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Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:46 am
by gola
Class player at time n part ther history

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:03 pm
by Remember Colo
Reflecting back, he had one amazing season with Blackburn, then a very middling one where he only scored 6. He got his big sale to Man City then, and only scored 4 in his time there. To his credit, he's still playing at his hometown club at age 40.

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:07 pm
by Bodacious Benny
Yeah I liked Santa Cruz at Blackburn.

Remember Morten Games Pedersen? He was class for a while there too.

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:11 pm
by Remember Colo
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:07 pm
Yeah I liked Santa Cruz at Blackburn.

Remember Morten Games Pedersen? He was class for a while there too.
There were some good one-year wonders in the league during that period. It's rare now to see a random striker pop up and expectedly score 20+ nowadays.

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:34 pm
by Oval85
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:07 pm
Yeah I liked Santa Cruz at Blackburn.

Remember Morten Games Pedersen? He was class for a while there too.
A couple of seasons he was real class. A brilliant left foot, closest thing Norway has ever been to a Beckham.

Still going strong at his first football club Alta up north, 40 years old.

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:34 pm
by Oval85
Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:11 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:07 pm
Yeah I liked Santa Cruz at Blackburn.

Remember Morten Games Pedersen? He was class for a while there too.
There were some good one-year wonders in the league during that period. It's rare now to see a random striker pop up and expectedly score 20+ nowadays.
Two seasons! <fist>

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:38 pm
by Remember Colo
Oval85 wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:34 pm
Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:11 pm

There were some good one-year wonders in the league during that period. It's rare now to see a random striker pop up and expectedly score 20+ nowadays.
Two seasons! <fist>
I meant no disrespect to MGP - nor necessarily meant that he specifically was a one season wonder. In general it just felt like it was easier for a player to seemingly come out of nowhere to score a lot of goals for a season or two. It's rare for players to surprise us and produce on that scale now.

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:43 pm
by Oval85
Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:38 pm
Oval85 wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:34 pm

Two seasons! <fist>
I meant no disrespect to MGP - nor necessarily meant that he specifically was a one season wonder. In general it just felt like it was easier for a player to seemingly come out of nowhere to score a lot of goals for a season or two. It's rare for players to surprise us and produce on that scale now.
<laugh> I was just joking. Thought it was obvious <laugh>

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:53 pm
by Remember Colo
Oval85 wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:43 pm
Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:38 pm

I meant no disrespect to MGP - nor necessarily meant that he specifically was a one season wonder. In general it just felt like it was easier for a player to seemingly come out of nowhere to score a lot of goals for a season or two. It's rare for players to surprise us and produce on that scale now.
<laugh> I was just joking. Thought it was obvious <laugh>
I knew you were kidding and was only half serious with my reply. 1 season wonder just sounds better than 2 season wonder.

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:48 pm
by Colly
Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:38 pm
Oval85 wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:34 pm

Two seasons! <fist>
I meant no disrespect to MGP - nor necessarily meant that he specifically was a one season wonder. In general it just felt like it was easier for a player to seemingly come out of nowhere to score a lot of goals for a season or two. It's rare for players to surprise us and produce on that scale now.
Have there ever been many 20+ strikers out of the blue though? Kevin Phillips had that one ridiculous season, but it's usually only players at big sides who manage it. We still have the likes of Pukki two seasons ago who stood out in a poor side, or indeed Wilson at Bournemouth.

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:49 pm
by Oval85
Also just want to point out that Gamst Pedersen has allways been a left sided midfielder.

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:47 pm
by gola
n nvr scored 20 goals lol

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:57 pm
by Remember Colo
Colly wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:48 pm
Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:38 pm

I meant no disrespect to MGP - nor necessarily meant that he specifically was a one season wonder. In general it just felt like it was easier for a player to seemingly come out of nowhere to score a lot of goals for a season or two. It's rare for players to surprise us and produce on that scale now.
Have there ever been many 20+ strikers out of the blue though? Kevin Phillips had that one ridiculous season, but it's usually only players at big sides who manage it. We still have the likes of Pukki two seasons ago who stood out in a poor side, or indeed Wilson at Bournemouth.
Maybe not always 20+ goals, but I saw a fun list of PL one-season wonders on Squawka the other day - with a few examples including Marcus Stewart, Michael Ricketts, Michu, Andy Johnson and Benni McCarthy. Our Cisse was also named among them.

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:17 pm
by gola
wudnt hav put johnson in there, did wel over long period time i fort

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:17 pm
by Oval85
gola wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:47 pm
n nvr scored 20 goals lol
He had nine or ten one season I believe. The next season he was even better and Alex Ferguson almost bought him.
Never managed to hit that kind of form ever again though.
Fun fact, Souness brought him to Blackburn

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:45 am
by biggeordiedave

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:22 am
by Colback's Orange Tufts

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:57 am
by Colly
I did a quick google to see if I'd remembered the "naturally right footed but his dad made him go lefty" story right (I had), and stumbled across this. Amazing.


Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:38 am
by gola
lol thats 2 funny

Re: January Transfer Rumours/Wishlist 21/22

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:00 am
by Oval85
biggeordiedave wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:45 am
Oh my, he got so much stick for that one back home. He did it once and never again <laugh>