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21 minutes ago, Robbos boy said:

Matter of opinion, left on a 'Free' to that top class English side Southend United. Returned on a 'Free' after season and a half. Just think there are more deserving of the honour. 

Motherwell bought him back 

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29 minutes ago, Robbos boy said:

Just think there are more deserving of the honour. 

He's due his place but yes, of course, you are right. Just natural  that today's younger fans focus only on players that they've seen, to the exclusion of greats of the past. I can't recall now who exactly is in our Hall of Fame but you'd imagine that the likes of Willie McFadyen, Hughie Ferguson, Willie Kilmarnock and Archie Shaw should be top of the list, or thereabouts. All a matter of opinion of course

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Stevie Hammell is absolutely deserving of a place in the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame 500 appearances should dictate that. But Joe Wark should certainly be in there as well, if not before him. Not sure how entrants are determined, but there always seems to be a spread of "eras".

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27 minutes ago, joewarkfanclub said:

Stevie Hammell is absolutely deserving of a place in the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame 500 appearances should dictate that. But Joe Wark should certainly be in there as well, if not before him. Not sure how entrants are determined, but there always seems to be a spread of "eras".

I think the approach is the spread of eras as you say but also to make it an annual event, the idea is not to put everyone in on day one.

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It's an annual thing, so for these to be interesting there needs to be a marquee inductee each year, then a mix of legends from different eras. As said above, you also need people that can turn up and accept the award. As such, these inductions aren't in any kind of order, and it gets discussion going.

Hammell is more than worthy of a spot, and I'm sure everyone that's deserving will find their way in there.

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1 hour ago, ropy said:

I think the approach is the spread of eras as you say but also to make it an annual event, the idea is not to put everyone in on day one.

Its a fair enough way of doing it. Im just biased as I think he is probably our greatest ever player and should have been in it from day one. Every year that passes without his induction is a travesty for me.  But others will undoubtedly think the same about their own favourite players.

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9 hours ago, ropy said:

Motherwell bought him back 

Possibly one of our finest bits of business back then. If I recall correctly it was the last day of the window too? Jim Paterson moved to Plymouth I think for a 1/4 of a Million and we spent half of that on twice the player of Paterson. No disrespect to Jim Paterson who served us well. 

Hammell is well worthy of his place here, I’ll be surprised if his appearance record will ever be broken in my life time. And people of my generation can definitely talk about him in the same way my old mans generation talks about Joe Wark. 

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