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Wednesday Players We Thought Were Going To Be World Beaters.

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Wondered about others views on players who made such an early impact that we thought they were destined for the very top. Mine has to be Ritchie Humphreys. Started in a blaze of wonder goals only too vanish within 3 seasons. Had a solid career at a lower level but never hit those heights again.

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Regi Blinker after an amazing goal away at Villa, I'm sure it was his debut?

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Owen Morrison of course, world beater throughout his career. 

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Steven Haslam

 

as a youth player he was exceptional 

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Akpo Sodje. I remember the first game of 2008 season when we smashed Burnley 4-1, he looked unstoppable, then went off injured :(

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Frank Songo'o, was dissapointed that we didn't sign him...

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Fransecco Sanetti, my first match at S6 was when he came on and scored that goal against Villa.

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1 minute ago, S72 Owl said:

Has to be Rodri for me. 

 

Was excellent on his debut.

That goal followed by that celebration. Jesus h christ I thought we'd finally signed someone who would be that player. Terrifying anti climax. 

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10 minutes ago, Southie_Owl said:

Fransecco Sanetti, my first match at S6 was when he came on and scored that goal against Villa.

Was there remember the wild celebrations as he scored at the Kop end on and off the pitch. Think he only made about 3 more appearances.

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Matt Hamshaw.

 

Owen Morrison.

 

Steven Haslam.

 

I was convinced, these were our future, in the Prem...

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Just now, Lord Snooty said:

 

Dalian Atkinson.

A player who had everything and could and should have had his choice of clubs in World Football he had that much potential. 

 

Some players are a flash in the pan. Hit a purple patch which make us think they're better than they are in reality. 

 

But Dalian was the real thing.  He just never applied himself fully.

Not so much a flash in the pan as a waste of a genuine top drawer talent.

 

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The lad should have had a bagful of International caps.

Think Dalian liked his beer women and song. Was a talent though.

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4 minutes ago, ZicoSterland2 said:

Think Dalian liked his beer women and song. Was a talent though.

 

Should have gone to the very very top with his talent and ability.

 

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5 minutes ago, Lord Snooty said:

 

Dalian Atkinson.

A player who had everything and could and should have had his choice of clubs in World Football he had that much potential. 

 

Some players are a flash in the pan. Hit a purple patch which make us think they're better than they are in reality. 

 

But Dalian was the real thing.  He just never applied himself fully.

Not so much a flash in the pan as a waste of a genuine top drawer talent.

 

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The lad should have had a bagful of International caps.

Him and Hirst also. 

 

Imagine what could have been if we’d kept those two together longer and they would have looked after their bodies better. 

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4 minutes ago, Lord Snooty said:

 

Dalian Atkinson.

A player who had everything and could and should have had his choice of clubs in World Football he had that much potential. 

 

Some players are a flash in the pan. Hit a purple patch which make us think they're better than they are in reality. 

 

But Dalian was the real thing.  He just never applied himself fully.

Not so much a flash in the pan as a waste of a genuine top drawer talent.

 

649765102.jpg

 

The lad should have had a bagful of International caps.

Definitely, a potential major star, and a decent bloke, but someone who was easily led by a dubious choice of friends

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Ziggi Jonsson. Looked like he had it all at such a young age. Think Souness finished his career. 

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In the early days I thought Mark Beevers was destined for the Top. Decent defensively and good on the ball. He's still played at a decentish level but never made the premier league which I thought he would when he first broke through into our team.

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