Reliable v mistake ridden

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  1. speedie87

    speedie87 Well-Known Member

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    Easy task pick players who you consider to be the most reliable you've seen over the years and those who might have been decent but always had a massive mistake in them

    Reliable
    Borrows
    Nilsson


    Clanger
    David Rennie
    Stephen Pressley
    Aaron Phillips
     
  2. Otis

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    Reliable

    Glazier
    Peake
    Dublin
    Yorath
    Barry


    Unreliable

    Marcus Hall
    Elliot Ward

    Will think on ....... so many to choose from.
     
  3. higgs

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    Keith o Neill

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    Otis Well-Known Member

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    You need to be more specific. In which category?
     
  5. Sbarcher

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    Reliable at making changers!
     
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    Oops -meant clangers
     
  7. no_loyalty

    no_loyalty Well-Known Member

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    Andy Pearce very often made silly mistakes
     
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    Huckerby - reliably offside
     
  9. Sky Blue Kid

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    Reliable...
    Glazier.
    Curtis.
    Farmer.
    Machin.
    Dublin.
    Nillson.
    Wilson.

    Clanger ridden...
    Just about every player since the Dublin era.
     
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  10. trevelfarandwide

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    Reliable: Usual suspects, most of mine have been mentioned.

    Unreliable: Julian Darby - seemed to have a decent eye of goal, and his build up play was good sometimes, but defensively...clang, clang, clang!

    Gary McSheffrey - peaked early in his career, or he just couldn't be relied on generally, when he came back. Blew hot and cold like a mofo.

    David Rennie - again, scored a couple of decent goals, had a good attacking range of passes, but defensively...sheer plop.

    Controversial one - Noel Whelan: this boy had the talent, the skill, the instincts and the vision to be a regular for his country, at the highest level. Pissed it all up the wall though, and his fitness levels were as low as his motivation for 95% of his City career.

    David Burrows - never liked him, personally. Looked confused and out of position constantly, passing was terrible, bottled crucial tackles. A very poor, overrated player.
     
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    Andy Webster was the most unreliable for me. Hated watching him. Roland Nilsson was pure class week in week out.
     
  12. Sky Blue Kid

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    He aint got nothing on Leon Best mate ;)
     
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    Paul Williams and Richard shaw
    99% of the reason we were relegated from the prem , Imo that is.
    Always a huge clanger just waiting.
     
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    Richard Shaw definitely may have been here a long time but fucking useless
     
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    mistake ridden

    JORDAN CLARKE
     
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    Reliable:
    Roland Nilsson
    Dion Dublin
    Kevin Gallagher
    David Thompson
    Kieran Westwood
    Phil Babb
    Reda Johnson
    Chris Stokes

    Unreliable:
    way too many to mention
     
  17. skyblueindorset

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    Ben Turner fits in both catagories, depending on which part of his Sky Blues career you look at.
     
  18. skybluebeduff

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    Reliable:

    Big Mo
    Dublin
    Borrows
    Burrows
    David Thompson
    Boateng
    McCallister

    Unreliable:

    Kevin Kyle
    Lee Hughes
    Craig Bellamy
    Kyle Lightbourne
     
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    Am I wrong in thinking that it took Dion a couple of years to get going? And in that time he was not that reliable in front of goal - lacked confidence? Then scored that great goal at Tottenham to keep us in the premier, and went from strength to strength. Bellamy missed so many chances in the season he was here, but was just coming back from a serious injury when we signed him.
     
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    Trevor Peak ultra reliable
    David Rennie calamity!!
     
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    Reliable
    McGrath
    Bugsy
    Nillson
    Speedie
    Babb
    Peake
    Keane
    Ndlovu

    Unreliable
    Hall
    Shaw
    Houchen (controversial maybe)
    Many more
     
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  22. AJB1983

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    Reliable - for me Phil Babb, Dion Dublin, Marton Fulop, Keiren Westwood, Dennis Wise and I always quite liked Ady Williams too.

    Unreliable - too many in recent times, however this is controversial but I always worried about Oggy, always thought he had a mistake in him, and couldn't kick.
    Remember during what I consider our best season in my lifetime of the 7 straight wins, Moldovan scoring at villa park, beating Man U 3-2, etc the home FA Cup game against sheff Utd. Hedman was injured so oggy played. Oggy came out of his goal for a clearance late on and blasted it straight at their striker. Fair play he recovered and they didn't score (although we went out eventually anyway) but that moment sealed it for me. I know he retired soon after but he went on too long for me.
     
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    Reliable
    Westwood
    Strachan (on the pitch)
    Dublin

    Unreliable
    Shaw - always seemed to be sliding into the net behind the ball
    Hall
    Agree with the Oggy one too - hero but always kept things interesting with a clanger!


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  24. Brylowes

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    If (and I think it is) the game I'm thinking of he did score, was the 1/4 final and Dublin put
    Us 1-0 up from the spot in the 1st half, Oggy mistake was last minute.
    Replay at Brammel lane, Telfer put us 1-0 up 1st half only to concede late on again, then
    Got thrashed on pens, was absolutely devastated the semi was af Old Trafford against a
    Very beatable Newcastle side. Gutted :emoji_cry:
     
  25. higgs

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    Ha ha

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    I'd say Richard Shaw was in the very reliable category.
     
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    Always thought Trond egil Soltvedt and George Boateng were solid performers
    Oh! And David Speedy the rest have been mentioned.
    As for unreliable, as others have said there are literally 100s.
     
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    Am I the only one who took the op to mean decent but the odd mistake for category 2? Seems most have listed generally unreliable players.

    For the category as I interpreted it, I'd say Elliot Ward. Fabulous player for 89 minutes but a mistake every game.
     
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  29. AJB1983

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    Half correct - the oggy mistake It was last minute in front of the east stand. They had already equalised in the first half and the scorer was wearing two shirts and took one off and threw it into their fans.
     
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    Sorry mate but I was sat in the east stand.
    And I just checked, my head is obviously more puddled than I thought,

    Sincere apologies AJB1983, worrying thing is I really thought Oggy mistake
    Led to the equaliser, would have put my house on it :emoji_flushed:and I was there.
     
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  31. Paxman II

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    Most reliable would be the whole team back in the 60's wheen Hunt, Machin, Curtis, Glazier, Carr et all turned out every week for the shirt.
    Unreliable are all too obvious down the years!
     
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    Scored one of the great own goals at QPR, miskick and the ball spun 180 degrees into the net.
     
  33. fernandopartridge

    fernandopartridge Well-Known Member

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    Yes you are wrong. He scored in every other match when he first signed.
     
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    Reliably shite.
     
  35. Covstu

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    How could reda be classed as reliable when he never played? By conduct that's unreliable!
     

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