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Re: Wealdstone Legends Club

Postby attic » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:02 pm

It was only a small minority who seemed to have a problem with Chappell. Correct me if I'm wrong but I never recall him bad mouthing the club either. He may have revelled in beating us 3-0 that time but why wouldn't he? He was an employee of St Albans FC.
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Re: Wealdstone Legends Club

Postby worruz » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:19 pm

Bananas wrote:
I suppose everybody has a different opinion on the definition of "legend".



And there you have it.

I don't think games played is enough to be considered a legend. Legend is quite a big word. I like Chappell and to me he is on the cusp of legendary status but there's still something missing for me.

If we'd got over the line at Newport (we didn't through no fault of his) then I'd say he would definitely be a legend as would all those in the squad.

For me in recent years in terms of players I'd have North, Jolly and Little as legends. I cant think of any others at the moment but I'm sure some will come to me.

Legendary status has to be more than length of service or games played surely. It depends on the club as well.

Lucus Leiva at Liverpool for instance. 10 years service. A legend? No chance.

Is John Bumstead a Chelsea legend? I'm not Chelsea fan. Maybe he is to them. As an outsider looking in I wouldn't say he was.
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Re: Wealdstone Legends Club

Postby worruz » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:31 pm

attic wrote:It was only a small minority who seemed to have a problem with Chappell.


It was but some were vehement in their hatred of him for some reason, even when he played for us, not just when he left.

I recall someone, late of this parish, who happily referred to him as a c vnt.

What Chappell had done to deserve that I'm not sure.
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Re: Wealdstone Legends Club

Postby Waltons Left Boot » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:03 pm

ALAN COUCH wrote:My legends are the two Polish players who played for us in the Fifties, namely Henrik Mikrut and Henrik Wegrzyk, not forgetting Phil White, the winger, (who later joined Leyton Orient), who supplied most of the passes for all their goals.


Alan I think you are in a pretty good position to nominate a few other legends, and may I say that if someone is serious about a supporters legends list then you are the first name on it.
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Re: Wealdstone Legends Club

Postby worruz » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:05 pm

Waltons Left Boot wrote:
ALAN COUCH wrote:My legends are the two Polish players who played for us in the Fifties, namely Henrik Mikrut and Henrik Wegrzyk, not forgetting Phil White, the winger, (who later joined Leyton Orient), who supplied most of the passes for all their goals.


may I say that if someone is serious about a supporters legends list then you are the first name on it.


Couldn’t agree more.

And Roy as well.

No reason why supporters shouldn’t be on the list.
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Re: Wealdstone Legends Club

Postby ALAN COUCH » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:59 am

Thankyou, "Waltons Left Boot" and "worruz", for your very kind and flattering words. Having watched the Stones for 72 years since March 1946, I certainly have a supporter legends list as long as my arm, unfortunately I cannot remember all their names.
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Re: Wealdstone Legends Club

Postby byronpark » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:30 pm

One straight away for the legends is Fergus Moore
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Re: Wealdstone Legends Club

Postby Wobs » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:52 pm

In our stunning (well I would say that) 70 year history of the Club from 1945 to 2015 Mick Fishman and I featured a Star Player for every season as follows:
1945 - Bert Dyke
1946 - Fred Hayden
1947 - Charlie Barker
1948 - Eddie Smith
1949 - Danny Wiltshire
1950 - Charlie Edmonds
1951 - Henryk Mikrut & Henryk Wegrzyk
1952 - Phil White
1953 - Tommy McGhee
1954 - Edgar Francis
1955 - Abel Comben
1956 - Ken Harrison
1957 - Gordon Norman
1958 - Viv Evans
1959 - Charlie Townsend
1960 - Matt Farrell
1961 - Bill Fowler
1962 - Hughie Lindsay
1963 - John Ashworth
1964 - Eddie Dillsworth
1965 - Bobby Childs
1966 - Keith Searle
1967 - Dave Swain
1968 - Andy Williams
1969 - Bernie Bremer
1970 - John Ritchie
1971 - Micky Brown
1972 - Eric Burgess
1973 - George Duck
1974 - John Morton
1975 - Bill Byrne
1976 - Chris Kinnear
1977 - Steve Brinkman
1978 - Bobby Moss
1979 - John Watson
1980 - Robin Wainwright
1981 - Ray Goddard
1982 - Fred Barwick
1983 - Stuart Pearce
1984 - Paul Bowgett
1985 - Mark Graves
1986 - Gary Donnellan
1987 - Tommy English
1988 - Alan Cordice
1989 - Dennis Byatt
1990 - John Margerrison
1991 - Mark Harrison
1992 - Neil Cordice
1993 - Dermot Drummy
1994 - Tim Buzaglo
1995 - Paul Sheldrick
1996 - Simon Garner
1997 - Chris Walton
1998 - Brian Jones
1999 - Dominic Sterling
2000 - Paul Lamb
2001 - Andy Carter
2002 - Mick Swaysland
2003 - Martin Carter
2004 - Gary McKeown
2005 - Jermaine Beckford
2006 - Fergus Moore
2007 - Chris O'Leary
2008 - Ryan Ashe
2009 - Marvin McCoy
2010 - Alex Dyer
2011 - Richard Jolly
2012 - Sean Cronin
2013 - Glen Little & Tom Pett
2014 - Jonathan North
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Re: Wealdstone Legends Club

Postby Wobs » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:05 am

Most of the above players would be classed as "legends" in my opinion though there are a few included because either Mick or I had a soft spot for them or because they featured/starred in a poor side (2 examples being Ken Harrison in the 50's and Tommy English who played in our 80's relegation team).
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Re: Wealdstone Legends Club

Postby megaphone » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:55 am

A good list Wobs, but as I said to you when the book came out I don't think Alex Dyer should have been represented and Lee Chappell not. Dyer was a good player who has had a decent career but not that consistent for us and certainly nowhere near a legend imho........
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