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players you had a "soft spot " for

who werent big guns

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#21 Trojan

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:09 PM

Clive Sullilvan - he'd always be game for a chat when he was lining up for the kick off at the top end at Fev. I always thought Roy Powell was very underated.  I remember standing on the St Michaels Lane terrace at Headingley, Fev were playing Leeds and Leeds were struggling, Roy Powell was clearly the best player in a Leeds shirt, but for some reason the Leeds fans around me were slagging him off something terrible.


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#22 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:18 PM

Brendon Tuuta. Didn't know how to give less than 100% and pound for pound the hardest player I've ever seen. Silky skills combined with his no nonsense style of play were a joy to behold. Don't make em like him anymore.
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#23 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:19 PM

Roy Powell,the quietest,most unassuming bloke you could meet.

Even men with steel hearts love to see a dog on the pitch.


#24 MamaKangaroo

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

Barry Dowd. Poor injury record and I always thought he looked a bit sad. Like Eeyore!

#25 Derwent

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:42 PM

Kevin Pape
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#26 Impartial Observer

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:59 PM

Mark Lennon. Always gave 100% and a nice bloke. Paid his on way over from Aus to play for Wales a few years ago.

#27 topchef

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:13 PM

Derek Hadley


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#28 Just Browny

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:26 PM

Paul Wood. He's a bit better known now but for most of his career he's plugged away with scant recognition.

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Lee Penny (it all went south once he packed in though)

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#29 chuffer

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:29 PM

speaking of Penny.....how's Kevin getting on these days?



#30 Wolford6

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:35 PM

Gary Hale

Ian van Bellen

Steve Donlan

Graham Garrod

Mick Blacker

Paul Grayshon

Jeff Wittenberg

Daryl Shelford


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#31 shrek

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:47 PM

Ian Gildert would be one, never really grabbed the headlines, but always put a shift in, the sort of lad you took for granted till he wasn't playing.

 

Sam Panapa another, can be few pros who've been as versitile as him, back in the days of 1-13 shirts, I'm sure there's only one he didn't wear during his time at Wigan, just can't remember which one!


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#32 The Parksider

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:09 PM

Johnny Wolford.

No strength, no pace, all skill and guile.......

The old mans Lee Briers who I also have a tremendous soft spot for....

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#33 Wolford6

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:05 PM

Johnny Wolford.

No strength, no pace, all skill and guile.......

The old mans Lee Briers who I also have a tremendous soft spot for....

 

A special player, hence my username, but surely he was recognised as such?


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#34 deluded pom?

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:28 AM

One for the Hull fans, Adam Maher. A workhorse in defence who always gave 100%.


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#35 hindle xiii

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:34 AM

Richard Owen, Joe Westerman and Karl Pryce. Always thought they could be more.


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#36 burke

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:40 AM

Nigel Bell and Johny Thompson at Trinity. Great lads who gave 100%.



#37 sweaty craiq

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:45 AM

Tony Cooke

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#38 RidingPie

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:49 AM

I always had a soft spot for Sam Panapa. He usually had the title of super sub, but I think he'd have been a star in his own right at any club other than Wigan at that time.



#39 latchford albion

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:32 AM

George Fairbairn was always a player I had a lot of time for. I remember him, after one match at Wilderspool where I had been giving him some good natured abuse, coming over to talk to his parents who I had been standing next to for the whole match.

#40 deluded pom?

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:36 AM

There's a fair few internationals in this group of "unsung" heroes.


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