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Players we signed who were too good for us


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33 minutes ago, Bluesteel said:


He was so good he got us relegated from the division we signed him in!

 

He did? There were plenty of bigger problems on that team than him. I never understand people who reach such a distinct judgement on whether Sibon was excellent or terrible. He was somehow both and neither at the same time; the very definition of that overused phrase - enigma. For a couple of years after our relegation he was the best of a rather motley group.

 

As for the branding of players as crap because they were on a relegated team, you should take a look at our squad from 1990. Several legends right there.

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6 minutes ago, DJMortimer said:

 

He did? There were plenty of bigger problems on that team than him. I never understand people who reach such a distinct judgement on whether Sibon was excellent or terrible. He was somehow both and neither at the same time; the very definition of that overused phrase - enigma. For a couple of years after our relegation he was the best of a rather motley group.

 

As for the branding of players as crap because they were on a relegated team, you should take a look at our squad from 1990. Several legends right there.

 

I think you’re going massively off topic on that one. 
 

the thread is about players who were too good for us and it was suggested that he was.

 

When he was brought in to score goals in the premier league and we went down partly (but a fairly big reason) because one of our two new star strikers couldn’t get in the team it doesn’t make him too good for us.

 

None of the team in the 1990 season have been named as too good for us but many of them miles better than Sibon 

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I think this can only be answered with the assumption that the player in question was better than the rest of the team by a long way. 
 

Mentioning likes of Nilsson and Waddle, is an insult to Hirst, Sheridan, etc.  They were a good team that performed to a high level. 
 

Di Canio and Carbone are the stand outs in my life time. 
 

 

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On 14/09/2020 at 12:58, IWEDFM said:

Kenwyne Jones - A relative unknown when we signed him but 7 goals in 7 matches at League One level proved he was far too good for where we were at the time

 

Madjid Bougherra - A rock at the back and those darting runs into the opposition half were exceptional. I was gutted when he was sold

 

Ross Barkley - He was tipped to be the new Lampard/Gerrard so was something of a surprise when we signed him on loan. Showed glimpses of his potential but was much younger back then. Still chipped in with 4 or 5 goals if my memory is correct

 

Scott Carson - He was superb during a loan spell, a class above. Much younger back then and was considered a future England International

 

Can anyone think of any others?

 

 

Neil Mellor only player I remember hitting 20 in a season

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Some people are so dim and after 9 pages still didn't understand my OP. It's not about players being too good or big to play for us but about players we had who were better than where we were at the time. How can it be so hard to grasp?

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