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#21 marshy1

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

Can't see any mention of the Mellor brothers John and Paul .

#22 mark richardson

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

Check out my original post Alan

#23 marshy1

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:28 PM

Check out my original post Alan

Apologies Mark yes I have just seen it.

#24 mark richardson

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:20 AM

Apologies Mark yes I have just seen it.


It's ok Alan. We can't all be perfect ;)

#25 class of 63

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

As said previously we can all have have our opinions on the great players of the past and our opinion will be influenced by the era in which we watched the Lions, but if we were to select the greatest clubman of all time, I think we can go no further than the legend I was privilged to speak to at the Past Players Reunion in June - the great Ken Gowers, his record speaks for itself - a 1 clubman

Club Appearances 602
Time with the Lions 19 seasons (1954-1973)
Points in his career 2105
Goals in his career 970
Goals in a match 12 Liverpool City October 1957
England Cap 1962
GB caps 1962.1963,1964,1965 and 1966
GB vice captain 1966 tour of Australia

for me again the legend that is Ken Gowers

#26 lions4eva

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:33 AM

As a chap born in 1989, i feel deprived of so much talent, not just as a Swinton fan, but as a Rugby League fan in general.

My top ten would read something like this, in no specific order.

Wayne English
Mark Welsby
Les Holiday
Sticks Ashcroft
Gavin Price Jones
Talite liavaa
Phil Wood
Ian Watson
Phil Cushion
Lee Marsh.

#27 welsh lion

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

As someone born the week after we last won the championship, I would agree with most of the above.
Ken Gowers, Alan Buckley, Daz Davies and Dave Robinson were favourites from that era.
Bob Fleay from the 70s
Paul Mellor, Alan Fairhurst and Alan Taylor from the early 80s.
Always thought Welsby was a class act as well
Les Holliday who was a world class ball playing forward who was as good as anyone in the game when fit.

Finally, Danny who when motivated did things on a rugby field that I doubt we will see again. His try against Halifax as a trialist still sticks in the memory.

There are loads more.

#28 Bleep1673

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:59 PM

Danny Wilson (If only for screwing Salford at the Willows in the JPS Trophy on his own, & 5 Drop Goals in a match, although he was brilliant any time)
Alva Drummond
Les Holliday
Paul Mellor
John Allen (Who scored a try on the wing at Headingley v HKR even though he was a 2nd rower)
Wayne English (Who lit up my occasional trips north)
Dave Potts (Who taught me how to be a winger at Irlam)
Green Vigo
Joe Grima
"Growling" Kel Earl


&

David Watkins (in his one & only season)

Edited by Bleep1673, 06 November 2012 - 12:02 AM.

Swinton RLFC est 1866 - Supplying England with players when most of your clubs were in nappies

#29 mark richardson

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:26 AM

Danny Wilson (If only for screwing Salford at the Willows in the JPS Trophy on his own, & 5 Drop Goals in a match, although he was brilliant any time)




Alva Drummond
Les Holliday
Paul Mellor
John Allen (Who scored a try on the wing at Headingley v HKR even though he was a 2nd rower)
Wayne English (Who lit up my occasional trips north)
Dave Potts (Who taught me how to be a winger at Irlam)
Green Vigo
Joe Grima
"Growling" Kel Earl

david Watkins (in his one & only season)



It was John Clough the second rower on the wing against Hull KR I dont think we`d even signed John Allen then

Edited by mark richardson, 06 November 2012 - 11:45 AM.





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