Everyone will remember this Northern Ireland international as one of the Man Utd young guns during the Scholes, Beckham and Butt era, but he really fell short of the promise he showed as a youth, similar to Robbie Savage but probably less of a twat. He did have an opportunity to come back to United which ultimately led to Beckham becoming the star at right wing and he was used in the barter/cash deal for Andy Cole. Poor lad. He was quite talented and could have been fairly special. He was likened to George Best a few times, obviously as a direct result of his nationality. Scored a cracker against Newcastle before that I can’t find. So here’s a video of him scoring an even better goal v West Ham
Could hardly not put a mention in for ol’ spaghetti legs since I posted the man who replaced him. Bit of a character at the very least which is more than can be said for most goalkeepers in general. I’d imagine he’d be pulling the same shite that Wojciqkx Schezxhcshsyny is now if he were still up for it. Bit of a rapist face on him but it ain’t even like that. Legit ‘tache. Was there for the golden era in the 80s and got an F.A. Cup in the 90s.
Hahaha. What in the blue fuck is that jersey and haircut? Oh lord. He only really played for Liverpool in my eyes and he was pretty sound but my god, those haircuts were outrageous. At least he didn’t have a melty face like Carlton Palmer or a flat top like Eddie. I feel bad for him for all the indignity he suffered being at average clubs all the time, achieving mediocrity and getting constantly slated in the English press when on International duty when he was a pretty good keeper. His biggest achievement was that Pompey F.A. Cup win and being the goalkeeping equivalent of Dennis Rodman.
This is starting to get silly with the amount of Chelsea affiliations but I always loved Ray when he was playing for QPR. I remember one specific game, the opponents of which escapes me, where Ray was player/manager at the time and QPR were playing some dire shite. I mean absolute poo. So he decides to take of Trevor Sinclair and bring himself on and within 5 minutes he conjured up an amazing goal. Wish I could find it on YouTube, but I dunno who had scored it. Couldn’t have been Ferdinand, I don’t think. Ah well. Good lad. Voice could make paint dry, mind.
I think it’s fitting I post this today; the day Chelsea interim coach Roberto Di Matteo wins the F.A. Cup, which would have been Ray Wilkins’ job had he not walked out last year, triggering Chelsea’s demise.
Ok I was putting this off for a while just to piss Zach off. But I was watching the Spurs v Southampton game where Ronnie scored a hat-trick and I just couldn’t let it go any longer. He wasn’t really great at Liverpool or anything, in fact any scouse would remember this gem more than anything http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiVq5-u7MH0
But when he finally got to Spurs, Osi Ardiles had a mental 5 man attacking system worked out with Teddy Sheringham, Ilie Demitrescu, Jurgen Klinsmann and Nicky Barmby which Rosenthal sometimes had many a grand game in.
Do check out that Southampton v Spurs game from 94-95, though. It’s a belter.
Did nothing. Not bothered. Chelsea were sponsored by Amiga. Hilarious.
The Eddie Newton post, he’s wearing a Commodore sponsored Chelsea shirt.
were are shite.
Yep. Forget his ability to single handedly make Bolton look like a legitimate football team. Back in 1997, in his last year with Chesterfield, he was a shining star for the Division 3 club. They managed a crazy Semi-Final appearance at Old Trafford with Middlesbrough who boasted Ravanelli, Juninho, Emerson… urm… Clayton Blackmore. Probably one of the must currently underrated centre forwards in the PL today but he was fierce nimble back in them days. The game finished 3-3 after extra time and should have gone to penalties but in the 90s, the rules stipulated that a replay was necessary. That was as close as Kevin Davies has ever gotten to an F.A. Cup Final. He got a runners up medal with Southampton 6 years later, but never featured in the game. Grand lad.