A lot of Crystal Palace fans are discussing former player Hayden Mullins after a fan asked on Twitter whether he was a ‘hero’ or ‘zero’ during his time in South London.
The player is a product of the club’s youth academy but sadly left on a free transfer to go to London rivals West Ham in 2003 and has enjoyed spells at Portsmouth, Reading and Birmingham throughout his career. [via Transfermarkt]
It is fair to say that he is a example of the type of talent that habitually comes from the club’s academy and fellow youth products like Victor Moses, Nathaniel Clyne, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Wilfried Zaha emphasise how good the youth set up is, as per Transfermarkt.
Was Hayden Mullins a hero or zero in your eyes?
Many Eagles fans flooded to the tweet to praise Mullins and it seems like he has a left a good mark on the club. Even though he is currently on the coaching staff at Watford, it will be interesting to see if he returns in a coaching role to Selhurst Park in the future.
Here is what some Palace fans had to say following the post on Twitter:
So today’s past #cpfc player is Hayden Mullins he started of as a trainee in 96 then made his debut in 98. Hayden went onto make 269 appearances scoring 25 goals before leaving us in 2003 Was Hayden a hero/zero or somewhere in between? pic.twitter.com/uKLNfLp86y
— Jason Cadle 🦅 (@WhyteleafeEagle) May 7, 2020
Didn’t he take over Southgate as our youngest ever Captain? Hero.
— Sean CPFC (@SH20CPFC) May 7, 2020
Hero. So underrated by so many. Versatile. So calm on the ball. Scored some important goals as well. Played throughout admin as if he was a seasoned pro despite being first and second season. The casual tag was hugely unfair
— Nav_is_tweeting (@tweetingnav) May 7, 2020
Great midfield player. After his debut I wondered why so late in his career ?He just slotted in like a real pro. Great talent
Admired his career after us, with the exception of managing Watford and their team tactics this season. But then wondered was he actually in charge
— Kevin (@kevintasteph) May 7, 2020
Hero…classy player. Agree with Nav on air of casualness probably why the person I sit next to couldn’t stand him but he is wrong. 😁
— Angela (@angela_vince) May 7, 2020
Very decent player. Underrated by many. On balance a hero.
— Steve F (@UpperTierSteve) May 7, 2020
Do you need to ask? A hero in so many ways. Versatile as well. 👍
— Andy Walker ⚽️🏌🍻🚴 (@andytheeagle) May 7, 2020
Palace fans, what did you make of Mullins in his time at the club? Comment below with your views!
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