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Wednesday Players We Thought Were Going To Be World Beaters.

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12 minutes ago, lanzaroteowl said:

Ian Knight 

 

Such a shame

That w@nker Bennett with what can only be called a pre meditated over the top assault. 

Heard the crack on the kop and knew instantly it was a career ending tackle. 

 

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Ryan Jones 

 

Injuries finished him but he looked great for a while 

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8 minutes ago, belfast owl lad said:

What action(if any) was taken against Bennett?

 

I think Ian Knight tried to sue him privately 

Not sure of the outcome 

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14 minutes ago, belfast owl lad said:

What action(if any) was taken against Bennett?

 

5 minutes ago, lanzaroteowl said:

 

I think Ian Knight tried to sue him privately 

Not sure of the outcome 

 

After 10 years he did eventually receive some undisclosed damages.

 

Nothing compared to his earning potential  he'd have had.

Dave Sexton used to rave about hums potential. 

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Some great answers on here.

 

Players fall into different criteria here.

 

Ones who disappeared without trace after being red hot when kids:

Nathan Modest

Mark Platts

Mark McKeever

Francesco Sanetti

 

 

Those who had decent careers put perhaps didn't reach the heights we thought they might:

Mark Beevers

Chris Bart Williams

Paul Warhurst

Dalian Atkinson

Ritchie Humphreys

 

 

Or those that were robbed:

Ian Knight

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Thought Andy Crane would be awesome. Siggi Jonsson might have been but for Souness....Paul Warhurst should  have been an England striker for years.

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6 minutes ago, kernowl said:

Thought Andy Crane would be awesome. 

 

Oh I don't know,  he did all right for himself.

 

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4 hours 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.

the old 'adage' that was spoken of george best, 'how good could he have been?'

i'd have to say

rodger wylde

ante mirocevic

ritchie humphries 

jonsson 

sinton

colin west

debilde

owusu

windass

more recently beevers, clinton morrison,  ryan lowe, leon knight, abdi, matias, BOTHROYD, and winnall (stil hoping for the latter).

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45 minutes ago, Lord Snooty said:

Bennett should have got bird for that 'tackle'

he should have got 'a bit more' than bird, if i'd have been knight's relative, i'd have 'arranged' it for him too.

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4 hours 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.


Unless I'm remembering it wrong at one stage that season Atkinson had about 14 goals to Hirst's 2 or 3. They both finished the season on about 16 goals. I met Hirsty once and asked him about Dalian Atkinson. I told him he was the only player I'd seen that made Hirsty look slow. He said yes he was very fast but for himself. They should have been unstoppable together but maybe what Hirsty said and the scoring turnaround in the second half of the season meant they would never really gel together so it was probably for the best he went to Real Sociedad although we didn't think so at the time.Hirsty also said that Paul Williams was his favourite strike partner as he was totally unselfish.

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Dean Barrick seemed to appear then disappear again.

 

And don’t forget we fought others off to sign Stevie May......

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4 hours ago, 1961OWL said:

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


Souness went straight through him about 1 second after kick off in an international. He was carried off but we had only just signed him so it wasn't career threatening. he went to Arsenal for about 600k I think and then had to "retire" with a back problem. I saw him on Sky playing centre back for Dundee Utd (I think it was Dundee Utd anyway) a few years later.

He was a frustrating player as he hardly ever got in front of the ball. Similar to Ray Wilkins whenever he did go forward he caused a lot of problems. Should have been capable of so much more.

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Chris Bart Williams. We bought him as a teenager and he was years ahead of his age. Thought he'd do more in the game. 

Remember seeing Lloyd Awusu tearing up Rotherham all game long but proved pretty hopeless for us. 

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for me darko kovacevic didnt happen for him with us 

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Orland Trustfull for me.

 

he was bloody marvellous in the warm ups, just struggled once the game kicked off.......

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