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21 Mar 2020 17:04 #1 by nobbyblue
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WBA v Forest Fa Cup Quarter Final

Some great players who could have played nowadays no problem.

West Brom had a hell of a side - Tony Brown, Cyril Regis and Willie Johnston. Forest with Shilton , Gemmill, Woodcock and Martin O’Neil.

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21 Mar 2020 17:07 #2 by nobbyblue
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Not forgetting John Robertson probably one of the best wingers there’s ever been.

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21 Mar 2020 17:51 #3 by Dentonholmersimpson
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When we palyed in the 1st division there were few players who really impressed.

David Johnston for Ipswich, before he went on to Liverpool, he was like a whippet.

Gordon McQueen at Leeds was like giant with a massive leap on him.

But the best two players I thought were Alan Hudson and Archie Gemmill, even though we beat Derby, thought Gemmill was head and shoulders above anyone on the pitch.

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21 Mar 2020 18:29 #4 by NORTHERNSOUL
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Dentonholmersimpson wrote: When we palyed in the 1st division there were few players who really impressed.

David Johnston for Ipswich, before he went on to Liverpool, he was like a whippet.

Gordon McQueen at Leeds was like giant with a massive leap on him.

But the best two players I thought were Alan Hudson and Archie Gemmill, even though we beat Derby, thought Gemmill was head and shoulders above anyone on the pitch.


Watched both episodes of that When We Ruled Europe this week an one amazing fact was when Villa won it they didn't have a single player with an international cap in the squad just think about this in terms of the current game

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21 Mar 2020 19:32 #5 by ParcelPete
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Dentonholmersimpson wrote: When we palyed in the 1st division there were few players who really impressed.

David Johnston for Ipswich, before he went on to Liverpool, he was like a whippet.

Gordon McQueen at Leeds was like giant with a massive leap on him.

But the best two players I thought were Alan Hudson and Archie Gemmill, even though we beat Derby, thought Gemmill was head and shoulders above anyone on the pitch.


Gemmill was only 5 foot 5.

Tony Currie was half decent.
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21 Mar 2020 21:16 #6 by howoldboy
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Ray Train was head and shoulders above Gemmill.

I remember Tony Currie being a bit upset when Peter Carr put a 4 inch gash in his shin. The paddock were suitably amused.

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21 Mar 2020 21:58 #7 by Laffy
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Ray Train

A Tuesday night I will never forget-4-2 v Burnley 1975.I was in the Waterworks End
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21 Mar 2020 22:27 #8 by topstepwhinger
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Have to agree that Alan Hudson in particular stood out that season, but Tony Currie was also a class act at the time.
The best player I have ever seen in the flesh however is Glenn Hoddle who I saw play for Tottenham against Everton at Goodison (not sure why I was at that particular match).
It was a terrible game as I remember, but while everyone else was running around at 100mph every time he got the ball he seemed to have so much time and space and knew instinctively what to do with it - almost as if he was playing in a different match altogether.
It is criminal how few caps players like Hudson, Currie and Hoddle won during their careers. Stan Bowles being another you could add to that list.
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21 Mar 2020 22:37 #9 by Piglet_Phoenix
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Laffy wrote: Ray Train

A Tuesday night I will never forget-4-2 v Burnley 1975.I was in the Waterworks End


How did Bonnyman play that day?

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21 Mar 2020 22:37 #10 by ParcelPete
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Seen the 1968 Man utd team but was too young to know how good they were at that time,I was in Germany 20 years later to see Marco van Baston destroy England.

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22 Mar 2020 00:46 #11 by howoldboy
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Laffy wrote: Ray Train

A Tuesday night I will never forget-4-2 v Burnley 1975.I was in the Waterworks End


I was in the Warwick. From memory it was pouring down. Les O'Neill played a 1-2 off the bar in front of the Warwick. His first shot hit the bar and he then headed in the rebound. That was the only goal I can remember him scoring with his head.

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