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how did we ever let go of this guy? scored again against boro tonight. i know he's not the most prolific of strikers but he still has plenty to offer the game. what is he...35, 36? a real honest pro enjoying the twilight of his career. i'm sure he would have done a job for us it we held onto him.

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We didn't let him go afaik mate, he came in on loan but was never offered the chance to sign full time due to MLS regulations.

 

We might be getting Clint Dempsey in Jan though..

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Didnt we get offered him for a couple of mill??

 

DM seemed to think it'd be money wasted so in other words we couldnt afford him at the time.

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what a shame. looks like a guy who would have given his all for the club, unlike some of the others we've signed since. how much is that kind of commitment worth?

Aye a fraction of the price of the wastrel BT he would have been a decent enough siging thats for sure.

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Pat    2

He was Im sure I recall considred to be too much the wrong side of 30.

 

However, he has made monkeys of that.

 

Solid Pro Indeed.

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McBride has done well at Fulham, but he is getting on a bit to be honest, so buying a player of 33 year old isn't really moving forward, just a quick fit. If we have paid £2M at 33 years old, most of us would not seen it as moving forward.

 

Not many players still cut the mustard at 35 -36, so him still going well now is more of an acception rather than the norm. So fair does to him.

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He was Im sure I recall considred to be too much the wrong side of 30.

 

However, he has made monkeys of that.

 

Solid Pro Indeed.

shevva at chelsea £30 mill..now that a waste of money

 

Once again we just couldnt afford him

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we were offered him for £2m and correctly had to say no as he was too old. then he went to fulham 6 months later for 500k. took the piss. for 500k he would have been well worth the outlay as he has shown he had a few good years left in him yet

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we were offered him for £2m and correctly had to say no as he was too old. then he went to fulham 6 months later for 500k. took the piss. for 500k he would have been well worth the outlay as he has shown he had a few good years left in him yet

 

 

i think it was more like 1.5mil

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Ian    3

To be honest, if we would have bought him there would have been an uproar on this, 'hes too old, the clubs moving backwards' etc. (I probably would have been one of them, I liked him but the age was a worry)

 

He was a good player for us, but he was pushing it age wise then and it was a gamble, we didnt want another 30 plus player on 30 plus a week....we already had two of them ;)

 

Fulham gambled and it paid off, its only a quick fix though and it could have gone wrong.

 

Hindsight is a beautiful thing ;)

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