Football: That was the weekend that was: Missing... making it... and mistaken

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Gary Croft

Blackburn Rovers

THE 24-YEAR-OLD full back looked a star of the future when he joined Rovers for pounds 1.7m from Grimsby in March 1996, but he has been relegated to understudy since Roy Hodgson took over. A back injury hampered him, during which time Hodgson played Jason Wilcox or Callum Davidson in the left wing-back's berth, the latter having established the place as his own.

Jonathan Greening

Manchester United

THE 19-YEAR-OLD Scarborough-born striker spent the first two years of his professional career with York City, for whom he started six games and scored twice, before moving to Old Trafford in March for an initial fee of pounds 500,000 that could rise to pounds 2m. After hitting the goal trail in the youth and reserve sides, he made an impressive senior debut against Bury in the Worthington Cup last week.

WANT TO know what really happened on Clapham Common? Ron Davies pretended he was Gerard Houllier and his assailants were Everton fans - an error of judgement almost as serious as the Frenchman agreeing to work with Roy Evans.

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