Did they really play for us?

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I remember being so excited when we signed Olafur Skulason from Arsenal...
 

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Fola Onibuje and Clyde Wijnhard were another two 'strikers' who spring to mind. Both were hopeless though at least Wijnhard had a half decent career before joining us.
 

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Saido Berahino. Doubt most neutrals would remember him playing for us.

Looked a prodigy, we were on course to snatch 6th and the POs, then he fell out with Rosler and got sent back to WBA. Alexander left for Crawley at the same sort of time.

We ended up with Clinton Morrison up front with Donaldson who went on a 27-game goalless run that season. Then we had the Stevenage six-pointer game where we missed two penalties and lost and that was season over.
 

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I can't think of anyone recent, so how about Ron Greenwood and Jimmy 'chin and elbows' Hill?
 

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Remember as a kid getting very excited when we signed John Fraser from Fulham only a year after he played in the FA Cup final for them.
 

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I like the players who scored on their debuts then never played again. Eames, Thorne, and a bloke called Bob Wilson in the last game of the season in 68(?) I think he was an amateur, on loan from somewhere.
 
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Mark Janney the “sparesy” from Spurs who scored at Gillingham and Paul Mahorn another ex Spurs forward who never played a game.
 

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Dean Martin - Boxing Day must still make him shudder 😂

Kirk Hudson - signed from Aldershot I think, another of Andy Scott's final season madness
 
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Dean Martin - Boxing Day must still make him shudder 😂

Kirk Hudson - signed from Aldershot I think, another of Andy Scott's final season madness

I remember Martin only too well. In fairness I wouldn't have wanted to play on that wing that day; and he certainly didn't want to either.
 

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Andy Sinton (went on to play for England).

Ryan Dickson (sold to PL Southampton, LB).

Tony Parks (ex Spurs goal keeper, when they won UEFA cup).

Jeff Schrupp (now at Palace, played on loan for us and at Wembley v Carlisle). Pls we also had a centre back on loan went onto play for Leicester (name escapes me).

Craig Pead (kept winning players player of the year)?

Murray Jones!.
 

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And Billy Clarke! We got through so many strikers that season...

Sam Williams
Damian Spencer
Eric Odhiambo

all also came on loan
Actually felt that bowditch and Clarke were quality ….bowditch scored a good goal at Lincoln away if I remember rightly
 

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Are some people ignorant of what “forgot” means?

I’m seeing Andy record transfer received Sinton and Steve Perryman, who became manager that took us to the furthest we’ve been in the FA Cup, you genuinely “forgot” they played for us?!
 

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Resulting in one of my favourite bits of terrace barracking to a Bees player (not that I generally approve of slagging our players during games): “oi, Clement, I’ve seen milk turn faster than you”.
You lot are nutters 😀
 

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The 97/98 team was basically packed with well-known journeymen who it's easy to forget played for us.

Nigel Gleghorn (scored at the cottage)
Gareth Hall (played loads in top flight for Chelsea)
Graeme Hogg (ex Man Utd)
Glenn Cockerill

And managed by Micky Adams who succeeded Eddie May and the ultimate 'I forgot he was our assistant manager once', Clive Walker.
 

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Joel Kitimarike was one I couldn't believe had managed to get a professional contract.

One particularly horrific performance away at Luton springs to mind.
Busted for drugs a few years later.
 

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Both Dean Williams
Stuart Cash
Hogg
Cockerill
Steve Slade
Richard Goddard

plenty more where they came from we have had some dross over the years
 

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Andy Sinton (went on to play for England).

Ryan Dickson (sold to PL Southampton, LB).

Tony Parks (ex Spurs goal keeper, when they won UEFA cup).

Jeff Schrupp (now at Palace, played on loan for us and at Wembley v Carlisle). Pls we also had a centre back on loan went onto play for Leicester (name escapes me).

Craig Pead (kept winning players player of the year)?

Murray Jones!.
It’s forgot they played for us…
 

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The 97/98 team was basically packed with well-known journeymen who it's easy to forget played for us.

Nigel Gleghorn (scored at the cottage)
Gareth Hall (played loads in top flight for Chelsea)
Graeme Hogg (ex Man Utd)
Glenn Cockerill

And managed by Micky Adams who succeeded Eddie May and the ultimate 'I forgot he was our assistant manager once', Clive Walker.
I liked that team and season- ancient journeymen but they really tried.
 

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I liked that team and season- ancient journeymen but they really tried.
Hogg was good value after the Wrexham away game, he sprinted on to the railway tracks to get our train back to Nottingham. I know fans that got a three year banning order for that!
 

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Both Dean Williams
Stuart Cash
Hogg
Cockerill
Steve Slade
Richard Goddard

plenty more where they came from we have had some dross over the years

you utter utter bastard!! I carefully scanned 140 posts to check no one had done the dean Williams double and you beat me by five minutes
 

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Mention of Tony Parks reminds me of the match he played with what must have been the worlds worst groin strain. He was so strapped up he looked like he was wearing a giant nappie.
 

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We’ve also been a Chelsea rest home over the years.

Ron Harris, Micky Droy, Tommy Baldwin, a Wilkins (or 2), Sam Tillen, Josh McEachran, several useless young midfielders on loan…
I can only think of a couple of successes - Alan Nelmes and Stewart Houston.
 
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