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theicenian
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Can't believe that. He wasn't my favourite player by any means but Bob Mitchell knew where and how to pass the ball and his technique was way beyond Boshell's. OK his tackling wasn't brilliant but he wasn't there to do that.

If you went back to some old timers they'd say Mike Cullen was rubbish for the same reasons. Some might even say it about Johnny Scott. There's some kind of mistrust of playmakers at Grimsby. If a midfielder doesn't tackle like Bobby C and score goals like Joe Waters then they are considered crap. It's a team game and managers fit players' different strengths together to cover individual weaknesses as well and make that team work.



Yup,Johnny couldn't tackle and couldn't take a tackle,always looked like he would burst into tears if someone went in hard. But by god he could cross a ball and he could make a leather ball twist in the air like a corkscrew. By far the best winger I've seen play in black & white at BP.

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Yup,Johnny couldn't tackle and couldn't take a tackle,always looked like he would burst into tears if someone went in hard. But by god he could cross a ball and he could make a leather ball twist in the air like a corkscrew. By far the best winger I've seen play in black & white at BP.



You may remember a night game in 1961 at the end of the season against Southampton who were already promoted from Div 3. Alan Barnett saved a penalty and we won 3-2. Scott was magnificent that night and the way he played with Don Donovan was magic. The crowd were just entranced every time he got the ball. In the Southampton team was Terry Paine who was nearly ready to play for England and Scott made him look like an amateur.

Quite right about his non-physical approach though.



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Bob Mitchell was an excellent player, and as previously stated was part of a 'team'.
Information for Ron Rafferty Fan Club, a friend of mine who was involved at Blundell Park at the time, told me that Ron Rafferty headed all Johnny Scot's crosses on the up.
No wonder he got the power on the ball as he did.
Didn't Mickey Cullen play midfield for us?
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Seems it's just me and Les who didn't rate Bob Mitchell then.

I do understand the importance of a midfield anchor man,i even played that position myself but i never thought Bobby Mitchell was owt special.Far better than anything we have now but he never did it for me.
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Can't work out if you're being entirely serious or not, but Reddy has to be one of the best players to have played for the club since we were relegated from the Championship. The only others who come close for me would be Gary and Rob Jones, Martin Paterson and Jamie Devitt. Even Alan Connell has a long way to go before he can be considered in the same league, for me. If you need your memory refreshing, watch this:



A bit painful to watch actually; can you see our current lot scoring goals like these?


That's a nice video, brought a tear to the eye especially as I watched clips of the Spurs and Liverpool games straight afterwards.




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Anyone else finding it difficult to think of players who've managed 100 games over the last ten years? It seems to have been an endless procession of loan players, mercenaries and sh1t twits.
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regarding  bobby mitchell  i remember  george  kerr saying   his  was the first  name on the team  sheet ...  his  midfield  replacement   bonnyman  really was crap
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Anyone else finding it difficult to think of players who've managed 100 games over the last ten years? It seems to have been an endless procession of loan players, mercenaries and sh1t twits.


Hence why we are where we are :/


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If Newport win it b4 heir vist to BP, I will sit in The Osmond dressed as Little Bo-Peep for the match against them!  

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Quoted from cannylad68
Bob Mitchell was an excellent player, and as previously stated was part of a 'team'.
Information for Ron Rafferty Fan Club, a friend of mine who was involved at Blundell Park at the time, told me that Ron Rafferty headed all Johnny Scot's crosses on the up.
No wonder he got the power on the ball as he did.
Didn't Mickey Cullen play midfield for us?


In the Southampton game Ralph Hunt headed a goal from a Scott cross that was the most powerful I've seen. What Johnny did was put his crosses just between the penalty spot and the goal area. Hunt & Rafferty just had to arrive there at the right time and ball would go in like a bullet.

Mick Cullen was in midfield for that team. I liked him but he wasn't over-popular with the fans. His replacement a couple of seasons later was Ronnie Foster who really was a class act. When Ron went back down south we had little Billy Rudd from York. Every side had a playmaker in those days.



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phil  bonnyman

Agree.
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