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Post by Pe├▒a Oxford United » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:25 pm

I haven't the memory for this, but since we're doing XIs this week how about an XI of people who only wore the shirt once? You can decide whether or not to pick loan players like Mike Salmon.....
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Post by DLT » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:18 pm

From distant memory

Tony Obi?

Leon Mike?

Greg Coombes

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Post by Mally » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:22 pm

He doesn't qualify because I think he appeared twice as a sub but Abdou Sall deserves a mention because in both &quotappearances&quot he never touched the ball.

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Post by boris » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:24 pm

Leon Mike also came on twice as sub, so does he count?

The one that springs instantly to mind is Guy Whittingham, who has probably the best goals to games ratio of any United player.

There was also Andy Harris, who played half a game v Leicester, was so crap that he was replaced at half time, and was never heard of again.

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Post by boris » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:26 pm

&quotMally&quot wrote:He doesn't qualify because I think he appeared twice as a sub but Abdou Sall deserves a mention because in both &quotappearances&quot he never touched the ball.
The other (okay, an other) player who only played two substitute appearances was Amine Karam. I was gutted that we were unable to sign him on permanently, because in the times I saw him for the reserves he was clearly the best player, technically, that I have ever seen. Destined to be a star.

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Post by Pe├▒a Oxford United » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:38 pm

&quotboris&quot wrote:Leon Mike also came on twice as sub, so does he count?
No
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Post by Snake » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:34 pm

IÔÇÖll reserve my judgement on this topic until I see how well Steve McClaren plays for us in PR-BÔÇÖs testimonial.

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Post by Kernow Yellow » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:36 pm

&quotSnake&quot wrote:I’ll reserve my judgement on this topic until I see how well Steve McClaren plays for us in PR-B’s testimonial.
Erm, Steve McClaren has already made 33 appearances for us, in case you'd forgotten...

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Post by SteMerritt » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:27 am

Marcus Phillips, one sub appearance away from home - surely the shortest ever OUFC career?

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Post by x586 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:41 am

Ah - must read first posts more carefully. :D

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Post by boris » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:07 am

&quotSteMerritt&quot wrote:Marcus Phillips, one sub appearance away from home - surely the shortest ever OUFC career?
Shorter than Tony Obi's 15 minutes? Or Abdou Sall's combined total?

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Post by SteMerritt » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:28 am

&quotboris&quot wrote:
&quotSteMerritt&quot wrote:Marcus Phillips, one sub appearance away from home - surely the shortest ever OUFC career?
Shorter than Tony Obi's 15 minutes? Or Abdou Sall's combined total?
From my hazy memory, didn't Marcus Phillips sign from non-league on the Monday, have his brief encounter of first team pro football, then was released again very shortly after? You could argue that Tony Obi had been at the club for quite a while. Abdou Sall is a player I had successfully managed to blank from my memory - thanks for reminding me of him :evil:

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Post by Mally » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:32 am

How about Scott Gemmill who played just 17 minutes away at Mansfield last season.

If we are picking a manager it has to be David Oldfield with his 45 minutes in the hot seat (between Atkins and Rix) until the game also at Mansfield was called off.

I've erased Mike Salmon from my memory so Hubert Busby has to be the keeper with his substitute appearance at Wycombe.

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Post by GodalmingYellow » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:41 am

What about the ageing donkey that Smith signed last summer who buggered off to New Zealand. Was he the only &quotfirst team&quot player never to wear the shirt?

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Post by SteMerritt » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:45 am

&quotGodalmingYellow&quot wrote:What about the ageing donkey that Smith signed last summer who buggered off to New Zealand. Was he the only &quotfirst team&quot player never to wear the shirt?
Wasn't he signed primarily as a member of the coaching staff though?

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