A little trip down memory…or the forgotten lane as we wait around for the next chapter in the promotion race. Also a little something to laugh at and remind you how far we’ve come of late, feel free to chip in with your own…

Paul Dickov

Part of the League 1 Promotion winning side actually, 4 games for Leeds. But his debut? Coming on as a late sub, got booked immediately and had a scrap with the opposition winger…all before the ball had come into play.

Mikael Forssell

Signed on a free contract for the 2011-12 season, no great effect. But never scored…this makes Aapo Halme our highest scoring Finnish player. Finnisher.

Kevin Nicholls

This was an odd one wasn’t it. We actually spent £700,000 on Nicholls back in 2006. Got injured in his first training session and actually captained us for a bit. But got dropped by March 2007 with Dennis Wise claiming that he’d asked to go back to Luton. What a time to be alive.

Gboly Ariyibi 

Signed by Brian McDermott who genuinely did have a very good eye for a player. BMc said of him “an exciting player, very, very quick”. So what did that come to? 2 appearances and a loan to Tranmere in March. But alas, his contract was not renewed at the end of that season.

Ryan Hall

This might be my favourite one. Signed by Warnock and to be fair probably did have something about him. Initially on loan but was signed on permanent contract during the GFH era. (2013-ish). Struggled to break into the first team and decided it would be a good idea to tweet:

Look on the bright side if your not getting played take the L out and get payed

Should really have been a big red flag to stop footballers being allowed to use all social media there and then.

This era was truly, truly wild.


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