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« on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 17:30:10 »

A comment someone made on the Notts Co thread about Taylor being the best of the players who's come to us in his dotage got me thinking about the best and worst players we've had after their prime (not loanees) - ie. having had illustrious careers further up the pyramid. Not sure I can make teams - for some reason we've hardly had any ex-star goalkeepers - but here are a few names I'd put in each category:

LAST HURRAH 11:
Culverhouse - Hoddle - Hazard - Walters - Barnes - Macari

SHORT-CHANGED 11:
Peach - Kilcline - Elkins - Fenwick - Sheehan - Prutton - Ince - Nalis - Thorp - McAvennie

Is it just me, or do they disappoint more often than not?
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« Reply #1 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 17:36:57 »

 Barnes  Hmmm

 However like this game, so will have a think.

Someone like Paul Allen, who aided the 95/96 side, came aged about 33. Brain Borrows would also be a shout played mostly at Cov in the top flight, but also Everton and MBoro.  37 when he turned up... we didn't go down he played 80 games in about 2 seasons.

Ken McPherson, could also merit consideration, although early career not exactly stellar, cam eto us at 34 and helped win promotion in 62/63, and ws still playing at 38.

John Smith, had played a bit in the Spurs double side and West Ham, turned 30 during 68/69 and was widely considerd to be the brains which drove the 68/69 legendary side.

Keeper you might want to consider Jim Barron.... had a bit of pedigree,  over a hundred games for Forest arrived aged 32 and played for a couple of seasons.

Brian Hamilton, had a pretty decent pedigree when pitching up here, played a fair bit in the 78/79/80 sort of era when we were decent... 32 when piching up 35 when leaving, went ot Tranny and played until 39.

BTW I'm focusing on Tayloresque players who've offered something.
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« Reply #2 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 17:51:12 »

Shocker, no Neil Ruddock!?
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« Reply #3 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 17:52:02 »

Kenny Allen was kind of old when he joined.
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« Reply #4 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 17:56:14 »

Frank Talia was part of the Blackburn Squad that won the Premier League. Make of that what you will Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 17:58:56 »

Kenny Allen was kind of old when he joined.

But it's not just old, they have to have had a career further up the pyramid, makes it more tricky.


 
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« Reply #6 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 18:04:20 »

Gareth Whalley? Tony Thorpe? Jamie Cureton?
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« Reply #7 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 18:12:12 »

I'd say Ian Woan would have to be in there. Was 32/33 when he joined us and played for Forest in the Top Flight. He scored "that goal" which prevented Newcastle winning the Premier League.
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« Reply #8 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 18:12:59 »

That bald striker who partnered SSP in 03/04...his name escapes me for some reason, Judas something?
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« Reply #9 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 18:18:41 »

Chris Ramsey, played at a high level with Brighton, although having looked he wasn't very old when he joined us.
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« Reply #10 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 18:22:21 »

Chris Ramsey, played at a high level with Brighton

 22 when he joined us after 30 games for Brighton over a few years, doesn't qualify.
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« Reply #11 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 18:23:00 »

McMahon, Neil Webb, Lawrie Sanchez, Gareth Hall...
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« Reply #12 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 18:25:20 »

McMahon, Neil Webb, Lawrie Sanchez, Gareth Hall...

Webb, was only on loan
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« Reply #13 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 18:35:57 »

But it's not just old, they have to have had a career further up the pyramid, makes it more tricky.



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« Reply #14 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 18:38:51 »



 Smiley

Good shout.

If you just wanted an old keeper who'd played a lot at a low level, then Alex Ferguson who played 7 games post war, aged 44 would be yer man.
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