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Not that I'm saying Stockdale has turned people's perception completely, but his performance on Saturday has got me thinking. 

Is there a Wednesday player who you recall getting pelters or at least quite a bit of negativity following their first few games, but then went onto turn that perception around and become a very important part of the squad?

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No one, our fans would never judge players so quickly, they're all patient and potential future managers.

 

To flip the question, players who started brightly then you realised they were actually shite.

 

Liam Palmer your time has come

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1 minute ago, Reesh said:

No one, our fans would never judge players so quickly, they're all patient and potential future managers.

 

To flip the question, players who started brightly then you realised they were actually shite.

 

Liam Palmer your time has come

We've had far worse than Palmer over the years Reesh.

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4 minutes ago, owl4ever1867 said:

We've had far worse than Palmer over the years Reesh.

He's fucking wank and the fact some people are too blind to see his massive weaknesses says how we are so accepting of mediocrity,  in fact that can apply to Moore too.

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I've seen it in reverse. Bobby Craig  was signed from Third Lanark in 1959. He was outstanding in the 1960-61 when we were second to the double winning Spurs team. So much skill . He scored 25 goals in 84 games. However he developed a serious drink problem and ballooned in size and weight so we shipped him back to Scotland.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Reesh said:

No one, our fans would never judge players so quickly, they're all patient and potential future managers.

 

To flip the question, players who started brightly then you realised they were actually shite.

 

Liam Palmer your time has come

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19 minutes ago, HarrySpeakup said:

Gerald

I don’t remember Palmer starting brightly anyway

He seems to have been stuck at mediocre at best for 20 years 

He only made his debut in 2010, it does feel like 20 year mind

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I saw the end of second half of Water Bingley's career. Second choice left back. The only player  who could get past him was Stanley Matthews. When Matthews tried to send him the wrong way or nutmeg  him Walt blocked him because he was so confused he just walked into Matthews.

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6 hours ago, Reesh said:

No one, our fans would never judge players so quickly, they're all patient and potential future managers.

 

To flip the question, players who started brightly then you realised they were actually shite.

 

Liam Palmer your time has come

Kadeem Harris

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50 minutes ago, mkowlthesexynewversion said:

Mel Sterland - I appreciate he was young when he first started so not necessarily fair but he was criticised early on 

Was going to post this. He was definitely not appreciated early doors.

Also I think the Zico nickname started ironically.

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Andy Sinton. Cost us a lot of money, several clubs after him, scored two goals at Newcastle (on his debut?)

One month later - 'Sinton's not that good is he?'

three months later - 'Sinton is shite"

and he was

 

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9 minutes ago, wollowl said:

Andy Sinton. Cost us a lot of money, several clubs after him, scored two goals at Newcastle (on his debut?)

One month later - 'Sinton's not that good is he?'

three months later - 'Sinton is shite"

and he was

 

At the time we could have bought the pigs for less and closed them down.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, wollowl said:

Andy Sinton. Cost us a lot of money, several clubs after him, scored two goals at Newcastle (on his debut?)

One month later - 'Sinton's not that good is he?'

three months later - 'Sinton is shite"

and he was

 

 

Wasn't his debut

 

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6 minutes ago, HoylandOwl said:

Few IIRC were really complaining when we signed him. 

Who, Sinton? Think it was Match magazine said he was the missing link and tipped us to win the league after we signed him

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51 minutes ago, Otto_Man said:

Who, Sinton? Think it was Match magazine said he was the missing link and tipped us to win the league after we signed him

90 minutes I thought, but you're right that we were thought as Premier League contenders with Sinton added.

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1 hour ago, Otto_Man said:

Who, Sinton? Think it was Match magazine said he was the missing link and tipped us to win the league after we signed him

Was an extremely good player until crippled at Maine Rd by Vonk when he was running rings around him, (and the rest of Man. City.) However, Trev overpaid for him by two or threefold.  

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37 minutes ago, HoylandOwl said:

Fair, he was VERY good in that playoff final.

He was also excellent in the away game at Saltergate that season. Chesterfield manager (think is was MacFarland) said something along the lines of "MacLean will get the headlines (he'd scored twice), but it was Rocastle in the middle ran the game" in his post game interview.

Which was a massive turnaround as we'd had our arses handed to us there the season before.

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