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    Ferrite
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    Inspired by Pele’s threads, this could be a long list but here are a few players I remember as being crap with us but good when they played against us:

    – Lyle Taylor
    – Gary Jones – had him on loan and he did nothing but ended up being prolific in the Notts County side that got 100+ points.
    – Michael Nelson – not sure any signing in recent years has been more disappointing based on how good he was against us.
    – John Lundstram – couldn’t see anything in his performances on loan to get excited about. Astonishing he’s playing in the Premier League now.

    #174510

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    Like I have said twice before, Wayne Corden.

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    #174511

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    Taylor wasn’t crap he wasn’t given a chance

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    #174512

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    Rob Jones. Captain and hero at Hibs won the Scottish cup. Absolutely awful for us.

    Agree with Corden I thought he was an excellent signing and it didn’t work out.

    Perch must’ve been a decent player at one point to have the career he’s had.

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    #174519

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    There will be many that slip through the net in the near future. The way the team plays is obviously how they are told to play throughout training. There will be people who see something within an individual and recommend a risk. We will have them on only 2 year contracts and accept 1st offer. If we have a new manager anytime soon then we need coaching staff to suit his own style

    #174531

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    Karl (hit-man) Hawley

    Michael (admiral) Nelson

    Ian (sticks) Ormondroyd

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    #174545

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    bang on with karl hawley NI,like a lot of others though wernt for the lack of effort though, at notts county away he must have had a dozen chances missed the lot then they pop up with one and we loose 1-0,would watch them kind of performances all day long but at the end of the day you have to move those players on (wotton dagnell etc,)

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    When I used to go to Carlisle with the wife’s cousin Hawley would always score. The guy on the Tannoy had an annoying routine….

    “Carlisle’s first goal this afternoon. He shoots, he scores, it’s Kaaaaaarl (to which the crowd would respond with “hit-man”) Hawley!”

    #174549

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    Bobby Grant anybody.

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    If Grant had been just 10% of the footballer he thought he was he would have been some player.

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    Taylor wasn’t crap he wasn’t given a chance

    I disagree, 4 goals in 20-odd appearances isn’t much of a return and he’s one of the few players I’d accuse of not looking like he was trying in a Scunthorpe shirt. I appreciate there may have been reasons for that and I imagine for a lad from London coming to Scunthorpe at that age will make you feel like a fish out of water. But I really didn’t see anything from him in claret & blue to make me thing he’d score so many goals for Wimbledon & Charlton.

    As for Wayne Corden – I think he’d have been good for us if he hadn’t been given the number 5 shirt. No way can a winger succeed wearing 5.

    #174559

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    bobby grant hounded out, was he badapples favourite player?

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    Bobby grant actually demanded respect, he didnt seem like he wanted to earn it.
    Wayne Corden was scaepegoated by Laws at Bury wasnt he?

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    bobby grant hounded out, was he badapples favourite player?

    crozzerisalegend was a big admirer, or maybe not.

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    Is this restricted to football? If not I’ll nominate Ian Botham.

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    Bobby Grant just came across as a bit dim and selfish as a player. He only ever wanted to shoot, you never saw him pass to a better positioned team-mate when he could shoot. And I remember a particularly half-witted sending off in a home game too.

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