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RPCB

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 21, 2007
8,572
5,924
Melbourne
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Carlton
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Manchester United

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WealstoneRaider

Cancelled
Apr 8, 2015
17,469
9,800
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Hawthorn
LOL. If it makes you feel better to think that's the case who am I to burst your bubble.
It doesn’t make me feel better but it resonated and I reckon I’d feel the same. Everyone is different but these guys were solid fans, loved their club as much as anyone could. It’s interesting the different effects it has on people
 

chef

Moderator
Oct 5, 2007
31,562
21,402
Kyabramovich
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
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Chelsea

Absolutely loved Gullit back in the day. One of my first favourite players. It probably doesn't get mentioned much but Hoddle played a big part in where we are now IMO, he mad us an attractive team for better players to sign for and made us a force again in cup comps. Or maybe thats just my teenage nostalgia.
 

ADL9798

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 18, 2009
12,475
14,147
AFL Club
Adelaide
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Liverpool

Absolutely loved Gullit back in the day. One of my first favourite players. It probably doesn't get mentioned much but Hoddle played a big part in where we are now IMO, he mad us an attractive team for better players to sign for and made us a force again in cup comps. Or maybe thats just my teenage nostalgia.
Not your imagination.

You were bouncing between top of Div 2/bottom of Div 1 during the 70s and 80s, Hoddle comes in 1993, first season makes the FA Cup Final, second season signs Gullit and Mark Hughes.

Hoddle attracted Gullit, and Gullit attracted everyone else. It was only when the latter became manager you started signing the likes of Di Matteo, LeBoeuf, Zola, Vialli.

From that point on you were pretty well established in the top 6 until Mourinho’s arrival.
 

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