Looking at some of your admissions about players you liked who we might have signed, it strikes me that a lot of players we've signed or been linked with under previous managers were good / brilliant for a season and then ... not. Looking back, I wanted us to sign that little bald striker fella who used to play for Fulham years ago, was it something Johnson? Hmmm...?!
Class, as they say, is permanent!
Hence (ideal world, red - tinted specs etc), I'd have loved Le Tissier, Shearer, Schmiechel, Drogba, Cantona - even though I detested them in our rivals' teams.
If there's one player I really think would have fitted us perfectly and been a long-term legend it has to be Thierry Henri.
Nice thread! Good to go all gooey inside about the reds right now, instead of bristling - at the results and some of the idiots who pretend to be fans!