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Worst Blackburn Rovers Signing Ever?

Blackburn Rovers, like most others have made a fair few wet kipper signings; sasman names a few and invites us to offer others.

Over the years we have had some fantastic names gracing our football fields. But today I am wondering who you guys think our worst ever signings are?

My information is limited to modern day players, so who could forget such fantastic signings such as Egil Ostenstad, Corrado Grabbi and Javier De Pedro (my personal worst signing!) Some might even include Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole, but I think they got a fair share of goals.

So what do you all think out there, who has been our worst ever signing?

This article was written and submitted by sasman.

Mention your names (maybe even with reasons) below and we can maybe run a poll to decide who we see as our worst signing ever!?!?

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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 20 2006

Time: 11:31PM

Your Comments

How do you distinguish a bad signing? Is it for the money paid and what we got in return or merely what we got full stop regardless as to price or not? I guess you have to take a little of both into account.
Hughes Da Man
Some of my personal favourites are Darren Peacock, Hakan Unsal, Kaba Diawara, Kevin Davies, Tore Pedersen, Patrik Valery (IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW, THE GUY IN THE IMAGE!!!), Richard Witschge and Niklas Gudmundsson to name but a few!
Hughes Da Man
Tony Diamond, without doubt.
SeasideEssexXile
Grabbi
Clint
Oh and Amoruso without doubt
Clint
Interesting, completely forgot about Amoruso, but then again, not that hard to forget about him lol
sasman
Grabbi was the biggest waste of money EVER, what was Mr Angry thinking?!?!
Hughes Da Man
Do we really count Amoruso! Didn't play enough games to qualify as a signing did he :) lol He was another BAD one.
Hughes Da Man
still paid money for him, I think??
Clint
Didn't he arrive on a free at the end of his Rangers contract?
Hughes Da Man
No contest,got to be Nils Eric Johannson,signed by Mr Souness for an outrageous 5million approx,and now not good enough to get in Leicester Citys team.Closely followed by Per Frandsen.
boddingtonblue
Frandsen wasn't all that bad... was he?!?! Johansson cost a lot but he wasn't as much as 5 million, more like 2.7, or in that region, still FAR more than he was worth in any case
Hughes Da Man
Why on earth would Andy Cole be mentioned in this context?
r.waterfall
It's a case of each to their own r.waterfall. The return for the money paid out for him (signed for 8 million left on a free!) gives some cause for him to be mentioned doesn't it?
Hughes Da Man
Well we did spend a fair bit on Andy Cole and i dont think his return matched the price, Dwight Yorke also falls in this category but then again, compared to Grabbi and others, Cole and Yorke where champions for us lol
sasman
i wouls say grabbi deffinetly yorke maybe he didnt really do great maybe gresko i thought amoruso did ok when he played so i wouldnt put him down
marshinrover
I personally think you cannot look past Kevin Davies. Great at Southampton, good at Bolton... utter gash for the Rovers.
MikeyGamst
Davies utter gash that cost a fortune, even more than Grabbi! Buy the way congratulations MikeyGamst on your maiden CENTURY, also to boddingtonblue for his. There are only a handful of us that have made 100 points or more in a month thus far, but this will increase as the site does, and it is!
Hughes Da Man
How bout we have a vote for the worst signing, what u reckon Hughes da man, is this possible
sasman
Keep the names coming then you can't be disappointed if yuor names aren't in a poll when it takes place. The more mentions a player gets (just because someone else says him doesn't mean you can't!) the more likely he'll get in the poll. Actually wanting to think of BAD players... not good is it!!!
Hughes Da Man
You must have written yours when I wrote my comment! Thats ALWAYS been the plan, for this we need MASS options.
Hughes Da Man
Lol yea probably i just noticed you right that up once my screen refreshed. Hopefully Nonda shows us he should not be in this poll tonight, ah well hope its worth staying up for
sasman
Thank you very much Hughes Da Man.
MikeyGamst
No worries MikeyGamst, sasman isn't far off the hall of fame either!
Hughes Da Man
There has been some rubbish to wear the famous blue and white halves but none more so than Darren Peacock. He was awful. I always thought Grabbi wasn't given enough of a chance!!!
roversman
i dont think grabbi deserved the chance lol
sasman
He was arguably given a chance when maybe he should never have in the first place! The price tag didn't help the guy though.
Hughes Da Man
Big price tag, very little help in settling in and often played as a lone striker. It was clear to see he was technically sound he just suffered from a number of personal reasons!!
roversman
Also it was this time 8 years ago we signed another dubious striker...Ashley Ward! Did you know we almost signed Ibrahim Ba from Milan for 5.2million the same day? I never new that. What a waste of money that would have been.
roversman
Was it really, how time flies! I didn't know that about Ba. He was a decent player for about 5 minutes!!! His fall from grace was such that he had to endure a TRIAL with a League One club a while back before they would sign him...then the didn't anyway!
Hughes Da Man
Oh the shame!!! He did show so much potential early on didn't he. Played for France from an early age too. Although that was at the same time as the likes of Stephane Guivarche, Newcastle's second greatest striker of all time!!
roversman
Ba won the '98 World Cup with France didn't he? Rangers fans know a thing or two about Stephane G'uivarch also don't they, think Grabbi probably scored more goals than him in his time at Rovers than G'uivarch did at Newcastle and Rangers put together didn't he?!?!
Hughes Da Man
Am I right in thinking that Newcastle have only ever had one good Prem striker, the made by Rovers? Their list of failed frontmen makes ours look good.
roversman
I don't think Les Ferdinand was all that bad really was he? And despite his early struggles Obefami Martins looks like he could be the business? lest we forget Owen, when fit he's as good as anyone.
Hughes Da Man
True, good point about Ferdy. Martins has the potential but he is nowhere near Shearer and as for Owen....he is only there because no one else was daft enough to pay 16million for him.
roversman
Fair point, but on his day Owen is more than worth 16 million though! Anyway's back to BAD signings for Rovers, Dino Baggio, Patrik Andersson (despite what he went on to achieve after), Lee Makel (maybe harsh) some more names.
Hughes Da Man
Omar Kunde. Signed with great potential but never actually did anything.
roversman
Me and my bother in law were speaking about him the other day, has to be RIGHT up there certainly in terms of signed without delivering. MERRY CHRISTMAS roversman!
Hughes Da Man
38 replies, pretty good aye, how close we coming to a vote, mine is gonna be Javier de Pedro, wasnt he the man who was suppose to hit a free kick on to a penny according to the Great Mr Souness
sasman
 

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