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Guest hiiragi

This may be pointless, but after seeing that Ramage thread, thought it would be interesting start something like this:

 

Given the myraid of defenders who have played for us in the past few years, arrange them in order from best to worst from the selective group below:

 

Ramage, Taylor, Boumsong, Bramble, Moore, Babayaro, Bernard, Carr, Elliot, Griffin, Hughes, O'Brien, Distin, Dabizas, Barton

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Guest sicko2ndbest

Best of a very average group - Moore

Worst - Carr

 

Looking at that list (granted Woodgate aside) it is easy to see why we are always criticised for defensive misdemeanours

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Best of a very average group - Moore

Worst - Carr

 

Looking at that list (granted Woodgate aside) it is easy to see why we are always criticised for defensive misdemeanours

 

If we had these we'd be alright.

 

Taylor

 

Barton

 

Distin

 

Hughes

 

Bernard (1st time round)

 

Ramage

 

Moore

 

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Guest optimistic nit

I always liked warron barton, so i put him first. carr can go last. distin and woody are good, others are average, the others are poor, some are dreadful, about 1/5th.

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I always liked warron barton, so i put him first. carr can go last. distin and woody are good, others are average, the others are poor, some are dreadful, about 1/5th.

 

Would bring back Barton in a heartbeat..

 

Was doing his coaching badges last time i heard.

 

Model Pro

 

Never gave up (even if the fans had in the 1st 2 seasons, he stayed, and finally made his mark)

 

Fitness fanatic (ran 10miles a day outside of training)

 

Nice guy and came across with some wisdom and intelligence.

 

A cheap coach we should sign on.

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Guest Moe-Ali

1st

 

Taylor

 

Barton

 

Distin

 

Hughes

 

Bernard

 

Ramage

 

Moore

 

Dabizas

 

Boumsong

 

Griffin

 

Bramble

 

Elliott

 

O'Brien

 

Babayaro

 

Carr

 

Last

 

 

Where's Woodgate ?

 

Injured...

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Guest kinaldo

I've always wondered what we could have achieved if Woodgate had had the same sort of fitness record as, say, John Terry...

 

I think we woulda won the Uefa Cup at the very least.

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I've always wondered what we could have achieved if Woodgate had had the same sort of fitness record as, say, John Terry...

 

I think we woulda won the Uefa Cup at the very least.

 

Wed have been hammered by Valencia in all fairness, as Marseille were (and they were a better side than us, stronger, faster, better technical ability, and more organised).

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Barton was hopeless.  A good pro and a tryer, but very limited.  We signed him for £4.5m when that was a lot of money especially for a defender.

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Barton was hopeless.  A good pro and a tryer, but very limited.  We signed him for £4.5m when that was a lot of money especially for a defender.

 

Was it not a world record for a full back at the time? Or did I just make that up?  :dontknow:

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Barton was hopeless.  A good pro and a tryer, but very limited.  We signed him for £4.5m when that was a lot of money especially for a defender.

 

Was it not a world record for a full back at the time? Or did I just make that up?  :dontknow:

 

Think so.

 

He was gash in his 1st couple of seasons but finally got the hang of it and won the fans over, bit like Darren Peacock.

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if barton had signed for us and was playing for us now Carr would be gods gift. Ten times more likeable than Carr but a worse defender than Ramage, albeit better coming forward.

 

As for the order...

 

Bernard (until his last 6months), Moore, Taylor,Dabizas,Bramble, Boumsong,Distin (before he got good), Griffin,Babayaro,Ramage, Elliot,  Carr,  Hughes, O'Brien, Barton.

 

 

Although there isnt alot to choose between any of them really. Bramble would be top if he didnt have so many mares, probably not one that didnt look dodgy at the best of times though.

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1. Oliver Bernard

 

2. Warren Barton

 

3. Steven Taylor

 

4. Aaron Hughes

 

5. Nicos Dabizas

 

6. Craig Moore

 

7. Sylvain Distin

 

8. Andy O'Brien

 

9. Peter Ramage

 

10. Andy Griffin

 

11. Robbie Elliott

 

12. Celestine Babayaro

 

13. Jean-Alain Boumsong

 

14. Stephen Carr

 

15. Titus Bramble

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All pretty poor, tbh. Distin's proably the best there, but he wasn't all that for us. Always liked Bernard but it appears he's shit nowadays. Hughes, Dabizas, Barton are three of my favourite Toon defenders even though they were never up to much.

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Guest hiiragi

Where's Woodgate ?

 

ay, the group I have drawn out are those that have received sticks (for their ability) at one point or another.  Guess I want to see how we rate the best from the worst of the lot.  Not surpisingly the lot contains almost ALL of our recent defenders mind

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