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players you had a "soft spot " for

who werent big guns

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#41 Futtocks

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:40 AM

Another vote for Gary Broadbent here. Always happy to see him have a good game.

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#42 Steve May

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:58 AM

Jeff Wittenberg
Daryl Shelford

Jeff Wittenberg was a good, solid player. Always liked him.

Shelford had a season in the lower leagues at Huddersfield late on in his career and terrorised the opposition with his tackling. The centre pairing of him and Greg Austin were phenomenal that year.

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#43 bar red

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:11 AM

Malcolm Flynn. Barrows 70/80/s workhorse



#44 nec

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:15 AM

Steve Langton at Carlisle

Tommy martyn at saints - never got the recognition he deserved in my opinion

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#45 deluded pom?

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:42 AM

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

 

 

That's what I call commitment from a heritage player.


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#46 landy13

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:44 AM

Loved watching Bernard Dwyer play, gave 100% everytime he was on the field


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#47 Tonka

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:57 AM

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!

 

I was going to go for Panapa too.  I'm not sure but I would guess he never wore 9 - certainly have no recollection of it.  Best utility player I have ever seen - perfect in the days of two subs per team. 



#48 Cumbrian Fanatic

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:19 PM

Gary Broadbent, I know it's abit biased but he was the most solid full back I've seen in my life, never truly got the recognition he deserved.

Was fantastic for Whitehaven in his time there, can only remember him missing a tackle once and everyone seemed to be looking around thinking whether they'd really seen it or had they imagined it


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#49 Futtocks

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:20 PM


I was going to go for Panapa too.  I'm not sure but I would guess he never wore 9 - certainly have no recollection of it.  Best utility player I have ever seen - perfect in the days of two subs per team. 


A while back, there was a list of Wigan greats or fans' favourites. Sam was listed twice, which was rather appropriate, I thought! :D

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#50 getdownmonkeyman

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:58 PM

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

 

Met him once whilst I was working at Wilderspool. So quietly spoken, it belied this giant of a man. He came across as a true gentleman.

 

As for players, has to be Kevin Ward for me. I just loved the fact he got on with playing and gave it 100% everytime.



#51 boxhead

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:02 PM

Gavin Miller and Sir Les Boyd

#52 Ian (Pencil) Elliott

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:51 PM

Brendon Tuuta - I think Terry as mentioned the players quality's.

Gary Rose - Hards as nails, I remember him playing against Wigan and have a good battle with Neil Cowie

Richard Chapman - Over 100 trys for us. Some people found him frustrating because he could do some crazy things but I used to love to watch him play.
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#53 Superdude

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:07 PM

Ged Byrne at Wigan??

 



#54 Phil

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:12 PM

Charlie Renilson


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#55 Jeff Stein

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:46 PM

Huw "Sumo" Rees: the superstar of the Chiswick Poly Ground (at least to my youthful eyes)



#56 metallithrax

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:57 PM

Always liked Mike Lampkowski when I watched Trinity as a youngster. Played scrum half as I did in the school team.

Wasn't aware he played Union before joining Trinity.

#57 knottla

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

Tony Jeff played with Doncaster and Halifax I believe,now he was a character.

#58 TheDuke

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:48 PM

Deon Bird always gave his all for every club he turned out for

 

Brad Davis was another favourite of mine

 

David Maiden was a top grafter at Hull Fc as was Shane Mcmenamy



#59 chuffer

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:29 PM

Derek Pyke

 

yep.....largely unnoticed yet had an absolute belter of a game against Canberra in the WCC



#60 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:41 PM

Mark Preston
Paul Dixon
Geoff Robinson
Roy Dickinson
Kerry Gibson




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