Which signing announcement were you most excited about?

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Terry Hurlock has been mentioned, but what about his partner in crime Chris Kamara. That was pretty exciting, like having our own Trevor Brooking purring through the midfield !
 

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Bob Booker, Premier League star.

Close thread please. Your job here is finished.
 

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2nd go from me - was very excited by the signing of John Buttigeig (sp?) at the time. Our own Maltese Falcon..
 

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Terry Hurlock has been mentioned, but what about his partner in crime Chris Kamara. That was pretty exciting, like having our own Trevor Brooking purring through the midfield !

Never mind Shipperley. Kamara and Bowles really did put 1,000 on the gate when they made their debut against Burnley.
 

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And all the signings in early 1977. Kruse, Mcculloch, Phillips, Mcnichol. The playboy bunnies (I was 13)
 

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Andy Sinton ( best ever 25 grand spent ever )
DJ Campbell
Graham Rix ( loan )
 

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The wingers were Micky Block and George McCleod….Ron Greenwood was ten years earlier….Mel Scott’s CH partner was Peter Gelson…mustn’t forget Tommy Higginson either. What an exciting team!
Didn't Crowe partner Mel Scott
 

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Alan Jones was signed from Liverpool..he actually played in Shankly's first match as manager.
It was George Thomson who signed from Everton in 1963...He had just won a First Division Championship winners medal but fell out with Harry Catterick over his extra-curricular activities which reportedly involved large numbers of ladies and irate husbands.Thomson cost £10,000 and was absolute quality.One of my favourite ever Bees.
Malcolm McDonald was the manager who signed Jones,Brooks and Thomson.
Correct Lytham,thank you. Good looking boy was George,not surprised he got up to mischief.
 

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The spending of the then record £17,500 on John Dick in the summer of '62. If I remember, scored early on his debut against Exeter, I think, then did he complete a hat trick. Had a good goal scoring record for us, but never seemed the most fluid of players.
 
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It may seem an odd choice, but I got excited when we signed David Kemp on loan in the early 80s. I'd seen him play at Palace and rated him. Sadly, he only played about 3 games for us. Thanks to my co-sharing of the Bees and Palace on Saturdays at school, I also got excited when we signed Smillie and of course Sansom.
At the time, that was a big signing and when he scored at Sarfend I thought we’d hit the jackpot until injury ended his time with us.
 
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Keith Cassells was a catch at the time, but stand out for me was Stan Bowles who immediately put 1k on the attendance on his debut vs Burnley if my memory serves me well. This era, Pontus as he was a statement of intent. As Always Up The Bees
 

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Hermann.
At the time the fee just blew my mind.
In retrospect, the Noades alarm bells should have been sounding, but in my youthful naivety it was just amazing.
I recall Hermann on his home debut. Oppo goalie boots the ball up the pitch and Hermann takes it down on his chest and passes it to one of his own players. Now the memory may be playing tricks, but a gasp went round the crowd followed by applause. One of my heroes, no heading the ball straight back up the pitch for HH.
 

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The spending of the then record £17,500 on John Dick in the summer of '62. If I remember, scored early on his debut against Exeter, I think, then did he complete a hat trick. Had a good goal scoring record for us, but never seemed the most fluid of players.
It was against Exeter. Came in from the left with the ball and everyone expected him to pass but he kept going and blasted the ball into the net.
 

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Paul Davis first for me…moving on…

Paul Evans as he was getting rave reviews at Shrewsbury, I was very impressed by that.

Isiah Rankin I was chuffed with, again I was just a fan of his, from the highlights seen on itv and the newspaper reports anyway.

At the start of the modern era: Jonathan Douglas, that was the first signing that made me think “hold on, but he’s supposed to be really good, really quite the midfield presence indeed, what’s he doing joining us?”. Then Pontus of course.
 

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I'd forgotten about Stan Bowles, and he was a big catch but, having now chewed it over, I have to admit that the biggest catch for me and the biggest buzz I got from a signing was when we appointed Steve Coppell, a player that I'd always admired. A former England international? A former Man U player? A former Man City manager (okay, only for about 6 games)? A former Palace manager and Director of Football. over and over again? Coming to manage us? Are you sure? Wow! is how my thought processes went.
 

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I got excited when we signed Scott Partridge from Torquay - after they’d beaten us at Plainmoor, and he in particular made our defence look daft that night.
It was almost a case of if a player plays well against us, we’ll buy him.
 

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It was against Exeter. Came in from the left with the ball and everyone expected him to pass but he kept going and blasted the ball into the net.
Thanks, exactly as I remember it. I was in New Road side, so behind the line of the shot, at the Ealing Road end. Great start to a great, unforgettable season!
 

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The two minutes it took to get through the PG waffle on Clubcall waiting for our new “Premier League signing”. I don’t think I ever called 0898 121108 again… which was definitely a good thing for the bank balance.
 

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Signing Fortune-West just so he couldn't score for any of our:cool: rivals.
 

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I got excited when we signed Scott Partridge from Torquay - after they’d beaten us at Plainmoor, and he in particular made our defence look daft that night.
It was almost a case of if a player plays well against us, we’ll buy him.
Exactly this.
 

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Paul Evans was a good one but for me Pontus all day long
 

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Can't believe nobody's mentioned Murray Jones! ;):fishing::pop:

Seriously, though, for me it's Stan Bowles and Pontus.
 

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Way-back whenever, Brentford signed signed John O'Mara, from Wimbledon for, I believe, the princely sum of 750 quid. From my recollections, I am 76 years old - so I believe that I am allowed a bit of leeway. We did, again I believe, pick him up from Plough Lane, in the team coach on the way to an away game, after paying that princely sum, and, in my opinion, I believe that was the best bit of business that our club has ever conducted. I realize that our new Championship/Premier League supporters will pay my comments no heed, however, I am sure that some of our older, real, supporters may possibly agree.
 

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Neil Shipperley. Desperate times
I remember a lot of posters saying, following the away game at Blackpool I think, that Shipperley was the saviour of our season.

For some reason I was inordinately pleased with the signing of David Kemp.
 

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I remember a lot of posters saying, following the away game at Blackpool I think, that Shipperley was the saviour of our season.

For some reason I was inordinately pleased with the signing of David Kemp.

To be fair NS had a cracking game that day
 
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Deon Burton
Remember him in the prem in the late 90's, then he scored against us for Stoke in the playoffs, then MA pulled him out of the bag, couldn't believe it.
Also couldn't believe how good is touch really was, the first player I'd seen in our stripes with such class and control.
That goal vs Sheff Wed, cushioned head and whallop on the half volley!! what a goal !

George Bankole assist :LOL:
 
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