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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1126496/Spurs-atrocious-Alnwick-isnt--guide-shocking-debuts.html?ITO=1490

Ben Alnwick showed Harry Redknapp exactly why Tottenham need a new keeper with his calamity-laden debut against Burnley in the Carling Cup.

The 22-year-old Englishman was handed his chance to impress, but in turn tried his best to hand the Lancashire opponents a place at Wembley. Now we know why Redknapp persists with Brazil nut Heurelho Gomes.



Alnwick was at fault for two goals as his side threw away a 4-1 first-leg, semi-final lead. Thankfully for the former Sunderland man, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Jermain Defoe struck late in extra-time to save his blushes.

But he is not alone. Here is Sportsmail's guide to six of the worst debuts...


DEBUT DUNCES​

Glenn Keeley (Everton)

The defender (right), on loan from Blackburn, made his debut in a Merseyside derby in 1982. Half an hour later, he was sent off for fouling Kenny Dalglish as the Liverpool striker was through on goal, and Everton went on to lose 5-0.




Jonathan Woodgate (Real Madrid)

He waited more than a year to make his bow in Spain after leaving Newcastle, but when it came it was certainly one to forget. The future Middlesbrough centre half first scored an own goal to gift Athletic Bilbao an opener, and then was sent off as Real crashed 3-1. An inauspicious start.




Billy O'Rourke (Burnley)

The young goalkeeper was given his chance for against QPR when No 1 Alan Stevenson was injured. To say it did not go well is an understatement as O'Rourke conceded seven goals, which were shown in all their glory on Match of the Day later that night.




Patrice Evra (Manchester United)

Now he's probably the best left back in the Premier League, but Evra's debut was a horror show. He was given the runaround by Trevor Sinclair in a Manchester derby, and was taken off at half-time as City beat United 3-1.




Roy Keane (Celtic)

One of the Premier League's finest ever players, but made less of an impact on his first game north of the border. A Scottish Cup game against Clyde should have presented little difficulty, but the minnows won 2-0 to leave Keane and Celtic humbled.




Curtis Davies (Aston Villa)

A highly-rated defender he may have been (and still is), but Davies admits to playing 'like a pub player' on his Villa debut, a 1-0 Carling Cup defeat by Leicester. Has, thankfully for Villa, improved dramatically since that night.

 

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You've got the title wrong RFR, as Roy Keanes debut for Celtic was in Scottish football ;)

The article also got the score wrong as it finished 2-1 to Clyde, not 2-0 ;) :p


But anyway, who can forget Evra's? It certainly is a million miles away now.
 

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I cant believe you added Roy Keane to a thread titled 'shocking debuts' :rolleyes: :mad:
Did you watch the game?
Why is our greatest player in a list like this?
I watched the game and he didnt play badly at all.:confused:
Celtic were sh1t NOT Roy Keane.
 

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Jazz 16 said:
I cant believe you added Roy Keane to a thread titled 'shocking debuts' :rolleyes: :mad:
Did you watch the game?
Why is our greatest player in a list like this?
I watched the game and he didnt play badly at all.:confused:
Celtic were sh1t NOT Roy Keane.

Wow chill jazz !! Keano is on the list so what lol!!!

I was at Vidic debut in the carling cup he was all over the place he is a legend but I just laugh at it!
 

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Keano! said:
Woody's beats EVERYONE else hands down IMO..:p
woodyagree with you though :eek:


seriously evras was shocking but look at him now best left back in the world IMO and one of the best full backs between him and Ramos for me!

debuts mean nout really but some can have a class debut and then do nothing for the rest of there stay at the club!

good read though
 

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Keano! said:
*Tumbleweed rolls by as Canto 'cracks' a joke*


:D


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lol:D always happens :p someday ill get a laugh :D

your right though his was pretty horrendous they still applauded him off though didn't they:confused: pretty sure i heard they did
 

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I saw woodgates debut on tv and he was extremely shocking, but having evra there shows that a bad start doesnt translate to a bad career all the time.
 

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Oh man I remember watching Woodgate's debut lol!
& Evra's >.>

I remember laughing my head off when Fernando Morientes made his debut vs Man United - quite a comedic performance lol Similar to Drogba's performance at OT few weeks ago in the 3-0 trashing of Chel$ki in Evan's back pocket lol
 
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