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Thread: '93,'95,'96 The three best strikers in the world

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    '93,'95,'96 The three best strikers in the world

    1993 Andy Cole from Bristol City for 1.75m
    1995 Les Ferdinand from Q.P.R. for 6.0m
    1996 Alan Shearer from Blackburn for 15m

    Astonishing fact that over a short period of three years we had three of the best strikers in the world at this club for a combined total of under 23m.

    We can thank the Sir John and K.K. era for for some of the most exciting football seen at this club.

    How long before the like returns.

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    Aye, we were lucky to have seen them.

    I remember every time Cole got the ball in that season he got the record, he looked like he was going to score. He was lethal and I think we saw the best of him as a striker. Ferguson wanted him to play a different role at Man U which he eventually became effective at but, as a striker, I think he was at his best here.

    Sir Les was an awesome presence up front and absolutely incredible in the air but with Shearer the two of them were even greater than the already considerable sum of their parts.

    Sherarer....sigh.....it's all been said, really. To think that we were the club the whole football world were looking at (note for the cynics, I said 'at' not 'up to') when we bought him.

    I won't say those days will never return because you just never know-I mean, look at Leicester. I'm not one of those who says 'ah, that will never happen again' because, despite it being unlikely, it still absolutely could and if it could happen to another ambitious, forward-thinking, out-of-left-field team who manage to take advantage of other teams' failings, then why couldn't that team be us?

    One day.

    But, as we all know, with this bastard in charge, we will never amount to anything more than scrambling to avoid relegation each season. Each season under him pushes that distant dream even further away and damages our chances of even just competing in the top half so until he's gone, it's all moot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Aye, we were lucky to have seen them.

    I remember every time Cole got the ball in that season he got the record, he looked like he was going to score. He was lethal and I think we saw the best of him as a striker. Ferguson wanted him to play a different role at Man U which he eventually became effective at but, as a striker, I think he was at his best here.

    Sir Les was an awesome presence up front and absolutely incredible in the air but with Shearer the two of them were even greater than the already considerable sum of their parts.

    Sherarer....sigh.....it's all been said, really. To think that we were the club the whole football world were looking at (note for the cynics, I said 'at' not 'up to') when we bought him.

    I won't say those days will never return because you just never know-I mean, look at Leicester. I'm not one of those who says 'ah, that will never happen again' because, despite it being unlikely, it still absolutely could and if it could happen to another ambitious, forward-thinking, out-of-left-field team who manage to take advantage of other teams' failings, then why couldn't that team be us?

    One day.

    But, as we all know, with this bastard in charge, we will never amount to anything more than scrambling to avoid relegation each season. Each season under him pushes that distant dream even further away and damages our chances of even just competing in the top half so until he's gone, it's all moot.
    Probably the best thing you've wrote that I've read of your Zippy man.

    I too have that deep seated (delusional) belief that one day, some time in the not so distant future a shift in the time space continuum shall transport us to a dimension where Mike Ashley choked on his own vomit after a power drinking session and the Toon was purchased from his estate by a wealthy ambitious passionate owner; once again we played wide free-flowing attacking exciting football.

    In this crisis lets hope that opportunity becomes reality.

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    There's always hope, man,. Always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    There's always hope, man,. Always.
    https://www.nufcblog.co.uk/2020/03/2...the-telegraph/

    So here we go again. The Saudi's and Amanda Staveley's mob have registered the bid with the Prem.


    With lardo's business facing a beasting we could be in for good news, hope don't fail me now!

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