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Only positive thing to say is having seen his performances in the premiership, in one way we shouldn't have felt cheated when Hull paid £500k or whatever it was for him, it was more than he was worth. Easily the worst player to have played in the premiership and one of the dirties.

That is not positive. If he was valued at his true price, basically F-all, then turner would have been worth more and we would have got more.
 

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I think this guy might have a rightful claim to this title.

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Much improved this season, although he couldn't get any worse.
 

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What a day that was against Bournemouth :)

The relief after that goal went in was as good a feeling as winning the league IMO.

The pitch invasion (not looking for aggro as so many have been recently,simply one of pure joy) that followed will stay with me as well.

The party in the Albany after :D

Magic:)
 

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Hope it goes well for him although he should obviously be playing at a much higher level

I think this guy might have a rightful claim to this title.

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At least he has a few good games...
 
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.........................but in the end, it didn't matter......................:rolleyes:

what a misery.the reaction in Griffin Park that day says different,it meant everything

Rhodes will always be a hero for that day and what a goal,im sure he was to be a very good player,for us atleast.That injury ruined him,never the same after that
 

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It did matter when it went in .... the whole of GP went bonkers .. only at 4.50 we found out that it didn't matter after all :D

Thank Christ someone has said that. It was one of the greatest moments in our recent history. Who cares that it didn't matter 15 minutes later? Nobody knew it at the time.
 

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what a misery.the reaction in Griffin Park that day says different,it meant everything


.....................sorry to have woken you from your slumbers, but I suggest that you take another look at the post you quoted from...................BTW, I'm allowed to call myself a misery, you fukcing ain't................
 

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Thank Christ someone has said that. It was one of the greatest moments in our recent history. Who cares that it didn't matter 15 minutes later? Nobody knew it at the time.

definitely one of my top moments as a bee. such a good goal, i had a perrrfect view :cool:
 

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and when he murdered Bristol City in the fa cup... and the assist at Sheff Wed away :eek: :love2:

always hated mcshane, even though i'm an ireland fan :mad1:
 

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Saw Alex play last weekend for Canvey Island at Harrow Borough - he was really good at talking to the Canvey fans, but didn't get in the game at all - Harrow won 6-1 with some absolutely brilliant football, and Alex didn't look even close to the player he was at Griffin Park. Could probably play for a better side that Canvery Island though!
 

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Scored a hatrick today as Canvey won 4-0 at Croydon Ath
 
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Thought that Rhodes could have gone onto have a good career shame that injury ruined his career.

Yep, never did come back the same player. Same with Skulasson at Chesterfield away think it was that Niven who went in reckless and he didn't come back the same player either!
Mcshane & Niven are ****ers
 

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It's hard to know with Skulason, he didn't get much time before the injury to show what he was about. He was pish in the relegation season, like virtually everyone. He's gone on to have a fair career though, plus 12 caps for Iceland.
 

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It was a terrible tackle and it's a shame that it came during Rhodes's only spell of consistent good form for us but I don't think we can lay the blame for his disappointing career solely at McShane's door; plenty of players came back from similar or worse and he did get opportunities at other league clubs. He'd always been a frustrating player but something clicked in the televised cup replay against Bristol City when he looked like a world beater and then continued until the injury a couple of months later.
 
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It was a terrible tackle and it's a shame that it came during Rhodes's only spell of consistent good form for us but I don't think we can lay the blame for his disappointing career solely at McShane's door; plenty of players came back from similar or worse and he did get opportunities at other league clubs. He'd always been a frustrating player but something clicked in the televised cup replay against Bristol City when he looked like a world beater and then continued until the injury a couple of months later.
But after his injury he wasnt the same player. He lost his turn of speed and didn't seem 100% committed in tackles incase he got hurt again
 

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But after his injury he wasnt the same player. He lost his turn of speed and didn't seem 100% committed in tackles incase he got hurt again

True, but he was never really a battler. He had two very good months with us leading up to his injury but prior to that was a fringe player for over a year.
 

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Can anyone remind me of the ins and outs of the tackle? I was there but on the New Road side and just remember McShane putting Rhodes into the Braemar advertising boards.
 

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True, but he was never really a battler. He had two very good months with us leading up to his injury but prior to that was a fringe player for over a year.

A fringe player ?
He was only a teenager ! You'd hardly expect him to walk straight in the team from leaving school. :moo:
 

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A fringe player ?
He was only a teenager ! You'd hardly expect him to walk straight in the team from leaving school. :moo:

I'm sure he was about 21 when he joined us. Not experienced by any means, but not a kid.

All I'm saying is let's not make out that if it wasn't for this tackle he would've been a world beater...
 

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I'm sure he was about 21 when he joined us. Not experienced by any means, but not a kid.

All I'm saying is let's not make out that if it wasn't for this tackle he would've been a world beater...

How long have you been on the GPG ?
This is the realm of polar extremes.
We win - we are heading for the Championship + all the players are gods for a week.
We lose - relegation form and the players are not up for it.
Young player injured - could have been the next Messi
Etc
 

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Went down to see Margate lose at home to Cray today and Alex Rhodes played. Still looked lean and plenty of movement but no real pace left.
One great cross into the box but apart from that an enthusiastic but rather ineffectual fringe player. Remarkable when you remember that goal how the gods of football can one minute make you a star and a few years later you are playing in the wind and rain at Margate.
Incredibly poor pitch and conditions and bearing in mind Margate are top of the league they showed no real creativity or talent. I counted 15 lost balls!
Still that goal culminating in the Great Escape will still live in the memory.
 

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Went down to see Margate lose at home to Cray today and Alex Rhodes played. Still looked lean and plenty of movement but no real pace left.
One great cross into the box but apart from that an enthusiastic but rather ineffectual fringe player. Remarkable when you remember that goal how the gods of football can one minute make you a star and a few years later you are playing in the wind and rain at Margate.
Incredibly poor pitch and conditions and bearing in mind Margate are top of the league they showed no real creativity or talent. I counted 15 lost balls!
Still that goal culminating in the Great Escape will still live in the memory.

Hos career was ended when he was fouled into the advertising boards
 

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Scored a late winner for Margate against Hampton and Richmond Borough at the weekend.
 

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A couple of guys just turned up where i work in a van to collect a franking machine and saw my Brentford badges in my office. Turns out one of them was Alex Rhodes, had a chat with him about when he was with the Bees and said to him what a ***t Mcshane was for that tackle. He mentioned King Kev and he knows HD as well. Nice guy wished him all the best.
 
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A couple of guys just turned up where i work in a van to collect a franking machine and saw my Brentford badges in my office. Turns out one of them was Alex Rhodes, had a chat with him about when he was with the Bees and said to him what a ***t Mcshane was for that tackle. He mentioned King Kev and he knows HD as well. Nice guy wished him all the best.


Nice one. What does he do now? Still playing ?
 

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Almost 10 years to the day since THAT goal against Bournemouth as well. How time flies.
 

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He said he's hoping to get back playing again next season. He said he had kids now and so i suppose he is working with the other guy doing collections and deliveries. He also told me that around the time he got the injury he was about to join Charlton.
 

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He said he's hoping to get back playing again next season. He said he had kids now and so i suppose he is working with the other guy doing collections and deliveries. He also told me that around the time he got the injury he was about to join Charlton.

If the charlton bit is true then it does show what one tackle can do to a player.
 

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Does anyone know of any available footage of Alex's goal v Bournemouth that kept us up back in 2004?

I've had a Google but no luck so far.
 

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So sad looked a great prospect. From memory with no research: V Bournemouth, shot across penalty area into opposite corner. Crowd erupt. All a bit flat after as I didn't ever think we'd go down.
 

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So sad looked a great prospect. From memory with no research: V Bournemouth, shot across penalty area into opposite corner. Crowd erupt. All a bit flat after as I didn't ever think we'd go down.

Spot on, Picked it up New road side attacking the Brook road, cut in and hit low and hard to the keepers right. Cue massive sighs of relief and a kind of anti climax after that
 

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McShane is still a ****.
 

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That goal he scored was one of the great moments at GP, I am not sure it mattered so much for our great escape in the end but at the time we thought it did.
 
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