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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by Fatty eats roadkill » Wed May 18, 2011 1:00 pm

What was the name of that portuguese forward hodgy brought in with pedro. Looked like jesus but couldn't walk on water
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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by broadsexile » Wed May 18, 2011 1:05 pm

Fatty eats roadkill wrote:What was the name of that portuguese forward hodgy brought in with pedro. Looked like jesus but couldn't walk on water
Rui Neves. He was rubbish.

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by Fatty eats roadkill » Wed May 18, 2011 1:11 pm

broadsexile wrote:
Fatty eats roadkill wrote:What was the name of that portuguese forward hodgy brought in with pedro. Looked like jesus but couldn't walk on water
Rui Neves. He was rubbish.
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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by fat tony » Wed May 18, 2011 1:14 pm

This is vaguely related because the topic of Gavin Worboys and Portugese players has come up... Does anyone remember in the first few months of that 95/96 season that an offer came in from a club in Portugal for Worboys? I think it was through one of Hodgy's contacts and they offered him a deal but he turned it down to fight for his place. I'm sure it was in the programme, all seemed really weird that out of all our players a Portugese club would try and sign big Gav!

Anyway, back on topic... if I'm honest I was a bit dissapointed by Maddo in his playing spell with us.

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by divas » Wed May 18, 2011 1:16 pm

But Rui Neves isn't a big signing, who had heard of him before he came here? It's not as if he was some Portuguese international or something.

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by Fatty eats roadkill » Wed May 18, 2011 1:22 pm

But in Hodgy we had faith, and we were taken in with the influx of foreign flair at the time. Pedro, Jose, Franz and Mario
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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by BUSHEAD » Wed May 18, 2011 1:26 pm

Neil Maddison gets my vote !!!
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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by saint crow » Wed May 18, 2011 1:26 pm

divas wrote:But Rui Neves isn't a big signing, who had heard of him before he came here? It's not as if he was some Portuguese international or something.
I think the hype came with him cause he'd once been on the books of Porto or something.
People obvioulsy forgot that George Switzer was on the books on Man Utd!

I'll add Nick Pickering to the list.
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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by AndyPark » Wed May 18, 2011 1:52 pm

Hawkeye wrote:
AndyPark wrote:Mor Diop, his name just sounded ace.

Erm Bobby Petta wasn't the greatest tob be fair! Expected much better things from him.
I can't believe I actually remember this, but I've just checked and I'm right. You put Bobby Petta in your "best Darlington FC team"...

http://darlofc.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.ph ... ilit=petta
I never said he was s***, expected better things from him. Still 1 of the better wingers I have seen for us.
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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by Quaker-Razz » Wed May 18, 2011 2:55 pm

what happened with gillespie then....3 games and fucked off, whats the deal with him?
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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by AndyPark » Wed May 18, 2011 2:57 pm

Well well well! Basically he was s***.
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Post by onewayup » Wed May 18, 2011 3:00 pm

eh up lads archie stevens now what a signing he was. :thumbup:

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by KCChiefs » Wed May 18, 2011 3:36 pm

Haha Archie Stevens ! what a blast from the past, didnt he get a few goals for us ?

Dave Shearer - played at a higher level, came to us and is easily one of the top 3 worst ever Darlo forwards - had the turning circle of Tortoise...

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by divas » Wed May 18, 2011 4:16 pm

GK John Burridge
RB Dariusz Kubicki
LB Joe Kendrick
CB Darren Holloway
CB Nick Cusack (was struggling for CB's)
CM Stuart Elliott
CM Phil Stamp
RW Simon Johnson
LW Nathan Porritt
CF Clint Marcelle
CF Dean Windass

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by Spyman » Wed May 18, 2011 5:23 pm

divas wrote:GK John Burridge
RB Dariusz Kubicki
LB Joe Kendrick
CB Darren Holloway
CB Nick Cusack (was struggling for CB's)
CM Stuart Elliott
CM Phil Stamp
RW Simon Johnson
LW Nathan Porritt
CF Clint Marcelle
CF Dean Windass
I wouldn't class many of them as 'big signings'. I thought Kubicki did ok in the couple of games he played, and Stuart Elliott dropped off after a promising start. Kendrick was ok when played as a traditional left-back, rather than a wing-back.

The rest, pretty ropey or in Stamp's case, just never fit.
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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by divas » Wed May 18, 2011 5:25 pm

Most, if not all played at a higher level though and came with a certain weight of expectation that was never fulfilled.

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by AnthonyP » Wed May 18, 2011 6:36 pm

".. a certain weight of expectation .. "

Some, like Stampy, with more weight that others :roll:

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by Myron Bolitar » Wed May 18, 2011 11:39 pm

Tom Kaak (according to Reynolds he was far better than Gabbiadini)

Graham Kavanagh (on loan - I was not impressed with him at all)

Kevin Kyle (looked like he thought he was doing us a favour, although his goal v Mansfield was a cracker)

Bernie Slaven - agree with earlier posts

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by darlopaul » Wed May 18, 2011 11:49 pm

I can't work this out.

Is Bernie Slaven not littered on every post on this thread because he was not a "Big" name or because it's just taken as read that he was a money grabbing lazy little shite, who is a legend in his own mind, played for Ireland even though he's scotch and generally gets on everyones tits?

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by KCChiefs » Thu May 19, 2011 6:22 am

Graham Kavanagh is a bit harsh - i thought he was decent for us in a poor side.

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by aveda » Thu May 19, 2011 6:40 am

I thought Kavanagh was a lazy git with a bad attitude who clearly didn't want to be with us.

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by BishopQuaker » Thu May 19, 2011 11:30 am

divas wrote:GK John Burridge
RB Dariusz Kubicki
LB Joe Kendrick
CB Darren Holloway
CB Nick Cusack (was struggling for CB's)
CM Stuart Elliott
CM Phil Stamp
RW Simon Johnson
LW Nathan Porritt
CF Clint Marcelle
CF Dean Windass
I take it you're just listing big signings in general rather than just big signings who were good.
Our front two in that line-up are shocking.

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by divas » Thu May 19, 2011 1:47 pm

BishopQuaker wrote:
divas wrote:GK John Burridge
RB Dariusz Kubicki
LB Joe Kendrick
CB Darren Holloway
CB Nick Cusack (was struggling for CB's)
CM Stuart Elliott
CM Phil Stamp
RW Simon Johnson
LW Nathan Porritt
CF Clint Marcelle
CF Dean Windass
I take it you're just listing big signings in general rather than just big signings who were good.
Our front two in that line-up are shocking.
I'm listing supposed big signings (open for interpretation) that were shite, as per the OP. I'm very surprised you think only the front two are shocking.
Was just reading the "big signings" thread and felt inspired to start a post to discuss some once big name players who Darlo signed and at the time everyone thought they'd do an epic job, and they turned out to be a bit crap.

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by BishopQuaker » Thu May 19, 2011 1:57 pm

divas wrote:
BishopQuaker wrote:
divas wrote:GK John Burridge
RB Dariusz Kubicki
LB Joe Kendrick
CB Darren Holloway
CB Nick Cusack (was struggling for CB's)
CM Stuart Elliott
CM Phil Stamp
RW Simon Johnson
LW Nathan Porritt
CF Clint Marcelle
CF Dean Windass
I take it you're just listing big signings in general rather than just big signings who were good.
Our front two in that line-up are shocking.
I'm listing supposed big signings (open for interpretation) that were shite, as per the OP. I'm very surprised you think only the front two are shocking.
It's a fair point, but those two just stood out massively!

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by sue_donym » Thu May 19, 2011 10:24 pm

How has no-one mentioned Lee Nogan? Came under Reynolds and everyone creamed their keks cos he had a Wales cap but what utter sh*te he was. I honestly don't remember him doing anything, ever, and yet I must have seen at least 30 odd times.

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by Spyman » Thu May 19, 2011 10:30 pm

sue_donym wrote:How has no-one mentioned Lee Nogan? Came under Reynolds and everyone creamed their keks cos he had a Wales cap but what utter sh*te he was. I honestly don't remember him doing anything, ever, and yet I must have seen at least 30 odd times.
My greatest (and I don't mean that as in best, I mean most vivid) memory of Nogan, was us defending a corner in front of the Tin Shed. The ball has played in, maybe a header, and was on its way out for a goal kick. Nogan, just wide of the post, kept the ball in play, knocking it into the 6 yard box, for their striker to put in the back of the net.

To be fair, he wasn't a bad player, but wasn't as good as the hype and never managed to dislodge Duffield as Gabbiadini's main partner.
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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by Stan_Darlo » Thu May 19, 2011 10:47 pm

divas wrote:GK John Burridge
RB Dariusz Kubicki
LB Joe Kendrick
CB Darren Holloway
CB Nick Cusack (was struggling for CB's)
CM Stuart Elliott
CM Phil Stamp
RW Simon Johnson
LW Nathan Porritt
CF Clint Marcelle
CF Dean Windass
Johnson was o.k. i thought, never set the league alight but was a steady winger for a couple of seasons in a decent side. Agree with the rest of your side though.

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by Spyman » Thu May 19, 2011 10:49 pm

Stan_Darlo wrote:
divas wrote:GK John Burridge
RB Dariusz Kubicki
LB Joe Kendrick
CB Darren Holloway
CB Nick Cusack (was struggling for CB's)
CM Stuart Elliott
CM Phil Stamp
RW Simon Johnson
LW Nathan Porritt
CF Clint Marcelle
CF Dean Windass
Johnson was o.k. i thought, never set the league alight but was a steady winger for a couple of seasons in a decent side. Agree with the rest of your side though.
Simon 'the crab' Johnson? He was utter shite.
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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by feethams » Fri May 20, 2011 7:33 am

Hawkeye wrote:
AndyPark wrote:Mor Diop, his name just sounded ace.

Erm Bobby Petta wasn't the greatest tob be fair! Expected much better things from him.
I can't believe I actually remember this, but I've just checked and I'm right. You put Bobby Petta in your "best Darlington FC team"...

http://darlofc.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.ph ... ilit=petta
This makes me laugh. Brilliant. Sorry Andy.

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Re: Previous "Big" signings

Post by Geordie Quaker » Fri May 20, 2011 10:27 am

Spyman wrote:My greatest (and I don't mean that as in best, I mean most vivid) memory of Nogan, was us defending a corner in front of the Tin Shed. The ball has played in, maybe a header, and was on its way out for a goal kick. Nogan, just wide of the post, kept the ball in play, knocking it into the 6 yard box, for their striker to put in the back of the net.
I always remember his performance away at Bolton in the League Cup., I think he scored 2 in a 5-3 defeat and had them all over the place.

Such a good performance from him early in the season was misleading to say the least.

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