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    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    They must like their ex-Irons down at MKD.

    Jacko sacked the other week and now replaced by Graham Alexander and Chris Lucetti.

    Will be interesting to compare their “bouncebackability” with ours!

    #263058
    SideriteSiderite
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    Not even Graham will make me want that lot to succeed.

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    #263077
    Lord KitchenerLord Kitchener
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    Concrete cow ****ers!

    #263083
    RichgyRichgy
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    Godden come on and playing really well for Cov , you have had some strikers over the years – Van Veen , Godden ,Madden , Torpey ,Hayes and Sharp .

    Have I missed any ?
    And who was the best of the lot?

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    cassidystashcassidystash
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    Barrie Thomas for those old enough to remember, will never be matched. More recently Hooper. Not Godden, never scored, slow burner. (Very slow)

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    #263091
    RichgyRichgy
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    Ohh yeah I missed Hooper he was very good tbf Celtic he went to i think ?

    I will have to google that other one .

    Slower than ‘speedy Chris ‘ Iwelemu?

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    Chris “The Tree” Iwelumo Rich, that’s how quick he was.

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    Lord KitchenerLord Kitchener
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    Did nobody mention Kevin Keegan?

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    RichgyRichgy
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    I forgot about King Kev , i did know that one tbf , Graham Taylor was from Scunthorpe to was he not ?
    Don’t know what position he played though.

    #263098
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    Only one Stevie Cammack … one Stevie …

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    #263099
    RichgyRichgy
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    I remember another John Eyre was he decent? they seemed to love him on Humberside in the 90’s and that keeper with long hair but I cant remember his name .

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    #263100
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    The coverage on Humberside was ace in the 90’s you knew everything about all the local teams because there was no other way of finding out how your team was doing even if it was not the live game , Guy Ipoua ? Was another one of their favourites I think to – that snd ceefax were class .

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    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    Andy Keogh, Sam Winnall, Martin Patterson and though only loanees Jermaine Beckford and Ivan Toney.

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    Jason White, picked up the ball on the half way line, beat 6 men on the way to the penalty area then put the ball over the stand. Magic.

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    #263108
    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Godden come on and playing really well for Cov , you have had some strikers over the years – Van Veen , Godden ,Madden , Torpey ,Hayes and Sharp .

    Have I missed any ?
    And who was the best of the lot?

    Barrie Thomas, Nigel Cassidy, Rod Fletcher, Kevin Kilmore ( flopped at your place ) John Eyre, Jamie Forrester, Steve Cammack, Tony Daws, Andy Flounders, Gary Hooper……the legend is Barrie Thomas but all those mentioned were excellent in their time.

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    #263115
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Torpey?

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    #263116
    RichgyRichgy
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    Jamie Forrester came to us as ‘the next big thing ‘ from Leeds and did not set the world alight but went on to have a really good career . I will have to google Barrie Thomas . Kilmore and Daws rings a bell but i think i’m too young to remember them I am 36 so really only mid 90’s I know about – Euro 96 i cried when we went out as a 10 year old I remember that , I thought we were actually going to win that tournament .

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    No disrespect to Kevin Kilmore, but I don’t think he was that great, and I saw him play most home games at the OSG back in the day.

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    #263119
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    For the Cods, I don’t think a week passed without seeing Kevin bloody Drinkell’s name on the score sheet in Saturdays Late edition Telegraph. As Les said though, we did have ‘one Stevie Cammack, there’s only one Stevie Cammack’ so that made up for it!

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    #263120
    SideriteSiderite
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    We didn’t have the same success as Grimsby with Drinkell though. The 80s and 90s must have been glory days, as a regular in the second tier for Grimsby fans. That just wouldn’t happen now for Grimsby, unless they get bought out and get a new stadium, at least.

    The days of Grimsby, Shrewsbury, Port Vale, Crewe, Stockport, Gillingham, Walsall, Bury, Tranmere, Doncaster and Wimbledon having prolonged stints in the higher divisions don’t seem possible now with the money involved. Clubs like Rotherham, Wigan, Barnsley and Peterborough struggle to be anything but yo-yo teams between the Championship and League One, and the other teams vying for promotion in League One have been ailing giants like Portsmouth, Sheffield Wednesday, Bolton, Ipswich, Derby and Sunderland. The years when smaller clubs could have a hope of glory are fading, alas.

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    ‘We didn’t have the same success as Grimsby with Drinkell though.’

    Aye, didn’t we bloody know about it!

    #263123
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    Totally agree mate , those days are gone .
    Hopefully though people don’t now look at Luton (which is a total 1 off and probably won’t happen again )
    Wreck more clubs by spending loads to try and do it , which i guess is what Swann was trying to do to some extent .

    League 1 is probably about our level at best I think , I don’t know about a new ground because attendances have basically become irrelevant with the amount owners are willing to spend or borrow . It would take 10’s if not 100’s of million to go through and compete I am not even sure I would want it though , I enjoy lower/non league much more than the higher level games tbh . Maybe that’s just me though .

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    ‘Wreck more clubs by spending loads to try and do it , which i guess is what Swann was trying to do to some extent’

    Double edged sword Rich. No denying we enjoyed watching some excellent players and performances for a few years but all the while we watched the debt increasing and unless we got back in to the Championship it was inevitably on a hiding to nothing.

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Our new signings are quality but how much are they going to be paid and is it sustainable if we don’t get promoted next season? We have no idea because the financing of the club isn’t transparent. That’s a concern for me.

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    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Just a pup then Richie boy!

    Too young to remember Matt Tees and Stuart Brace?

    Dave Boylen was another I recall hating with a passion!

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    #263127
    RichgyRichgy
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    No, fans won’t ask questions when things are going well , who would ?
    From listening to all the podcasts I got the sense Swann really did want to take you right through , probably for personal glory more than anything .

    But it was like the equivalent of someone winning the euro millions,with no strategy or business sense just ‘having a go ‘ year on year .

    It obviously became even more difficult with increased budgets of clubs and his declining capital and he was sinking and panicking which has left you where you are now .

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    #263129
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    I know Boylen because he still goes to games and was on the pitch quite a bit up until a few years ago on the mic and bits .

    I know George Kerr , my mum and dad live near him in their village to he seems alright , but was he just a manager ?

    Matt tees my uncle used to tell me about to , I remember another one they talked about Harry Wainman a keeper ? maybe he was decent to .

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    ‘I know George Kerr , my mum and dad live near him in their village to he seems alright , but was he just a manager ?’

    Played for us for years mate! Just before my time. Others who saw him play will be able to tell you more about his playing ability.

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    Tony Ford was a fabulous player for you lot Rich, mid 70s to mid 80s. And good for a brief spell with us in his later years.

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    Square Ball BullimoreSquare Ball Bullimore
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    Steve Maclean, the loan Ranger

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