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    Whats the most blow your socks off signing you can remember? A signing you couldnt wait for them to wear the Garibaldi!!

    Mine was Bryan Roy, Stan and closely followed by PVH

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbarraclough
    Whats the most blow your socks off signing you can remember? A signing you couldnt wait for them to wear the Garibaldi!!

    Mine was Bryan Roy, Stan and closely followed by PVH
    PVH for me


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    Quote Originally Posted by thehockleyhustler
    PVH for me
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    Stan was a lower league striker, unproven before he joined us. If Clouhie had signed him and not Rosario the world might have been very different.
    Sadly, I can remeber us getting new manager David Platt and getting excited about the three Italians that came with him.
    Jim Baxter was also an exciting signing that really was shit - Justin Fashanu?
    Trevor Francis was an important signing who really paid off.


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    I was very excited about Petrachi and particularly Silenzi!!! I can still remember the headline on the back page of the sun "Silent night- Platt lands first player from Serie A." I remember the fans chanting "Bring on Silenzi" for the Uefa cup game against Lyon.....The rest is history


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    Quote Originally Posted by dbarraclough
    I was very excited about Petrachi and particularly Silenzi!!! I can still remember the headline on the back page of the sun "Silent night- Platt lands first player from Serie A." I remember the fans chanting "Bring on Silenzi" for the Uefa cup game against Lyon.....The rest is history
    I'm old so my memory really sucks but it tells me that Silenzi was not one of Platt's three, they were Mannini, Matrecano and Petrachi. Without looking it up, someone like Frank Clarke signed Silenzi.


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    Yeah, Frank Clark (without an e) signed Silenzi.




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    It was 96 so I think your right. Good call


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    Joe Baker then Jim Baxter

    Baxter for £100,000 wow


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    I remember being excited about signing Chris Bart Williams. He was great on CM 93-94!
    "Chris Bart Williams is racing clear of the defence"
    "Goal for N Forest!"
    "He did Well"



    Don't remember if he was any good for Forest though..!


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    Would have to be Brian Roy for me too.

    Collymore and Roy was such an awesome strikeforce.

    Although i think Collymore was actually better at the top of a 4 5 1



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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnits
    Yeah, Frank Clark (without an e) signed Silenzi.

    If I'd have looked it up, I would have spelt it right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dbarraclough
    I was very excited about Petrachi and particularly Silenzi!!! I can still remember the headline on the back page of the sun "Silent night- Platt lands first player from Serie A." I remember the fans chanting "Bring on Silenzi" for the Uefa cup game against Lyon.....The rest is history
    Whenever I saw Petrachi play he was brilliant..

    Silenzi also hit one of the hardest shots i've ever seen in my life. It was against County in the County Cup. It missed of course, but that's beside the point..


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    Of the three Petrachi did look useful, sadly he didn't feature often presumably due to injury. I've worked hard at blocking out Platt's evil period in charge.


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    I rember when Francis signed
    PVH was the last that really excited me.
    and Mills, we will all remember Mills


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    U guys are slightly older,

    Dunno the levels what constitutes 'blow your socks off', but I'm going with David Johnson


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    Silenzi. Haha. oh dear, I made myself sad.


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    Lee Camp


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    Trevor Francis - £1m was a hell of alot of money in those days. I was in France when he signed and my mum told me about it in a letter.

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    Our greaest ever signing was Peter Shilton.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Oak Morgan
    Silenzi also hit one of the hardest shots i've ever seen in my life. It was against County in the County Cup. It missed of course, but that's beside the point..
    [reminiscence]
    Johnny Metgod hit the hardest shot I've ever seen at the City Ground...
    Forest v Chelsea, c. 1983.
    We have a corner, the ball is crossed in, then headed clear to the 18 yard line.
    Johnny comes steaming in, and, leaning over, hits the ball as it's dropping, foot at his head-height (about 6' 4").
    Ball goes like a missile towards the goal, but clears the cross-bar by an inch or two.

    Usually, the massed Trent End standing fans (terraced fans worldwide, really, in fact!) would jump and try and catch the ball...

    On this occasion, the fans in the very tightly packed section right behind the goal all leaped sideways for cover, and the ball slammed into suddently-bare concrete steps right behind the goal, and bounced straight back out.

    They'd all sensed the utter ferocity of the shot, and, as one, taken suitable avoiding action...!! Quality!!!
    [/reminiscence]

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    Bryan Roy.
    When I was told we were signing him I thought it was a piss take.


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    Teddy Sheringham for me


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    Ian Wright on loan


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    My feelings at the time of Collymore signing were more of concern than excitement. It semed an awful lot of money at the time for a player who was unproven at the top level - I shouldn't have worried!

    The most excited I've ever been about a signing was definitely Bryan Roy. Neil Webb was quite an exciting signing too.


 

 

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