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Title: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Tofifee on October 11, 2017, 01:05:36 AM
Ok, so we all know we had Eric Dier and let him go etc
But who are the other players we had and let go only to rue it in years to come?
Straight away Richard Dunne comes to mind, fella coulda been an Everton legend, that was a big mistake.
Looking at the state of our defence right now, I am starting to think Shane Duffy also could prove to be a big mistake. Saw him for Ireland last night and he was a colossus.

ps - Michael Ball/Franny ETC dont count, I am sure you "get" what I mean by let go
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Shortie on October 11, 2017, 01:12:46 AM
Mustafi?
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: SANA_DR0 on October 11, 2017, 01:17:22 AM
Fellaini
Lukaku
Stones


wb Shortie, if your the same Shortie.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueForYou on October 11, 2017, 01:38:51 AM
From our 1980's super era:

Steve McMahon is an interesting one - Kendall, by his own admission, didn't rate him as highly as others and sold him in 1983

Ian Bishop did OK; Mark Ward did OK and eventually returned, and Kendall rated him;

Richard Dunne sticks out as a big selling mistake

David Johnson, back in the early 70's, also a mistake to sell him

Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Coyb12 on October 11, 2017, 01:42:11 AM
Shane Duffy.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on October 11, 2017, 01:46:48 AM
Some terrible shouts already.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on October 11, 2017, 01:48:05 AM
Ok, so we all know we had Eric Dier and let him go etc
But who are the other players we had and let go only to rue it in years to come?
Straight away Richard Dunne comes to mind, fella coulda been an Everton legend, that was a big mistake.
Looking at the state of our defence right now, I am starting to think Shane Duffy also could prove to be a big mistake. Saw him for Ireland last night and he was a colossus.

ps - Michael Ball/Franny ETC dont count, I am sure you "get" what I mean by let go

Wasn't Dier on loan from Sporting Lisbon?
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Brownie20 on October 11, 2017, 01:48:42 AM
John Ruddy?
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 01:49:38 AM
Fernandes
Arteta
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Coyb12 on October 11, 2017, 01:51:57 AM
Some terrible shouts already.
Who?
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Jimmywhack on October 11, 2017, 01:59:43 AM
Don't know who went first but the players that left after we won the league in 88
Beginning of the end
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 02:01:59 AM
Don't know who went first but the players that left after we won the league in 88
Beginning of the end

Steven & Stevens went to Rangers the year after we won it in 87, think they had one more year before moving didnít they?
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Silas on October 11, 2017, 02:02:00 AM
Seriously? Richard fucking Dunne?
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Cereal Killer on October 11, 2017, 02:04:12 AM
Shane Duffy?!  :snigger:

Desperate times indeed, the amount of fume when we get linked to the oaf like Ryan Shawcross or similar and yet Shane fucking Duffy, give your head a shake
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Jimmywhack on October 11, 2017, 02:04:22 AM
Steven & Stevens went to Rangers the year after we won it in 87, think they had one more year before moving didn't they?
Yeah that's what I meant
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 02:05:57 AM
Yeah that's what I meant


I wasnít trying to pick holes in your post James!

Didnít van den Hauwe go to Spurs the same year?


EDIT: Year after, 89.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Coyb12 on October 11, 2017, 02:08:11 AM
Shane Duffy?!  :snigger:

Desperate times indeed, the amount of fume when we get linked to the oaf like Ryan Shawcross or similar and yet Shane fucking Duffy, give your head a shake
Is he better than Williams  yep is he better than jags yep is better at centre back than holgate yep.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Jimmywhack on October 11, 2017, 02:08:21 AM
I wasn't trying to pick holes in your post James!

Didn't van den Hauwe go to Spurs the same year?


EDIT: Year after, 89.
No
My years around that time are always wrong
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: D15TIN on October 11, 2017, 02:11:50 AM
The duffy posts are doing my head in - no one gave a fuck when he left, he's done well for brighton in the championship, he did well last night hardly a world beater
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Cereal Killer on October 11, 2017, 02:12:29 AM
Is he better than Williams  yep is he better than jags yep is better at centre back than holgate yep.

Based on what? Marking the mighty Robson-Kanu out the game last night? Doing well in a backs to the wall display? Or a fairly non descript season so far at Brighton who haven't played many top teams yet?

Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 02:15:10 AM
We let Duffy go cos he was turd at the time, plus when he was here we had the likes of Yobo, Lescott, Jagielka....all playing well and in their prime.


*Actually, I may have fucked up my dates there with all these players..... Distin, not Yobo.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Cassius on October 11, 2017, 02:15:25 AM
Is he better than Williams  yep is he better than jags yep is better at centre back than holgate yep.

Let's be honest, I'm better than Williams at the moment.

Jags is better though.

Shane Duffy is not the level we should be looking at. He's at his level.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: ally2 on October 11, 2017, 02:16:38 AM
Richard Dunne was a barrel who makes Ashley Williams look like Margot Fonteyn
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Coyb12 on October 11, 2017, 02:18:43 AM
 ;D
Let's be honest, I'm better than Williams at the moment.

Jags is better though.

Shane Duffy is not the level we should be looking at. He's at his level.
He is a prem centre back,and he would be in front of our 2,jags is finished.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueForYou on October 11, 2017, 02:19:52 AM
Dunne had a good career that included 80 caps for Ireland
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Cassius on October 11, 2017, 02:25:46 AM
;DHe is a prem centre back,and he would be in front of our 2,jags is finished.

Yeah, he's now playing in the Prem, for a promoted team, who will be flirting with the relegation places. As I say, he's at his level.

Jags has been finished for three seasons now, hasn't he? Keeps going though and hasn't let us down when he's played.

I know who I'd rather starting for us on Sunday. (It's not Ashley Williams though, that we can agree on).
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueForYou on October 11, 2017, 02:26:50 AM
Billy Kenny was his own mistake

And Liverpool let Dave Watson go!
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueForYou on October 11, 2017, 02:29:07 AM
And Kevin Sheedy!

And Alan Harper!!

And Johnny Morrissey!!!
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Tinga on October 11, 2017, 02:31:51 AM
Fernandes
Arteta

I always wish we signed Fernandes.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Coyb12 on October 11, 2017, 02:33:23 AM
Yeah, he's now playing in the Prem, for a promoted team, who will be flirting with the relegation places. As I say, he's at his level.

Jags has been finished for three seasons now, hasn't he? Keeps going though and hasn't let us down when he's played.

I know who I'd rather starting for us on Sunday. (It's not Ashley Williams though, that we can agree on).
As much as I liked jags he should be nowhere the first team,but he is because obviously we have no one better,I'm not talking about jags of 6/7years ago I'm talking about now and Duffy is better In my opinion,I'm not saying he is Maldini,I'm saying he would get in next to Keane.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: schleffera on October 11, 2017, 02:33:37 AM
Materazzi
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Jimmywhack on October 11, 2017, 02:34:15 AM
Materazzi
Tbf tho, he was pretty wank for us
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Brownie20 on October 11, 2017, 02:34:38 AM
Materazzi

I'll see your Materazzi and raise you a Dacourt
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: schleffera on October 11, 2017, 02:35:00 AM
Prob same year, Dacourt.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 02:35:40 AM
Should we have kept Drenthe?
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: D15TIN on October 11, 2017, 02:35:45 AM
Manny Fernandes is a good one
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: schleffera on October 11, 2017, 02:36:03 AM
I'll see your Materazzi and raise you a Dacourt
Prob same year, Dacourt.

Ha!!
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Shogun on October 11, 2017, 02:36:25 AM
Can't believe nobody has said Sammy Eto'o
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: D15TIN on October 11, 2017, 02:36:27 AM
Should we have kept Drenthe?
Had good ability, but sounds as if he was a bit of a bell end - heard he brought a brass back to FF one time ha
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: schleffera on October 11, 2017, 02:36:50 AM
Tbf tho, he was pretty wank for us

A touch of a liability, but ya had to love him.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Brownie20 on October 11, 2017, 02:37:40 AM
Should have signed Mattemo Ferrari on a permanent
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: D15TIN on October 11, 2017, 02:39:37 AM
We should've signed Brian McBride at the time, he was class in the short time he was here - Donovan too
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 02:40:57 AM
I'll see your Materazzi and raise you a Dacourt

My arl fella moved Dacourt when he went. He bought a house in Paris, had that much gear me arl man needed a wagon and trailer to move him, got his trailer towed away and nearly blown up by the French Army!
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: schleffera on October 11, 2017, 02:40:57 AM
Cahill
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: D15TIN on October 11, 2017, 02:41:38 AM
Cahill
At PL level he was finished, we got the best out of him
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 02:41:51 AM
Can't believe nobody has said Sammy Eto'o

He turned a bit weird though didnít he, wanted out near enough straight away.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Shogun on October 11, 2017, 02:42:40 AM
He turned a bit weird though didnít he, wanted out near enough straight away.

Realised Martinez was a fraud didn't he
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 02:43:28 AM
Realised Martinez was a fraud didn't he

So what was the rest of the squadís excuse for staying then? 🤔
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: schleffera on October 11, 2017, 02:44:20 AM
At PL level he was finished, we got the best out of him

Ya I know, but still, last 5 minutes, over the last 5 years...
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Cozzie on October 11, 2017, 02:46:02 AM
Shame we got Eto'o when that clown was in charge.

Matteo Ferrari was one I was gutted we never got full time.

Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 02:47:34 AM
More recently, should we have let go of Barry?
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Brownie20 on October 11, 2017, 02:48:06 AM
Shame we got Eto'o when that clown was in charge.

Matteo Ferrari was one I was gutted we never got full time.



That game against Arsenal when we won 1-0 with Beattie scoring early on he was absolutely class
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Cozzie on October 11, 2017, 02:51:05 AM
That game against Arsenal when we won 1-0 with Beattie scoring early on he was absolutely class

He was a class act all round. From what I hear he wouldnt have cost much either.

Dithering Dave at his finest.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Brownie20 on October 11, 2017, 02:55:08 AM
He was a class act all round. From what I hear he wouldnt have cost much either.

Dithering Dave at his finest.

Or we were just skint
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Duncs_a_legend on October 11, 2017, 02:55:25 AM
Wasn't sure whether it was let go or just sold.

Olivier Dacourt
Marco Materrazzi
Gary Linekar
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueMaquis on October 11, 2017, 03:00:34 AM
We should've kept Rooney and sold him to United when he turned 31.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 03:02:51 AM
Gary Linekar


We got Andy Gray as a replacement and,with him and Sharp up front, won the fuckiní lot!


EDIT: Sorry mate, tried to be a smart arse on ended up with egg on my face there. 🙄
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Jimmywhack on October 11, 2017, 03:03:52 AM
We got Andy Gray as a replacement and,with him and Sharp up front, won the fuckin' lot!
Nah linekar replaced gray

Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueForYou on October 11, 2017, 03:07:28 AM
Gray had one more year in him - would have won the double in '86 if he had stayed!

Ian Durrant

Best player(s) we missed out on:

Archie Gemmill - 1970, on his way until Cloughie stepped in!

Bryan Robson - 1981, big Ron scuppering Kendall's intended first signing

Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Coyb12 on October 11, 2017, 03:10:03 AM
We got Andy Gray as a replacement and,with him and Sharp up front, won the fuckiní lot!
A bit mixed up there kid.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueForYou on October 11, 2017, 03:10:38 AM
We don't come up with home bred goalies, do we?

Andy Rankin
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 03:10:54 AM
Nah linekar replaced gray



Wow, what the fuck am I on about, I thought we won the CWC after Linekar!

Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 03:11:49 AM
A bit mixed up there kid.

I know that now. Dunno what I was thinking there tbh!

Amateur
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueForYou on October 11, 2017, 03:13:49 AM
We didn't need to replace Lineker - we won the title by not doing so!
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: schleffera on October 11, 2017, 03:18:21 AM
Jagielka and Baines as schoolboys
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: eyesalwaysblue on October 11, 2017, 03:19:06 AM
You lot are reminding me my memory is twated.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on October 11, 2017, 03:25:32 AM
Is he better than Williams  yep is he better than jags yep is better at centre back than holgate yep.

Is he?? Don't think he's better than the 2 established players for a start.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Coyb12 on October 11, 2017, 03:30:59 AM
Is he?? Don't think he's better than the 2 established players for a start.
Mate Williams is a disgrace,and jags is finished,so come on .
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Mayor Farnum on October 11, 2017, 03:32:28 AM
We didn't need to replace Lineker - we won the title by not doing so!

Probably would have won the league if we'd kept Lineker as well. We were weaker without him.

Re most of the above, the decent ones anyway, they wanted away and we stood little chance of keeping them.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: mikey_blue on October 11, 2017, 03:43:29 AM
Should of kept Geri. Not even arsed.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Macca77 on October 11, 2017, 04:05:09 AM
Im actually laughing at some of the names in this thread, Duffy, Dunne and Drenthe, fucking seriously? Behave yourselves
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: terrydarracotsbaldpate on October 11, 2017, 04:09:14 AM
From our 1980's super era:

Steve McMahon is an interesting one - Kendall, by his own admission, didn't rate him as highly as others and sold him in 1983

Ian Bishop did OK; Mark Ward did OK and eventually returned, and Kendall rated him;

Richard Dunne sticks out as a big selling mistake

David Johnson, back in the early 70's, also a mistake to sell him
McMahon wanted to leave to go to the rs.had to go via Villa
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: toffee_scot on October 11, 2017, 04:10:05 AM
- Matteo Ferrari was quite decent but I think it was more the case that Moyes opted for Joleon Lescott instead.
- Mustafi could have developed into a good player if he stayed with us, but I guess sometimes it is the case that a player needs to move on to another club before they really take off.
- Arteta - still wondering what Bill's done with that money.
- Eto'o - I think he could have played a key role but Martinez seemed fine to let him go not long after his "gift from the football gods" comment. I wonder what really went on there.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Ross on October 11, 2017, 04:12:22 AM
Alan Ball.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Silas on October 11, 2017, 04:13:24 AM
Donovan is a shout we really should have gone all in for him at the time
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Heisenberg on October 11, 2017, 04:14:03 AM
dunno if it counts because I cant remember the reasoning for him leaving. But we have been shit down the left ever since we let pienaar go to spurs. Been playing number 10s there since. He wasn't the same when he came back
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 04:22:50 AM
dunno if it counts because I cant remember the reasoning for him leaving. But we have been shit down the left ever since we let pienaar go to spurs. Been playing number 10s there since. He wasn't the same when he came back

Nor was Baines. Once he went to Spurs that was the end of it.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Redartin on October 11, 2017, 04:27:52 AM
Olivier Dacourt
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Silas on October 11, 2017, 04:29:21 AM
We fucked the Yobo thing up. He was boss
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 04:52:57 AM
We fucked the Yobo thing up. He was boss

He was a machine whe he got going for us. Them cheeky twats at Newcastle were sniffing around him too.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Redartin on October 11, 2017, 06:06:13 AM
Mark Hughes

Should have kept him a few more years and tortured the cunt.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Brownie20 on October 11, 2017, 06:16:48 AM
Mark Hughes

Should have kept him a few more years and tortured the cunt.

If only we'd signed him when we were supposed to, u dear Joe Royle. He would've been a huge player for us back then. Look at what he went on to do at Chelsea instead. A real Indian Summer of a career
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Realist on October 11, 2017, 07:06:14 AM
Dunne was a bag of shit
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Jamokachi on October 11, 2017, 08:29:27 AM
Kanchelskis and Speed... not that we had much choice.

If only we could have kept Parkinson fit back in the day too.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Fynci on October 11, 2017, 01:42:16 PM
Straq obviously.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 11, 2017, 01:49:26 PM
Kanchelskis and Speed... not that we had much choice.

If only we could have kept Parkinson fit back in the day too.

Parkinson would have been boss had it not been for his knee. Two years that kept him out for.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Macca77 on October 11, 2017, 02:21:53 PM
Kanchelskis and Speed... not that we had much choice.

If only we could have kept Parkinson fit back in the day too.

These are the only two for me, even though Kanchelskis was shockingly bad in the weeks before he left
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: sirblue57 on October 11, 2017, 03:31:32 PM
We don't come up with home bred goalies, do we?

Andy Rankin

Fuck....off...
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueForYou on October 11, 2017, 04:00:10 PM
Charming! Name another home bred goalie since Rankin - won us the tie against Monchengladbach

Big Dunc in 1998
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: sixymack on October 11, 2017, 04:21:09 PM
Naismith
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: mikey_blue on October 11, 2017, 04:24:30 PM
Naismith

We bought him back from Ajax for 25m!
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Macca77 on October 11, 2017, 04:31:20 PM
We didn't a lot of players mentioned in this thread go, most of them wanted to leave.

Fuck them
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: everton1952 on October 11, 2017, 04:39:28 PM
Alan Ball. We did eventually recover about 12 years later.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: stirlingblue on October 11, 2017, 06:46:22 PM
Donavan and Mustafi for me
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueForYou on October 11, 2017, 07:16:59 PM
Rhino Unsy in 1997
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Sir Stealth on October 11, 2017, 07:18:30 PM
Naismith?!

He's been such a massive success since he left!

We got an amazing deal for him,as much as I liked him
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: charlatan on October 11, 2017, 07:25:19 PM
Gylfi Siggurdsson when he had that trial.

Would have saved us £45m ;)
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueForYou on October 11, 2017, 07:48:00 PM
Howard Kendall (our captain), Colin Harvey and Joe Royle in 1974

Andy King in 1980
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Mac934 on October 11, 2017, 11:08:24 PM
McMahon wanted to leave to go to the rs.had to go via Villa
Didn't McMahon leave because he wanted to win things lol.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Mac934 on October 11, 2017, 11:12:52 PM
Howard Kendall (our captain), Colin Harvey and Joe Royle in 1974

Andy King in 1980
If we kept Kendall, we wouldn't have got Bob Latchford.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueForYou on October 11, 2017, 11:27:58 PM
And we wouldn't have sold Joe Royle!

Loved Latch!  The three L's - Lyons, Latchford & Lee!

Interestingly, Kendall does not mention Mick Lyons at all in his autobiography; Lyons came through during Kendall's playing days at Everton, became captain and also played for Kendall in his first season as manager; Kendall released him to Sheff Wed in 1982 as well as releasing him as coach in 1990 when Kendall returned as manager.

Did they fall out?
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Audrey Horne on October 11, 2017, 11:35:08 PM
Our fans dont deserve nice things.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Faceatthefence on October 11, 2017, 11:44:47 PM
Martin keown
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Jimmywhack on October 11, 2017, 11:47:44 PM
Martin keown
Shout
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueForYou on October 12, 2017, 12:29:39 AM
Ex Evertonian ball boy McMahon did eventually go on to win things and earnt a few England caps along the way

If Kendall had managed to sign Bryan Robson in 1981, McMahon may well have stayed

Just think - probably no Reid and Bracewell

Funny ol' game, Saint!

Get well, Greavsie


Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Faceatthefence on October 12, 2017, 12:39:16 AM
Ex Evertonian ball boy McMahon did eventually go on to win things and earnt a few England caps along the way

If Kendall had managed to sign Bryan Robson in 1981, McMahon may well have stayed

Just think - probably no Reid and Bracewell

Funny ol' game, Saint!

Get well, Greavsie
We did quite a bit of trading with The Villa in 70,s 80,s along with Mc mahon we took John Gidman,Keown and sent Big Ken McNaught (broke me that one)opposite direction.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: TheRam on October 12, 2017, 01:12:29 AM
Should've given Steve Watson a one year extension.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueForYou on October 12, 2017, 01:20:04 AM
Yes, Ken McNaught - shouldn't have let him go
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueMaquis on October 12, 2017, 06:47:32 AM
Deulofeu. Okay, he had his flaws but wouldn't he have provided something we don't have at the moment? I'd even try him up front. Most likely his confidence would have plummeted under Koeman and his potential to beat a man and get past defences would be useless. Or maybe not.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Confucius on October 12, 2017, 12:25:54 PM
Pienaar the first time to Spurs. Why sell the only player who ever made Baines good. And Baines was bloody brilliant but only when Pienaar played.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Toddacelli on October 12, 2017, 01:07:05 PM
Im actually laughing at some of the names in this thread, Duffy, Dunne and Drenthe, fucking seriously? Behave yourselves

Absolutely. Ridiculous. Some people need to sort theselves out!

Anyway. My contribution - Stracqualrsi!
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Django on October 12, 2017, 04:02:16 PM
Gareth Barry
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Django on October 12, 2017, 04:02:54 PM
Lee Carsley and Steve Watson should of gotten extensions the summer they were released. But we gave Phil Neville a 2 year one instead.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Brownie20 on October 12, 2017, 05:36:53 PM
Lee Carsley and Steve Watson should of gotten extensions the summer they were released. But we gave Phil Neville a 2 year one instead.

Carsle turned it down
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Django on October 12, 2017, 06:07:28 PM
Carsle turned it down
Coz he wanted 2 instead of 1 wasn't it?

Fair request that from one of our best performers. Stitched that team together.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Brownie20 on October 12, 2017, 06:08:20 PM
Coz he wanted 2 instead of 1 wasn't it?

Fair request that from one of our best performers. Stitched that team together.

Yeah I think it was.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: bacon sarnie on October 13, 2017, 12:44:42 AM
Duncan McKenzie.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Tony Clifton on October 13, 2017, 08:38:38 AM
Deulofeu. Okay, he had his flaws but wouldn't he have provided something we don't have at the moment? I'd even try him up front. Most likely his confidence would have plummeted under Koeman and his potential to beat a man and get past defences would be useless. Or maybe not.


You wouldn't catch Manny Fernandes doing some such, I'm sure...  ;D
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueNoseMike on October 13, 2017, 04:58:36 PM
Think this all just highlights we've been very good at mostly not letting players go too early (apart from those wanting to leave which is out of our hands to a certain extent).

Imagine being Chelsea, let a shit ton of players go too early, as have a few of the top teams.

Maybe that's played a factor in us not letting players go too early, we didn't have the stature or finances to go out and replace with better.

Would be interesting to see a thread asking the opposite - are there any players we kept on for too long?

I think this list will be considerably longer for most, and again boils down to not having the finances to replace earlier.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Duncs_a_legend on October 13, 2017, 05:20:26 PM
I was gutted when Deulofeu went, but we didn't let him go did we. We had absolutely no say in the matter.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: wepull on October 13, 2017, 06:28:41 PM
Was absolutely gutted when Arteta left and also the fee that he left for. We had lost pienaar a window before and we only got the good ol' reliable Drenthe in place of him.

We were awful till January and we played some really awful football for good 4-5 months till the time Pienaar came back to us.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueMaquis on October 13, 2017, 06:38:32 PM
If Tim Cahill still played for us now he'd probably be doing an Angry Birds gesture every time he scored.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: bacon sarnie on October 13, 2017, 08:48:25 PM
David Johnson.

....or did he leave the shite for us?
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: mikey_blue on October 13, 2017, 09:10:05 PM
I was gutted when Deulofeu went, but we didn't let him go did we. We had absolutely no say in the matter.

We shouldn't of sent him to AC in the first place. After that he wanted nothing to do with us.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: ynotd on October 14, 2017, 08:17:50 PM
Some terrible shouts already.

Oh look the mark rowan arse kisser is now a plazzy scouser

You used to wear a police hat out of pound land while sat on your computer thinking you were reg hollis on the blueroom

You fraud

Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on October 15, 2017, 12:59:36 AM
Oh look the mark rowan arse kisser is now a plazzy scouser

You used to wear a police hat out of pound land while sat on your computer thinking you were reg hollis on the blueroom

You fraud



Lol, that was 13 years ago and your still butthurt about it.

Clearly youíve matured into an adult after all these years. Well done.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueBeagle on October 15, 2017, 01:06:22 AM
Oh look the mark rowan arse kisser is now a plazzy scouser

You used to wear a police hat out of pound land while sat on your computer thinking you were reg hollis on the blueroom

You fraud

Bit of back story for those who are unaware please!
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Gash on October 15, 2017, 01:08:00 AM
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Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: blue1948 on October 15, 2017, 01:16:25 AM
David Johnson.

....or did he leave the shite for us?
didn't he go to Villa in between?
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: bacon sarnie on October 15, 2017, 01:30:34 AM
didn't he go to Villa in between?

Didn't want to Google it but glad I did. Interesting career - up there with Barmby as only players to score for both teams in the derby etc - in dire straights these days though as he's still with the shite.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Johnson_(footballer,_born_1951)
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Mac934 on October 15, 2017, 01:56:35 AM
Didn't want to Google it but glad I did. Interesting career - up there with Barmby as only players to score for both teams in the derby etc - in dire straights these days though as he's still with the shite.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Johnson_(footballer,_born_1951)
I think it's Beardsley and Johnson the only 2 who have scored for both teams in the Derby.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: TheRam on October 15, 2017, 06:26:47 AM
What's going on in here then?
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Tony Clifton on October 15, 2017, 07:12:38 AM
If Tim Cahill still played for us now he'd probably be doing an Angry Birds gesture every time he scored.

And I wouldn't have witnessed it as I'd have long gouged out my own eyeballs.  Shadow chasing bellend Cahill.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 15, 2017, 02:54:34 PM
What's going on in here then?

I dipped in for some more laughs at the Duffy shouts and thought the same.

More please.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Coyb12 on October 15, 2017, 03:26:24 PM
 :Horse:
didn't he go to Villa in between?
That was McMahon.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Sir Stealth on October 15, 2017, 03:27:25 PM
Nothing quite says I'm scouse and I know that you fucking aren't than the word plazzy!
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Coyb12 on October 15, 2017, 03:28:46 PM
David Johnson.

....or did he leave the shite for us?
Played for us first went to Ipswich then to the RS then back to us.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Brownie20 on October 15, 2017, 04:04:48 PM
Come on gents - we're waiting here. Both sides of the story please so we can make an informed judgement of the situation please
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueBeagle on October 15, 2017, 04:16:22 PM
Come on gents - we're waiting here. Both sides of the story please so we can make an informed judgement of the situation please

Only come on this morning to check for an update
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: gizzblue on October 15, 2017, 04:21:35 PM
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😅😅
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Duncs_a_legend on October 15, 2017, 04:38:08 PM
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Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: blue1948 on October 15, 2017, 04:54:27 PM
:Horse:That was McMahon.
Yes you are right ,of course it is coming back to me .Johnson had a cloud over him if I am correct along with Whittle -or am I wrong again !
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Jimmywhack on October 15, 2017, 05:20:59 PM
Mmmblue used to be a mod on a forum didn't he?

My money is on he was a heavy hitter with the ban wand and notd felt the wrath after an argument or two
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Coyb12 on October 15, 2017, 07:19:26 PM
Yes you are right ,of course it is coming back to me .Johnson had a cloud over him if I am correct along with Whittle -or am I wrong again !
No that's correct mate I actually forgot about Whittle being involved,under age girls was the rumour allegedly.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: bacon sarnie on October 16, 2017, 05:36:16 AM
Played for us first went to Ipswich then to the RS then back to us.

Right on. Remember it all now - especially the conk on him - or was that Rush? That wiki link I posted has the whole story like.

Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: brap2 on October 16, 2017, 05:38:53 AM
Oh look the mark rowan arse kisser is now a plazzy scouser

You used to wear a police hat out of pound land while sat on your computer thinking you were reg hollis on the blueroom

You fraud



Not really sure what this is about but I like where it is heading
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 16, 2017, 05:52:44 AM
Oh look the mark rowan arse kisser is now a plazzy scouser

You used to wear a police hat out of pound land while sat on your computer thinking you were reg hollis on the blueroom

You fraud



Iím actually laughing a bit too much at this and Iíve no idea what for.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: brap2 on October 16, 2017, 05:56:16 AM
Iím actually laughing a bit too much at this and Iíve no idea what for.

There's just so much going on isn't there, mark rowan, plazzy scouser, pound land bizzy hat, reg hollis.

Fantastic stuff, high point of the season imho
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 16, 2017, 05:57:54 AM
There's just so much going on isn't there, mark rowan, plazzy scouser, pound land bizzy hat, reg hollis.

Fantastic stuff, high point of the season imho

It was the Poundland bizzy hat that finished me off.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: BlueBeagle on October 16, 2017, 12:55:16 PM
Mmmblue been seen since?
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on October 16, 2017, 07:22:47 PM
Mmmblue used to be a mod on a forum didn't he?

My money is on he was a heavy hitter with the ban wand and notd felt the wrath after an argument or two

Correct. People weren't banned for contrary opinion though. Just racism and bullying. I don't see anything heavy about that.

Anyways, as said it was well over 10 years ago and things have moved on for most folk. Or not as the case may be. Which is a bit pathetic.

That's all I've got to say.
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: Bally on October 16, 2017, 11:19:47 PM
Correct. People weren't banned for contrary opinion though. Just racism and bullying. I don't see anything heavy about that.

Anyways, as said it was well over 10 years ago and things have moved on for most folk. Or not as the case may be. Which is a bit pathetic.

That's all I've got to say.
Racism and bullying is fair whack lad, and after so long you'd think they would of gotten over it
Title: Re: Players we shouldnt have let go
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 17, 2017, 01:55:16 AM
Correct. People weren't banned for contrary opinion though. Just racism and bullying. I don't see anything heavy about that.

Anyways, as said it was well over 10 years ago and things have moved on for most folk. Or not as the case may be. Which is a bit pathetic.

That's all I've got to say.

But did you have a Poundland bizzy hat? If you didnít them Iím gonna be disappointed