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Top Ten: Worst signings of the season

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Jonny Abrams

Posted on: 23 April 2009 - 12:29

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Last summer, an awful lot of money was lavished on some really rather hopeless cases. Here are our Top Ten Worst Premiership Signings of the Season:

 

1. Dimitar Berbatov – It’s not been going particularly well of late for Manchester United’s £30m Bulgarian, whom many United fans see as breaking up last season’s dynamic attacking unit, and tamely farting a penalty at Tim Howard in last Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Everton hardly helped matters.

 

2. Deco – The £8m Portuguese midfielder looked unstoppable in his first few games for Chelsea but has since disappeared in a ‘mercurial’ puff of smoke. You might say that Scolari dropped a Ballack.

 

3. Jimmy Bullard – Phil Brown’s Hull City (PBHC) paid Fulham £5m for the decent but injury-prone midfielder in the hope that it would arrest their slide down the table but, sure enough, Bullard inured his knee just 37 minutes into his first game and will now miss the rest of the season. Poor PBHC.

 

4. Paul Robinson – It’s entirely appropriate that the former England goalkeeper was Paul Ince’s first signing for Blackburn as this piece of business is a perfect representative microcosm of Ince’s reign – rubbish. It appears that £3.5m Robinson has at some point during the last few years been struck by lightning, while the irksome Ince’s subsequent sacking keeps him happily out of both sight and mind. Allardyce next, please.

 

5. Dave Kitson – Stoke paid a club record fee of £5.5m to take the striker from Reading, in the hope that his goals would fire them to safety. 16 games and no goals later – and having accrued the nickname ‘Dave S***son’ – he was loaned back to Reading.

 

6. Jo – The Brazilian striker represented £19m down the drain for Manchester City but, somewhat uniquely, could also be in line for shrewdest signing of the season given the goals he’s scored since moving on loan to Everton in January. Given that the Toffees are unlikely to be able to afford to make his move permanent, it will be interesting to see what happens next for this erratic young talent.

 

7. Fabricio Coloccini – How much, Newcastle? £10.3m?? Ouch, Newcastle. Ouch.

 

8. Xisco - £5.7m? Oh, Newcastle. Tut, tut, tut. Shall we mention Gutierrez and Nolan as well? Or just leave it? Let’s just leave it. They’ve suffered enough.

 

9. Scott Carson – Made a loan move permanent from Liverpool to West Brom for a fee of £3.75m but it’s fair to say he hasn’t much impressed. In fact, he’s made some howlers so howling that every dog within a 50-mile radius joined in in chorus. Still a young goalkeeper though, so time is on his side.

10. Robbie Keane – Despite the fact that Liverpool managed to recoup much of the £20m they paid Spurs for the Irish forward, and despite Benitez implying that the signing was not his idea, this was a bad ‘un. Could have been useful during the title run-in, given that David N’gog’s injury leaves Liverpool relatively light up front.

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Do Tottenham get their own list?

 

David Bentley made the top fifteen.

 

Coloccini :nufc:

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Has Gareth Bale played in a winning Spurs side yet ? Seriously ?

 

Yeah course.

 

He has never STARTED, in a winning Spurs side, IN THE LEAGUE....ON A TUESDAY....IN THE RAIN...Blah blah blah.

 

He was signed in the Jan window last year anyway.

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Has Gareth Bale played in a winning Spurs side yet ? Seriously ?

 

Yeah course.

 

He has never STARTED, in a winning Spurs side, IN THE LEAGUE....ON A TUESDAY....IN THE RAIN...Blah blah blah.

 

He was signed in the Jan window last year anyway.

 

 

Doesn't that just make the stat worse!!

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Has Gareth Bale played in a winning Spurs side yet ? Seriously ?

 

Yeah course.

 

He has never STARTED, in a winning Spurs side, IN THE LEAGUE....ON A TUESDAY....IN THE RAIN...Blah blah blah.

 

He was signed in the Jan window last year anyway.

 

 

Doesn't that just make the stat worse!!

 

I suppose it does but I don't think it is a reflection on him at all.

 

We were rubbish after winning the CC last year and had our shocking start to this season. Since then BAE has been one of our players of the season and kept him out the side.

 

5m, bags of potential, meh...worth hanging onto I reckon.

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how much did we actually pay for Nolan ?

 

4.5 Million.

 

I would actually agree that Jonas hasnt lived up to expectations but certainly shouldnt even be considered for that list. Nolan, Coloccini, Raylor and Gonzalez should be though.

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8 goals and 9 assists from Berbatov.

 

Should he really be in there? :huh

 

£30 million!

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8 goals and 9 assists from Berbatov.

 

Should he really be in there? :huh

 

£30 million!

 

 

can't blame the players for how much they cost can you?

 

saying that I know we do it with collocinni and xisco. Berbatov is a good player though unlike these cunts

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