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    Default Worst Forest Debuts?

    Bong's horrendous showing last night made me wonder if there were any other obvious contenders for worst Forest debut ever. Anyone leap to mind?


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    In terms of sheer hype...then absolute letdown when he did get on the pitch - look no further.

    https://www.getfootballnewsitaly.com...ay-in-england/


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    Marco Pascolo v Man City. Forest went up, City went down. City won 3-1 at the City Ground.

    Swiss World Cup goalkeeper. Had a mare. Never played for Forest again.


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    Beck's & McGoldricks stick in my mind.

    McGoldrick's proof though that, given time, players can come good. So Bong might spin it round in 5 years or so. Maybe we should loan him out until he's 36?


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    I assume Dumitru must have been awful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-aSemedoBlueJeans&Chinos View Post
    Beck's & McGoldricks stick in my mind.

    McGoldrick's proof though that, given time, players can come good. So Bong might spin it round in 5 years or so. Maybe we should loan him out until he's 36?
    Somewhere in the world on a football pitch Mikkel Beck is still trying to regain control of the ball after a terrible first touch.


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    Kevin Gomis


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    We had a goalkeeper, in the loosest possible sense, at the end of the 60s who played 3 times. His name was Mick Harby. Those 3 games were Sunderland (H) 0-3, Wolves (A) 1-6 and Liverpool (A) 1-6. For some reason he never played again


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    The Croatian centre half whose name escapes me, so memorable was he (but he had a 5-year contract and sat at home picking up his pay until it expired).
    And Nicklaus Bendtner... he must be a contender as well - so unfit he was out of breath after running onto the pitch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    The Croatian centre half whose name escapes me, so memorable was he (but he had a 5-year contract and sat at home picking up his pay until it expired).
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    Nikola Jerkan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Nikola Jerkan
    That's the fella - thanks.
    My ageing brain is prone to memory lapses.


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    Problem with Jerkan was, he wasn’t a centre half. He was a Germany style Sweeper. We didn’t play with one, so just asked him be a centre-half.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdooonk View Post
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    I don't remember him playing that bad?

    My vote goes for Muric.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Polly View Post
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    His was on a par with Panagiotis Tachtsidis...


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    On a slightly different note...

    What about Forest players that were shite at the beginning but were given a chance, and turned out pretty decent?

    Marlon Harewood?
    Mark Crossley?
    Kevin Campbell?
    Ben Watson?


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    Ugliest debut ever:

    David Vaughn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    What about Forest players that were shite at the beginning but were given a chance, and turned out pretty decent?
    David Johnson.

    Also, Ricci Scimeca, before we moved him to midfield.
    And Chris Bart-Williams looked awful to start with.

    Last edited by congo_red; 13-02-20 at 12:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    On a slightly different note...

    What about Forest players that were shite at the beginning but were given a chance, and turned out pretty decent?

    Marlon Harewood?
    Mark Crossley?
    Kevin Campbell?
    Ben Watson?
    I'd buy all 4 of those gentlemen a pint.

    Here's hoping with some of the current crop


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi View Post
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    Good call, yes he did struggle at first, even missed a penalty!


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    Quote Originally Posted by duncanmckenzie View Post
    We had a goalkeeper, in the loosest possible sense, at the end of the 60s who played 3 times. His name was Mick Harby. Those 3 games were Sunderland (H) 0-3, Wolves (A) 1-6 and Liverpool (A) 1-6. For some reason he never played again
    I knew/know Bulwell-born Mick, mainly through being a mate of his younger brother.

    That experience completely destroyed his professional career in this country despite the fact he'd been highly regarded as a young 'keeper at England schoolboy and youth level. His confidence was significantly affected, although he later moved to Australia where he managed to carve-out a decent career.


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    Muric was pretty dreadful.

    We'd have beaten WBA if he hadn't made 2 schoolboy howlers.


 

 

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