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Offline Damo70

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Cyrille Regis and Garry Thompson. Rare examples of us buying players who played well against us and then them actually going on to play well for us.

Although they don't meet the 'Not Being That Good' criteria.

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Mark Falco. Tony Cascarino. Crystal Palace, Wimbledon and Oldham teams seemed to turn into Brazil 1970 against us.
Mark Falco. Tony Cascarino. Crystal Palace, Wimbledon and Oldham teams seemed to turn into Brazil 1970 against us.

Definitely Mark Falco, started off with 2 in the Charity Shield, knocked us out of the FA Cup not long after plus a number of other goals against us for both Spurs and Watford.

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I recall Barry Bridges scoring for the Blose and QPR at his ease back in the late sixties early seventies.  I can't remember if he scored against us in his Chelsea days, probably did.  We really were quite shit back then.

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Bryan Roy. Talented player but conned the ref into giving Forest penalties in both games in 94-95. We lost the home game but won at theirs.

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Robbie Savage and pretty much all of the Bruce side from 2002-2005 used to definitely play well against us...Tha tside included Jeff Kenna, Horsfield, Morrison, Tebily etc. Superbly average players at best.

I hated the bloody lot of them.

Apparently Tebily was so bad on the ball at Celtic his nickname was Bombscare

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Mark Falco. Tony Cascarino. Crystal Palace, Wimbledon and Oldham teams seemed to turn into Brazil 1970 against us.
Mark Falco. Tony Cascarino. Crystal Palace, Wimbledon and Oldham teams seemed to turn into Brazil 1970 against us.

Definitely Mark Falco, started off with 2 in the Charity Shield, knocked us out of the FA Cup not long after plus a number of other goals against us for both Spurs and Watford.

His was the first name that popped up in my head. An average player who always did well against us. See Fashanu too.

Savage also springs to mind - i think the first time he lost against us was on Baros' debut.

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all overated but always seemed to score against us

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Bryan Roy. Talented player but conned the ref into giving Forest penalties in both games in 94-95. We lost the home game but won at theirs.

Didn't Fashanu score the winner at theirs ? I think I was there.

Offline Damo70

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David Dunn and Chris Sutton in there Blackburn days always seemed to destroy us.


Sutton was a good player. Moody git on and off the pitch though apparently. Dunn was one of those players who could look brilliant half a dozen times a season and useless the rest of the time. I do credit him for his wonderfully famous piece of skill against us though.

Offline Damo70

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This thread should be amended to include" and who we later signed and proved to be crap"

Mike Ferguson  1968


Can we talk about Mick Ferguson 1984 when he went on loan back to Coventry and scored the goal to keep them up and relegate his parent club?

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Yeah good shout, that goal he scored starting from the half way line at VP is ridiculous. We nearly signed him one summer under MON I think.

The whole of the Manchester City team at that time seemed to be averageness personified until they arrived at Villa Park, when they turned into Milan circa 1990.

Offline Damo70

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all overated but always seemed to score against us


Although, to be fair there is a flip side. I don't recall Paul Breitner or Karl Heinz Rummenigge  doing much against us. Although Rummenigge claims we are the worst team to ever win the European Cup. That doesn't say much about the team who lost to us then does it?

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all overated but always seemed to score against us


Although, to be fair there is a flip side. I don't recall Paul Breitner or Karl Heinz Rummenigge  doing much against us. Although Rummenigge claims we are the worst team to ever win the European Cup. That doesn't say much about the team who lost to us then does it?

Couldn't even stick it past a kid that had played one first team game in goal.

Offline Damo70

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all overated but always seemed to score against us


Although, to be fair there is a flip side. I don't recall Paul Breitner or Karl Heinz Rummenigge  doing much against us. Although Rummenigge claims we are the worst team to ever win the European Cup. That doesn't say much about the team who lost to us then does it?

Couldn't even stick it past a kid that had played one first team game in goal.



We swapped keepers to give them a chance. What more could we do?

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Anichebe.  Used to throw Ciaran Clark about like a rag doll.  Was shite for the other 36 games a season.