Originally Posted by Cookie Monster
I thought that other centre half Newcastle had was shocking too, I believe he was Brazilian and they signed him from Lyon. My word, they had some shockers at the back didn't they Newcastle.
Although, we can't talk. Anthony Gardner, Gary Doherty, Ramon Vega, Colin Calderwood just to name a few were all very very shocking.
Marcelino? Yeah, he was rank. I remember Dabizas being a bit naff as well, but nowhere near as bad the BB combo or the Brazilian. Newcastle went from having classing attacking defenders who didn't defend (Beresford, Albert, Watson, Howey, etc) to just plain shit defenders.
Doherty played over two hundred games for us, his first in the prem and his last in league one. I think he's playing for Wycombe in league two now. He was legit awful, no pace or balance, couldn't tackle, couldn't pass, constantly gave away free kicks by "hugging" attackers outside the box and was guilty of some of the worst back passes known to man. Some of his sending offs were hlarious (not at the time) to be honest, go watch Norwich 1-4 Burnley highlights to see him at his best
I still remember the day he signed for us, thinking that we were fucked. I wasn't wrong. The day he was released was a fantastic moment.
Ade Panic-buy-i! Half a season he looked ok but what a joke he was. That Leicester side was just gash. Junior Lewis, Trevor Benjamin too.
Some crackers from Rovers off the top of my head; Lorenzo Amoruso, Patrick Valery, Anthony Modeste, Dominic Matteo.
To be fair to Matteo he was half decent for Liverpool, that should exclude him. The rest are good shouts.