Ian Wright

Collymore could have been a phenomenal striker but sadly he falls into the ‘could have been’ team .

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Limited but effective goalscorer in his QPR and Newcastle days. Him and Shearer were on fire together for about a year

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Classy finisher but not prolific for me. Had a great time at Newcastle for a bit. Luxury striker but not a poacher.

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I’ve been listening to Wrightys autobiography on audiobook and it’s a brilliant listen, would definitely recommend.

There’s a weird thing I’ve noticed though, nearly every time he mentions David Seaman he says ‘The Goalie’ instead of his name. I wonder if it’s just a striker thing to say the goalie instead of naming them…or did anyone ever hear anything about a beef between the two of them?

I’m sure I read somewhere that it was just out of respect. Wrighty thought that Seaman was the best of all time, so in his words, he was “THE Goalie”
They are actually very good mates, they do a lot of fishing together.

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Excellent. Thanks Johnny :slight_smile:

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Imagine if Wrighty was a kid now coming from a broken background.
Nobody too take him to an academy for training. Even if he did with a fiery temper he’d probably get turfed out.
Must be loads get missed because of this system.

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He talks a bit about this in his book. Youth production is nearly a factory system now. I’d say the amount of people who genuinely care about the kids in it is tiny. I watch what Rovers have going on in their youth system and it’s got all the professionalism but all the heart too.

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