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players you had a "soft spot " for

who werent big guns

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#101 Celtic Rooster

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:33 PM

Never been a fan of St. Helens but Harry Pinner always looked like he enjoyed playing the game and had a smile on his face when I watched him. Great exponent of the drop goal as well. which I am a big fan of.



#102 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

Eddie Szymala - he was rock.

My first Wigan hero was Nicky Kiss. A crowd pleaser if ever there was one. I cannot remember him ever showing any great talent, but he would make it into any list of top gypsy number 9s.



#103 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:51 PM

Robbie McCormack. In a period where Wigan signed a few underwhelming players, he was an undeniable bargain. Shame he didn't stay long.

 

He was a fantastic player, wasn't he. He stayed long enough to win a GF iirc.


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#104 distantdog

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:58 PM

Henry Oulton - a talented maverick.

 

Dave Rippon, great clubman.

 

Dave Teasdale, a real animal on the pitch but great to me when I was a young lad!

 

All from Batley's  'quiet' years.


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#105 Futtocks

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:56 AM


He was a fantastic player, wasn't he. He stayed long enough to win a GF iirc.


A nugget with a mullet! :D

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)


#106 hindle xiii

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:04 AM

From ye old Bulls; Jon Scales, Tahi Reihana (never scored a try!) :( and Danny Peacock.

 

And then anyone in the 2012 or 2013 squad!


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#107 bedlam breakout

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:18 PM

stevie pitchford- looked more like a darts player than an athlete, wonder how he would get on nowadays?


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#108 Gerri Monside

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:42 PM

A few from my early days of watching Hull:

 

George Robinson, the chain-smoking full back - weighed about 8stone wet thru, but always tackled like a lion.

Barry Banks - seriously don't ask me why

Patrick Solal - seriously underrated French winger who must have thought he was on another planet when he signed foer us.

Steve Evans - wasted in the centres, could be lethal at stand-off where he didn't have time to think

Mick Crane - RL's answer to George Best, possibly the best player I ever saw - if only he'd have taken it seriously.....

Tony Dean - hilarious both on and off the pitch

And from other clubs:

 

David Cairns - brilliant scrum half from Barrow

John Woods - possibly the best stand I ever saw while he was at Leigh


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#109 Middleton Bull

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:36 AM

stevie pitchford- looked more like a darts player than an athlete, wonder how he would get on nowadays?

He used to be referred to as the "pocket battleship" by Eddie Waring.

 

Someone mentioned Mick Blacker earlier. - great solid pro for t'Northern in the rearly 70's.  I really rated him, along with Dave Treasure and Ediie Tees.



#110 Griff9of13

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:52 AM

Eddie Szymala - he was rock.

My first Wigan hero was Nicky Kiss. A crowd pleaser if ever there was one. I cannot remember him ever showing any great talent, but he would make it into any list of top gypsy number 9s.

 

Just about the best ball stealer I've ever seen. Hardly ever got through a game without pulling at least one off and making the ball carrier look a bit of a plank.


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#111 Futtocks

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:19 PM


Just about the best ball stealer I've ever seen. Hardly ever got through a game without pulling at least one off and making the ball carrier look a bit of a plank.


Talking of ball-stealers, that's just reminded me of Gavin 'the Pinch' Clinch!

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)





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