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    Rasiak had his chant going there for a while.

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    Jimmy Shields - our international centre forward back in the 50s!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldNick View Post
    As nobody reads your posts I thought Id better put it up
    Harsh!! .... but probably true

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    Quote Originally Posted by salisbury saints1 View Post
    Already mentioned but David Armstrong, Chris Marsden and Terry Hurlock for me. Give it another 10 years then Steve Davis will qualify.
    Agree with this lot. Terry Hurlock deserves a special mention just his sheer effort, lack of skill.......and landing a few punches on David Speedie.

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    Ted Bates
    John McGrath
    David 'Docker' Walker
    Ron Davies
    Mick Cannon
    Terry Pains
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    Richard Dryden for sticking it up Mark Lawrenson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dublin Saint View Post
    Richard Dryden for sticking it up Mark Lawrenson
    He also came to mind for me, was a great character if not the best footballer...!

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    Channon and Mark Dennis for me

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    My 'cult' heroes, i.e. the ones that I really liked but hardly anyone else did, are all the players who appear on the Saintsweb banner.


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    So hard to pick just one out of so many.
    Matthew Le Tissier, Stevie Williams, Peter Osgood, Terry Hurlock, Jimmy Case, Ron Davies, John McGrath, Micky Channon, Charlie George, Neil Ruddock, Alan Shearer, Mark Dennis, Anti Niemi, Fabrice Fernandez, Ricky Lambert etc etc
    But my vote goes to Ivan Golac

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    Zoltan Liptak.

    On the rare occasions when he made it onto the pitch, you just knew it was going to be utterly hilarious.

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    Just scanning the end of this thread, do people not know what a cult hero is?

    I liked Van Gobbel for fronting up to Roy Keane and making him crap himself, and for his barrel chested runs where he just barged through people. Also for his no nonsense clearances, he smashed one pretty much from one side of the pitch over the far stand at St James' Park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cambsaint View Post
    John McGrath Those of my age who watched him always run out last, wearing a shirt two sizes too small to emphasise his barrel chest, and his sleeves cut short to show his bulging biceps( Looked more like a bouncer at Winchester Lido Ballroom) than a footballer. Must have put the fear of ##### up most of the opposition. The perfect player for one such as myself not too gifted in skills to try to emulate.
    Must give Jimmy Gabriel his partner in crime an honourable mention, as the only player ever to have knocked down an opposing centre forward with one clean punch and got clean away with it because the ref and linesman were all haring up the field trying to catch up with play.
    Can't remember who it was but it was one of the cocky centre forwards like Frank Astle, who had the audacity to think they were hard.
    These two were the foundation of the celebrated "Ale House Brawlers"

    PS If anyone else with a better memory can remember who it was Gabby hit I'd be obliged. Think it was probably the 67/8 season.
    I remember Jimmy Gabriel scoring a rare goal, a blinder of an overhead kick at the Dell. Can't recall who we were playing, but we were three or four down by then anyway.

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    Terry Hurlock, both for his van and for his Greatest Dislike in the programme pen portrait: "a dodgy pint".

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    "The torpedo" Federico Arias. Don't think he ever actually made it on to the pitch, but the possibility was eagerly anticipated! I do like players with genuine pace - Shane Long is probably about my favourite at the moment - they have the raw materials to do something special even if in reality they rarely do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beancounter saint View Post
    "The torpedo" Federico Arias. Don't think he ever actually made it on to the pitch, but the possibility was eagerly anticipated! I do like players with genuine pace - Shane Long is probably about my favourite at the moment - they have the raw materials to do something special even if in reality they rarely do!
    On that note, surprised no-one has mentioned Jonno 'Quick' Forte yet.

    Purely for that cameo v the franchise, naturally.

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    Ronnie Ekelund

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colinjb View Post
    On that note, surprised no-one has mentioned Jonno 'Quick' Forte yet.

    Purely for that cameo v the franchise, naturally.
    Good point, and Michail Antonio was, and is, extremely quick once he gets going - maybe not quite "Jonno Quick" though! ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colinjb View Post
    On that note, surprised no-one has mentioned Jonno 'Quick' Forte yet.

    Purely for that cameo v the franchise, naturally.
    Has to be in the mix, first touch "head in hands - oh dear" second touch - back of the net! Third touch - back of the net!! Shame a few more subs for Saints didn't follow his sparkling example :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LincolnSaint View Post
    Didn't he nearly knock himself out going for a header near the post? I seem to recall it was away to Nottingham Forest and it was one of those goals at the end of another season of avoiding relegation that you just knew would be critical. Heroic, fearless stuff.
    1. Micky Evans, just for this spell of goal scoring. Limited ability, absolute brilliant purple patch just when we needed it.
    2. Mark Dennis, a mate worked at the Dell early 80's, Mark "popped out for some milk" from his house and returned 3 days later. It's not all about the football......
    3. Terry Hurlock, coming out of the Players Entrance with a crate of beer. It's still not about the football.
    4. Steve Williams. For me, as a kid of that era and for the position I played, he was all about the football...

    That dates me somewhat. :^)

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    Jim Mccaliog & Mark Whitlock random

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    Keith Granger

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfahaji View Post
    He also came to mind for me, was a great character if not the best footballer...!
    I remember being sat with the Young Saints for a match against Arsenal (I think).

    Dryden came on as a sub and, as he got into position, shouted "Never fear, Trigger's f****** here."

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Flying Finn View Post
    I remember being sat with the Young Saints for a match against Arsenal (I think).

    Dryden came on as a sub and, as he got into position, shouted "Never fear, Trigger's f****** here."
    I remember my dad telling me that too (though he left out the swear word) - not sure if he heard the story or also heard it directly as we also sat in the Junior Saints section. It may well have been Arsenal, certainly a game that we were 0-0 or 1-0 up in as I think the whole reason it was funny was because of how desperate/important the situation was!

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