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Kaid Mohammed springs to mind, barely got a chance mind but when I did see him, far too loghtweight to resist challenges and lost the ball easily. 

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17 hours ago, Andy Proctor said:

Mbamba and shalaj are the ones I'd say unsure on how many games they played though. 

Trouble is, neither played enough to give me enough bad memories. In actual fact, the only time I saw Shalaj, I think in some tin pot trophy game no one else went to, he showed promise and had some pace. 

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17 minutes ago, TJHValiant said:

Kaid Mohammed springs to mind, barely got a chance mind but when I did see him, far too loghtweight to resist challenges and lost the ball easily. 

I saw him once I think in a game away at Orient and he really wasn't very good. I think Adams knew quite early on he'd made a mistake hence his long loan spells away from the club to use up the rest of his contract.

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Oh, I should have mentioned a few other things about the "Worst" squad.

We're nearing the end of the starting XI with only the forward partnership to discuss after this thread. 

However, like the "best" squad there will be the chance to nominate a manager (I can think of two or three strong contenders there) and also a subs bench. So, if one of two of your choices from these positional votes don't make the starting line-up you may want to vote them onto the subs bench instead.

However, to suit our worst-ever squad, you must make sure you pick any subs will be totally ineffective and weaken the side if they are called into action. 😉

(For me, one of my sub nominations would be the luckless, perpetually injured Darren Murphy. As his Wikipedia entry reminds us in the match against Rochdale in 2012 "having entered the game as a substitute he was forced off injured after only a few minutes due to a recurrence of his calf injury". It's that level of sub impact I will be looking for when we arrive at subs).

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Osher Williams a strange call. Played nearly every game in the 85/86 promotion campaign.  First season was affected by injury.

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If mbamba and shalaj dont qualify due to not playing enough games then kaid Mohammed has to be nominated very ordinary player. Sam kelly was too weak and awful in general but did score a couple of cracking goals for us. 

Was lee Ashcroft a winger he was slow and overweight when he played for us. 

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5 hours ago, JRC said:

Osher Williams a strange call. Played nearly every game in the 85/86 promotion campaign.  First season was affected by injury.

Fair point on the 85/86 campaign but I always thought he was a shadow compared to the player that was so exciting and pacy for Stockport. I have to accept he still had enough to offer otherwise Rudgie wouldn't have kept him in the team. Perhaps the injury took its toll on his pace. I have to be honest, since someone mentioned Peter Griffiths I think I'll change my vote anyway! 

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On 21/04/2020 at 15:03, Iron Curtain said:

Wayne Cordens goal against Arsenal buys him some leeway in my book.

I know Lloyd isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but putting him on the same list as Mbamba and Mohammed is ludicrous 

I am on board with Wayne Corden. I spent years waiting for him to show his potential that he was alleged to have. And he didn't. He seemed to instinctively do the wrong thing and it was really annoying. Yet he went on to play 200 games for Mansfield. Maybe was a Mansfield type or style player? Right now Ryan Lloyd. He is making a career with virtually no ability. I have seen games where he literally did absolutely everything wrong. No, sorry wait a minute, he does run around, but not to the right place. He must have a better life outside professional football.

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1 minute ago, Warren said:

I am on board with Wayne Corden. I spent years waiting for him to show his potential that he was alleged to have. And he didn't. He seemed to instinctively do the wrong thing and it was really annoying. Yet he went on to play 200 games for Mansfield. Maybe was a Mansfield type or style player? Right now Ryan Lloyd. He is making a career with virtually no ability. I have seen games where he literally did absolutely everything wrong. No, sorry wait a minute, he does run around, but not to the right place. He must have a better life outside professional football.

The other two you mention were dreadful though.

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Jeff Smith who we somehow managed to sell to Carlisle for £60.000 quid was poor and Kevin Kent was a disappointment having swapped him for Gary Ford and money. We got done by Mansfield on that deal

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Koordes I always felt was poor at the time but Guppy was an an extremely hard act to follow and the fact we were championship buys him some leeway just about. He may have been a decent lower league player who knows?

Jeff Smith flatter to deceive, yes big style, but worst ever no, he had ability just lazy from what I remember.

Edwards and Tudor are about the worst I can think of too have made any significant amount of appearances? Mohammed probably just about gets away with it as he must have played less than 10 games, considering his spell at Cheltenham though prior to us, a big disappointment. 

Marc Goodfellow former Stoke player we loaned from Bristol, mid 2000s was a shocker although he perhaps could be classed as a striker position wise? Dreadful player but again probably only managed 5 or 6 games if that.

 

 

 

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Andy Proudlove for sure and Tully not far behind. I recall waking up one day and we had Proudlove and Sinclair (see worst strikers) on and it was a mare

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On 21/04/2020 at 15:15, JRC said:

That was Corden's only goal in 6 seasons as an attacking player.

He scored an absolute belter against Sheffield United in the game where Saunders scored off Mussey's backside. He also played the majority of his games for us in the championship.

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9 hours ago, CAVALIER said:

Andy Proudlove for sure and Tully not far behind. I recall waking up one day and we had Proudlove and Sinclair (see worst strikers) on and it was a mare

I can't remember Sinclair, where did we get him from?

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9 hours ago, mr.hobblesworth said:

He scored an absolute belter against Sheffield United in the game where Saunders scored off Mussey's backside. He also played the majority of his games for us in the championship.

Foyle and Peter Beadle scored in that game. I think Beadle's goal was from about 30 metres. Yes he did play at a higher level. Subsequent history shows he was an adequate bottom division 4 player, nothing more really.

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Malvin Kamara provided possibly the worst performance I've ever seen from someone in a Port Vale shirt.

Mbamba's only resemblance to a winger is that he stood near the side of the pitch.

Harsh on both, who no doubt did better at other times for other teams, but you can only go with what you saw.

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7 minutes ago, JRC said:

Foyle and Peter Beadle scored in that game. I think Beadle's goal was from about 30 metres. 

Erm... no they didn't. We lost 2-1 and Corden scored the consolation.

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1 hour ago, mr.hobblesworth said:

Erm... no they didn't. We lost 2-1 and Corden scored the consolation.

Absolutely no recollection  .... was it home or away?

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1 hour ago, JRC said:

Absolutely no recollection  .... was it home or away?

Beadle from way out I can remember against (I think) wolves at home. That was a worm burner. 

Also remember a great hit of his at Barnsley from distance. Absolutely belted it in low.

We did lose that game at sheffield with the Saunders thing.

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