Best “ past their prime “ signings

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Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by karatekid » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:28 pm

Teddy Sherringham joined Man Utd aged 31 and won 3 premier league titles , 1 FA cup ,1 champions league, 1 intercontinental cup , 1 charity shield and scored 31 goals in 3 seasons . Not bad for an old timer striker.

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by bobinho » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:44 pm

Grezza...

Barton...

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Slurpy » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:44 pm

Dale stephens?

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Vino blanco » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:46 pm

For us, Joey Barton and Ian Wright.
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Post by ksrclaret » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:47 pm

Paul Cook.

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by jrgbfc » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:48 pm

Mitchell Thomas.
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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by DomBFC1882 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:49 pm

David May

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Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:50 pm

Dobo coming back.
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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by karatekid » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:50 pm

Vino blanco wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:46 pm
For us, Joey Barton and Ian Wright.
At the time of JB signing I was not impressed but how he proved me wrong. Probably my favourite claret since Dean Marney.
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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:51 pm

Adrian Heath

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by HahaYeah » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:57 pm

Tommy Hutchison was like an old wizard.
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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by boatshed bill » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:57 pm

For us? Paul Cook, Ian Wright, Mitchell Thomas, Grezza, Joey Barton.Paul Robinson

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:00 pm

boatshed bill wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:57 pm
For us? Paul Cook, Ian Wright, Mitchell Thomas, Grezza, Joey Barton.Paul Robinson
And Dobo ;)

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Devils_Advocate » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:00 pm

Jon Walters*

* but for the injuries

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Post by HahaYeah » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:06 pm

Steve Kindon.
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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by levraiclaret » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:10 pm

Keith Newton
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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by boyyanno » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:13 pm

Ibrahimović did pretty well when he went to Man United, a lot thought it might be a step too far at his age.

For us Barton and Grezza stand out.

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Bosscat » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:16 pm

Don't forget Dobo 😏
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Post by HahaYeah » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:16 pm

John McGreal.

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Post by jojomk1 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:16 pm

Steven Reid

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Swizzlestick » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:23 pm

Graham Alexander. Massively underwhelmed when we signed him, thought he was past it, but what a player he turned out to be.

Barton to a lesser extent because I knew he had the quality, it was just a case of keeping the temperament under control which Dyche did with aplomb.

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Dressinggown » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:25 pm

As per the others, Grezza and Barton were outstanding and not over a handful of appearances.

How good was Barton despite his reputation?

Alexander was PNE and always a thorn in our side. He was even better when he signed for us. Is there a better penalty conversion rate in the modern era ?

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by claptrappers_union » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:26 pm

Me, you guys just don’t know it yet..

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Wokingclaret » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:27 pm

Ian Britton, Leighton James (3rdt time) and Billy Rodaway helped to save us :lol:

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by dougcollins » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:28 pm

Grandad was fantastic for us.

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Post by Garnerssoap » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:51 pm

Rocket Ron

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Mala591 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:05 pm

Willie Donachie was quality
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Post by Dazzler » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:33 am

Frank Sinclair

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Burnley1989 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:44 am

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Gordaleman » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:46 am

This name was mentioned out of context earlier in the thread, but he's a player we've never replaced.

Dean Marney, Dean Marney, Dean Marney.

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Darthlaw » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:48 am

This far and no one has mentioned Stephen Defour?

I'm pretty sure the previous posters just don't understand...

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Peter Loo » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:06 am

Paul Gascoigne.

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by CaptJohn » Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:32 am

I'm surprised no one has mentioned possibly the best two:-
Peter Noble and Keith Newton
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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Belgianclaret » Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:44 am

Loved Hutchinson, he had a great technique to win penalties 😊

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:50 am

I would agree with many on here but, as said previously, Keith Newton was fantastic.

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by gtclaret » Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:34 pm

Keith Newton by a country mile

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Guitargeorge » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:02 pm

Another for Keith Newton, wins hands down

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Dazzler » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:28 pm

CaptJohn wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:32 am
I'm surprised no one has mentioned possibly the best two:-
Peter Noble and Keith Newton
Noble had been plying his trade in Divisions 2 & 3 before stepping back up to the top flight.

Newton had already been mentioned.

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Fretters » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:31 pm

Andy Cole did pretty well.

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Dazzler » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:37 pm

Darthlaw wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:48 am
This far and no one has mentioned Stephen Defour?

I'm pretty sure the previous posters just don't understand...
I'm not so sure that Defour was past his best, I think it might have been a case that his midfield compatriots had up the ante. De Bruyne?
Besides, he was never quite a regular for Belgium.

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Dazzler » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:43 pm

Peter Loo wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:06 am
Paul Gascoigne.
One of the best past their prime signings for Burnley????

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by what_no_pies » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:17 pm

Bringing Tom Heaton back will surpass them all.

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by DomBFC1882 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:20 pm

Surely past their prime signings have to be into their 30s so Steven Defour can't be a shout as good as he was

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Woodleyclaret » Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:02 am

Keith Newton Peter Noble Grezza Joey Barton Erik Pieters

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Suratclaret » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:24 am

Agree with several other posters...Keith Newton. What a class act he was.
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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by TheFamilyCat » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:40 am

Maybe a debatable one: Andy Payton.

Was 30ish when he signed for us and had been regularly playing at a higher level so could be argued he was past his best.

He looked to be on his prime to me though.
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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by JohnDearyMe » Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:11 am

Fretters wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:31 pm
Andy Cole did pretty well.
I never fully appreciated how technically good Cole was until i saw him play for us
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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Hipper » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:52 am

You also need to remember that the likes of Hutchison were playing in Division 3.

I agree with Keith Newton. One might add Tony Waiters from just before that era.

But surely it must be Graham Alexander. Finished really as a full back but brought in at the age of 36 by Steve Cotterill to play in midfield. Unfortunately because of injuries he didn't get much of a chance as SC was forced to use him as a defender. When he was played in midfield he proved to be a real gem and managed to up his game in the Premier League (as did most of Owen Coyle's old soldiers like Caldwell and Carlisle). I agree they weren't up to the task but it was an amazing effort and he got his only season in the sun at nearly the end of a marvellous career.

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Jamesy » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:48 am

Suratclaret wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:24 am
Agree with several other posters...Keith Newton. What a class act he was.
I am so glad many posters chose Keith Newton. He was indeed a class act. Astute signing by Jimmy Adamson. RIP Keith and thanks for the memories.

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Re: Best “ past their prime “ signings

Post by Quicknick » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:01 am

Dean Marney has been mentioned on here. How was he past his prime?

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