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At Huddersfield, that I have seen (which, given the history of the club over the past 20 years generally means very recent)

 

Brett Hodgson

Eorl Crabtree

Leroy Cudjoe

Stanley Gene

Shaun Lunt

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There was something I read online, and it was comparing Andrew Johns to a former Kangaroos captain from the Fifties or Sixties (sorry, can't remember the name) and although the latter was a prop, he was shorter and lighter than the halfback Johns.

I hope that is not right Futtocks.

Johns was.....

Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)

Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)

 

:-)

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I hope that is not right Futtocks.

Johns was.....

Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)

Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)

 

:-)

There were props and other forwards in the Fifties that were lighter than 14 stone, definitely.

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There were props and other forwards in the Fifties that were lighter than 14 stone, definitely.

If I was an athlete I would have been a dominant  Prop at 6ft and 17st 2lb :-)

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If I was an athlete I would have been a dominant  Prop at 6ft and 17st 2lb :-)

Imagine what Rugby League in the Twenties would have made of someone like Paul Anderson!

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For Fartown.

 

Pat Devery

Mick Sullivan

Dave Valentine

Jonny Hunter

Tommy Smales

 

Oldie!

 

My Mum's top 5 would probably be

 

Pat Devery

Lionel Cooper

Ted Slevin

Peter Henderson

Dave Valentine

 

I'll ask her tonight to see if I'm right

 

My Grandad's would have had Mills and Markham in.  I'd ask him as well, but he's a pretty quiet chap these days.  Doesn't say much...

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Wanted to get a bit of discussion going, so if you had to pick the top 5 best players for your club who would it be???

For arguments sake;

Warrington

1. Bevan

2. Boyd

3. Gregory

4. Eccles

5. Briers

There's probably loads I've missed there too!!

6. Jonathan Davies

7. John Woods

8. Andy Gregory

9. Alfie Langer

10. Adrian Morley

I reluctantly left out John Bevan, Phil Blake and Des Drummond...

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I hope that is not right Futtocks.

Johns was.....

Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)

Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)

 

:-)

 

According to Wikipedia, Ted Slevin, who played the best part of 15 years at prop for Huddersfield and Wigan was 5ft 9 and 14 st 12lb

 

A touch shorter and a shade more than half a stone heavier than Andrew Johns.

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I never Eric Harris or Arthur Clues,so If it who I saw play for e club I will replace with Mick Shoebottom and Garry Schoefield

Leeds
Holmes
Jones
Clues
Harris
Peacock

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6. Jonathan Davies

7. John Woods

8. Andy Gregory

9. Alfie Langer

10. Adrian Morley

I reluctantly left out John Bevan, Phil Blake and Des Drummond...

I was going to criticise you for being halfback heavy, but then I came up with:

11. Alex Murphy (past his best with wires but arguably greatest ever)

12. Parry Gordon (John Bevan said he was the best scrum half he had ever seen; I always like to mention that to my Welsh friends when they go on about Gareth Edwards)

13. Les Boyd (probably shorter than Joey; more than 14 stone though)

14. Jonathan Davies

15. Lee Briers

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I was born in 76 so my top 5 Warrington players in no order

Michael Gregory

Les Boyd

John woods

Mark Roberts - can't believe he was never capped for GB

Phil Blake

Best kids coming through the ranks

Scully

Harris

Ronnie Daune

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Can't believe I left out Mike Gregory. Let's take Alex out and put Mike in. Alex can be in the Saints list.

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Leigh

 

John Woods

Alex Murphy

Des Drummond

they're the cream

 

some other personal favs

Mick Hogan

Mick Stacey

David Eckersley

Terry Bilsbury

Joe Walsh

Steve Donlan

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Leigh

 

John Woods

Alex Murphy

Des Drummond

they're the cream

 

 

John Woods is one of my favourite players ever, he was brilliant and very under rated.  Desi was awesome, I one saw him put a NZ forward into the stand at Headingley playing for GB.  I never liked Murphy - still don't.

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Leigh

 

John Woods

Alex Murphy

Des Drummond

they're the cream

 

some other personal favs

Mick Hogan

Mick Stacey

David Eckersley

Terry Bilsbury

Joe Walsh

Steve Donlan

Neil rowley not one??

Years ago I'd watch Leigh on Boxing Day, he was a stand out player for me.

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Neil rowley not one??

Years ago I'd watch Leigh on Boxing Day, he was a stand out player for me.

Neil Turley?

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John Woods is one of my favourite players ever, he was brilliant and very under rated.  Desi was awesome, I one saw him put a NZ forward into the stand at Headingley playing for GB.  I never liked Murphy - still don't.

 

Me neither but what a player

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Can't believe I left out Mike Gregory. Let's take Alex out and put Mike in. Alex can be in the Saints list.

No need to leave anyone out they'd already named Davies at 6 and briers at 5

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Neil Turley?

Thanks Great player, scored many wonderful tries for the red and white.

So now I've demonstrated me being a little thick, did you have a rowley??

Paul springs to mind

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Thanks Great player, scored many wonderful tries for the red and white.

So now I've demonstrated me being a little thick, did you have a rowley??

Paul springs to mind

 

Still like to play silly beggars I see?

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Oldie!

 

My Mum's top 5 would probably be

 

Pat Devery

Lionel Cooper

Ted Slevin

Peter Henderson

Dave Valentine

 

I'll ask her tonight to see if I'm right

 

My Grandad's would have had Mills and Markham in.  I'd ask him as well, but he's a pretty quiet chap these days.  Doesn't say much...

 

Completely  forgot about Henderson,  Sounds like i  would get along with your mum :sleep:

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Joe Walsh (R.I.P.) was a lovely guy, he played for us at amateur, he came on with 10 minutes to go and scored 4 tries - He started the week after :) He later went on to form Scunthorpe A.R.L.F.C.

Leigh

 

John Woods

Alex Murphy

Des Drummond

they're the cream

 

some other personal favs

Mick Hogan

Mick Stacey

David Eckersley

Terry Bilsbury

Joe Walsh

Steve Donlan

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Top 5 I've seen live....

Mal Reilly

Tony Kemp

Gary Stephens

Lee Crooks

Kevin Ward

.... And just missing out

John Joyner

Bruce Burton

Bob Lidner

Mike Ford

St John Ellis

Oh those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end......

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Top 5 I've seen live....

Mal Reilly

Tony Kemp

Gary Stephens

Lee Crooks

Kevin Ward

.... And just missing out

John Joyner

Bruce Burton

Bob Lidner

Mike Ford

St John Ellis

Oh those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end......

 

Kevin Ward is probably the greatest prop I've ever seen - certainly from the competitive scrums era.  Bear in mind I write this as a Fev fan.

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