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11 hours ago, K-Hod said:

Thank goodness no Rovers players have ever dived, eh?

I’m sure you were absolutely disgusted when Martin Olson dived to win a penalty against Burnley 😏

I don't like any player diving, but you have to admit that Bamfords was particularly pathetic? 

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7 hours ago, Sparks Rover said:

Dont forget Olsson,  we would have a chance with our current better players too

Either Olsson on a free and 10k pwk would be a big improvement on our left back situation I reckon.

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Have an old VHS of it somewhere and i'm sure Lennie Lawrence was doing some co commentary and came across as the only one giving any credit to Rovers from start to finish.

By the way Speedie 'won' the pen he conned the defender into helping him over... What a player for us he was not sure we've had anyone since made such an impact in such a short time with the club.  Proper Rovers cult hero.

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17 minutes ago, tomphil said:

Have an old VHS of it somewhere and i'm sure Lennie Lawrence was doing some co commentary and came across as the only one giving any credit to Rovers from start to finish.

By the way Speedie 'won' the pen he conned the defender into helping him over... What a player for us he was not sure we've had anyone since made such an impact in such a short time with the club.  Proper Rovers cult hero.

Possibly Bellamy?

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24 minutes ago, tomphil said:

Have an old VHS of it somewhere and i'm sure Lennie Lawrence was doing some co commentary and came across as the only one giving any credit to Rovers from start to finish.

By the way Speedie 'won' the pen he conned the defender into helping him over... What a player for us he was not sure we've had anyone since made such an impact in such a short time with the club.  Proper Rovers cult hero.

shearer didn't do too bad.

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12 minutes ago, rigger said:

shearer didn't do too bad.

Best player I've ever seen in blue and white, did it consistently over 4 years i'm thinking more short term signings.

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2 hours ago, renrag said:

It was the midlands commentary and the summariser was Jimmy Greaves. The Granada commentary had Don Mackay summarising and he was much more balanced. 

The North West commentary by our ex-manager was more balanced than the Midlands commentary when we played a Midlands club?

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20 minutes ago, oldjamfan1 said:

Possibly Bellamy?

Definitely a similar impact him and Speedie are the types that grab games by the scruff of the neck and drag everyone else along, he did similar at Cardiff to what Speedie did here I think.

Oh for a signing along those lines now, a bold inspirational punt but players of their mentality are few and far between now sadly.

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Just now, oldjamfan1 said:

Possibly Bellamy?

Never get bored of talking about how good Bellamy was. Such a catalyst for our success over that 4 year period, never seen a desire to win like it.

Stead's another obvious one, but more for his hot patch rather than the mercurial ability of the other two.

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Richard Witschge !

Nah - gotta echo the other guys and say Bellamy. That was one hot season. Imagine how mahy he might have gotten if he didn't pick up those injuries? In our memories he was a mainstay in that side but just had a quick look at wikipedia where it states he only made 27 (!) appearances. Pure class for Rovers though. Very good player.

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Just now, tomphil said:

Definitely a similar impact him and Speedie are the types that grab games by the scruff of the neck and drag everyone else along, he did similar at Cardiff to what Speedie did here I think.

Oh for a signing along those lines now, a bold inspirational punt but players of their mentality are few and far between now sadly.

Another thought from watching that Play-off Final------how many players from the current squad would get in that 1992 side? My guess is none!

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Just now, BankEnd Rover said:

Have we signed anyone yet?

Luca Toni.

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Just now, Give 'Em the Axe said:

Richard Witschge !

Nah - gotta echo the other guys and say Bellamy. That was one hot season. Imagine how mahy he might have gotten if he didn't pick up those injuries? In our memories he was a mainstay in that side but just had a quick look at wikipedia where it states he only made 27 (!) appearances. Pure class for Rovers though. Very good player.

He almost dragged us into the CL that season and only played 2/3 of it!

Remember a friend saying that, having been too young to remember Shearer going, Bellamy to Liverpool for only £6million was the day he 'lost his innocence'!

Edited by Admiral Nelsen

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Just now, 47er said:

Another thought from watching that Play-off Final------how many players from the current squad would get in that 1992 side? My guess is none!

When you look at that bench then yeah i'm inclined to agree there'd certainly be non of our defenders or centre mids anywhere near it that's for sure.

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1 hour ago, oldjamfan1 said:

Possibly Bellamy?

Bellamy is the best striker we had since Shearer. Absolutely sensational on his day, could (and did) win games on his own. Quality he showed was up there with Henry or Anelka.

If he'd had half a brain and more luck with injuries could have had a much better career.

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51 minutes ago, bluebruce said:

The North West commentary by our ex-manager was more balanced than the Midlands commentary when we played a Midlands club?

Yes! I’ve watched the version recorded by relatives in Melton Mowbray, and a recording of Granada’s broadcast and Don Mackay was more balanced.

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52 minutes ago, tomphil said:

Definitely a similar impact him and Speedie are the types that grab games by the scruff of the neck and drag everyone else along, he did similar at Cardiff to what Speedie did here I think.

Oh for a signing along those lines now, a bold inspirational punt but players of their mentality are few and far between now sadly.

Duncan McKenzie, all those years ago. Pure quality, even at his age then.

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2 hours ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

I don't like any player diving, but you have to admit that Bamfords was particularly pathetic? 

All dives are particularly pathetic.

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1 hour ago, tomphil said:

Best player I've ever seen in blue and white, did it consistently over 4 years i'm thinking more short term signings.

You should quantify short term.

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Ultra short term impact I don't think you can do better than Stead. Within 5 months pretty much kept us up, for peanuts from Hudds. Fair to say if he hadn't have signed and scored those goals we'd have been nailed on for relegation and we'd have never seen the likes of Bellamy... Though Bellers is one of my favourite ever Rovers players. I've seen him do things no other Rovers player has ever done, including Shearer. 

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2 hours ago, tomphil said:

Have an old VHS of it somewhere and i'm sure Lennie Lawrence was doing some co commentary and came across as the only one giving any credit to Rovers from start to finish.

By the way Speedie 'won' the pen he conned the defender into helping him over... What a player for us he was not sure we've had anyone since made such an impact in such a short time with the club.  Proper Rovers cult hero.

He doesn't surpass Craig Bellamy's influence, but I remember Eyal Berkovic proved a little shot in the arm in our 2001 promotion for Souness. Just what we needed when the pressure was increasing, and we were finding it harder to unlock defensive teams. Was unplayable against Grimsby in the run in.

Had the Turkish saviour not arrived, I think Berkovic would have signed permanently, and perhaps played a bigger part in our history.

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