and form soon..

Overall there's room for optimism. But all three need to contribute much more IMHO.

Thoughts?
 

EA2007

Last Of The Summer Wine Radge
Murphy - signs are there but need him fit and a level of consistency above what he has shown to date.

Wright - he’s not got it. No sense persevering. It didn’t work out so push him out the door.

Magennis - he has next season to show there is something other than potential. Whether he features for the rest of this season or not he needs to be flying pre season with everyone else.
 

Plasticman

Well-Known Radge
Give the two Ms more time I say - see how they are next season.

However Wright seems to not fit at all, a bit like Liam Craig - great at St Johnstone both sides of his time at Hibs where he never done anything.
 

Purple & Green

Radge McRadge
Admin
Wright...some players just take time to settle in a new environment, but he's not showed enough so far.

Murphy...looks the part, from time to time, but a player who is out injured, cant play against Huns, and isn't consistent is a hard sell. I'm not convinced he really fits into our system of play that well.

Magennis...be as well starting again with him next season, and writing this season off. That screams luxury to me already.
 

cleanyman

Well-Known Radge
Wright should be punted immediately. No where near good enough

Murphy was a player in his day. Championship player now.

Magennis. Terrible injury. Give him a year.
 

tayside hibee

Well-Known Radge
murphy, I would love to see claim a place, he is a braw fitba player, who does seem lacking in desire. If JR can resolve that part of his game, I think we have class player.

magennis deserves a chance to prove himself , but ive not seen much for optimism

wright, I would gladly see him move on. I can only recall one moment at Ibrox when he has actually ran at a defender. He dosent even seem to hold a position, he is just "there", doing and effecting very little.
 

Zab

Admin
Murphy - like all wingers, is a frustrating player at times. Clearly has the ability, but seems to be up and down when it comes to using it. He’ll be here till the end of next season.

Wright - hasn’t looked the part. I’d say Cadden was signed to replace him, so expect Wright to be gone in the summer.

Magennis - I’ve said before I didn’t understand the rush to sign him, would have been better waiting till January and agreeing a pre-contract. Clearly he’s rated by many at Hibs, or we wouldn’t be paying a fee and handing out a 5 year deal, but this season was always going to be a write off for him due to the injury lay-off he’d had.
 

Greenmachine

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
Murphy; A very good player who like so many of our signings struggled with bad injuries prior to joining us. Sometimes clubs like Hibs have to take risks with such players if we want quality in the squad. Murphy has played at a good level and I am sure he will come good for Hibs. This season won't be that time however, next season will. He will be a Hibs player next season, not a huns player being loaned out to us.

Magennis; As I have said before I struggle to re-call any young player Hibs have signed being given a 5 year contract. That shows to me they have tremendous confidence in him becoming a top player for us. At the moment however it is just potential, we haven't seen the real deal yet and similar to Murphy I doubt we will this season. Another one who had a serious injury at his previous club, but nevertheless they have very high hopes for. Give him time I would say.

Wright; They must have seen something in him at St Johnstone, but we are yet to see anything positive really so far at Hibs. When two managers as respected as Tommy Wight and Jack Ross rate him enough to sign him then you must think there must be something there which will develop over time. Another one who had bad injuries at his previous club. I wonder if we will see him next season at Hibs ? I am less optimistic about him from what I have seen so far than the other two. Hope I am wrong though.

We are sitting third in the league, so our signings could all be said to have worked. However I am just playing devils advocate. We need the above three to provide much more than they have so far this season if we are going to finish third.
 
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Two Headed Boy

Well-Known Radge
Murphy is a good player, but his form is a bit up and down. He may just be taking time to settle.

McGennis is about potential. I'm happy with him being integrated slowly.

Wright is a mystery. I have a couple of St Johnstone supporting pals and they were both gutted to see him go. "The sort of player that gets you off your seat", "Makes things happen" etc... I have to say I'm yet to see it. He'll be on loan next season.
 
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Sir Shrink

Retired Radge
Murphy; A very good player who like so many of our signings struggled with bad injuries prior to joining us. Sometimes clubs like Hibs have to take risks with such players if we want quality in the squad. Murphy has played at a good level and I am sure he will come good for Hibs. This season won't be that time however, next season will. He will be a Hibs player next season, not a huns player being loaned out to us.

Magennis; As I have said before I struggle to re-call any young player Hibs have signed being given a 5 year contract. That shows to me they have tremendous confidence in him becoming a top player for us. At the moment however it is just potential, we haven't seen the real deal yet and similar to Murphy I doubt we will this season. Another one who had a serious injury at his previous club, but nevertheless they have very high hopes for. Give him time I would say.

Wright; They must have seen something in him at St Johnstone, but we are yet to see anything positive really so far at Hibs. When two managers as respected as Tommy Wight and Jack Ross rate him enough to sign him then you must think there must be something there which will develop over time. Another one who had bad injuries at his previous club. I wonder if we will see him next season at Hibs ? I am less optimistic about him from what I have seen so far than the other two. Hope I am wrong though.

We are sitting third in the league, so our signings could all be said to have worked. However I am just playing devils advocate. We need the above three to provide much more than they have so far this season if we are going to get third.

I recall Billy Findlay getting a 5 year deal, although he didn't really hit the heights.

Agree with all the above points, and hopefully Drey either 'clicks' quickly or may be better re-joining his old gaffer at Killie.
 

Hammi

Top radge
Admin
Murphy can play, I dont think playing Central behind the forwards is working for him.
All his best stuff seems to be off the left wing.

Magennis, not a clue tbh, I thought we were getting another McGinn. But so far I've only seen him play wide midfield. Which he just isn't.

Wright... oh dear, hasn't worked and hasn't looked likely to work.
Except against Hunco, twice!? Very disappointed outside of that.
 

AG1337

Well-Known Radge
Wright should be punted immediately. No where near good enough

Murphy was a player in his day. Championship player now.

Magennis. Terrible injury. Give him a year.
Agree with your assessments of Wright and Magennis.
What Championship for Murphy though? Certainly not the Scottish version, the guy is inconsistent but he is quality.
Hopefully he can get a run of form which would improve us massively.
 

FamousFiveHibee

New radge
I think Wrights time is up at Hibs being honest. He's had a few chances to impress in a Hibs shirt and just isn't cut out for it imo and has struggled. Magennis is a strange one because I think we still haven't seen enough of him. He was very good at St.Mirren and captained them so I think there's a player there. Murphy frustrates me the most out of the 3. You just know he has the quality in him and has shown glimpses but hasn't done it as consistently as I'd have hoped.
 

Greenmachine

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
I recall Billy Findlay getting a 5 year deal, although he didn't really hit the heights.

Agree with all the above points, and hopefully Drey either 'clicks' quickly or may be better re-joining his old gaffer at Killie.
Was Billy Findlay not a product of our youth policy rather than a signing ?
Either way, your right he didn't hit the heights at all despite the great faith put in him by Miller at the time.
 

tricky

Legendary Radge
What sort of fee was it for Magennis? Can’t remember if it was quoted at time, hope he will be able to kick on

Wouldn’t be upset if Murphy left but think we are committed to another season now

Wright could certainly go unlikely to feature again this season
 

1875

Admin
What sort of fee was it for Magennis? Can’t remember if it was quoted at time, hope he will be able to kick on

Wouldn’t be upset if Murphy left but think we are committed to another season now

Wright could certainly go unlikely to feature again this season

£200-250k?
 

Robert Barone

Well-Known Radge
Our squad composition has been the thing Ive had the biggest gripe with tbh...we seemed to sign loads of midfielders and left ourselves with 2 strikers in the squad and very limited options at centre half.

I think Murphy has quality and has shown it in flashes..he seems to pick up niggling injuries that interrupt his chances of consistant form. He's contributed a fair bit in terms of winning pens and assists from memory.

I eventually ran out of patience with Wright..he had a couple of decent games early on but many more absolute howlers when he couldnt pass to a green jersey. His body language at times was awful and he just looked like he;d decided it wasnt going to work for him at Hibs.

Magennis is a player I hadnt noticed or heard many people talking about prior to us signing him. He looks like a gust of wind would blow him away. As others have pointed out he seems to have been a player we have aggressively targetted for a while so I hope my initial reservations (even allowing for him recovering from injury) are misplaced. I wouldnt want him in the centre of midfield tbh and he doesn;t look to me that he can play wider either so Im not too sure where he fits in when everyone is fit. Given he has such a long contract he's got time on his side so I think he's one we'll have to be patient with.

For me the spine of the team is what needs money spending on it (presuming there is any about). From that perspective I hope we keep Marciano as he's about as good as we can get on our budget.
 

sockyboy

Just A Radge
I'd be tempted to stick with Wright a bit longer, simply because I don't believe he can be as bad as he's been. In his defence, he's not really had a decent run in the team. There's got to be a player in there somewhere.

Murphy can go for me, he's at an age where he's not going to get any better. The odd 10 minutes here and there isn't good enough. Never seen him as long term.

Mcginnes is a mystery to me and I'm not entirely sure where he fits in, but I have faith in JR that he's worth the money and the wait.
 

Hammi

Top radge
Admin
Little worrying that neither player's mentioned have really improved the starting 11.

I'd say Murphy has improved the quality in the opposition third.
He should have more goals however and would probably have a load of assists had Doidge managed a goal in any of his games.

A point i missed earlier, he does make some nice passes and plays, perhaps his numbers would look better had we been more prolific.

No excusing when he looks half arsed though, when it's not going right you need big players to step up, he absolutely should be a big player for us.
Maybe another that needs preseason and consistent games. He has played since being here obviously, but he had no football prior.
 
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