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Higgosboots
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Worst ever Rovers player
05 November, 2018 21:18
Who do you think has been Rovers worst ever player as in most hopeless as opposed least impact.

I can’t really think of a terrible one myself.

 
ChloesDad
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
05 November, 2018 21:21
That Goalie we had from Liverpool a few years back, seem to recall he punched one into his own net in one game.

 
paulbyron
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
05 November, 2018 21:23
Kevin gray

 
Hardly Irons
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
05 November, 2018 21:48
Just looking through Micky Adams loanees....

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Worst ever Rovers player
05 November, 2018 21:52
Goalkeeper Eric McManus was pretty dire, he only played about half a dozen games for Rovers though.. As for outfield players, there were a couple of old duds that Frank Worthington brought to the club that weren't very good and were brought in at the end of their careers, Billy Ashcroft and Ray Train. I don't really think Frank got them in necessarily for their footballing skills and experience, but more for the fact that they were good old drinking buddies of his, lol.



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Hoots Mon
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
05 November, 2018 22:44
Guy Madjo.

 
martyd12
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
05 November, 2018 22:53
Going back further I always wondered what Ray Pointon offered to the side!!And who remembers now Frank D'Arcy?

 
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Yiggsy (IP Logged)

Re: Worst ever Rovers player
05 November, 2018 22:56
This is a sh1te thread.

Most of them tried their best but just weren't good enough, like you or me.

Please close it sooner rather than later.


But for the grace of God i could have been quoted on here.

There is no point in this thread and will only result in someone feeling sh1te. Just close it now.

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Worst ever Rovers player
05 November, 2018 22:58
I don't ercall Liam darville being anything great and a few years ago he ended up playing with his brother in the North East Counties league.

However Anthony Cathalina was a dud who made a poor impact and got binned early in his first season after injury concerns in the latter part of teh season stopped him from playing and continuing to make a limited impact.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
jim rockford
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
05 November, 2018 22:58
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ChloesDad
That Goalie we had from Liverpool a few years back, seem to recall he punched one into his own net in one game.

Actually apart from the OG played very well for us Peter Gulasci was his name currently first choice for RB Leipsig in the Bundesliga.Now if your talking about Liverpool loanees who stunk the joint out i give you Godwin Antwi.



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Fiftyyearsarover
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
05 November, 2018 23:25
Do you know I dont remember any of the above I can’t remember any really dire ones .i spent most of the 70s trucking in Ireland and Europe so only turned up when possible so might have missed the ones mentioned the 70s was a poor time for the club in General

 
the baldy one
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 09:13
it is perfectly obvious that every single tranmere rovers fan will say something different to the other one. some might say these players were duds and some may say that those players were duds. that is the joy of being a football fan were everyone can be different. for example- if tranmere signed a stiker to score goals and he stuggled - you may say he was terrible but that is not always true. I can remember going back about 10 to 15 years, we signed a goalie on loan phil whitehead and twice in 7 days we lost 1-6, firstly to Southampton and then to Mansfield town. but you cannot blame the keeper for all 12 goals. so in a way I think it is wrong to single out players. I would even turn the question completely on its head - we have had loads of players who have been far to good to play for us but have stayed out of loyalty. for example - eric Nixon, pat nevin, john Aldridge, ian muir, johnny Morrissey, could all of left but stayed to become legends.

 
mill park white
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 09:28
Quote:
Yiggsy
This is a sh1te thread.
Most of them tried their best but just weren't good enough, like you or me.

Please close it sooner rather than later.


But for the grace of God i could have been quoted on here.

There is no point in this thread and will only result in some9 one feeling sh1te. Just close it now.

Agree with Yigsy. Serves no purpose this thread, just unpleasantness.

 
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2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 10:01
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the baldy one
we have had loads of players who have been far to good to play for us but have stayed out of loyalty. for example - eric Nixon, pat nevin, john Aldridge, ian muir, johnny Morrissey, could all of left but stayed to become legends.
That's not entirely accurate. I doubt any of them stayed out of loyalty, Muir and Morrissey both had big moves away fall through probably due to the fact we weren't desperate for the cash but both would of gone if we'd of let them. Aldo was 32 when he came here so by the time his contract was up his options would of been limited and he was settled locally to finish his career. And again we weren't desperate for the cash


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Borough Roaderd
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 11:19
Nothing to choose between Godwin Antwi and George Donnelly.

 
Uptonrover
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 11:52
Steve @#$%& wilson

 
the baldy one
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 12:06
2 the moon- I am afraid you are completely wrong about john Aldridge. he may of been 31, but after scoring 40 goals in his first season, everton put a bid in for him and he stayed at tranmere out of loyalty. and I know for a fact eric Nixon could of left, plus pat nevin but these players wanted to play for tranmere rovers.

 
Claytonne&Clark
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 13:01
Quote:
Yiggsy
This is a sh1te thread.
Most of them tried their best but just weren't good enough, like you or me.

Please close it sooner rather than later.


But for the grace of God i could have been quoted on here.

There is no point in this thread and will only result in someone feeling sh1te. Just close it now.

I agree with this. There's enough people on the internet being negative about our players (and former players) - does a Tranmere fan have to add to that?

 
Kentexile
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 14:21
Quote:
Yiggsy
This is a sh1te thread.
Most of them tried their best but just weren't good enough, like you or me.

Please close it sooner rather than later.


But for the grace of God i could have been quoted on here.

There is no point in this thread and will only result in someone feeling sh1te. Just close it now.

+1 If someone wanted to be a trfc player and it didn't work out for one reason or another why rake it up

 
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2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 14:28
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the baldy one
2 the moon- I am afraid you are completely wrong about john Aldridge. he may of been 31, but after scoring 40 goals in his first season, everton put a bid in for him and he stayed at tranmere out of loyalty. and I know for a fact eric Nixon could of left, plus pat nevin but these players wanted to play for tranmere rovers.
well certainly not wrong sbout Muir and Morrissey. I not sure Aldo would of moved to Everton with being such a huge red. Villa did show interest but we said no.

 
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sparky100 (IP Logged)

Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 14:34
What the hell is this thread about! Utter nonsense, every player who pulled on the shirt wants to impress,
unfortunately not all meet the required standard. They certainly don't need castigating by our own supporters! Get a grip and if theirs nothing positive or mildly amusing to post don't bother.

 
the baldy one
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 15:03
2 the moon - thanks for your reply. that is exactly what I am saying about john Aldridge. when everton asked for him- he basically said that because he was a Liverpool legend and had only been at tranmere for 1 year he turned them down. it was around the same time when everton were losing Graeme sharp and wanted someone to replace him. the story goes, that john king wanted to buy Graeme sharp to play up front with aldo but sharp signed for Oldham athletic instead because at the time they were in the premier league. everton got worried tried to sign aldo and he said no thanks.

 
corpac
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 16:43
Quote:
Yiggsy
This is a sh1te thread.
Most of them tried their best but just weren't good enough, like you or me.

Please close it sooner rather than later.


But for the grace of God i could have been quoted on here.

There is no point in this thread and will only result in someone feeling sh1te. Just close it now.

Totally agree.

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 16:47
Quote:
sparky100
What the hell is this thread about! Utter nonsense, every player who pulled on the shirt wants to impress,
unfortunately not all meet the required standard. They certainly don't need castigating by our own supporters! Get a grip and if theirs nothing positive or mildly amusing to post don't bother.

Cool your jets, there are such things as @#$%& players and every club has them

 
aktrfc
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 17:44
They are all gods gift and walk on water

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 17:46
Quote:
aktrfc
They are all gods gift and walk on water

Except Guy Madjo who was so bad that there was no way he could be called a professional footballer-an insult to everybody else.

 
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Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 17:56
Jeez, when did this forum become so sensitive? We've had a thread on this topic several times before. It's never drawn this sort of criticism. My personal useless waste of space award goes to Doogie Anderson... just like it did last time.

 
Loyden1
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 18:17
Dougie anderson born in Hong Kong died early at51. Actually scored some goals if my memory is right

 
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Yiggsy (IP Logged)

Re: Worst ever Rovers player
06 November, 2018 20:56
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Doogie'sGhost
Jeez, when did this forum become so sensitive? We've had a thread on this topic several times before. It's never drawn this sort of criticism. My personal useless waste of space award goes to Doogie Anderson... just like it did last time.

Quote:
Loyden1
Dougie anderson born in Hong Kong died early at51. Actually scored some goals if my memory is right

Oh the irony given the first poster's Username.... why don't you apply to get your summation of his time here carved on his gravestone?



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DevonExile
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
07 November, 2018 09:12
Fiftyyears aRovers and others might remember Lorenson.An ungainly old style centre half.Nothing wrong with his effort but painfully slow and always had his knee strapped.A left footer but like watching a oil tanker turn.He came from Halifax and I think we actually paid a fee for him

 
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Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Worst ever Rovers player
07 November, 2018 09:19
Yes the Doogie in my user name does refer to Anderson. I had it while he was with us too and in the two or three earlier user names that I forgot the logins for as well. I don't see any reason to change it just because he happened to die. But then I am a heartless, unsympathetic @#$%&. He was the most annoying player I've ever seen in a Rovers shirt. Had some ability but no heart whatsoever and seemed to think that one piece of skill every few games followed by a load of dross was enough. He was also voted Plymouth's worst ever player I believe. As you may have also guessed I don't go in for the don't speak ill of the dead thing either, I find it hypocritical in the extreme if I'm honest. If it offends you, sorry... well no I'm not really.

 
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Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Worst ever Rovers player
07 November, 2018 09:19
Deleted. Double post.



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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Worst ever Rovers player
07 November, 2018 12:49
Quote:
Doogie'sGhost
Jeez, when did this forum become so sensitive? We've had a thread on this topic several times before. It's never drawn this sort of criticism. My personal useless waste of space award goes to Doogie Anderson... just like it did last time.

+1

 
Yardleys Cat
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
07 November, 2018 19:52
Roy Lorenson if I’m not mistaken. A centre half built like Chris Malkin. Finished up as player/manager of New Brighton I think. Reckon if he was playing now somewhere like Fylde or Wrexham would be his level.

 
Uglybob
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
07 November, 2018 19:57
Donervan Daniels .

 
Yardleys Cat
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
07 November, 2018 20:23
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Yardleys Cat
Roy Lorenson if I’m not mistaken. A centre half built like Chris Malkin. Finished up as player/manager of New Brighton I think. Reckon if he was playing now somewhere like Fylde or Wrexham would be his level.

Not implying Roy Lorenson was our worst player, he wasn’t by a long shot. Just responding to Devon’s post. In fairness Roy was past his best days when he came to us and did ok bearing in mind his age and previous injury record.

 
Loyden1
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
07 November, 2018 20:36
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Yardleys Cat
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Yardleys Cat
Roy Lorenson if I’m not mistaken. A centre half built like Chris Malkin. Finished up as player/manager of New Brighton I think. Reckon if he was playing now somewhere like Fylde or Wrexham would be his level.

Not implying Roy Lorenson was our worst player, he wasn’t by a long shot. Just responding to Devon’s post. In fairness Roy was past his best days when he came to us and did ok bearing in mind his age and previous injury record.
didn't he become trainer ?

 
warren r
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
07 November, 2018 21:28
Definitely Kevin cooper headless chicken but he put the white shirt on so I’m wrong he’s a legend

 
Prenton Pirate
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
08 November, 2018 00:35
A guy called Miller, who was son of assistant to Worthington or Sheamus Heath. There was a keeper who had an absolute mare v Wigan in an area final of the Freight Rover, I don't recall his name. It was his only game.

 
Kentexile
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
09 November, 2018 10:30
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Prenton Pirate
A guy called Miller, who was son of assistant to Worthington or Sheamus Heath. There was a keeper who had an absolute mare v Wigan in an area final of the Freight Rover, I don't recall his name. It was his only game.

Darrell Grierson if we're talking about the same game (lost 4-3 at home, 86-87 season) though I don't remember it being an area final (maybe it was?). He did have a shocker but to be fair to him he was only a young lad, still a teenager I think.



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goosed
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
09 November, 2018 11:22
Ricketts fat a r s e

 
the kav
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Re: Worst ever Rovers player
09 November, 2018 14:24
I remember a dreadful full back called pike in the late 80s, cannot remember a lot about about him

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Worst ever Rovers player
09 November, 2018 15:09
Quote:
the kav
I remember a dreadful full back called pike in the late 80s, cannot remember a lot about about him

Vot is your name? Don't tell him Pike!

Martin Pike, he only played a handful of games. He played in the 2-2 vs Spurs at Prenton in the League Cup with Gazza n Lineker featuring. We had him on loan for just a few games from Sheff Utd.



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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Worst ever Rovers player
09 November, 2018 15:23
Whistle while you work, Hitler is a twerp, he's half-barmy so's his army, whistle while you work.

I don't want soggy chips.

All time classic comedy..They don't make comedy like that anymore, Dads Army, Porridge, Rising Damp, Steptoe n Son..Steptoe n Son was superb, brilliant acting, great writing. Will never forget that episode of Steptoe n Son called 'Men of Letters' they are playing scrabble, and for about 3 or 4 seconds the camera zooms in on the scrabble board, every word they've put down is a swear word, lol.. classic.



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