Deemed good enough for the scrap heap at League One-potentials Leeds United, now a prized possession at Premier League-bound Ipswich Town. How on earth does that work?
Well...the way it works is that Leeds continue to make big errors in the transfer market, and they could pay for it with cold Tuesday night trips to Fleetwood and Crawley next year (without meaning to sound disrespectful).
Hunt, brother of fellow footballer Stephen, has managed to step-up the football pyramid by joining Mick McCarthy's all-conquering Tractor Boys - now there's a manager who knows what he is doing.
I don't think you would find McCarthy selling experienced Championship strikers when in a battle, top or bottom. That is why he has so much success. Look at his side now; they are made up mostly of inexpensive, no thrills, get-the-job-done players. By heck it's working too.
Compare that with some of the Leeds recruits, the likes of Souleymane Doukara, Adryan, Brian Montenegro and Mirco Antenucci; all of whom have come from a foreign country with no experience of English football and they just aren't clicking.
The most blinkered of Leeds fans will point out that he didn't score for the club in 20 attempts, that's fair enough. However, seeing him do well at Ipswich must alert you that something must be up.
Noel Hunt was well down the pecking order at Elland Road too, when perhaps he should have been the go-to-man. He's the type of player who is never going to set the world alight, but will always give the defender a hard game. You want him in the box buzzing around.
The fact now that he could be playing two divisions higher than his old club next season is frankly laughable on whoever made the decision to let him go. It's a little bit like the situations of Steve Gerrard and Frank Lampard, yet neither Liverpool nor Chelsea are facing relegation.
Who Are 'Ya?
I've said it before in previous articles, and I don't want to sound like a broken record, but Neil Redfearn has to try and get some experience in. The names being linked with the club are unrecognizable in this country.
It's no coincidence that the likes of Eidur Gudjohnsen and Emile Heskey caused the Whites' defence issues at the weekend against Bolton. Those are the types of player that the club needs in a relegation scrap.
Redfearn has a few weeks left, I wonder what he and Massimo Cellino can pull out the bag? - Let's also hope they seal their exisiting bag and don't let more players like Hunt go.
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