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Most disappointing signing 12:18 - Feb 2 with 2487 viewsBrianTablet

Which player was the most disappointing signing in terms of: ability, potential, background and cost.

For me, it's Stuart Slater.
I really thought he was just what we needed and that he'd be a guaranteed success with us.

Who would you choose?

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Most disappointing signing on 12:20 - Feb 2 with 1757 viewshype313

JET was a signing we all thought would be something special and ended up being a complete dud.

Priskin and Martin both promised lots but delivered sweet fa.

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Most disappointing signing on 12:27 - Feb 2 with 1717 viewsSteve_M

Yep, Slater was the one that stood out. So much natural ability but never achieved what he could have done. There were odd glimpses from him here but, even in a side lacking in flair, it was nowhere near enough.

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Most disappointing signing on 12:27 - Feb 2 with 1708 viewsNthQldITFC

Graham Harbey looked good on paper.

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Most disappointing signing on 12:28 - Feb 2 with 1698 viewsHerbivore

Most disappointing signing on 12:27 - Feb 2 by Steve_M

Yep, Slater was the one that stood out. So much natural ability but never achieved what he could have done. There were odd glimpses from him here but, even in a side lacking in flair, it was nowhere near enough.


I think I was lucky enough to witness the rare feat of a Stuart Slater goal for Town.

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Most disappointing signing on 12:31 - Feb 2 with 1681 viewsclive_baker

Lee Martin is a good shout. He was absolutely t0ss, the sort of player that probably looked half decent in kids football but really lacked any balls and physical strength for the rigours of the Championship. £1.7m was a lot of money for what we got.

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Most disappointing signing on 12:31 - Feb 2 with 1683 viewsSuffolkBlue11

Bullard and Huws permanent moves after their loan spells both never really materialised into what we expected
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Most disappointing signing on 12:31 - Feb 2 with 1677 viewsBrianTablet

Most disappointing signing on 12:28 - Feb 2 by Herbivore

I think I was lucky enough to witness the rare feat of a Stuart Slater goal for Town.


Were you his next door neighbour?

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Most disappointing signing on 12:35 - Feb 2 with 1649 viewsBlueandTruesince82

The lad we got off Spurts that scored a hat trick on debut.... what a player we have here we thought.


Klug reccomened and everthing.

Then tumble weed

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Most disappointing signing on 12:36 - Feb 2 with 1641 viewsSteve_M

Most disappointing signing on 12:28 - Feb 2 by Herbivore

I think I was lucky enough to witness the rare feat of a Stuart Slater goal for Town.


There was a really good one against Sheffield United in the snow, good passing move with Kiwomya I think. That must have been Spring 1994, one of only three home league wins that year I think.

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Most disappointing signing on 12:36 - Feb 2 with 1633 viewsBlueBlood90

Unfortunately we have too many to just pick the one!

For the size of fees and the money returned back on them I'd probably say Lee Martin, Emmanuel-Thomas or Matteo Sereni.

Sereni wasn't that bad but £4.5m back in that era was massive money and we never made any money back on him (didn't even get our friendly with Lazio!).

As bad as Tamas Priskin was at least you can say he scored the winner in a cup semi final against Arsenal.

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Most disappointing signing on 12:38 - Feb 2 with 1618 viewsEastTownBlue

Most disappointing signing on 12:28 - Feb 2 by Herbivore

I think I was lucky enough to witness the rare feat of a Stuart Slater goal for Town.


Some were lucky enough to see to two Slater goals against Stoke shortly following relegation in 1995.
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Most disappointing signing on 12:45 - Feb 2 with 1585 viewsHerbivore

Most disappointing signing on 12:36 - Feb 2 by Steve_M

There was a really good one against Sheffield United in the snow, good passing move with Kiwomya I think. That must have been Spring 1994, one of only three home league wins that year I think.


Yep, that was the game I was at.

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Most disappointing signing on 13:09 - Feb 2 with 1511 viewsBlueBadger

All time for me? Ivan Campo - certainly declining in years when we signed him, but I hoped for a lot more than we got out of him.

Most recently - Judge. Still waiting for him to 'tear up' the division, he's been flattering to deceive since we signed him.
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Most disappointing signing on 13:09 - Feb 2 with 1506 viewsBrianTablet

Most disappointing signing on 12:35 - Feb 2 by BlueandTruesince82

The lad we got off Spurts that scored a hat trick on debut.... what a player we have here we thought.


Klug reccomened and everthing.

Then tumble weed


Not Houghton?

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Most disappointing signing on 13:51 - Feb 2 with 1444 viewsGavTWTD

Bullard. No question. Exceptional on loan, terrible when signed permanently.

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Most disappointing signing on 13:53 - Feb 2 with 1425 viewsScuzzer

Most disappointing signing on 12:27 - Feb 2 by NthQldITFC

Graham Harbey looked good on paper.


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Most disappointing signing on 14:04 - Feb 2 with 1369 viewschicoazul

From a banter era perspective it would be quicker to list signings who have NOT been disappointing.
Bart McG Murphy Skise Chambers Mings Knudsen Creswell...who else?

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Most disappointing signing on 14:08 - Feb 2 with 1342 viewsRobTheMonk

Simon Dawkins just because of how crap it was and how far we'd fallen.
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Most disappointing signing on 14:09 - Feb 2 with 1329 viewsWD19

Sam Parkin.
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Most disappointing signing on 14:10 - Feb 2 with 1322 viewsMonkeyAlan

All of the current squad.
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Most disappointing signing on 14:11 - Feb 2 with 1319 viewsStewart27

Most disappointing signing on 14:04 - Feb 2 by chicoazul

From a banter era perspective it would be quicker to list signings who have NOT been disappointing.
Bart McG Murphy Skise Chambers Mings Knudsen Creswell...who else?


I’d have Knudsen on the other list.

Not the worst but bang average would be a compliment.
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Most disappointing signing on 14:12 - Feb 2 with 1307 viewsSwansea_Blue

Ah, a Sam Parkin appreciation thread.

There have been a lot, but in terms of expectation based on prior form/potential it's Bullard (permanent signing) and Huws for me. In more recent times anyway; I'm struggling to think of more further back. Finidi maybe, not that he didn't contribute, but he couldn't sustain the literally world class form he showed early on.
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Most disappointing signing on 14:15 - Feb 2 with 1285 viewsSwansea_Blue

I know one who fully lived up to my expectations but a lot of people on here were excited about. Frank Nouble. Couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo. He'd struggle to even find the cow.

Just signed for Colchester again after ripping up L1 this season with 1 goal in 24 games.

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Most disappointing signing on 14:18 - Feb 2 with 1264 viewsHerbivore

Most disappointing signing on 14:11 - Feb 2 by Stewart27

I’d have Knudsen on the other list.

Not the worst but bang average would be a compliment.


Mental. He cost us £300k and was a perfectly decent Championship left back, coveted by the likes of Wolves and Boro during his time here.

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Most disappointing signing on 14:18 - Feb 2 with 1266 viewsCoastalblue

Slater for me too, I was convinced he was going to tear it up with us, Mr Lyall said what a truly special talent he was, and then......

Actually to be fair he wasn't terrible, was just another run of the mill player in reality who was great at keepie uppies.

One I got weirdly excited by was Mark Burchill, the one time Scottish Michael Owen who was still fairly young but ended up being more the Scottish Neil Gregory in reality.

No idea when I began here, was a very long time ago. Previously known as Spirit_of_81. Love cheese, hate the colour of it, this is why it requires some blue in it.
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