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    Default The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    Another spin on the signings discussions, which players would you have liked to have signed over the years or were glad we avoided?

    Nicky Shorey is obviously there from me as a player I'm gutted we didn't sign. Robbie Blake another, 250k as he was pushing us towards the top & Marthur did his typical Marthur fucktardedness.

    Thank fuck we avoided Verhoek though, Marthur's incompitance finally benefitting for once.


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    Kane & Bale.

    So close yet so far.


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    Default Re: The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    Who was that lad who was going to sign but then the London riots put him off coming?


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    Default Re: The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blonde View Post
    Who was that lad who was going to sign but then the London riots put him off coming?
    Verhoek


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-aSemedoBlueJeans&Chinos View Post
    Verhoek
    Fanny.


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    Roberto Baggio.

    „IT‘S BAGGIO!“

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    — Joe Strummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Roberto Baggio.

    „IT‘S BAGGIO!“
    Haha that was the headline in the Post wasn't it?


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    Alex Ferguson from Rangers in 1969. He was evidently quite eager to sign, but his wife wasn't keen on moving south at the time and the deal collapsed.


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    Martin Keown.

    Met with BC. Agreed to sign, but on the way his agent phoned to tell him that Arsenal wanted him. Off he went.

    It only takes a second to score a goal.

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    Gary Mcallister. Would have loved to have seen him play for forest. The story I heard at the time was that he met with Clough who was a bit 'unpredictable', Clough ridiculed him for the cowboy boots he was wearing, so he drove to leeds and signed for them instead.

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    Barry Cogan.


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    Default Re: The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blonde View Post
    Haha that was the headline in the Post wasn't it?
    Yes it was.


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    Default Re: The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    Someone who Cloughie made a big effort to sign during his early days at the CG was Kevin Hector. Despite Hector being keen on the move to happen, Derby, understandably, stood firm.

    Also, IIRC, Cloughie made an effort to bring Johan Neeskens to the CG.


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    You can stick your Hector up your hole.


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    Default Re: The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    For players we loaned who had a massive impact and we didn't sign them, Huckerby in the season we lost to Sheffield in the playoffs.

    Him and Harewood were devastating.


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    Default Re: The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    These fucking threads


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    Default Re: The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTTT View Post
    For players we loaned who had a massive impact and we didn't sign them, Huckerby in the season we lost to Sheffield in the playoffs.

    Him and Harewood were devastating.
    Another bit of Marthur genius.

    1m Norwich wanted for him


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTTT View Post
    For players we loaned who had a massive impact and we didn't sign them, Huckerby in the season we lost to Sheffield in the playoffs.

    Him and Harewood were devastating.
    Yep, the Derby game midweek when we hammered them and Gregory got the sack after was fucking brilliant.

    Robbie Blake mentioned in the opening post, and Hugo Porfirio the year we came down from the Prem.


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    Default Re: The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    Carlos Valderama
    Was over on trial, Clough said “no better than what we’ve got!”


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    Default Re: The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    Pratley & Whittingham


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    Default Re: The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    I was going to say Asa Hartford.
    But having quickly checked Wikipaedia I find he did sign for us!
    Bought for £500k and sold after 3 games for £400k.
    Have we always been poor at doing deals?


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    Default Re: The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    Not saying whether he would have been a good buy or a bullet dodged, but that Jack Marriott seems to have been one we missed, for good or bad!


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    Default Re: The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    We need a thread of duds we’ve sold people to cheer ourselves up. Not been too many of those since we had United’s pants down regularly in the 80’s (Birtles, Dav, Webb)


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    Default Re: The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    Someone who Cloughie made a big effort to sign during his early days at the CG was Kevin Hector. Despite Hector being keen on the move to happen, Derby, understandably, stood firm.

    Also, IIRC, Cloughie made an effort to bring Johan Neeskens to the CG.
    Didn't we also try to sign Ron Webster


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    Default Re: The Best/Worst Players Forest Never Signed

    Johnny Marr. Forest offered him a youth contract but he turned it down. Had some guitar stuff or other to be getting on with.


 

 

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