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What player have we signed that has been successful that has surprised you most?

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Most of Fergie's Furies

 

Hunter Beckett Young Copland Richardson Stark Fitzpatrick McGarvey Hyslop McDowell all unknown till they starred for Saints

And more in the coming years such as MacDougall MacAveenie Weir Somner Clark Wilson Ferguson etc.

Great days to be a Buddie!!

 

PS Have you noticed that for about 10 years Saints main striker was Frankie Mac - McGarvey, MacDougall  MacAvennie and McGarvey again!!😎

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25 minutes ago, Gosport Buddie said:

McGarvey as well. He was signed from Kilsyth Rangers. Imagine the meltdown if we signed a player from The Juniors nowadays

Fergie practically built a team from junior clubs. 

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Craig Samson is definitely up there, low key signing at the time as a backup keeper, not highly rated, yet he became an absolute legend, league and cup winner and penalty hero. Andy Dorman as well. I'd never heard of him, came from the American league, yet was a brilliant player for us. Conor Newton is another candidate, especially after his honking debut.

Overall though, I think I'd go with Yardley.

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Lot of players mentioned were signed for decent money

Others were unknown as they came from juniors and i don't class as them as signings

Those days it was more or less your pro youth (Notice a better standard of player came through)

So Billy Thompson and Tommy Wilson for me with a mention to Big Yardley

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Second thoughts just read the orginal post

McGarvey and Bone

Wee Frank could have spat the dummy and played out his days but was a big part in our cup winning team

Bone could be argued had his best days with us i think we should have kept him for couple seasons after we released him

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