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Thread: Great Defenders for CCFC

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    Great Defenders for CCFC

    Its usually the forwards and midfielders that fans talk about.
    # 1 for me is Don Murray. Club captain and tough defender.
    The older posters here will remember the Shoot and Goal magazines. I remember there was a survey one week of the old second divisions top strikers . All were asked 'most difficult opponents' Great English forwards Frank Worthington and Malcolm McDonald both said Don Murray

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Danny Malloy, captained the side to promotion 59/60. Best in my lifetime.

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Don Murray

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Quote Originally Posted by Louth View Post
    Its usually the forwards and midfielders that fans talk about.
    # 1 for me is Don Murray. Club captain and tough defender.
    The older posters here will remember the Shoot and Goal magazines. I remember there was a survey one week of the old second divisions top strikers . All were asked 'most difficult opponents' Great English forwards Frank Worthington and Malcolm McDonald both said Don Murray
    "Most difficult opponent" probably translated as "opponent who kicked you the most" .

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    My father always said Danny Malloy. Im sure he mentioned something about him putting Brian Clough on his ass with a punch.

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    Don Murray and Phil Dwyer. Both hard as nails.

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    There's a story about that punch in Danny's book. He laid Cloughie out when the ref wasn't looking and Clough's team mates were secretly pleased about it because he wasn't very well liked.

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Quote Originally Posted by Louth View Post
    Its usually the forwards and midfielders that fans talk about.
    # 1 for me is Don Murray. Club captain and tough defender.
    The older posters here will remember the Shoot and Goal magazines. I remember there was a survey one week of the old second divisions top strikers . All were asked 'most difficult opponents' Great English forwards Frank Worthington and Malcolm McDonald both said Don Murray
    On the subject of Malcolm McDonald, Neil Warnock said in one of the press conferences either side of the Fulham game that his first memory of playing at Craven Cottage was when he was kicked from pillar to post by McDonald when he was marked by him (McDonald started his career as a left back) while playing for Chesterfield I think it was.

  9. #9

    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Don Murray
    Phil Dwyer

    End of
    Oldie, loves my footy and the horses I do

  10. #10

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    I thought Malcolm McDonald played for Luton.

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    Gary Bennett.

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    "Joe" Dwyer

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    I always enjoyed watching Albert Lamour defend for the City. Always gave 100% and was a difficult man to beat.

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    Best in my lifetime is probably Gabbidon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louth View Post
    I thought Malcolm McDonald played for Luton.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Macdonald

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Quote Originally Posted by Louth View Post
    I thought Malcolm McDonald played for Luton.
    He did , Don rugby tackled him in one game ,whilst the young McDonald was learning his craft.

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gibson's pencil View Post
    I always enjoyed watching Albert Lamour defend for the City. Always gave 100% and was a difficult man to beat.
    Agreed with that - always did a good job with a minimum of fuss, without resorting exclusively to hard man tactics (from what I recall anyway!)

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Dandruff View Post
    Agreed with that - always did a good job with a minimum of fuss, without resorting exclusively to hard man tactics (from what I recall anyway!)
    I saw his debut, and in the first couple of seasons he was awful. He became a regular in 74/5 , and we were relegated. He replaced Leighton Phillips in the team, so it was a hard act to follow. After that he was very consistent, playing with Mike England in the promotion team the following season. After we lost 5-0 at Cambridge in 78/9 he never played for us again, neither id Pethard to Attley after that game. He and Freddie Pethard both went to Torquay.

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    In this order for me :
    Gary Bell
    Phil Dwyer
    Don Murray
    Gary Bennett
    Roger Johnstone
    Danny Gambidon
    Sol Bamba
    Darren Purse
    James Collins
    Freddie Pethard
    Keith Pontin
    Clive Charles
    Paul Went
    Spencer Prior

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    In this order for me :
    Gary Bell
    Phil Dwyer
    Don Murray
    Gary Bennett
    Roger Johnstone
    Danny Gambidon
    Sol Bamba
    Darren Purse
    James Collins
    Freddie Pethard
    Keith Pontin
    Clive Charles
    Paul Went
    Spencer Prior
    I think you may have forgotten Loovens

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Quote Originally Posted by Kitman View Post
    Best in my lifetime is probably Gabbidon.
    Worst in my lifetime is also Gabbidon - second time around of course. Don Murray was excellent at heading and tackling
    but ask him to dribble with the ball or pass it and you were wasting your time.

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    He did , Don rugby tackled him in one game ,whilst the young McDonald was learning his craft.
    Ended up with his shorts around his ankles, funny as f uck.

  23. #23

    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Brian Harris not mentioned yet, he educated Don Murray.

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    since I have been supporting cardiff:

    Danny Gab
    James Collins
    Mark Hudson
    Glen Loovens
    Sol Bamba

    honourable mention - Ben Turner

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Wot? no Leggy?

  26. #26

    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Pepper View Post
    Wot? no Leggy?

    This is becoming a bit like the old "what have the Romans ever done for us" sketch

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    Dave Carver too.

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    Scott Young that tackle and the winner v Leeds puts him on my list.

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    Brian Harris not mentioned yet, he educated Don Murray.
    Yep !

  30. #30

    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Quote Originally Posted by Louth View Post
    Its usually the forwards and midfielders that fans talk about.
    # 1 for me is Don Murray. Club captain and tough defender.
    The older posters here will remember the Shoot and Goal magazines. I remember there was a survey one week of the old second divisions top strikers . All were asked 'most difficult opponents' Great English forwards Frank Worthington and Malcolm McDonald both said Don Murray
    Jason "Psycho" Perry

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    Re: Great Defenders for CCFC

    Quote Originally Posted by MacAdder View Post
    I think you may have forgotten Loovens
    yes indeed and Carver , Leggy ,id dint include Harris as I though he was more of a deep lying midfielder

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