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10 minutes ago, ashamanic said:

Hirst...

 

A teenager who had yet to play 30 league games for a mid-table second tier side and only cost us about £200k was too good for us in the top flight?

 

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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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I hold my hands up though as the title of the thread could have been worded better but still I have explained what I meant numerous times on previous pages

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Wouldn’t count Carbone and Di Canio at the time. They were exactly the calibre we should’ve been going for more regularly as an established side in that league. 
 

Agree with some of the loan suggestions though, Kenwyne Jones when we were on the bones of our backside was beyond what we could attract then. Would’ve been interesting had sturrock made a bid for him before taking him on loan though. He wasn’t wanted at Southampton and had been playing cb but a loan here turned his career around and took him out of our reach. 

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On 14/09/2020 at 17:44, Errol Flashman said:

Sibon?Lol.

Strolling about like a hungover student in Tesco

Now thats as i remember him but he did improve toward the end of his stay.

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I've been watching us for over 50 years and there are only 2 candidates in this topic, the 2 TC's. I can't really remember Craig but I get the impression that he was far too good for the players around him.

I did, however, see a lot of Curran. He was way too good for the old third division being a reasonable first division player. This was evident when he tore many defences to shreds in our promotion season of 79/80. I know he was a fan but it still amazes that Big Jack (god rest his soul) could persuade Curran to sign for us 

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Alan Johnston while we had him here on loan from Boro back in 2002/03. 

 

Back in the day Carbone and Di Canio always looked to good for us compared to rest of our squad. 

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  What is this self flagilation at the wailing wall . No player ever was too good for any team they played for , not one . They all come and go on permanent or loan knowing where they are going and who they are playing with and they still go . Like a president once said , ask not what players were too good for you but instead ask what players should have done more . Or something like that . Dark side signing twenty million quid players and we are talking about players too good for us . 

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On 14/09/2020 at 13:01, @owlstalk said:

 

 

Gerald Sibon -  would have been pure dynamite with a better team around him
You could  see the absolute resignation in his play every time a team mate messed up

^^^read my mind 

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