Worst You've Felt About Losing A Player (1 Viewer)

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Jota first time was a gutter.

Second time sort of killed that love affair...
 

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1) Stewart Houston

2) Roger Joseph

them for me
 

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Felt pretty sick about losing Peter Beadle, although that could have been the extreme heat and alcohol combined aswell as his departure
We lost him after about twelve minutes, didn't we?
 

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In more recent years, Michael Turner. Not so much him going, that was inevitable, but the cocking up of the subsequent sell on(s). Or whatever it actually was. Much more savvy since MB.
 

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The timing of DJ being sold was a killer.
The ‘3’ being sold to the Brum at the same time was a head spinner, my blue nose supporting work colleague texted me that night asking what the f**k was going at Brentford.
But Martin Grainger being sold and for peanuts (to the Brum) hit me hard, one of my favourite ever players.
 

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No 1. Andy Sinton, why not wait til end of the season?
No 2. DJ Campbell, Same Story.
No 3. Holdsworth. Although there was an inevitability about this one, and of course replaced by feckin’ Lurch
Footnote - why is Andy Sinton not treated as a God on here or by Bees fans in general?
He went on to play for England multiple times, graced the top division for years.
Despite how good we have now become, can you imagine a better replacement for Benrahma??
 

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No 1. Andy Sinton, why not wait til end of the season?
No 2. DJ Campbell, Same Story.
No 3. Holdsworth. Although there was an inevitability about this one, and of course replaced by feckin’ Lurch
Footnote - why is Andy Sinton not treated as a God on here or by Bees fans in general?
He went on to play for England multiple times, graced the top division for years.
Despite how good we have now become, can you imagine a better replacement for Benrahma??
Think he's a bit over the hill now.
 

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Charles William Frederick Field. After he had scored 17 goals in 18 matches in 1886 - 1888 I was devastated when he moved to Sheffield United.

Yes, I am quite old
 
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Probably to do with where he went, don't you think?
Where he is now an "ambassador"...........
Plus the fact that he barely seems to acknowledge having ever played for us.....
 
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Andy Scott and Robert Quinn. Not so much because if the quality of the players but more the fact they were leaving our first team to join a side that were bottom of the league and as good as relegated. You knew there was something not right with our finances then
 

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John O'Mara going to Blackburn was a knife in my heart. I will always remember the two goals in two minutes against grimsby. I was still celebrating the first goal when the second one went in and had to wait till the Big Match the following day to see it. Was also given a clip around the ear as I was caught on camera smoking by my dad who was watching on the Sunday afternoon with me.
 

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John O'Mara going to Blackburn was a knife in my heart. I will always remember the two goals in two minutes against grimsby. I was still celebrating the first goal when the second one went in and had to wait till the Big Match the following day to see it. Was also given a clip around the ear as I was caught on camera smoking by my dad who was watching on the Sunday afternoon with me.
Remember that game so well. I was standing in the Paddock. Nearly 15000 there and on TV. Brian Moore - 'two in a minute!'.
 

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Remember that game so well. I was standing in the Paddock. Nearly 15000 there and on TV. Brian Moore - 'two in a minute!'.
I missed the 2nd too and then the telly went on the blink next day so never saw it then either.
 

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That was such a brilliant season with big John scoring for fun (when he wasn't suspended for dissent!)
 

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Wasn't it a 6 week suspension he got and we didn't win a game without him. We got Ken Wallace on loan from WHU to cover. Never heard of before or since!
 

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At the time, the Forshaw exit was a bit of a kick in the guts. Our ability to continually replace with better was not understood or proven at this point, and Forshaw seemed pivotal to our success. This transfer seemed like a threat to our survival in the new division.
 

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Definitely DJ for me. I was at GP the night he was sold when the youth team were playing Newcastle. Horrible as the news spread through Braemar Road
Good shout - he had just found his feet in league football and started scoring for fun. What we didn't know was that we had to sell to avoid administration.
 

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Think we had to sell either him or Sodjie. Seem to remember Martin Allen mentioning it in one of his interviews.
Brian Burgess described it differently.
 

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In what way Hobbsy. I'm sure BB will be correct.
That we weren't heading into Adminstration and DJ was sold because MA said he couldn't let him not make the move and still look him in the eye.
 

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Andy Sinton - and especially to Rangers and especially a few days after the FA Cup game against Liverpool - thereafter we played Fulham I believe on a Sunday and we lost. Was only a teen but felt my life was ruined. We had a chance for play offs that year and very short sighted selling Sinton. We thereafter brought that scot Eddie May to replace Sinton. Wanted him to do well but was utter tripe. A close second was the sale of Terry Hurlock.

For some reason never felt close affection for Dean Holdsworth so wasn't too bothered when he left.
 
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Holdsworth as he went so cheaply in my opinion and just seeing him score all those goals in that magical season .....then when Forster left brilliant striker but chose brum ...hated that club as they stayed up with an offside goal and we went down in 92/93 ....alright we were dreadful at Bristol city.....but I still hated the fact he went there and I still despise them to this day
Completely, Southampton were in for him and what I know told Brentford to hold onto him as they were negotiating the sale of Shearer to Blackburn. We would have got more for Deano if we sold him to Southampton.
 
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Gutted when Len Bond left, then paying £25,000 for McKellar who soon fell out with Callaghan, IMO was a absolute waste of money.

Also agree I was sorry to see O'Mara and McCulloch go
 

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I remember being p!ssed off that we sold Asaba back in '97 - was only 16 so probably just something to moan and groan about at that age........!
 

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Gutted when Len Bond left, then paying £25,000 for McKellar who soon fell out with Callaghan, IMO was a absolute waste of money.

Also agree I was sorry to see O'Mara and McCulloch go
Eh?!

McKellar was the best old style keeper we ever had IMO.

Only Raya beats him for me.

Wojiech Ches was a loanee and, like Sherwood who we had on loan, doesn’t count!
 

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Completely agree. McKellar was class - our reliable defence became a liability the next season when Paddy ‘couldn’t catch a cold’ Roach replaced him. I honestly believe that if we had kept McKellar we would have been promoted that next season 82-83 when we recruited Francis Joseph and Mahoney even with the sickening Mahoney injury.
 

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When Mark McCammon left.............oops sorry wrong thread.....this was meant for players we glad to see go:D
 
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John O'Mara, didn't make sense to me at the time. A long way away, lower than us in the league and ripped the heart out of the team. Not happy when others left but this was the one that came to mind when the thread started.
 

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That we weren't heading into Adminstration and DJ was sold because MA said he couldn't let him not make the move and still look him in the eye.
MA told me the same on the evening of DJ's departure.
 

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Andy Sinton - and especially to Rangers and especially a few days after the FA Cup game against Liverpool - thereafter we played Fulham I believe on a Sunday and we lost.
Our whole season fell apart in that week.
Lost at Liverpool in the FA Cup on the Saturday.
Lost at home to Torquay in the AMC on the Tuesday, then at home to Fulham in the league.
 

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Cant remember the finer details but many years ago ( 1960s?) we signed a winger called John Fielding. The first time I saw him he was outstanding but as defenders started to kick lumps out of him he finally had to go off injured and I don't remember seeing him again. He impressed me so much at the time it was a big disappointment cos I really rated him. I've checked history books but can find very little about him.
 

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