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||Posted - 31 Dec 2007 : 15:12:26
I was asked a few days ago to name the 5 best and worst players to have played for STFC since 1955 untill now each list to contain one goalkeeper and to have played at least 20 first team games,this took out Frank Haffey Scottish International Goalkeeper who played 4games for STFC in 64-65 season who let in 9 goals against England in 1961.
I am finding this most difficult but will try to print my two lists ASAP,I would be gratefull for any comments help or lists ect I am sure STFC supporters will come with some great names.
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||Posted - 03 Feb 2008 : 13:02:54
I have found it very difficult to name the Best Player to have played for STFC I have to names Don Rogers & Rod Thomas,I consider it a great privilege to have seen them both at there best playing at the CG.
I agree with Tony Jason Rod Thomas great player Capped 50 times for Wales 30 at STFC Don Rogers also a truly great player,by a very short head I have to name Rod Thomas as my Best Player.
I would suggest to Andrew Fitton and his new Board of Directors that we rename the Town End Stand , The Don Rogers & Rod Thomas Stand .I am sure all STFC fans would agree with this.
||Posted - 29 Jan 2008 : 19:01:38
Veteran Supporter : So pleased to see your mention of Rod Thomas ! What a reliable fullback he was and could play on either side. Cant remember him being beaten in a one to one situation and never with a foul. Ernie Hunt [ Coventry at the time ] just couldn`t get past him and after the game Coventry wanted to know Rod `s price ! Danny wouldn`t sell him !
||Posted - 29 Jan 2008 : 12:01:39
Looking at Mr Gosling`s clue `signing from Bath` I would think he means Tony Gough.
At £500, he probably wasn`t bad value !
||Posted - 28 Jan 2008 : 18:01:09
Tony Ford? I really don`t remember him at all, when did he play for us?
My best player would be Don Rogers (although just slightly too young to see him play at his peak, i did see him in 76 when he returned and played a few games.
Otherwise; Hoddle is the best player i`ve seen in a Town shirt.
||Posted - 28 Jan 2008 : 17:01:17
Great to see such a good response to the Best and Worst Players I must admit some of the names that have come forward I had forgotten about, Jake Findlay not very good Tony Ford poor. I would agree Peter Noble a very good player also do you remember Willie Penman very underrated player. I have to ask the question who is the Best Player To play for STFC?,very difficult my two names at the moment who I cannot split are Rod Thomas and Don Rogers.
Look forward to some other names before I make my final choice.
||Posted - 28 Jan 2008 : 10:01:35
Yes. I agree about Peter Noble. He scored a lot of back headers for Town and I believe he was vastly underated . One of the main reasons that we won that cup in 1969 . Another I agree with being David Kerslake. A Class act for Town
||Posted - 25 Jan 2008 : 17:01:22
I can only comment from 1990 onwards. I would have loved to see Rogers, Sumerbee etc play but was only a twinkle in my Dads eye...
My top 5 players are:
Culverhouse and Walters were class considering they were playing in their twighlight years...
I don`t usually do `the worst` but the worst player I`ve ever seen in a town shirt and to add insult he was also team captain was Matt Hewlett... F* Shocking!
||Posted - 25 Jan 2008 : 17:01:20
HHHHMMMM the best 5:
Maybe a more unsung 5 but many automatic choices already mentioned:
Frank Burrows, not many won headers against him and he was good on the ground
Roger Smart, deceptive, believed to be coveted by many better clubs
Peter Noble, went on to prove himself in Div 1 with Burnley (scored 4 in one game)
Micky Hazard, annoying little sod, but a genuine playmaker, could unlock a packed defence
David Moss, another one to prove himself at div 1 level
Two others to ponder: Stan Harland, what a captain, that 69 back 4 helped make Downsborough so good. Colin the fridge Calderwood, always had time, would he have made a difference to us in the Prem?
The worst 5, not sure of appearance numbers but:
Kevin Baddeley and Ray Baverstock, the worst pairing I ever saw, made me think I could have been a pro full back!!
Jake Findlay OH dear oh dear
Tony Ford, PR stunt signing him from Bath
Dave Mckay, past his sell by date and ruined the club!!
||Posted - 24 Jan 2008 : 15:01:27
My best players would be ( sorry I cant pick only 5 )
Digby or Downsborough in Goal ( seen them both and they were superb)
Defenders would be Rod Thomas & Colin Calderwood . As Hoddle played sweeper he has to go here as well.
Midfield - Chris Kamara and Ray Mchale
Forwards. Must be Rogers , Duncan Shearer & Jan Arge . Also liked Dave Bamber for his penalty swan dives
As far as bad players , I too remember Tony Hicks. But he kept goal when Swindon Beat the Hammers I think in 1967 so he must be a legend.
||Posted - 15 Jan 2008 : 23:01:33
Tony Thorpe....What a waste of space!....Can anybody remember the inept display away at Bournemouth that season....?? ....Awful!!
Jason Drysdale,,,poop.....Shaun Close...argh.
For my Timezone....84 onwards we are talking Fjortoft as the best i ever did see..Hoddle still had something when he played for us and i just loved the 250% of Chris Kamara.
||Posted - 14 Jan 2008 : 20:01:37
I would have to put Don Rogers in first and the best by a Country mile - maybe, on occasions, the best I have seen anywhere, even if I watch my football through rose-tinted glasses! Glenn Hoddle, although not a true Swindon product, would have to be included but because of this lack of real "pedigree," behind Rod Thomas, Ernie Hunt and Mike Summerbee.
As for the five worst players ..... sorry, I can`t help - anyone who ran and sweated for Swindon was OK for me, even when their skills-set may have been slightly lacking.
||Posted - 03 Jan 2008 : 10:01:29
Worst Strikers I have seen a few over many years at the CG I will put forward two names but they do not qualify under the 20 game rule.
John Mcclelland 14 Games 1955 Season
Chris McPhee 6 Games 2005 Season.
Oh Dear not very good,does Tony Janson remember John Mcclelland & Cyril Riseborough?.
||Posted - 02 Jan 2008 : 21:01:38
Now I am worried ! With Corr out we may well see a lot of Kaid in the next month. My own feeling is that he is still eager to prove himself and will respond to coaching . We shall see.
||Posted - 02 Jan 2008 : 20:01:06
Eric Sabin, Kaid Mohammed. Both would be right up there! Still on a high from yesterday - fantastic effort and performance from our ten men.
||Posted - 02 Jan 2008 : 16:01:10
Worst striker althou did not qualify on the 20 game proviso must be Jim Lawton!