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PL forwards of the early 90s

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by golden_blunder, Mar 20, 2018.

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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    there was an abundance of good to excellent strikers in the PL during the early 90s. Who did you enjoy watching?

    In no particular order

    Stan Collymore


    David Hirst


    Brian Deane


    Mark Hughes


    Alan Shearer


    Matt LeTissier


    Dalian Atkinson


    Quite a few more that I haven’t put here, mostly because I got bored doing it. Shout out to the likes of dean Saunders, Le God, etc
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    Oyibo New Member

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    Gary Lineker, Graham Sharp, Brian Mclair
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    Oldyella Full Member

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    Les Ferdinand. He and Shearer should never have worked on paper, but that was a formidable partnership.
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    Pat_Mustard Full Member

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    A never-nude? I thought he just liked cut-offs.
    Les Ferdinand was my favourite of that excellent batch of English strikers back then, at least until Andy Cole signed for us. Video is strictly speaking from the wrong end of the 90s for this thread, but the quality of the goals in this match was immense.



    Paul Warhurst very briefly morphing from journeyman centre back to prolific goalscorer for Sheffield Wednesday is a pleasingly random memory...

    Tony Yeboah was the dog's bollocks for Leeds in the mid 90s:

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    Mike Newell
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    @Pat_Mustard paul Warhurst..blast from the past! Yeah he was excellent for a short period of time
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    There really was a great selection of English strikers during that time
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    Dominant Full Member

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    There's still Ian Wright, Robbie Fowler, Teddy Sheringham, Chris Sutton, etc

    Great selection indeed.
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    2cents Full Member

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    Some of Cole's goals for Newcastle:



    Took him a few years to hit that kind of goal scoring form for us, although he improved immensely as a player during that time.

    That was a class Newcastle team with Beardsley alongside him.
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    Ikon Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    I have always maintained, that if we'd been able to sign Shearer in '92 we would have won a few European Cups with him in the team.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Yeah, England have some very good forwards in 90s.

    Owen, Shearer, Fowler, Les Ferdinand, Cole, Sheringham, Ian Wright,
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Makes you think back to the talent that was available for English selection. Much better than it is now!
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    Andy Cole!
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    More mid 90s I guess but Klinsmann was awsome.
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    Linekar never played in the PL, had gone off to Japan - not sure if Sharp did either, need to look it up

    although McLair had a couple of seasons upfront, he was a midfielder by the time the PL came around
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    Jan Aage-Fjortoft.

    Ian Wright.

    Mark Bright.
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    Dwight Yorke. Aston Villa initially and then that partnership with Andy Cole.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    A while ago I saw a compilation of Le Tissier's goals and it really impressed me. Dude was skilled for sure.
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    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    I was a big Ian Wright admirer.

    Andy Cole too before he joined United and obviously after.

    Have to admit early Fowler was some striker too, around 95-97 he was lethal.

    Le Tissier was gifted, no question.

    Shearer was the daddy of them all though, was not happy when he joined Newcastle as he would have been awesome at United. Solskjaer made up for that though, what a player he was.
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    Brian Kidd wanted Fergie to go for John Hartson over Yorke. :lol:
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    That's right. Fergie wrote about that in his book, didn't he?
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    Spot on.
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    In 94/95, England had a choice of Shearer, Fowler, Ferdinand, Collymore, Cole, Scholes, Le Tissier, Wright, Sheringham, Sutton, Dublin, Beardsley and then players just below that like Armstrong, Rideout, Holdsworth, Hirst and Cottee who would score 14/15 goals for their clubs near the bottom half of the table. We just bread these goalscorers.
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    Vidyoyo Self-confessed coffee shop chat-up expert

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    Just found out that Savo Milosevic once afforded a fee of 25 million Euros. This was after his time at Villa.
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    Talking about Collymore, back around 2005-06 time there was a programme aired called something like 100 sportsmen we love to hate. He featured in there for obvious reasons but I only remember it because of the smug way one journalist expressed his disappointment of Collymore.

    "He should have been the British Ronaldo....and I don't mean Cristiano"

    Oh dear.
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    Dean Saunders and Alan Smith (think he won a golden boot) deserve a mention.
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    Not sure what's wrong with that, IMO Collymore had the potential to be the best of all the strikers mentioned in this thread.
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    The way it was said was to denigrate C Ronaldo. Back when it was popular to write him off as a showboating good for nothing ponce.
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    Ah right yeah, I get you.
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    Duncan Ferguson. Could probably go down as one of the hardest players to ever come across. I wouldn't want to rob his house, that's for sure.
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    Robbie Fowler. That goal celebration.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    Anyone remember Paul Warhurst for Sheffield Wednesday in the early 90s? He was actually a defender turned striker and scored a respectable number of goals.

    Can't find a compilation video of his goals, just the odd goal here and there:



    I always found it amazing that a defender could play up front and do so well. Can't think of many other instances of that happening. I know Gullit went from striker to defender in his later years but that's an easier transition you would think.
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    Mark Viduka. That guy could do almost anything with a football, brilliant striker in that great Leeds team in the 90s

    Paulo Di Canio was very good as well
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    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    Yeah someone mentioned him earlier. Didn't Ian Marshall play at the back and up front for Oldham too? Seem to remember him scoring a few versus United.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    Totally missed this and I just posted about him. He definitely stands out for me as well given he was a defender.
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    No, it's 5 down from the Conference, the Conference is level 5 on the levels pyramid, East Midlands Counties league is tier 10.

    Joachim REALLY must love his football to persevere at that level. He wouldn't even be getting paid, I wonder what else he does for money?
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    Chris Sutton and Dion Dublin did it too. Seems to be a thing of the past.