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      Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te

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      Brian78
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      Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Oct 12, 2020 03:10:21 pm
      Again similar topic to my last one but flip it over....What player did we sign that had you grinning from ear to ear only to turn out to be way below par??

      I put my handsup, I thought Joe Cole be one of those sneaky little signings where the player arrives and by just being at the club they hut the form of their life...Joe did thst alright, worst form of his life.

      Benteke up alingside him
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #1: Oct 12, 2020 04:24:43 pm
      Thought Andy Carroll would be a BEAST. Also Morientes  :-\
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #2: Oct 12, 2020 04:39:04 pm
      Carroll, Kewell, Ballo-f###ing-telli...
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #3: Oct 12, 2020 06:05:01 pm
      Lazar Markovic.

      Boy...
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #4: Oct 12, 2020 06:05:21 pm
      Morientes, kewell, diouf, istvan kozma
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #5: Oct 12, 2020 06:22:23 pm
      To my shame Mario Balotelli.

      I think I was one got he most excited on here when he signed and boy did he let me down. :D
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #6: Oct 12, 2020 06:35:57 pm
      Morientes screams out to me for this one. Think he absolutely tore up the Champions League the season before so I was convinced he’d be a great buy.
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #7: Oct 12, 2020 06:46:08 pm
      Alberto Aquilani.

      The so-called natural successor to Xabi. Was unlucky with injuries when he arrived not to mention all the upheaval at the club but he never looked right in the team and left after three seasons of bit part appearances and loans.
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #8: Oct 12, 2020 07:01:56 pm
      Morientes deffo and must admit thought Carroll would have been  a proper No9
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #9: Oct 12, 2020 07:45:27 pm
      Paul Stewart, Nigel Clough
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #10: Oct 12, 2020 11:21:07 pm
      Thought Stuart Downing turned out to be a poor signing, as for Andy Carroll, more like sick note !
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #11: Oct 13, 2020 01:36:00 pm
      Fabio Borini,
       I honestly thought he would shine for us, but turned out to be the biggest flop since Fosbury fell over that bar, couldn't believe how sh*te he turned out, of course we can add Balotelli,  Benteke, Robbie Keane for big name flops, and lesser names such as Aquilani,  Aspas, Jovanovic, and that world beater Sean Dundee 😃




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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #12: Oct 13, 2020 02:04:33 pm


      Paul Konchesky & Christian Poulton

      Love from The Owl 🦉 ❤
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #13: Oct 13, 2020 03:55:27 pm

      Paul Konchesky & Christian Poulton

      Love from The Owl 🦉 ❤

      You expected them to be good?
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #14: Oct 13, 2020 06:08:02 pm
      I don’t know if this is the appropriate place to post.

      But I just wanted to mention Jari Litmanen. He’s class to begin with. I wouldn’t consider him sh*te. It’s just that I wanted to see more of his magic. Maybe it was my expectations.
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #15: Oct 13, 2020 06:24:44 pm
      Mario had a reputation for skill.
      Diouf had a good World Cup before joining us.
      Both turned out to be selfish and lazy.
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #16: Oct 13, 2020 08:57:21 pm

      He was just misunderstood.  :laugh:
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #17: Oct 13, 2020 09:00:42 pm
      Alberto Aquilani.

      The so-called natural successor to Xabi. Was unlucky with injuries when he arrived not to mention all the upheaval at the club but he never looked right in the team and left after three seasons of bit part appearances and loans.

      First guy I thought of when I saw the thread title. Tremendously skilled but, never seemed to put it all together on the park to use those skills for the side's success.
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #18: Oct 13, 2020 09:00:51 pm

      Taking the piss.

      Thought the sign off gave it away.
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #19: Oct 14, 2020 09:25:10 am
      Keane, but might of been on Rafa that one
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #20: Oct 14, 2020 09:41:27 am
      French contingent under Houllier...
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #21: Oct 14, 2020 10:44:17 am
      French contingent under Houllier...
      Bruno Cheyrou - the next Zidane...
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #22: Oct 14, 2020 10:45:59 am
      French contingent under Houllier...
      This is going to be fun. 11 Starters and 2 subs. Imagine this team goes out... :lmao:

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                                 Luzi


             Alou              Carl            Djimi
            Diarra        Medjani       Traore


        Jean-Michel     The next     Bernard
             Ferri             Zidane       Diomede   


                               Anthony
                               Le Tallec


            Florent               Nicolas        Lord of the
      Sinama-Pongolle   Anelka    Manor of Frodsham


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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #23: Oct 14, 2020 03:11:07 pm
      Morientes as has been said.

      Another was Mark Gonzalez, remember there being loads of hype and excitement about him, don’t think he hardly even played for us
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #24: Oct 14, 2020 05:38:34 pm
      Balotelli easily. I followed his games at City and despite his attitude problems, he delivered. I thought that, like Zlatan, he would apply himself in a bigger club, but I was dead wrong. Markovic was disappointing but I also blame Rodgers for playing him as a wing back in some games when he's clearly not one. That clearly destroyed his confidence. Kewell was the biggest one because the boy could play against the biggest teams when he was at Leeds. Imagine if he wasn't crocked how incredible he could have been for us. Scratch that, Morientes by a country mile.
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #25: Oct 14, 2020 06:11:05 pm
      Keane, but might of been on Rafa that one

      More like Rick Parry.

      Rafa wanted Gaz Baz!!
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      Reply #26: Oct 14, 2020 06:13:58 pm
      This is going to be fun. 11 Starters and 2 subs. Imagine this team goes out... :lmao:

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                                 Luzi


             Alou              Carl            Djimi
            Diarra        Medjani       Traore


        Jean-Michel     The next     Bernard
             Ferri             Zidane       Diomede   


                               Anthony
                               Le Tallec


            Florent               Nicolas        Lord of the
      Sinama-Pongolle   Anelka    Manor of Frodsham


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      Ah Jean Michel Ferri, Houllier's spy in the dressing room who basically ended Ince's career here!
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #27: Oct 14, 2020 06:21:14 pm
      Knew Balotelli would be sh*te. Same with Carroll. A fit 38 game a season Carroll had potential to be a beast if you played a certain way which we never would, we’ve been built on pass and move.

      Harry Kewell tops the list for me here. Buzzing when we signed him and he was sh*te. Still haven’t forgiven him for his shithouse performance in Istanbul and begging to go off when the going got tough. He was a match of the day player, still scored some nice goals but games just passed him by every week. Lazy sod.

      Joe cole comes close too. Have no animosity towards him but I thought he would be boss for us and he was sh*te too. Clearly finished before he came here.

      Most recently its naby. I wouldn’t say he’s been sh*te for us, some good performances actually, but we haven’t seen anywhere near what he’s capable of or the performances he produced while in Germany.
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #28: Oct 14, 2020 10:05:29 pm
      Aquilani. The thread on him at the time was really funny. Loads of sensible people unable to admit he was sh*t.
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      Reply #29: Oct 14, 2020 11:41:29 pm
      Morientes was a big one for me. I think he even said when he was moved on that he should have given back the wages he picked up. Naturally he didn't haha. And yes Aquilani was a good shout too. My favourite one for comedy value was Bruno Cheyrou the next Zidane  :lmao: :lmao:
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      Re: Signings you expected to be boss, but were sh*te
      Reply #30: Oct 15, 2020 08:53:24 pm
      Not a proper signing but Jordan Ibe!

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