When we were crap - players you feared.

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When we were crap - players you feared.

Post by Guller Bull » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:30 pm

As per title. I am sure we must have had a few players that other clubs feared when we were in the lower echelons - Payton, Francis etc but who were the players that always seemed to have absolute worldies against us?

Jack Lester was always one for me that as soon as you heard his name you thought "Oh crap!"

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Re: When we were crap - players you feared.

Post by SammyBoy » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:32 pm

Shaun Goater (or any of that City team)
Carl Asaba
Bob Taylor
Alan Lee

Many others, I'm sure.

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Re: When we were crap - players you feared.

Post by clansman » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:41 pm

Any ex player who returned and got abuse normally scored!! (Nogan e.g)

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Post by andysisson » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:44 pm

Jamie cureton
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Re: When we were crap - players you feared.

Post by Jakubs Tash » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:45 pm

Peterborough seemed to be a bogey team for a while in the late 80s/early 90s and they had a full back (Blake?) who seemed to terrorise us. My memory may be playing tricks though...

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Post by wilks_bfc » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:46 pm

Adrian Littlejohn always seemed to tear us a new one whenever he played against us

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Post by gandhisflipflop » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:48 pm

Kurt Nogan
David Healy
James Beattie

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Post by colner » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:49 pm

Andy Preece and Kevin Francis always did well against us,but we had the last laugh in the end

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Re: When we were crap - players you feared.

Post by fatboy47 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:52 pm

There was a right winger played for Birmingham against us on the turf...
... Absolutely rinsed our defence...tore us a complete new one... Maybe 15 years ago.. Not totally sure.... I'd remember his name if somebody said it

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Post by martin_p » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:55 pm

Kevin Francis always seemed to score against us.

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Post by jedi_master » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:55 pm

Kyle Lightbourne
Carl Asaba
Iffy Onoura
Shaun Goater
Guy Ipoua
Mark Stallard
Paul Ifill

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Post by Stanbill05 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:58 pm

Andy Hesenthaler at Gillingham looked like he used to enjoy playing against us. A class player I thought at the level.

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Post by Hedontplayforyou » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:04 pm

Ricardo Fuller

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Post by jrgbfc » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:10 pm

Definitely Shaun Goater, seemed to score a hattrick everytime he came up against us.

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Re: When we were crap - players you feared.

Post by Right_winger » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:10 pm

Danny coyne always played a blinder against us.

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Post by tim_noone » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:11 pm

Phil stant....steve Bull and robbie? Mutch. Big Kevin Francis and Andy Preece...

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Post by TVC15 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:12 pm

fatboy47 wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:52 pm
There was a right winger played for Birmingham against us on the turf...
... Absolutely rinsed our defence...tore us a complete new one... Maybe 15 years ago.. Not totally sure.... I'd remember his name if somebody said it
It was about 15 years ago that Nicklaus Bendtner played for Birmingham out wide on the Turf and had a great game...not sure if that’s who were you were thinking ?
They also had the likes of Damien Johnson, Stern John, Clinton Morrison all playing up front around the same era.

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Post by JohnDearyMe » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:12 pm

David Lee - Bolton winger
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Post by fungus_the_bogeyman » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:15 pm

Nicky Forster

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Post by Hedontplayforyou » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:19 pm

Seb Larsson played out wide for Birmingham too

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Post by Ric_C » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:19 pm

fatboy47 wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:52 pm
There was a right winger played for Birmingham against us on the turf...
... Absolutely rinsed our defence...tore us a complete new one... Maybe 15 years ago.. Not totally sure.... I'd remember his name if somebody said it
Ricky Otto?
Louie Donowa?

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Re: When we were crap - players you feared.

Post by jdrobbo » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:23 pm

Dave Bamber
Tony Thorpe
Paulo Wanchope
Shaun Goater
Ali Bernabia
Graham Kavanagh
Lee Nogan
Kurt Nogan
Ricardo Fuller
Carl Asaba
Jamie Cureton
Bob Taylor
John Hendrie
Paul Wilkinson

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Post by ŽižkovClaret » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:24 pm

Greg Goodridge and Shaun Goater always seemed to combine well for Bristol City against us

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Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:26 pm

Gary Shaw and Steve Bull

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Post by groove » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:09 pm

Simon Garner
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Alan Birch

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Post by groove » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:11 pm

tim_noone wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:11 pm
Phil stant....steve Bull and robbie? Mutch. Big Kevin Francis and Andy Preece...
Andy Mutch
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Post by claret2018 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:12 pm

More recently David Nugent

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Re: When we were crap - players you feared.

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:13 pm

tim_noone wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:11 pm
Phil stant....steve Bull and robbie? Mutch. Big Kevin Francis and Andy Preece...
Robbie was Robbie Dennison the winger at Wolves, Mutch was Andy
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Post by ClaretTony » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:13 pm

Right_winger wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:10 pm
Danny coyne always played a blinder against us.
Until the day he relied on his team mates needing to score six against us to win :D

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Post by bfccrazy » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:14 pm

Herman Hereidersen and Jamal Campbell Rice (Barnsley player) seemed to always do well against us for random ones.

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Post by ClaretTony » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:14 pm

Dave Lancaster - ex Colne Dynamoes - he always seemed to score against us

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Post by claptrappers_union » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:16 pm

Tony Thorpe

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Post by FactualFrank » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:17 pm

David Dunn

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Post by groove » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:18 pm

Some bloody good players mentioned on this thread 👍

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Post by Silkyskills1 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:18 pm

Jakubs Tash wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:45 pm
Peterborough seemed to be a bogey team for a while in the late 80s/early 90s and they had a full back (Blake?) who seemed to terrorise us. My memory may be playing tricks though...
Are you thinking of Noel Luke? Player called Blake equalised for Cardiff City when we beat them 3-1 at home at the end of the promotion season, 91-92.

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Post by bfcmatt » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:21 pm

Roger Hansbury, but only when he played for us. I was terrified that we were going to ship 6 or 7 each week. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by claptrappers_union » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:23 pm

Some players in this thread by the way, some of them I think were probably playing below their actual ability - David Lee for example, and Jamie Cureton

Ronnie Jepson had a good record against us before he signed. Carlo Corrazin had a good reputation at that level, as did Paul Peschisolido as they were both capped at international level for Canada
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Post by Papabendi » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:25 pm

Billy Whitehurst

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Post by ClaretTony » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:26 pm

Jakubs Tash wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:45 pm
Peterborough seemed to be a bogey team for a while in the late 80s/early 90s and they had a full back (Blake?) who seemed to terrorise us. My memory may be playing tricks though...
Silkyskills1 wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:18 pm
Are you thinking of Noel Luke? Player called Blake equalised for Cardiff City when we beat them 3-1 at home at the end of the promotion season, 91-92.
I can't recall the player's name but Jakubs Tash is definitely right about Peterborough being a bogey team. We beat them 4-1 in April 1991 and it was the first time we'd ever beaten them. We lost in the League Cup in 1966 but then went 11 league games without a win against them from 1985 up to that game in 1991.

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Post by Jakubs Tash » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:27 pm

Silkyskills1 wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:18 pm
Are you thinking of Noel Luke? Player called Blake equalised for Cardiff City when we beat them 3-1 at home at the end of the promotion season, 91-92.
That's him!! Noel Luke.

Yes, Blake was a decent player - played for Cardiff, Bolton and Rovers amongst others.

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Post by Vegas Claret » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:27 pm

David Eyres

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Post by CoolClaret » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:28 pm

Darren Huckerby
Robbie Earnshaw
Dion Dublin

I hated playing them mid 00s Norwich teams!

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Post by claptrappers_union » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:29 pm

Stuart Barlow at Wigan

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Post by ClaretTony » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:30 pm

CoolClaret wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:28 pm
Darren Huckerby
Robbie Earnshaw
Dion Dublin

I hated playing them mid 00s Norwich teams!
When Darren Kenton went round kicking everything that moved and costing us players with some serious injuries

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Post by dandeclaret » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:32 pm

David Lee
Dave Bamber
Mark Kennedy
Ronnie Jepson

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Post by claptrappers_union » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:35 pm

Remember when ‘moneybags’ Fulham spent £2m on Louis Saha... Fulham had some decent players around that time - Geoff Horsefield being one of them too.

I can’t remember the name of the other striker who played with Saha up front - a black guy who’s name escapes me right now - I think he played in the Premier League too for a short while

Edit - it’s come to me Barry Hales

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Post by dandeclaret » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:37 pm

Barry HAyles?
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Post by welsbyswife » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:41 pm

Brian Mooney for Preston always worried me. Looked stylish on the ball, especially on that pitch. Needn't have worried on that great night in 88 though!

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Post by Ric_C » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:45 pm

Did Brian Mooney end up playing for us? Or have I dreamt that up?

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Post by Wuggawumphwumph » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:45 pm

Nugent

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