Biggest Disappointment After Signing

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Detsi Kruszynski. Terrible pro. Awful when we signed him permanently.

Micky Bennett

Murray Jones

Shane Westley

Joe Allon

Kenny Sansom

Dean Williams x2

Ian Benjamin

Matt Metcalf

David Thompson

Jon Hooker

Paul Davis

Joe Omigie

Simon Spencer

Leon Townley

Ricky Reina

Niall Thompson

Drewe Broughton

Leo Fortune-West

Andy Woodman

Steve Jenkins

Phil Warner

Richard Kennedy

Scott Marshall

Julian Charles

Lorenzo Pinamonte

That’s just from the 90s!
 

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Detsi Kruszynski. Terrible pro. Awful when we signed him permanently.

Micky Bennett

Murray Jones

Shane Westley

Joe Allon

Kenny Sansom

Dean Williams x2

Ian Benjamin

Matt Metcalf

David Thompson

Jon Hooker

Paul Davis

Joe Omigie

Simon Spencer

Leon Townley

Ricky Reina

Niall Thompson

Drewe Broughton

Leo Fortune-West

Andy Woodman

Steve Jenkins

Phil Warner

Richard Kennedy

Scott Marshall

Julian Charles

Lorenzo Pinamonte

That’s just from the 90s!
Come on G you must remember Stan Webb or has he been wiped?
 

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Detsi Kruszynski. Terrible pro. Awful when we signed him permanently.

Micky Bennett

Murray Jones

Shane Westley

Joe Allon

Kenny Sansom

Dean Williams x2

Ian Benjamin

Matt Metcalf

David Thompson

Jon Hooker

Paul Davis

Joe Omigie

Simon Spencer

Leon Townley

Ricky Reina

Niall Thompson

Drewe Broughton

Leo Fortune-West

Andy Woodman

Steve Jenkins

Phil Warner

Richard Kennedy

Scott Marshall

Julian Charles

Lorenzo Pinamonte

That’s just from the 90s!
Yes, but the thread is biggest disappointment. To me, that's one where you think on signing "this guy is going to be the business for us" but wasn't. Hence the small list I put forward.
 
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Come on G you must remember Stan Webb or has he been wiped?
That list was just the 90s!!

Too many to mention from the 70s.

Gary Towse

Steve Tom

David Court

David Jenkins

Brian Tawse

Mike Maskell

Stan Webb

Gordon Riddick

Bill Glazier

Tom Sharp

Bobby Goldthorpe

Steve Aylott

Gary Rolph

Graham Cox

John Murray

Lee Frost

Tony Funnell
 

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That fella few seasons back, can't remember his name.
The coin kisser who I think went to Scotland.
Him.
 
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Yes, but the thread is biggest disappointment. To me, that's one where you think on signing "this guy is going to be the business for us" but wasn't. Hence the small list I put forward.
More likely your memory isn’t as good as it was-like mine!!
 

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Farid El Alagui? Very decent before his injury
That's the one.
The other biggest disappointment for me was when we signed a young talented
forward (I think) and he broke his leg in pre season training.
Can't remember the fells's name but he was supposed to be mustard.
 
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That's the one.
The other biggest disappointment for me was when we signed a young talented
forward (I think) and he broke his leg in pre season training.
Can't remember the fells's name but he was supposed to be mustard.
That narrows it down!!
 

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McAleny must be, signed on loan from Everton, looked quality then broke his leg very early into his loan. Hasn’t gone on to do much since though, at Fleetwood now
 

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Paul Davis is hard to beat. Other big names turned bad for me were Micky Droy and Ron Harris, who like Davis were both way past their sell by dates.
 

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Out of all of these players listed on this thread there is only a handful that I was truly disappointed with. MOst of the others came with no expectation or never heard of before. The only ones that go against this are the ones that cost a few bob. Even Joseph Ball Allon scored 28 goals in in 56 appearances, not to shabby. Even Eddie May scored a good few goals from midfield but the GP crowd clearly wanted more from the record signing's £167,000 transfer fee and made his life at GP hell and I'll never forget the hatred thrown his way as he exited the ground one home game. A lot of the players mentioned were never destined for greater things and were scraping the barrel in trying times, i.e. under Webb.
 

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Leigh Mills looked mustard in the only pre season friendly I saw him in although he might have been recalled by Spurs for some reason before the season got really started
 

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Leigh Mills looked mustard in the only pre season friendly I saw him in although he might have been recalled by Spurs for some reason before the season got really started
Andy Scott didn't rate him and sent him back. Spurs were furious at the time, but it was the right call as he dropped out of full-time football pretty soon after.
 

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Betinho, Proschwitz, Hofmann, KK (only thing good was the goal vs Brighton), Gogia, Nielsen, Bjelland, Wright, Bignall, Tudor-Jones, McCarthy (look how highly rated he is now, but rubbish for us). Can't think of any more at the moment, but that is a starter.
 

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That's the one.
The other biggest disappointment for me was when we signed a young talented
forward (I think) and he broke his leg in pre season training.
Can't remember the fells's name but he was supposed to be mustard.
That sounds like Ricky Reina, though think it was his ankle. Was one the hottest properties in non league
 
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Are you on about Detzi of last 6 match winning streak fame? Mentalist if you are!
He’s right. Detsi was exceptional for the last few games of 91/2 and helped get us over the line but he was awful when we signed him as part of the Holdsworth deal.

Sloppy, lazy, disinterested and totally lacking in self discipline we got shot of him as quickly as we could.
 

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Paul Davis but Javi Venta gets a mention just for being hyped up as the biggest signing Brentford had ever made. Was so excited then when I read we had signed a 37 year old full back just felt embarrsed that he had been presented in this way.
 

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Detsi Kruszynski. Terrible pro. Awful when we signed him permanently.

Micky Bennett

Murray Jones

Shane Westley

Joe Allon

Kenny Sansom

Dean Williams x2

Ian Benjamin

Matt Metcalf

David Thompson

Jon Hooker

Paul Davis

Joe Omigie

Simon Spencer

Leon Townley

Ricky Reina

Niall Thompson

Drewe Broughton

Leo Fortune-West

Andy Woodman

Steve Jenkins

Phil Warner

Richard Kennedy

Scott Marshall

Julian Charles

Lorenzo Pinamonte

That’s just from the 90s!
Kenny for me as he was going to save the season but only came for the money and just did not seem to care.
 

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Leigh Mills looked mustard in the only pre season friendly I saw him in although he might have been recalled by Spurs for some reason before the season got really started
Was he the lad who broke someone’s leg in training?
 

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I've seen a couple of shouts for Joe Allon.

Bit harsh in my book as he had a great scoring record for us.
 

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Shipperley, Davis and Sansom in no particular order but maybe Ships just gets it as we raised money from supporters to get him to save our season. When he rolled out for that first home game couldn't believe we had signed what looked like an overweight Sunday league player.
 
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I've seen a couple of shouts for Joe Allon.

Bit harsh in my book as he had a great scoring record for us.
Totally one dimensional. Did not get involved outside the box.

Very lively off the pitch - read my book!!
 

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Beyond that Shipperley/Claridge/ S Jones
 

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Mark Peters.

Scored bundles for Southampton youth teams and recall everyone thinking it was a bit of a coup for us to sign him.

He was dogshit,although I think he scored one against QPR so wasn’t all bad.
 

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