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« Reply #60 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 14:39:03 »

Or in reverse over the hill players who never had a league career - Tony Gough
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« Reply #61 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 15:28:39 »

Or in reverse over the hill players who never had a league career - Tony Gough

Gough was a strange one, think Fred Ford thought he could be the new Tony Book, so I expected him to be better than what he was.  To rectify this was simple, to be a Town fan just don't expect much and you won't be let down, and even sometimes pleasantly surprised.
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« Reply #62 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 15:54:45 »

Not sure how old he was when he joined but starting off at Juventus you’d expect a bit of talent from Vincent Pericard.

Sadly not. A 15 year career with a fruitful 23 goals

And who remembers this from the not too distant past

Jakob Jesionkowski
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« Reply #63 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 16:01:00 »

We got Vincent in his prime years, 28 years old it looks like!  What an absurd career.
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« Reply #64 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 17:08:10 »

Frank McAvvenie....epic panic buy fail
What ??,  worse than Terry Gibson ?.
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« Reply #65 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 17:43:13 »

What ??,  worse than Terry Gibson ?.

Gibson started 8 games for us and was never on the losing side, he lost  his last game when not starting but coming off the bench late on.
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« Reply #66 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 19:30:14 »

Could Colin Barrrett be classed as over the hill. Not in terms of age, as he was 27 when he signed for us, but only played 5 games before being released the following summer when he moved to Andover.

For a player who won the first division championship in 77-78 with Nottingham Forest (and played the majority of the games that season); he must have had a bad injury to be signing for a division three team on a free transfer two years later. I wonder if he had a medical, and if so how he passed it.
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« Reply #67 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 20:41:44 »

What ??,  worse than Terry Gibson ?.

Gibbo was awful and we swerved signing him on a perm.  Considering he had a decent top flight career with Man U, Cov and Wimbledon he definitely qualifies.

Given he played nearly 200 games for Verona, Alberto Comazzi was hopeless.  Albeit given what happened soon after he left STFC, maybe he had stuff on his mind... And another PDC signing, Lukas Magera, didn't blow anyone's socks off (as promised by Jeremy Wray)

Ossie's 2 games for Town underwhelmed (and he was sent off) and his compatriot Nestor Lorenzo started well but faded quickly and certainly didn't live up to the hype after he was signed as a World Cup finalist.

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« Reply #68 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 20:50:29 »

Galvin was player Assistant Manager, but I don’t remember him being much cop on the pitch for us.  We had a couple of the 90’s teams that returned to us late in their careers looking over weight and somewhat having lost their lustre.

Fact fans: Galvin was (presumably still is) fluent in Russian and got a degree in Russian Studies from Hull Uni before joining Spurs.  Pretty rare for a pro from the 70s/80s era to have degree, let alone such an esoteric one
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« Reply #69 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 21:48:24 »

Lawrie Sanchez was sh1te and over the hill when he signed for us. He didn't want to play for us against Wimbledon.
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« Reply #70 on: Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 21:47:56 »

I reckon almost half of the team (and most of the defence) would be made up from the Premier season. Fenwick, Kilcline, Sanchez, McAvennie......you could almost argue Mutch as well, although he came from Wolves who were below us at the time. I always remember him as the stand-out player for Wolves when we played them, but was a disappointment (to me anyway) when he played for us. Having said that, he may well have been our top scorer that season...?
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« Reply #71 on: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 07:53:54 »


Has anybody mentioned Paul Ince?
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« Reply #72 on: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 08:41:57 »

‘Go on son, make a name for youself’

Probably the best shout I’ve ever heard at a football match
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« Reply #73 on: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 23:21:32 »

Phil King played like a future pub landlord in his brief second spell.
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« Reply #74 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 01:22:12 »

Phil King played like a future pub landlord in his brief second spell.
David Kerslake mirrored Phil  .... but Phil is a man of the people, ex footballers and pub running should be encouraged
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