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1 No nonsense centre backs on Sun Oct 23 2016, 22:34

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Who was your favourite and who was the biggest liability?

Gerry Taggart was a good no nonsense type cb.  Hard as nails and strikers know he would give them hell.

Andy Todd was probably a liability but i actually liked him.  A liability as you never knew how long he would last once he saw red Smile

Danny Shittu.  I actually had his name on tthe back of the mustard coloured sports bra top we had at the time.  I was trying to be ironic.  Smile  spent more time kicking players ten feet in tthe air rather than the ball.

2 Re: No nonsense centre backs on Mon Oct 24 2016, 00:02

Bwfc1958

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Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
Loved Taggart as a defender, Chris Fairclough was a good defender as well. Seagraves and Winstanley were a decent partnership and I also liked Mark Fish.

3 Re: No nonsense centre backs on Mon Oct 24 2016, 00:15

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
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The two Marks.

Winstanley & Seagraves.

They both played in the Third Division (ie where we fucking are now) and both of them got it done with little or no fuss.

Defended the goal, looked comfortable on the ball and played simple passes to the midfield players who would then knock it on to Steve "God" Thompson as he created the magic and carried us forward to glory.

Special mention to another Mark - Came.

Solid.

4 Re: No nonsense centre backs on Mon Oct 24 2016, 09:24

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Favourites were Mark Fish, Gudni and N'Gotty.

Zat Knight was probably the biggest liability, although Djibril Diawara didn't exactly cover himself in glory.

5 Re: No nonsense centre backs on Mon Oct 24 2016, 10:19

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I wouldn't describe Mark Feeesh as "no-nonsense" TBH. In his first game (against Manure at Burnden) he tried to beat their entire team and dribbled the ball the length of the pitch to have a shot and I remember thinking that the full backs weren't tucking in to cover his run. He was a great player but he was all over the place like Cahill when he first arrived.

6 Re: No nonsense centre backs on Mon Oct 24 2016, 12:54

Norpig

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John McGinlay
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Dean Crombie was great, who remembers his goal in the Sherpa Van final? Have to agree about Winstanley and Seagraves they were great at that level.

Taggart was great as well and one who may not have played many games but who made a massive impression was Florent Laville. Can't forget the other great Frenchman Bruno N'Gotty as well and a true Wanderers legend that is Gudni Bergsson

7 Re: No nonsense centre backs on Mon Oct 24 2016, 13:00

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Have to agree with most of the above. I'd add the late John Hulme.

8 Re: No nonsense centre backs on Mon Oct 24 2016, 14:19

xmiles

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Ivan Campo
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Norpig wrote:
Taggart was great as well and one who may not have played many games but who made a massive impression was Florent Laville.

Laville was one of the best defenders we ever had. He totally turned our season round when we signed him in 2003 and worked perfectly with Gudni. Very sad that injury stopped his career prematurely.

9 Re: No nonsense centre backs on Mon Oct 24 2016, 15:38

whatsgoingon

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
N'Gotty was an awesome defender,

10 Re: No nonsense centre backs on Mon Oct 24 2016, 15:43

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Radio Jaidi & Abdoulaye Faye. Those guys took no prisoners.

11 Re: No nonsense centre backs on Mon Oct 24 2016, 21:47

Fabians Right Peg

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Tal ben Haim, Gudni and N'Gotty.

Never liked Fish, however worse by a country mile was Gerald Cid

12 Re: No nonsense centre backs on Mon Oct 24 2016, 21:58

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
Iliked Sam Alladyce's attitude of 'never mind the ball, get on with the game' as he happily took someone out.

13 Re: No nonsense centre backs on Mon Oct 24 2016, 23:24

NickFazer

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Gerry McElhinney had an almost "agricultural" method of defending..

14 Re: No nonsense centre backs on Mon Oct 24 2016, 23:46

whatsgoingon

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
NickFazer wrote:Gerry McElhinney had an almost "agricultural" method of defending..
I loved him he was awesome, a proper defender

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