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2 minutes ago, The African said:

Already in the Dundee United hall of Fame. Often maligned, but not the worst I've seen for us.

He was good for Dundee Utd.

He never regained his form for us post-injury and was pretty bad for most of his Motherwell career.

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4 minutes ago, Kmcalpin said:

Is there a list of all Hall of Fame players?

Also, is there actually a hall, room or display of some kind we can view?

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13 minutes ago, weeyin said:

He was good for Dundee Utd.

He never regained his form for us post-injury and was pretty bad for most of his Motherwell career.

I'm guessing he made their Hall of Fame on the back of being part of the squad which won the Premier League. They only used something like thirteen players in thirty six games.

As I get older, I think I tend to be less critical. It could not have been easy trying to play up front for some of those Tommy Mc Lean sides of the mid to late eighties. He certainly believed in the principal of building a side from the back, and trying to be hard to beat, rather than exciting to watch.

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2 hours ago, The African said:

The only thing I find surprising is the fact that it has taken this long for Joe Work to be inducted. I have been a 'well supporter for near enough fifty years and of all the players who have worn the claret and amber in that period, he would have been the first name on the list. Maybe not the best  player in terms of talent or ability, but the complete professional in terms of attitude and commitment. Just absolute class, week in, week out, and an absolute privilege to watch.

Don't get me started on how he was never capped for Scotland!

This is only the second year of inductees

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40 minutes ago, Kmcalpin said:

Is there a list of all Hall of Fame players?

It’s on the Wikipedia page 

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53 minutes ago, ropy said:

It’s on the Wikipedia page 

Thanks. Its understandable that the inductees, so far tend to be from recent times but we really must recognise giants from our past - the Ferriers, McFadyens, Ellises, and Fergusons for example.

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1 hour ago, The African said:

I'm guessing he made their Hall of Fame on the back of being part of the squad which won the Premier League.

He also scored their first ever European goal. So he certainly contributed to their success during that period. Just not a contender at Fir Park.

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8 hours ago, Kmcalpin said:

Thanks. Its understandable that the inductees, so far tend to be from recent times but we really must recognise giants from our past - the Ferriers, McFadyens, Ellises, and Fergusons for example.

 The club launched its official Hall of Fame in 2019, with five inaugural members announced at a dinner on 23 November. Four of the names were confirmed prior to the event with a fifth, a special fans vote, announced on the night as Phil O’Donnell.[59] The 2020 event was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with only three names, Hunter, Paton and Cooper having been confirmed. On 9 September 2021, the club announced the event was returning with the two remaining 2020 inductees to be named alongside the previous three, together with a whole new class of five names for 2021.[60]

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I would love to see Charlie Aitken be enrolled next time around. I know a lot of you on here will not have seen Charlie play, but he was an inspirational player, who helped those around him.

As I say maybe next time.

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13 minutes ago, yosemite sam said:

I would love to see Charlie Aitken be enrolled next time around. I know a lot of you on here will not have seen Charlie play, but he was an inspirational player, who helped those around him.

As I say maybe next time.

They are about to announce the 2021 intake, so who knows?

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12 hours ago, The African said:

The only thing I find surprising is the fact that it has taken this long for Joe Work to be inducted. I have been a 'well supporter for near enough fifty years and of all the players who have worn the claret and amber in that period, he would have been the first name on the list. Maybe not the best  player in terms of talent or ability, but the complete professional in terms of attitude and commitment. Just absolute class, week in, week out, and an absolute privilege to watch.

Don't get me started on how he was never capped for Scotland!

I absolutely agree with this. On top of this he was an absolute gentleman and a fantastic ambassador for the club. He should have been the first person inducted into the hall of fame.

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2 hours ago, yosemite sam said:

I would love to see Charlie Aitken be enrolled next time around. I know a lot of you on here will not have seen Charlie play, but he was an inspirational player, who helped those around him.

As I say maybe next time.

Best player to have ever played for the 'well according to my papa  who would be 100 this year

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I know we're moving on from the Wark/Hammell chat but I was too young for Wark. My da raved about him though.

And I'd love to have a LB of Hammell's calibre in the team right now. 

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Given that we've only had 2 rounds of inductees and we've had to balance fan votes vs old time legends vs players who are still around to attend the event, I think the mix has been pretty good so far.

One of the motivations behind these things is to get the fans talking, arguing and reminiscing about favourite players - and that has been pretty successful too.

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1 hour ago, 0Neils40yarder said:

Best player to have ever played for the 'well according to my papa  who would be 100 this year

I’m only 65 but Charlie was playing when I first started going to games. Where as Joe Wark had rubber legs, Charlie’s super power was that he seemed to just hang in the air when he went up for a header. Both from the same mold though, gentlemen of the highest order, terrific talented players and model professionals. Perfect examples for any young budding player to follow. 

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59 minutes ago, texanwellfan said:

I’m only 65 but Charlie was playing when I first started going to games. Where as Joe Wark had rubber legs, Charlie’s super power was that he seemed to just hang in the air when he went up for a header. Both from the same mold though, gentlemen of the highest order, terrific talented players and model professionals. Perfect examples for any young budding player to follow. 

Yes, as a kid, I always looked for his blond hair at corners and expected him to score. Mind you, he often had Andy Weir taking them, and he was a magician who could even  score directly  from the flag.

As far as Joe is concerned, his great talents have been admirably listed above but my last memory  is of him standing a few rows back from me at the 2011 final and talking to the fans. He was Motherwell through and through.

Good old Joe.

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6 hours ago, Happy Dosser said:

Yes, as a kid, I always looked for his blond hair at corners and expected him to score. Mind you, he often had Andy Weir taking them, and he was a magician who could even  score directly  from the flag.

As far as Joe is concerned, his great talents have been admirably listed above but my last memory  is of him standing a few rows back from me at the 2011 final and talking to the fans. He was Motherwell through and through.

Good old Joe.

My memory of Andy Weir is him scoring the winning goal at Fir Park in a cup tie against stenhousemuir for a 3-2 victory. Reported in in the motherwell times as a banana shot. :D

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1 hour ago, texanwellfan said:

My memory of Andy Weir is him scoring the winning goal at Fir Park in a cup tie against stenhousemuir for a 3-2 victory. Reported in in the motherwell times as a banana shot. :D

Can remember game, possibly against St Johnstone and Andy Weir gets a nasty head injury. No concussion rules in those days, the bold Andy appears back out running down the wing wearing a bandage covered by a skull cap. Don't make them like that anymore. 

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