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Toon: The Nearly Men.

September 17th, 2009 | 30 Comments |

Rooney: Toon nearly man
Rooney: Toon nearly man
Inspired by a post on here and goaded on by Bowburnmag, I decided to do some research into NUFC’s nearly men. By that I mean the players we tried to sign and missed out to other clubs. 

The idea was to get together a starting 11 made up of the ones that got away, but I was really struggling.  Seeing as this wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be I’ve decided, in true 21st century media style, I’m going to get the reader to do all the work for me.  Let’s try and make a starting 11 of the best players NUFC nearly signed.  You can’t cheat and say something like Beckham in his prime.  The player must be of the same age and talent as when we tried to sign him.

I’ll start you off with some of the big name signings we just missed out on and you can help by submitting your favourite ones that got away.

Here’s my list of confirmed players we put a bid in for: (more…)