Perhaps, its along time ago! I minded two Russians or Ukraine and one was better than the other and we apparently got the better one?No, it wasn't... there was almost 10 years between the two of them moving to England. Maybe you're getting Rebrov mixed up with Pavlyuchenko?
Rebrov was partnered with Shevchenko at Dynamo Kiev, who went on to Milan and scored a bucket load, but I don't think Rebrov was ever considered better than him. Maybe wishful thinking from us!
Very decent first season, scored some belters. Hoddle at fault for badly mismanaging him. Struck me he blamed him for the crime of being a Raincoat signing.I thought he would shine under Hoddle but quite the opposite, hardly ever played and was farmed out to the Spammers, never got his mojo back.
Giovani dos Santos - I remember watching him scoring a hat trick just turned 19 years old for Barca, and getting a thumbs up from a beaming coach Rijkaard. And then suddenly he was a Spurs player.
It transpired of course that GDS was a victim of new coach Guardiola's purge of the party boys (Ronaldino, Deco etc).
Adel Taarabt. Again, fabulous natural talent, watching him waddle onto the pitch for his debut and leaving some Spammer fucktard on his butt with a ridiculous piece of skill was Football Comedy Gold. But Adel never could get in football shape.
As Mourinho told Dele:
'I don't know if it has to do with your lifestyle. I don't know if in one period you are an amazing professional and in another period you are a party boy.
'Only you can know that. One day I think you will regret if you don't reach what you can reach.'
Are you remembering when we were getting Andre Arse Shavings and Pav together but one ended up at the tossers up the road and the other ended up playing with Fraser Campbell
Completely agree. I was utterly convinced he'd be banging in the goals for fun. Bitterly disappointed with him.