Internal captain for the could have beens - Chris Holloway

Your all time ”might have beens XI”?

How many times have we seen great prospects have excellent games for City as teenagers, before letting us down as soon as the they’ve been old enough to be served down at the local (Richard Pears anyone?), or how many times have we heard that “this player is something special, so good that he’ll be Britain’s first £10.000.000 player” before he buggers off for just about zilch?

Having followed the City since the Easter 1993, here is my “Great prospect, carp result XI”; players that never gave us what we were expecting? hoping? praying? for:

Goalkeeper:
1) James Bittner (came as a great talent, made his debut for “England”, left on a free as most of the others here)

Defenders:
4) Richardson (Villa being interested, looked very comfy in defence at a very young age. Now with Forest Green)
6) Matty Hare (looked like the new Rico; what ever happened to him? Now with Bideford)
3) Gary Rice (had a cool song, Gary Rice-Rice-Rice, he is nice-nice-nice, shame that was about it)

Midfielders:
2) Anthony Thirlby (where did he end up after going to Southampton?)
5) Geoff Breslan (Arsenal and Newcastle rumoured to be interested in late 90ies, top player, faded away totally and unbelievably. Now with Devon League Winners Teignmouth)
7) Chris Holloway (possibly the best Grecian player I have seen in my 50 or so City games, seriously! Surely a lifetime captain for they fab “Could have beens”. Now with local Tivvy Town)
8) Nicky Medlin (what guts! What stamina! Now with St Just FC, says it all…)
11) Buster (who? And where are the other £9.500.000? Now at Turkey. Twat)

Strikers:
9) Richard Pears (great prospect who apparently spent more time down at the pub than on the training ground)
10) Bazza McConnell (this guy banged them in for the juniors, but spent more than 50 games before finding the net for first team. And that was on a penalty! Still with us, more lives than a cat)

All lined up in a healthy 3-5-2 formation as I couldn’t find a proper right back, but an awful lot of midfielders that had to be in the team!

Anyone being able to improve this almost famous might have been side?

Marius

[Tilbake]