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In one fell swoop. Two birds, one stone:
Re: Gudjohnsen. A criminally underrated player. I know he has played at the highest level, but people don't give him credit for how good he is. Him and Hasselbaink were one of the premierships greatest ever partnerships.
was with ronaldo (the original) at PSV but fecked his cruciate so ended up with us in division 1. Really was a class above at times and when we failed to get promoted in that year I knew he'd be off. I felt privileged to see so many class acts at the reebok (The aforementioned, NGotty, Hierro, Campo...legends)
Where would you have them, top 5? top 10?
They would definitely be in the top 10. Circa 2000/2001 they were scoring 50 goals a season between them, many of them from their brilliant link up play.
...they may just scrape top 10. Let's do a top 10 premier league strike partnerships list!
Someone start a new thread!
Sylvan Ebanks Blake
Most elegent footballer I've ever seen (for Plymouth Argyle anyway)
It's a toss up between Buzsaky, Halmosi and David Friio
despite the fact that we sold him at the right time and he would never make it into our team today.
Anders Svensson. Absolutely amazing when playing for Sweden, looked like a donkey in a pond when playing club football.
Fabrice Fernandes. Absolutely amazing if he had any sort of motivation for playing, sulked like a little bitch that couldn't be bothered 112.5% of the time.
I'd say MLT, but of course we never sold him...
I saw him score from the halfway line against Reading in a pre-season friendly, sometimes he could make the ball talk.
Other times, it was like giving a monkey a space rocket. He makes Darren Bent look consistent
he looked a world beater
He pulled the same trick at a number of clubs. He was so talented, but fuck me he could strop...
Yeah, fair enough
my friend used to come round on a saturday morning with the Sun and we'd read about the days coming game knowing full well that we would win it 3-0 with Pires getting a brace.
the champions league final was the most heartbreaking thing i've ever seen.
I admit there were tears in my eyes watching him trudge off.
I was going out with a girl whose family supported Liverpool when he scored the winner from 30 yards in 2003. I was well popular then.
my friend used to shout through the letterbox to wake us all up "Pires brace?". god i miss 2003.
a mixture of him being amazing, him going to scum and the fact we got sod all for him.
woodgate, despite being involved in the lowest moment for our club (and that's saying something), was the best defender we've ever had and that includes Ferdinand.
i'd also love a 30 year old Gordon Strachan to come back. I miss the way he played football.
I don't actually remember much about him. I just remember him being really cool. For a ginger Dane.
Is he still with us? He was desperately ill last I heard...
Wiki says he had a serious brain injury in 2006. Doesn't say he's dead though.
"in Denmark, a hospital pass is known as a 'rigtig Jesper Olsen' ('a real Jesper Olsen'). "It's named after Olsen's square ball across his own defence that set up Spain's equaliser in Denmark's 1986 World Cup match," explains Aidan Curran. "Having been 1-0 down, Spain went on to destroy the Danes 5-1. Sometimes Danish politicians use the term to mock an opponent's blunder or gaffe.""
Emilio Butragueno (sp?) broke this poor boys heart that day :(
Only if you want Fulham fans to think you're a mental
Steady, that's Keith Allen you're talking about...
Thought it might be
(this is for bristol rovers)
and the potentials who never got their chance..
Berbatov (for his unmatched sublimeness, not his attitude)...
Before that really bad injury he could have been Englands main striker. FACT.
The man is a god. Most talented player to pull on the hoops.
He was 33 when he signed.
Lubo! Lubo! Lubo!
he was one of the most talented players ever. Had the fortune to meet the man himself. I also got the 'Gift From God' video for a pound on amazon the other week!
him and larsson, heroes of my childhood. nakamura is a latter day example
he was like a visitor from the future. Brilliant. I always remember him once standing still with the ball, waving his foot over it and the defender in front of him just falling over.
And Zola for being just magic all the time and a great guy.
when he went to Chelsea. His header against united in the FA Cup semi final is one of my favourite goals for some reason.
in our promotion season and 1st prem season he was sublime, easily the greatest left back we've ever had
we sold him to bloody torquay then he got horribly injured with them, then they beat us in the first proper in 98 1-0.
on both accounts.
Only saw him place twice maybe, but I remember it being ridiculous how good he was, surrounded by a team of crap. I have no idea how or why he played for us. He was on a completely different level, kind of like he was playing a different game to everyone else.
Also I'm not an Arsenal fan but I miss seeing Thierry Henry. At his prime, he was just a beautiful man.
Both outstanding players, both had to be sold to keep the club alive, and both true club men (before our takeover Ferdinand gave us £10,000 and Lee Cook famously gave us his signing on fee from Fulham).
Cookie's move back is being made permanent - for £850k. Meaning Fulham effectively gave us a £1.15 million interest free loan. However he isn't very good any more.
The most elegant player I've ever seen is Akos Buzaky
Most elegant player I've ever seen in a Forest shirt...
Stan Collymore or Lars Bohinen.
Ricky Otto (seriously)
playing for Spurs when I was 10
As a liverpool fan i miss Djimi Traore and Emile Heskey
fucking keegan who did he think he was ...
used to love watching him rip teams apart as a kid, the 5-0 derby game at Old Trafford in about 1995 being a case in point. Devastating on his day. But then the silly cunt went and got himself in all that bother with eastern European hoodlums, and had to make that bizarre move to Everton for the signing-on fee.
it is. Looking back at it, that has to be one of the most bizarre career moves ever in football. Wonder what he must make of it now? I suppose you could say Beckham might have struggled to make it had Kanchelskis still been in the team, but he was never anywhere near as good to watch.