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    Default Saints Greatest XI - Nominations For Best RB.

    What the title says. No cult heroes thanks. Only best quality right-backs need apply. I think this one might turn out to be rather difficult. There's no easy Wayne Bridge vote to plump for.

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    Ivan Golac for me followed by Mick Mills

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    There is an easy nomination (although he has become a bit of a cult hero too):
    IVAN GOLAC

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHsaintsfan View Post
    Ivan Golac for me followed by Mick Mills
    Quote Originally Posted by offix View Post
    There is an easy nomination (although he has become a bit of a cult hero too):
    IVAN GOLAC
    Oh crikey, did I miss that one..?

    Me too peeps. Ivan Golac - The best right winger Saints never had. Isn't that how the old phrase goes..? And I'd have Mick Mills as my other number 2 as well. But only the top nomination gets taken notice of here. Poor old Mick might end up as everyone's second choice..!

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    Mick Mills for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenLeTiss View Post
    Mick Mills for me
    Phew..! Cheers Darren.

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    Ooh aah, Jeff Kenna!

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    Purely because I grew up with him and don't really know any other: Jason Dodd

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    Ivan Golac by a country mile methinks.

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    Jason Dodd, with the Welsh/ AC Delco Ron Davies at Reserve Right Back....God Bless him.

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    Sorry forgot...Stuart Williams as my Reserve.

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    Ivan Golac Mick Mills Stuart Williams Peter Rodriques
    Last edited by John B; 06-12-2008 at 05:31 PM.

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    Jason Dodd

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    Haven't really seen a decent RB in my time watching Saints. Dodd was okay, but in the last few years he was shockingly slow.

    How about Jermaine Wr... Wri... Wr... nope, sorry I can't say it.

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    Doddsy gets my vote

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    Ivan Golac, no contest :cool:

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    Without doubt Stuart Williams followed by Peter Rodrigues.

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    Jason Dodd for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectisSaint View Post
    Ivan Golac, no contest :cool:
    Ditto.

    Golac simply has no rivals for this in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    Ditto.

    Golac simply has no rivals for this in my book.

    Ditton again.

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    Ivan Golac

    His screamer against West Brom is still currently orbiting the earth

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    Oh btw, Nominations end late Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St Landrew View Post
    What the title says. No cult heroes thanks. Only best quality right-backs need apply. I think this one might turn out to be rather difficult. There's no easy Wayne Bridge vote to plump for.
    Stroll in the park for Ivan Golac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicko View Post
    Ivan Golac

    His screamer against West Brom is still currently orbiting the earth
    LOL - what a sensational effort that was!

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    Very tempted to nominate Alf Ramsey but I have no idea how good a player he was - I doubt that he was better than Ivan Golac anyway.

    I can't remember C B Fry either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpb View Post
    Very tempted to nominate Alf Ramsey but I have no idea how good a player he was - I doubt that he was better than Ivan Golac anyway.

    I can't remember C B Fry either!
    The very two players I cited as probably being RBs [although apparently CB Fry was a little lightweight, being more technique than brute force]. We know they won't get a look in. Neither will Charlie Wayman in later threads. However, we salute them, in any case.
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    Theres only one Ivan Golac

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    David Webb

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    Golac for me then mills. Have to mention alexi cherednic the russian chap for comedy value

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    Three seem to be way ahead. Golac, Dodd and Mills. For sheer class Mills would get it. For entertainment Golac.
    But as a true Saints legend it has to be Dodd.

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    I think the first right back i saw was Joe Kirkup but In my time, 3 stand out: Ivan Golac, Jason Dodd and Mick Mills. Although probably the least talented of the trio, because of longetivity and consistent performance over 10 or so years, my vote goes to Dodd (just).

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    close the vote -its Golac and his waddle run by a mile!

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    No brainer Ivan Golac by a country mile.

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    i have a video of golac's goal. Outstanding. However he was before my time. Dodd dominated the last twenty years, there's also van gobbel, kenna, baird, jesus etc etc

    judging by other replies on this thread, i'm not nominating as i'm led to believe the best right backs were pre-1990.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krissyboy31 View Post
    I think the first right back I saw was Joe Kirkup but in my time, 3 stand out: Ivan Golac, Jason Dodd and Mick Mills. Although probably the least talented of the trio, because of longetivity and consistent performance over 10 or so years, my vote goes to Dodd (just).
    I remember back to Joe Kirkup's latter days and I agree with the 3 you singled out, plus I think Jeff Kenna deserves a mention.

    I never thought Golac was that sound defensively, so wouldn't choose him. Mick Mills was always an excellent footballer and was instrumental in turning around the team after KK, Mick and one or two others left.

    I'd vote for Dodd, though. Until his legs went in his latter years, he was a very consistent defender who rarely had a bad game, but also contributed lots going forward and created many goals from his overlapping runs. Also a good captain, I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Ron fan View Post
    I remember back to Joe Kirkup's latter days and I agree with the 3 you singled out, plus I think Jeff Kenna deserves a mention.

    I never thought Golac was that sound defensively, so wouldn't choose him. Mick Mills was always an excellent footballer and was instrumental in turning around the team after KK, Mick and one or two others left.

    I'd vote for Dodd, though. Until his legs went in his latter years, he was a very consistent defender who rarely had a bad game, but also contributed lots going forward and created many goals from his overlapping runs. Also a good captain, I thought.
    Amazing how peoples perceptions and view vary.

    I respect your view from whatever you have witnessed etc but for me Kenna was one of the most over estimated players we have ever had,and it disappointed me he seemed to set back Dodd's progress.I was amazed and delighted we got 1.5m for him.

    Mills,yes he did an excellent if unspectacular job for us at a difficult time.

    Dodd,agree he was a good captain and offered a lot but in terms of tackling and going forward he was nowhere near Golac.

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    paul telfer

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    Ivan Golac, Mick Mills, Steve Mills

    If Dodd had left us at 27 then he'd have been in there but he got too slow. had some good games at centre back but as a right back he was shot.

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    Ivan Golac by a country mile hard as nails great going forward, & a good solid defender.
    Would have gone for Mick Mills but he was at the end of his career when he came to Saints & as this is the best for Saints then it has to be Golac.

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    Ivan Golac for sure. Mills was good too, but never quite to that standard.

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    Golac, one of the finest foreign imports of the pre premiership era!

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    Golac's going to get it, and probably by a landslide, but in my view he shouldn't. Fantastically entertaining player, terrific going forward, excellent crosser of the ball, scored one astonishing goal (I was at that game and can still see it now). But defensively? Not too great, especially away from home, where his tendency to bomb up the right wing often left us sorely exposed. Not a great tackler either, always as likely to take the player as the ball (or miss the tackle altogether).

    Golac is without doubt a true Saints legend. But as a right back Mick Mills was in a different league.

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    The best right backs for me were Jason Dodd, Ivan Golac, Mick Mills and Steve Mills.
    I think Steve Mills would have become the best and Ivan Golac was certainly the most skilful. Jason Dodd was a good competitor too.
    My vote though goes to Mick Mills, one of our many England captains at the time, a great leader and versatile too.

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    Probably the best right back was Alf Ramsey, an England international at Saints, then a Spurs regular. Bill Ellerington was an England Right back at the same time for Saints. This allowed Ramsey to be sold to Spurs.

    Probably in the poll as the above won't be remembered, the classiest was Mick Mills, closely followed by Ivan Golac, Jason Dodd was fair by comparison. Stuart Williams was a classy veteran by the time he came to us.

    The worst probably Mark Wright v Watford at the Dell in the League Cup home leg.

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    ALF RAMSEY Yes, I did see him and anyone who saw him would surely vote for him, his most famous days were with Spurs but he was in the England team while still in the 2nd div with us, don't ignore our World Cup winning manager just because it was all so long a go!

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    Ivan

    I want him as manager now also.

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    Anyone remember Jo Tessem at rb Dave Jones signed him as Doddseys competion/ replacment JT won mom on debut then told whole world had never played rb before as was attacking mid who only once played cb which happened to be match DJ saw

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulwantsapint View Post
    Anyone remember Jo Tessem at rb Dave Jones signed him as Doddseys competion/ replacment JT won mom on debut then told whole world had never played rb before as was attacking mid who only once played cb which happened to be match DJ saw
    Yes. He marked Ginola out of the game.

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    In this order for me:

    Ivan Golac (who should walk this by a country mile)

    Mick Mills (past his best, but he captained England in Espana 82 a few months before we signed him)

    Jeff kenna (wasn't really around long enough, but no doubt a quality player)

    Jason Dodd (A great stalwart)

    Peter Rodrigues (A legend, particularly at parties, although not loads of matches!!!!)

    Gerry Forrest (steady as they come, but 100 or so games again)

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    Jason Dodd

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