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StipeIsGod  : (22 October 2014 - 11:02 PM) (Sod him regardless. No second chance there)
StipeIsGod  : (22 October 2014 - 11:02 PM) Evans' statement may have come across as vaguely more sincere if he'd not been clearly reading off an autocue.
superward  : (22 October 2014 - 09:33 PM) Twitter says Paton and Imrie...true or not..who knows
superward  : (22 October 2014 - 09:32 PM) Its not Goodwin or Wilson. The 2 players who attacked them are known and there is a press embargo on the names - from a friend who is a sub editor at a paper.
AllyMax  : (22 October 2014 - 09:18 PM) Might put the fear into defenders :-) Wasn't a serious comment....
'Wellfan...  : (22 October 2014 - 07:59 PM) Take your Evans and shove it up your arse. :) The man has no right to play again.
AllyMax  : (22 October 2014 - 07:58 PM) her Ched Evans is looking for a club. Worth a look ??
MJC  : (22 October 2014 - 06:02 PM) No? Just like the Hearts fan who jumped Lennon wasn't labeled a sectarian bigot without any proof or grounding???
weeyin  : (22 October 2014 - 05:58 PM) Although Stokes assaulting Elvis is a tough one to call.
weeyin  : (22 October 2014 - 05:55 PM) That's an easy one. No.
MJC  : (22 October 2014 - 05:01 PM) Or is it, as my original point was getting at, that whenever something happens involving Celtic FC and their players/fans that it becomes 'sectarian' automatically???
fat_tony  : (22 October 2014 - 04:59 PM) From what I've read, Goodwin and his Mrs appeared afterwards and waited with Zaluska for the ambulance, so there doesn't seem to be any suggestion of him being involved. Not so clear on Wilson.
MJC  : (22 October 2014 - 04:59 PM) How many times has an assault/fight/altercation occurred in Glasgow involving folk on a night out? Quite a good few I'd imagine. Were they all sectarian too?
weeyin  : (22 October 2014 - 04:29 PM) Sectarianism in that part of the country hasn't exactly disappeared
weeyin  : (22 October 2014 - 04:29 PM) TBF, that's because they often are.
MJC  : (22 October 2014 - 04:08 PM) If the Zaluska attack hadnt been perpetrated by another player it would have been branded as 'sectarian' by the usual suspects by now...
weeyin  : (22 October 2014 - 01:25 PM) Maybe Big Higgy was up for the day
gilmour  : (22 October 2014 - 11:03 AM) however police refused to confirm that it was ANOTHER spl player that attacked zaluska and Wilson was questioned and told to make no comments by the police they obviously now and are just gathering the evidence first.
gilmour  : (22 October 2014 - 10:58 AM) In the sun it's paul Paton and mark Wilson and jim Goodwin (now there's a surprise NOT) who were in the area at the time Alleges attacked from behind so not sure who it was how you get 2 black eyes from behind I don't know
Shotts Well Fan  : (22 October 2014 - 09:02 AM) although someone might have thrown a beach ball at him!!!!!!
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Fave Former Players - Top 5

#1 User is offline   carlukemurray 

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 04:35 PM

My mate and I were discussing former players at the weekend and were both in relative agreement on our top 5.


Being in our mid-30's we are largely influenced by the 91 cup side;

Cooper - top class to watch at close quarters from the front row of the old terracing
O'Donnell - especially the early days, box-to-box, unbelievable energy, goalscoring threat
MacKinnon - motored up and down the left side, gritty and determined
Arnott - Legend, 100% every game, did amazingly well
Nijholt - pure class at the back

Bubbling under;

Boyd
McFadden
Dikstra
Kirk
Martin

Anyone care to share their own?
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#2 User is offline   Haggischomper 

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 04:46 PM

I'll take your 5 but I'll swap Faddy for McKinnon - not that there is anything wrong with McKinnon (except maybe the ginger 'tache)

Bubbling under, I'll fling in Krivokapic who I think is vastly underrated
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 04:51 PM

In no particular order:

McRae
Pettigrew
Wark
McAllister
Marinello
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 04:56 PM

A younger perspective (born 87): -

McFadden - For sheer entertainment
O'Donnell - Agreed as per your comments
Arnott - Agreed as per your comments (he was my favourite player when I first started going to games with ma da)
Coyne - quality striker who was a regular scorer in my young Motherwell supporting days
Martin - great defender for Motherwell playing over 200 games and I loved his old if in doubt punt the ball right over the east stand mentallity.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 04:58 PM

Joe Wark
Willie Pettigrew
Davie Cooper
Dougie Arnott
Tommy Coyne

Closely followed by:

Bobby Graham
Davie Whiteford
Sieb Dykstra
Luc Nijholt
James McFadden
And the scorer for Motherwell,

The Cobra strikes again........................ It's Tommy Coyne.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 05:18 PM

My faves in no particular order

Phil O'Donnell (see previousl descriptions)
Joe Wark (Old Rubber Legs, only man who could tackle from behind and not commit a foul)
Graeme Forbes ( The Original Psycho. (Sorry Colin))
Luc Nijholt (HIs "One of the Proudest Moments in my Life speech will be forgiven lol)
Ian McLeod (Big Marsh who wouldn't play on a Sunday, still was a no nonsense kind of player)

There are just too many who fall just outside this top five>
Dougie Arnott
Stevie Kirk
Shuggie Sproat
John Gahagan

And too many more without higjacking the entire thread

And so many of the players from the ancell babes era who I only have hearsay on how good they were

Sorry for rabbiting on guys
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 05:42 PM

1. Dougie Arnott
2. Stevie Kirk
3. Johnny Gahagan
4. Davie Cooper
5. James McFadden
6. Colin O'Neill
7. Jamie Dolan
8. John Philliben
9. Tommy Coyne
10. Martyn Corrigan

(Note: Couldnae stop at five!)
(Note 2: Craigan would be in that list but it did say 'former' players!)
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 06:37 PM

1. Alex Jones
2. Alex Jones
3. Alex Jones
4. Alex Jones
5. Alex Jones
BUAIDH-NO-BAS

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 06:42 PM

View PostKylie, on Nov 1 2010, 01:37 PM, said:

1. Alex Jones
2. Alex Jones
3. Alex Jones
4. Alex Jones
5. Alex Jones


Hallowe'en's over
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 06:47 PM

McVie
McClaren
Miller
Watson
Stevens

ouch!!!!
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 06:53 PM

1. Colin O'neill
2. Dougie Arnott
3. Ally Maxwell
4. James McFadden
5. John Philliben
Did you vanquish the Nibblepibblies?

No, my lord Pigmot, I did not vanquish the Nibblepibbles because you just made them up!
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 07:15 PM

In no particular order

Wark
Pettigrew
McFadden
McAllister
Arnott

Oops missed out Luc!
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 07:37 PM

McRae
Pettigrew
Wark
Davidson
Kirk

Being an oldie the first three came fairly easily, and, if I'm honest so did the fourth. Vic Davidson was an absolute joy to watch, one of the best midfield players I've seen in a Motherwell jersey. From the modern era, McAllister, O'Donnell, McFadden, Cooper, all came close but in the end it was a straight decision between Kirkie and Dougie. Kirkie's all round boys own career, going in goals and saving a penalty scoring in every round of the cup incuding the winner in the final, becoming our top European scorer. If I had played for Motherwell that's the career I'd want.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:07 PM

View Postcasey, on Nov 1 2010, 06:47 PM, said:

McVie
McClaren
Miller
Watson
Stevens

ouch!!!!

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:09 PM

Wark
Pettigrew
Graham
Cooper
McFadden

Quite simply Pettigrew without Graham, was like eggs without bacon. Not a front two to touch them - telepathic it was. The others speak for themselves.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:35 PM

Bobby Graham (friend of my dad)
Dougie Arnott (pretty obvious)
Davie Cooper (genious, with the left peg anyway)
Willie Pettigrew ( Went to his dads house for halloween when I was a kid, idolised him and still a pleasure to meet him on occasion)
James McFadden ( when I stopped going to games, my mates talked me into coming along again to see this kid, entertainment value was there and I fell in love with the game again)
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:48 PM

James McFadden
Dougie Arnott
Martyn Corrigan
Tommy Coyne
Davie Clarkson
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:33 PM

DC, the Cobra, Phil O'Donnell, Doooogie, Buff, Rab McKinnon, Mitchell Van Der Gaag, Faddy, Seib,
Hiya!
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:55 PM

1. Joe Wark (no shit!)
2. Wullie P
3. Johnny Gahagan
4. Dougie Arnott
5. Davie Cooper

Bubbling Under

1. Tommy Coyne
2. Sieb
3. Colin O'Neill
4. Luc Nijholt
5. Faddy
country road, take me home, to the place I belong.......
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:18 PM

Couldn't possibly keep to 5.

In no particular order

Dougie Arnott
Colin O'Neil
Davie Cooper
Luc Nijholt
Steve Kirk
Rab McKinnon
Brian Martin
Tommy Coyne
Sieb Dykstra
James McFadden
Miodrag Krivokapic
Martyn Corrigan

Good many others I have a lot of time for but these ones stand out for a variety of reasons. Again would also add Craigan when he becomes an ex player and the housewives favourite of course!
"So basically just like his previous 'chat' with him before the Levante game last August. ie informal to see if he would consider it or not. I would suggest that McFadden wasn't interested then and he won't be interested now so the McCall and the club shouldn't bother wasting their time. He does not want to sign for us just now, or any time soon, I think that much is quite clear."

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