As we have a bit of a collective break just now I thought I’d take a look at a few of our former players who never, ever get a mention. I don’t know why, but nobody seems to remember them, let alone speak about them.
It’s not just MFW, nobody recalls them anywhere. As for you folks who might say to me “well I remember him”, great!
Let’s start with Victor Segura. Our first Spanish signing and carried off against the Binners.
Anyone for Dean Coney? Well, I think he put his butt in the right place back in the 1990s. Just the once.
Trevor Putney too, we all know where he came from. He was okay for a single season.
Andy Linighan when his brother Dave was a Binner. The rumours of their social lives are legendary.
The Jarvis brothers (Ryan and Rossi). What went wrong?
Lee Power on his debut – he took a ball from over the top on his shoulder (QPR I think) and whacked It in. I think we were 3-0 down at the time.
Robert Eagle looked like he could run a tramline. No, not really. Shame.
The enigma that was Keith O’Neill. He even had his own little girlie fan club. Called something like LoveShack after the US basketball player.
Moving forward a good mate of mine illustrated how we had improved the left back position. Marc Tierney had gone (can’t think why!) and so we had the Spanish lad in from Man City (Javier Garrido? – Ed). “He likes to eat paella and now he is a yella” He got his own song. Brilliant.
Then we got Martin Olsson. The progression was there for all to see. Us left-backs like a chat.
Continuing with a Spanish theme the release of Dani Ayala remains a mystery to me to this day. The first thing he did on landing in Norwich was to volunteer to give Spanish lessons to our local school kids. To me, that shows character and a very pleasant one at that.
And then Sergi Canos… sent away because of the rise of the Murphy brothers. I can live with that. A decision made at that time, for good or ill.
As for third choice keepers, I’m not even going there. Especially if they’re in for a sarcastic Barry Butler award, as funny as it was at the time.
I’ll end with the true house of horrors list. Be afraid MFW readers all, be very afraid:
So… Michael Theoklitis (right), Andy Hughes, Matty Pattison, Alan Gow, Raymond de Waard, Fernando Derveld, Antoine Sibierski, Papa Diop, Jurgen Colin, Carl Bradshaw, Glenn Roeder, Bryan Hamilton.
Thinking caps on, folks.