Admit you can be wrong ?

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Admit you can be wrong ?

Postby Selby White » 29 Dec 2019, 12:51

Ok couple of questions

1. Name any Leeds players we have signed that you were disappointed when you heard the news only to be proved wrong with the player having a big impact ?

2. Name any player whose signing delighted you at the time but ended up been a total disappointment ?
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Re: Admit you can be wrong ?

Postby Selby White » 29 Dec 2019, 12:54

1. For me got to admit when we signed Vinnie no way would he be a "fit" at our Club, how wrong I was :oops:

2. Plenty to choose from but for me Tomas Brolin looked a world beater until we signed him :roll:
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Re: Admit you can be wrong ?

Postby Davycc » 29 Dec 2019, 13:17

Couldn't believe we'd signed a finished Strachan ....but there you go

Brolin is probably the most famous failure and would normally go with him too but I'll throw in Mr Roque Jr
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Re: Admit you can be wrong ?

Postby rigger » 29 Dec 2019, 13:43

For the let-down, it has to be my favourite player as a kid, Mr Peter Barnes. What a waste of a career personified.

Honourable mention : Tommy Svindal Larsen, the Champ Manager legend who failed a trial with us in the early 90s.

Surprise success? I'd have to say Chris Whyte and Chris Fairclough. I don't think any of us, Sgt Wilko or the players themselves would guess they'd be a title-winning partnership at the back for any side...
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Re: Admit you can be wrong ?

Postby kk_white » 29 Dec 2019, 15:13

Selby/Davy, you got all mine in 2 posts.
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Re: Admit you can be wrong ?

Postby johnh » 11 Feb 2020, 16:57

1. Bobby Collins, thought he was over the hill, how wrong can you be! One of the best signings ever made by Leeds United.

2. Can't say I was delighted that he was signed as I had never heard of him. There were three Leeds managers between Raich Carter and the Don and I don't know which one it was. One of the three went on a scouting mission to Huddersfield Town. The left back named in the programme couldn't play for some reason and a young Ray Wilson deputised. He put in a 'man of the match' performance and the Leeds manager put in a bid for the name in the programme. He was duly signed and was absolutely hopeless.
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Re: Admit you can be wrong ?

Postby Selby White » 12 Feb 2020, 13:13

johnh wrote:
The left back named in the programme couldn't play for some reason and a young Ray Wilson deputised. He put in a 'man of the match' performance


And of course went on to be a legend at many Clubs.

Well Selby Towns only World Cup winner :D

http://www.selbytown.co.uk/look-to-the-past-ray-wilson/
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Re: Admit you can be wrong ?

Postby johnh » 12 Feb 2020, 15:21

Selby White wrote:
johnh wrote:
The left back named in the programme couldn't play for some reason and a young Ray Wilson deputised. He put in a 'man of the match' performance


And of course went on to be a legend at many Clubs.

Well Selby Towns only World Cup winner :D

http://www.selbytown.co.uk/look-to-the-past-ray-wilson/


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