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Great coach too when we had him at Workington. A shame he went to RU because he would have developed into a top class RL coach.

 

You never know. He is at a loose end having resigned from Edinburgh a couple of months ago.

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Roy Powell

Chris Burton

Brett Daunt

And many more!!!

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Trevor Skerrett, solid all round player and a Gent.

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Roy Powell

Chris Burton

Brett Daunt

And many more!!!

Roy Powell is a good call.

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Kevin Ward , what a player!

Roy powell , what a gent!

Gary Spencer, what a team member 100% committed full back

Andrew Ettinghausen, maybe slightly better than the guy above!

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I used to have a thing for David Stephenson in the 70s think he ended up at Leeds.

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I used to have a thing for David Stephenson in the 70s think he ended up at Leeds.

 

 

Yes, ufortunately, everyone's career has to tail off in the end.

:)

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Terry Flanagan   Oldham

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Steve 'Ticker' Turner at Hornets.

 

The Sinfield brothers - both ultra professional.

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Trevor Skerrett, solid all round player and a Gent.

Indeed.

 

Hull played Wire at the Boulevard once and after the game one of Wire's forwards said that after he'd hit Skerrett with a particularly good tackle, Skerrett said "Well done" to him as he played the ball.  :blink:

 

What a nice chap.

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Paul (Barney) Eastwood - never let Hull or GB down and a modest kid too.

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Wayne English

Good call, been a consistently good performer for a long time in the lower leagues.

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Danny Wilson

Wayne English

Yes - Wayne's a great player and a lovely bloke.

 

Looking forward to him tying Bradford in knots on Sunday.

 

 

"He's faster than Bolt, he comes from Kirkholt"

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For my own team Oldham I have three. Mick Morgan. Fantastic ball playing prop of the old school. Once saw him pass the ball, the opposition and the crowd followed the line of the pass only for Mick to continue running through the defence BALL IN HAND. Pure magic.

John Cogger exciting no nonsense loose forward who never took a step backwards.

And of course tom Nadiole it is said he was fed raw liver before every match.

For the opposition Jonathan Davies quick off the mark and a fantastic professional.

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In the interests of not going for an international standard player , John Thursfield at Warrington.

 

I remember he played for us for a couple of years without getting any tries. He finally scored one against Bradford at Wilderspool from about 14cm out and the crowd erupted.

 

IIRC he was on the coaching staff for a while.

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I always liked Charlie Birdsall at Hornets, both as a player & a coach (and landlord of the Free Trade Tavern in Milnrow). Steve McGiffen was a great servant too.

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And of course tom Nadiole it is said he was fed raw liver before every match.

 Very much into the twilight of his career, I played against Tom Nadiole when Kirkholt WMC 'A' played Paddock 'A' (at Huddersfield New College I think). It was freezng cold and he had a couple of runs "down the slope" before getting himself sent off to warm up in the changing rooms !

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2 players I remember enjoying watching on the TV were a part of the up-and-coming Warrington side that never quite fulfilled its promise: Jon Roper and Mark Hilton.

The former was quite compact, pretty quick and with a lethal sidestep - alas he was cursed by very serious injuries and seemed to fade away from the game; the latter was a lean, mean and fearless prop responsible for one of the greatest tackles I've ever seen - a pole-axing of the much bigger Scott Quinnell at Wilderspool that had the Welshman tottering about like Bambi on ice. Quite how and why he didn't become the cornerstone of the GB pack, I'm not quite sure?

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Very much into the twilight of his career, I played against Tom Nadiole when Kirkholt WMC 'A' played Paddock 'A' (at Huddersfield New College I think). It was freezng cold and he had a couple of runs "down the slope" before getting himself sent off to warm up in the changing rooms !

A good player in his prime though.

 oops - double post

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

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2 players I remember enjoying watching on the TV were a part of the up-and-coming Warrington side that never quite fulfilled its promise: Jon Roper and Mark Hilton.

The former was quite compact, pretty quick and with a lethal sidestep - alas he was cursed by very serious injuries and seemed to fade away from the game; the latter was a lean, mean and fearless prop responsible for one of the greatest tackles I've ever seen - a pole-axing of the much bigger Scott Quinnell at Wilderspool that had the Welshman tottering about like Bambi on ice. Quite how and why he didn't become the cornerstone of the GB pack, I'm not quite sure?

I actually think that Hilton was very under-rated. The one thing with him though is that he was like a gentle giant, he didn't really have the mongrel in him. That said, he had a brilliant hit on him and put many players on his backside.

Roper became a favourite for criticism towards the back end of his Wire career, unfairly I thought, he was made a scapegoat many times. He did suffer with injuries and was often carrying a bit of weight which meant he was less effective than he should have been. Scored some blinding tries in his time though, but defensively slightly out.

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