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#51 torryowl

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:41 AM

Trevor Francis was a has been reject. And one of the best players to pull on the blue and white jersey.

trevor francis was a top-flight player for qpr when we signed him,fowler hasnt played top-flight football for years and just left the thai league( which i'm guessing is a lower standard than league 1 )and wasnt a success in that .....

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:44 AM

Yes please. At 36 and with no pace he is still a very good player.

Edited by SuperKevin, 17 March 2012 - 07:44 AM.


#53 Lawrie Maddens Hump

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:48 AM

I wouldn't right Fowler off at League 1 level.

Out manager will know for certain if he still has it.

Just keep the faith guys!

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:49 AM

Yes please. At 36 and with no pace he is still a very good player.

his recent record suggests otherwise .....

#55 theowlsman

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:58 AM


Even though he rejected Blackpool?...

I don't want him either but just saying..


Yes but even I would reject Blackpool. You can see the beach from the stand, and I mean below your feet through the hole

#56 foreverSWFC

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:08 AM

I wouldn't mind tbh. Would draw some media attention and I'm sure the players would love to have a player of his stature in the dressing room.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:12 AM

A look at his stats suggests he hasn't really cut it for 9 years- regardless of the level he's player at.

It's easy to dream about him rolling back the clock but the truth is the games would probably just pass him by.


agreed - the potential for it to go badly would be much higher than the potential for it to be a success - as you say there is nothing in his recent history to make this seem a wise move

#58 Johnbloodaxe

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:24 AM

A 1 in 3 return in Australia isn't that bad at all.. The mentor for Madine is also very interesting and a good shout IMO...

Fowler vs Clinton...Fowler with a fairly recent decent goal return in Aus... Mmmm which one would you have?

I always really liked Fowler as a goal poacher, and we make a lot of chances which he may stick away, it's the instinct that he has, right place right time...he was never about pace etc.. just sticking em in... I think this would be a decent signing and may cause consternation in Div 1 defences leaving Madine more room to score... Just a thought..

Edited by Johnbloodaxe, 17 March 2012 - 08:25 AM.


#59 Johnbloodaxe

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:26 AM

his recent record suggests otherwise .....



1 in 3 in Aus?

#60 Lawrie Maddens Hump

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:30 AM


agreed - the potential for it to go badly would be much higher than the potential for it to be a success - as you say there is nothing in his recent history to make this seem a wise move


No problem for me as long as the emphasis is on him coming in as a mentor/player. Therefore, even if it doesn't work out for him on the pitch his experience and knowledge of the game would sitll be beneficial for our strikeforce. I really can't see why it could go badly!

Win win situation IMO.

#61 RUMBELOWS91

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:33 AM



1 in 3 in Aus?


Not that great is it really?

And more recent than that 2 in 10 in Thailand.

Look at Heffernan. I bet he's at about 1 in 3 in the SPL, Never really looked like cutting it here though.

I would suggest League One is a higher standard than Aus and Thailand.


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:31 AM

We need pace not a poacher - he is well past it . Earnshaw would be better.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:33 AM

he'll enjoy the presence of lines I understand :ph34r:



Hehehe

#64 Bluesteel

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

The "old star" type signing has always been a favourite of Mandaric. If it is true then perhaps he is keen?

If Megson was here we'd have laughed this rumour off entirely but now who knows?

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:42 AM

As the manager mentions that Coke's gone, Fowler looks dejected.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:58 AM

The "old star" type signing has always been a favourite of Mandaric. If it is true then perhaps he is keen?

If Megson was here we'd have laughed this rumour off entirely but now who knows?


I hope Jones is as strong and single minded as Megson was, something I loved about Meggo.

Love Mandy but we won't want him picking any of the signings. Has to be totally the managers say, if Jones really wants him the fair enough.