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The view on the terraces

Published 15/10/2015

Belfast boxing champion Carl Frampton led the tributes to David Healy on social media last night. In a tweet to "Dear Crusaders fans", he said: "I, like you, have a dislike for Linfield. But David Healy will always be my hero!"

John Wilson (58), from Newtownabbey, was one supporter who articulated what some were debating, following Warren Feeney's swift departure for Newport County, announced last week.

"I don't know whether it's been done to appease the fans because of Feeney but really, he had to go.

"After what happened on Saturday, it just shows you, it would be crazy to keep him here, with his family in England, family comes first," the 58-year-old said.

Lisburn woman Carmel Johnston (47), whose son, 18-year-old Adam Salley, recently joined Linfield, said her son "thinks he's brilliant." "I think he's a man who's passionate about the team and loves Linfield, has all his life and I hope it's true," she added.

Darren Poole (28), from Bangor, described it as "a good mood". "I think Feeney was bringing the club in the right direction and I'm hoping he does the same. Healy has the same sort of pedigree as Feeney and will bring a good quality to Linfield."

Nine-year-old Jack Lawson described Healy as a "legend" while his dad, Joel (30) said Healy was a "good choice".

Paula Cainduff (51), from Belfast, said: "He can be a bit nice and he'll maybe have to harden up."

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