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Re: Best Defenders of all time.
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2016, 05:59:23 PM »
    Paul Ellender, Paul Shirtliffe, Martin Hardy, Alan White, and more recently Pidge, Zak Mills, and Liam Marrs.    Remember being saddened to hear of Shirts death a few years ago,only early fifties I believe

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Re: Best Defenders of all time.
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2016, 06:41:14 PM »
Need to include Ian wood in this list in my opinion?

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Re: Best Defenders of all time.
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2016, 07:04:57 PM »
Billy Howells and Alan White are two names that immediately come to mind, even though from very different eras.

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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2016, 07:48:54 PM »
I need to put Ray Warburton and Neil Thomson in too

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Re: Best Defenders of all time.
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2016, 08:46:30 PM »
Slight twist on the subject, but hardest, toughest, s.o.b., Martin Filson has to take it.
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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2016, 09:09:25 PM »
as a schoolboy I vividly  remember watching DON DONOVAN play for BUFC. He was a tough tackling defender,very commanding in the air..a real physical presence.He would be my choice.Donovan played many times for Everton and  Republic of Ireland...

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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2016, 09:21:09 PM »
Did Warburton partner Jim Rodwell, or am I mistaken.

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« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2016, 10:25:12 PM »
THE best defender of all time has to be Paul Ellender. Leader, captain of our Conference winning side, was with BUFC throughout our time in the Football League and even played for us during our first two seasons in Regional Non-League football. Legend! Shirtliff, Pearson and Casey are 3 other great defenders to join him.
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Re: Best Defenders of all time.
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2016, 10:41:21 AM »
Has everyone forgotten Dick Bates, surely he must be at the top of the list!

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« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2016, 11:00:06 AM »
Dick Bate ..solid in most big games 72-74
 Could do with someone like him now.

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« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2016, 11:13:17 AM »
Dick Bate ..solid in most big games 72-74
 Could do with someone like him now.

True Ted ,  not sure people who lived in Spayne Rd in 72-73 would agree with you and Ernie . ;)

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Re: Best Defenders of all time.
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2016, 11:16:03 AM »
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Re: Best Defenders of all time.
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2016, 11:31:02 AM »
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« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2016, 11:32:25 AM »
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Dick kicks for touch were what years later we wished Billy Howells had emulated at St Albans .  Emphatic , and a danger to windows in adjacent areas .

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Re: Best Defenders of all time.
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2016, 12:09:24 PM »
  OK ..I frequented the Spayne half way in those days .

    Remember criticising Mr Hardy for the muffed clearance on the infant Patter .
            And got slagged off ..probably by you 2  :blank: