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He played them both - Arsenal: David Hillier

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 23 2007

Time: 1:14PM

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fantastic read The Rabbi... how can a career with such promise go so horribly wrong eh!
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23/12/2007 13:17:00

Do you know I learn somthing every time I read these, Cracking article Rabbi
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23/12/2007 14:07:00

Yes I remember David, he was never as good as his half brother Vince.
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23/12/2007 16:22:00

15,000? Was that when Bristol Rovers raped Pompey after we entered administration?
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23/12/2007 16:48:00

never heard of him untill now - but it just shows what can happen if you dont keep up high standards...
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23/12/2007 21:24:00

nice one matt, made me chuckle alittle... i remember the time that hillier and co got sold off - so many got players for cheap from us as we had to sell didnt they, bristol rovers picked up a few didnt they...
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23/12/2007 22:19:00

I wondered what happened to him. Didn't Jimmy Carter also play for us and Arsenal?
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23/12/2007 23:16:00

yep he did and spent a few months with liverpool too didnt he but hardly played... altho he didnt play much for arsenal either did he - less than 30 games in something like 4 years...
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23/12/2007 23:33:00

Rabbi - Great read and although I thought I knew Hilliers career pretty well there were three or four bits in there that I had no idea of.. Well researched mate. Yep it was a bit of a waste but always thought that he was doomed once he missed the three winning cup finals and a lot of the glory at Highbury... A 'very nearly' man wasn't he ...
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24/12/2007 08:35:00

Hillier and 'Bhuna' Carter were the types of players we used to waste our money on werent they? Been there done that and now i will go to Pompey for some easy money.
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25/12/2007 09:42:00

Back in '84 and '85, I had a pen-pal in junior high school from London, SE, by the name of David Hillier. He would now be approx. 37-38 years old now. Could this be the same person? We lost touch after a couple of years of writing. If it is him, it is odd that I don't remember him saying much about football. Perhaps I should look for some old letters, if they are still around. In any case, this is an interesting read. It seems that most pro athletes are past their primes in their mid-30's. Sad that Hillier's last appearance was at age 33. Butters is still at it, eh?
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