Date: 23rd December 2007 at 1:14pm
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If ever a story epitomised where English football has gone wrong, then let the following story be a lesson to everyone connected with it.

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11 Replies to “He played them both – Arsenal: David Hillier”

  • never heard of him untill now – but it just shows what can happen if you dont keep up high standards…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 …

  • 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.

  • 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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