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Owls Trio In 'Worst Strikers' List

A trio of Wednesday players, past and present, have made their way into the Daily Mail's 'Worst strikers to have played in the Premier League' list.

Darko Kovacevic, Gerald Sibon, and current striker Francis Jeffers have all been included in the top 50 list for their performances in England's top flight.

Jeffers, of course, finds his way in there mainly thanks to his unsuccessful stint at Arsenal, but also thanks to his unsuccessful return to Everton on loan and also at Blackburn.

Dutchman Sibon came with high expectation during his first year at the club, in the Premier League, but failed to live up to them.

He did make amends to some extent when he got relegated with Wednesday, probably finding his level in the Championship before moving back to his native Holland.

How his strike partner at the time, Gilles De Bilde, who arrived at S6 for a higher sum of money, didn't get in the list instead of, or as well as, Gerald, I don't know.

Kovacevic's inclusion seems a tad harsher, arriving at Wednesday from Red Star Belgrade alongside Dejan Stefanovic, he scored four goals in just eight starts in the blue and white stripes.

His stint at S6 wasn't long, but his skills were there for all to see as he went on to play for Juventus and Lazio following his departure from Hillsborough.

Former Newcastle United man Stephane Guivarc'h came top of the list, while Steve Marlet, Ade Akinbiyi and Tomas Brolin are also up there.

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The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 15 2009

Time: 9:25AM

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Like Nick said Darko's inclusion is very harsh. He did well for the small amount of time he was with us.
Bognor_Owl
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15/10/2009 12:16:00

Can't believe that Jeffers isn't the number 1 waste of money.
CLIFFANDJ
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15/10/2009 19:13:00

Sibon actually wasnt that bad. Regi Blinker, Orlando Trustfull, O'Neill Donaldson, they were all worse. BTW - Sibon is still playing and scoring in the dutch league!
Norman
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15/10/2009 23:41:00

Norman are you off your head ..blinker was a great player very skillfull player agreed the rest were crap, bob the builder was wa*k he would miss a pigs ars* with stick we have had some good un's but bye we'v had some **** if we'd have got a top class striker when hirsty left we wouldnt be here now!
HorburyOwl
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16/10/2009 00:55:00

That is ridicluous putting Kovacevic in there could never understand why he didnt play more he was class
wesp
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16/10/2009 01:55:00

Blinker was amazing and one of my childhood heroes after Pressman!!
Bognor_Owl
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16/10/2009 09:03:00

Blinker = winger, so wouldnt be in the list, Trustfull = midfielder, so wouldnt be in the list. God knows why Gilles De Bilde and the pile of rubbish that was Jostein Flo for the pigs arent on the list!
johnnywalker69
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16/10/2009 10:31:00

Call me sad but i've still got the Reggie Blinker wig, i thought he was fantastic player and so did my kids, i believe he went onto Celtic after us. Reminds me of Etienne Esajas some times, but Reggie was more consistent.
ecco owl
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16/10/2009 11:58:00

I couldn't understand why Kovacevic didn't get in the team as he is a great player although I have read that he couldn't speak any english and also that his time under Pleat was the lowest point of his carear. I also thought Trustfull looked a good player when he actually got in the team. I thought a lot of Pleat's signings were good but for some reason, probably Pleat's style, turned out to be a waste of time (Blondeau, Sedloski, Kovacevic, Degryse etc etc)
Hirsty's Shinpads
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16/10/2009 13:03:00

agree shinpads Degryse was a decent player, even Bl**ndeau (wasnt he the next Lizarazu?) must have been good at some point, I saw Macedonias line up other day Sedloski captain, same one or popular name?
wesp
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16/10/2009 16:59:00

Same one wesp. He has been good for 10 years at pretty high level. Blondeau was supposedly the best french defender when we bought him so I never really understood what happened to him. Degryse was Belgium's captain when they were a good team but he left after one good season. Mystifying!
Hirsty's Shinpads
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17/10/2009 09:45:00

 

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