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      Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make

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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #23: Jan 05, 2023 09:02:43 am
      I always hype up the fact that I called Robbos greatness before we signed up. I tend to leave out I said I wanted Michael Keane over VVD.  :f_whistle:

      Todd Cantwell was another I was WAAYYY off on



      Ha :D Cantwell was one of mine as well.
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #24: Jan 05, 2023 09:28:04 am
      Cant think of anyway, I must be boring or just not enjoy the transfer side of footi.

      but here we go, messi would have been good. l o l
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #25: Jan 05, 2023 09:41:47 am

      I remember when he left MK Don's for Spurs and we were after him as well. Was being talked up like Bellingham is now..
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #26: Jan 06, 2023 11:39:45 am
      Cant remembered the whole name of that Blackburn striker, costa or something.

      Don't know if it's any of these but at one point or another, I'd have happily taken these 3 ex-Blackburn forwards.

      Roque Santa Cruz, Yakubu (but when he was at Pompey) and Benni McCarthy.
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #27: Jan 06, 2023 12:35:30 pm
      Weird signings we didn't want - no shortage of them that's for sure.

      On the other foot. Ollie Watkins as back up but he went to Villa. Milner when Leeds were having a fire sale...got him in the end. But the net is so wide these days and unless we follow all the other leagues throughout Europe we can only guess at who we might sign.

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      Reply #28: Jan 07, 2023 07:15:46 pm
      Don't know if it's any of these but at one point or another, I'd have happily taken these 3 ex-Blackburn forwards.

      Roque Santa Cruz, Yakubu (but when he was at Pompey) and Benni McCarthy.

      it was Santa cruz :)
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #29: Jan 07, 2023 11:30:56 pm
      Simao.

      Not sure if he ever went on to be anything special after he was linked with us.
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #30: Jan 07, 2023 11:37:08 pm
      Simao.

      Not sure if he ever went on to be anything special after he was linked with us.

      Still remember that worldie he scored when Benfica beat us the year we were CL holders
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      Reply #31: Jan 08, 2023 12:09:44 am
      Figueroa or whatever his name was the Wigan left back who scored from the half way line. I bought into the hype.

      Incidentally, also from Wigan (not one I rated), but anyone remember Amr Zaki the big Egyptian striker? He was linked for a bit then disappeared off the face of the earth.

      Steed Malbranque of Fulham. Hangaland their CB. Sully Muntari of Portsmouth. Asmir Begovic. Obafemi Martins before his real date of birth was revealed.
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #32: Jan 08, 2023 10:11:52 am
      Simao.

      Not sure if he ever went on to be anything special after he was linked with us.
      used to like him, think he had a decent career.
      He made 585 appearances and scored 146 goals playing from the wing.
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #33: Jan 13, 2023 02:40:24 pm
      Figueroa or whatever his name was the Wigan left back who scored from the half way line. I bought into the hype.

      Incidentally, also from Wigan (not one I rated), but anyone remember Amr Zaki the big Egyptian striker? He was linked for a bit then disappeared off the face of the earth.

      Steed Malbranque of Fulham. Hangaland their CB. Sully Muntari of Portsmouth. Asmir Begovic. Obafemi Martins before his real date of birth was revealed.

      All of them I've wanted over the years :D
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #34: Jan 13, 2023 07:42:05 pm
      Re-signing Michael Owen in 2005 was a must in my eyes. Was gutted when Newcastle got him in the end. At that point he absolutely was still a top striker but it wasn't too long after he popped his knee ligament in the World Cup and that was kind of it for him.

      And Rafa was justified in his signings / non signings that summer.  Crouchy and Reina were fantastic and the likes of Zenden, Sissoko and Kromkamp (joking) added quality and depth to us. Terrific FA Cup victory and a strong season in the league culminating in hitting the 80 point mark too. I don't think we ever hit the solid consistency under Rafa as we did that season. Not a great squad but professional and solid throughout.

      Lucas Neill in summer 2007. Would have been fine but in hindsight wouldn't have offered too much beyond what we had. That said we went and signed Skrtel in January 2008 which was regrettable so maybe not. An atrociously overrated player and remarkable he stayed as long as he did.
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #35: Jan 13, 2023 07:49:34 pm
      Re-signing Michael Owen in 2005 was a must in my eyes. Was gutted when Newcastle got him in the end.

      Problem was he cared more about that England place proving what a little snake he was. Rafa would of got the deal done, he just wasn't prepared to be ripped off for £16 million, especially as we got screwed when originally selling him.

      Was done with Owen after August 2004 and I've not changed my mind since.
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #36: Jan 18, 2023 01:36:27 am
      Though we should have kept Robbie Keane
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #37: Jan 25, 2023 08:25:29 pm
      Anthony Gordon is available
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #38: Jan 25, 2023 08:28:09 pm

      And will probably end up at Newcastle
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #39: Jan 25, 2023 08:30:04 pm
      Though we should have kept Robbie Keane

      Yeah Torres needed someone to clean his boots :lmao:
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #40: Mar 04, 2023 04:31:29 pm

      Me too

      LMAO boy did we dodge a bullet with this one.
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #41: Mar 04, 2023 04:43:51 pm
      Honorable mention to Charles N'Zogbia
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #42: Mar 04, 2023 08:25:21 pm
      Problem was he cared more about that England place proving what a little snake he was. Rafa would of got the deal done, he just wasn't prepared to be ripped off for £16 million, especially as we got screwed when originally selling him.

      Was done with Owen after August 2004 and I've not changed my mind since.

      Pretty sure I’ve heard him say he wanted to come back but it was Real who put that price tag on him , and the club baulked at it , listening to him talk about it I think it was taken out of his hands so to speak , think Real stitched him as much as they stitched us , mind he was a c**t for going down the a580 .
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #43: Mar 04, 2023 10:01:55 pm
      Well, I remember thinking Balotelli might be a good signing.

      Victor Wanyama. Juan Veron, before he went to ManU. Tony Yeboah. Oh yeah, Harry Maguire! (The other 3 were actually not really bad.)

      For a truly shameful one, when it looked like Stevie might go to Chelsea, I do remember thinking - well he's been a bit injury prone lately, maybe if they gave us a shitload of money plus Frank Lampard, it wouldn't be that bad! Dear god. (Just remember - I didn't have to admit that.)
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #44: Mar 04, 2023 11:03:33 pm
      I wanted Quaresma
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      Re: Weird Signings You Wanted Us To Make
      Reply #45: Mar 04, 2023 11:51:03 pm

      My worst take ever was seeing him in the same young Portuguese team as Cristiano Ronaldo and thinking quaresma would have a better career.

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