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« Reply #45 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 15:07:15 »

Magera would have probably come good if he’d have been given a bit more time to settle into the English game. Scored a few crackers didn’t he (one against Vale?)
1 goal in 18 appearances for us, a low drive from 18 yards at Vale.
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« Reply #46 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 15:08:15 »

Henrik Ojamma
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« Reply #47 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 15:09:45 »

Delph retired aged 32 despite playing 11 Premier League games that season...

I guess money is why players dropping down the leagues is so rare these days. No need to do it anymore.

Mark Walters was my favourite player when I was younger but you just don't see those sorts and we were still in the Championship I suppose. Matty Taylor is probably the closest since then for a 'Premier League quality' player.

Although Charlie probably fits the bill...

Some retire early for whatever reason and make a succes of what they turn to with Jermaine Jenas & Michael Doughty two examples. Another wasted career of a talented player who disappeared early is Francis Jeffers.
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« Reply #48 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 15:12:36 »

Henrik Ojamma
Scored 8 goals last season for his team Flora as they won the Estonian Premium Liiga, still only 32.
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« Reply #49 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 15:21:28 »

Delph retired aged 32 despite playing 11 Premier League games that season...

I guess money is why players dropping down the leagues is so rare these days. No need to do it anymore.

Mark Walters was my favourite player when I was younger but you just don't see those sorts and we were still in the Championship I suppose. Matty Taylor is probably the closest since then for a 'Premier League quality' player.

Although Charlie probably fits the bill...

Most are financially set by the time the top paying clubs are done with them. From there it all comes down to how much love for the game do they have? Its either a massively reduced wage in the lower leagues or a bit of a lesser wage and moving to another country.
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« Reply #50 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 15:25:39 »

who remembers John McCloughlin.

Played over 200 games for us, got 2 promotions, and is now a French polisher!
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« Reply #51 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 15:27:28 »

Was that back in the 70's🤔
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« Reply #52 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 15:29:37 »

Yep. From Pompey, I think.
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« Reply #53 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 15:30:23 »

Yep. From Pompey, I think.

Yeah I remember him a right back I think.
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« Reply #54 on: Monday, May 22, 2023, 15:32:49 »

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That's the fella! Thanks! Smiley
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