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7 hours ago, 1867Heaven said:

Houllier has gone on record saying he was going to take the job but Alex Ferguson told him to wait for another English club cus we were already in free fall...

That was David Moyes. 

Houllier talks fell through after saying he agreed the job but the club wouldn’t agree a “divorce clause”. 

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It’s a long time ago but it seemed certain Peter Reid was on his way from Bolton. I remember thinking “what about his knees!” but JC knows what he’s doing. Sadly Howard Kendall trumped us & Everton had their last period of success.

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I remember seeing on the back of the Daily Star we were linked with a move for Juventus midfielder David Platt.


Not sure how much there was in that one but at the same time we were also linked with Australian striker Frank Farino, think there was a lot more in that one.

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Obviously the bids for Shearer and Deane are well known.


Pleat had a go for Beckham but got laughed at 


Le Tissier rumours were quite common.


Think we tried for Trevor Sinclair when he was at Blackpool, and Collymore when he was at Southend.



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7 minutes ago, Junglejay said:

And Luke Beckett


I forgot about Beckett, great shout!


We also tried for Scott Taylor and Steve Howard which were big news at the time. We did eventually land Howard, but can remember there being pages on here dedicated to him whilst at Luton.

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2 hours ago, Manwë said:

I don't remember, but did we sign Lombardo in the end?

No, Alan Shearer had just won the golden boot at Euro 96 and signed for Newcastle for a transfer record fee of £15m and it was rumoured Lombardo was asking for similar wages to what Shearer was on.


Shame as he’d have been one heck of a signing.

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