Tommy widdrington

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  1. SkyBlueScottie

    SkyBlueScottie Well-Known Member

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    Bit of a sweeping brush, What makes you think that?

    Another way to look at it is, we are looking lower league ( possibly at the expense of a Cat 2 Academy) where as Brentford are picking up youngsters from premiership academies, some non league teams and European teams, then forging links with other European clubs, sending their youngsters abroad to play against other european teams in youth tournaments. Sending players abroad on loan... Interesting to note they have also forged partnerships with local colleges, coaching companies, Universities. Something we used to do, its not just a case of realigning our search for players all of the above ought to be included. As it not only gives us a chance of picking up decent players, but once again ties the club to the City, by contributing to the local communities and economy.
     
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    Bellamy came on the back of a cruciate knee injury. Don't think he was reall fit when with us, but went on to have a good career.
     
  3. oscillatewildly

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    Sat on the ball in a goalmouth scramble at the west end goal during the 2nd leg tie of the league cup semi final v Forest in 1990.
    And that's about it I think.
     
  4. SkyBlue_Bear83

    SkyBlue_Bear83 Well-Known Member

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    It was Venus job so im not sure what he's been doing.
     
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    And all the other players hated him.
     
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    Scored a brilliant over head kick in his first game (if I remember correctly)but shit after
     
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    Busy sorting out more important things like planning permission for Ryton.
     
  8. NorthernWisdom

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    It's safe to say that, given the fact he's left, that's a conspiracy theory too far.
     
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    Maybe most of the work is done for Ryton so his time is done
     
  10. NorthernWisdom

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    Or he was just here as Mowbray's mate, and age-old working partner.
     
  11. stevefloyd

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    Drinkell when he 1st arrived from Rangers looked quality scoring I think 5 goals before the end of the season when the next season started he looked like he had just got a diploma from the Marcus Tudgay finishing school
     
  12. ccfc92

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    Hardly, it's a natural mentality. If you play vs players as good as or better than you, you push yourself more. Lesser players, you tend to get complacent. I was referring more to the ex-Prem, ex-Championship players we keep signing that are bordering on retirement, not young players. Should have maybe made that clearer.

    Regarding taking on premiership academy players, how are we meant to afford that? Or do you mean loans? It all sounds good, forging links and expanding the pool of players known to us, but it cost money and also, who owns us :(
     
  13. SlowerThanPlatt

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    Just listened to Doyle's interview. Said Widdrington was a big part of the transfer happening and made it clear he wanted him back in a CCFC shirt. Regardless of peoples view on Doyle, it's a good start from TW, obviously a lot more hard work needed though in the recruitment department for us to succeed this season.
     
  14. covcity4life

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    Yeah sounds like tommy was instrumental

    Lets hope he gets some more deals over the line soon
     
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    not listened yet, what did he say?
     
  16. MusicDating

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    Well, Tommy was a musical not an instrumental, but I don't disagree...
     
  17. Monners

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    Er - he told you didn't he?
     
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    He can't do any worse than the heel dragger Mark Penus. Happy to give him the opportunity to succeed where his predecessor failed in bucketloads. It won't take much. Good start by getting the first one over the line early anyway.
     
  19. stevefloyd

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    When Kevin Drinkell 1st arrived from Rangers he looked pure quality scoring around 6 goals towards the tail end of the season then our coaches got hold of him and all of a sudden he couldnt hit a barn door
     
  20. Nick

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    Yeah but was hoping for an sw88 style commentary. I'll just stopbeing lazy and listen today :)
     
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  21. sw88

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    That happens to almost every striker we sign doesn't it? :)
     
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    Never seen such a change in a player from when he came in to what he was like shortly afterwards. This is the highlight of his time here.
     
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    He scored a great goal on his debut in the league cup against Grimsby, an overhead kick. I just think he was past his best as he was rated highly by the fans of all of the other clubs he played for.
     
  24. NorthernWisdom

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    I have that game on video somewhere. One of the few times we've been live on terrestrial TV and I have them all, if the tapes haven't degraded... including the glamourous 2-0 defeat to Leeds, and 0-0s v Arsenal.

    Can't imagine why I never digitised those...
     
  25. Speedies_Chips

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    Lots of empty seats on the West Terrace. We needed a bigger ground.
     
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    Lee Mills was also like that! Had him on loan and couldn't stop scoring. We signed him permanently and I don't think he scored again.
     
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    Sign him up, sign him up, sign him up.
     
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    Seems like he's getting to work early with these signings ! Obrien saying that tommy had a big part in the signing of him!
    Obviously someone that robins trusts massively

    #PUSB
     
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    Which interview was that in?
     
  30. covcity4life

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    no mate its all down to robins. widdrington and sisu dont nothing apparently. recruitment is exactly same structure as last summer.
     
  31. sw88

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    Another player I hated! And one I nearly came to blows with a fellow supporter in the west terrace over :)

    Memories!
     
  32. ccfclinney

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    On the CCFC website mate -

    When asked about how the move came about, O’Brien confirmed that City’s new Head of Recruitment Tommy Widdrington was integral.

    “I was playing in games for Portsmouth, and Tommy was watching, so I must have done enough to impress him.

    “As soon as I heard about Coventry’s interest, I knew it was a great chance for me and I took it with both hands.”

    Makes you wonder what Venus was doing all last summer !!
     
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  33. covcity4life

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    already better than burge
     
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    Building houses

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    Makes you wonder what Venus was doing all last summer !![/QUOTE]
    Studying the housing market
     

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