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wigworld
June 13, 2018, 6:46am Report to Moderator

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Another vote for Tony Ford.
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I don't think Hearn was all that quick, Tom Bolarinwa has shown he's quick previously but we never really saw it here.
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I don't think Hearn was all that quick, Tom Bolarinwa has shown he's quick previously but we never really saw it here.


He was pretty quick, the problem was he couldn't manage to use his pace while keeping the ball under control. 9 times out of 10 the ball would get caught under his feet or he'd miscontrol it and lose the ball.


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Is nobody else out there old enough to remember Jackie Lewis?
i'd also say Stuart Brace would most certainly qualify especially when u consider the kit and playing surfaces. Blimey, my first set of boots wouldn't have looked out of place on a building site with studs that were nailed on to the soles....so if u were quick in that era then u'd certainly be very quick today
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Anyone remember an ex school teacher turned winger called Alan Gauden , seem to remember he was pretty quick.
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I agree with Golfer, Freddy Jones by far. The only
thing is he didn't know when to stop.

They reckon someone once left the Imperial End gates
open once and Freddy finished in Riby Square passing two
trolley buses on the way.
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Anyone remember an ex school teacher turned winger called Alan Gauden , seem to remember he was pretty quick.


Certainly remember him, think he was signed when Alan Woodward got that career ending knee injury. Long time ago but personally would put Brace & Lewis ahead of him but might need New Footballer to settle that argument
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I'd go for Paul Empson simply because he was very quick in the second division (now the championship) were the players were faster.

Brace was quick but in the fourth division.

I remember when we were promoted from fourth to second in two seasons when a young Tony Ford was playing. In the first game in the second, a bloke behind me shouted at Fordy about him not being as quick as he was in the previous seasons. I pointed out to him that the higher up the league you go the faster the players you play against are and that he hadn't lost any pace, he was just playing against faster players..


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I'd be amazed if anyone from the "old days" was quicker than players from the last 10 years. Fitness has improved so much that today's players are quicker and stronger than they ever were.


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Quoted from Lincoln Mariner 56


Certainly remember him, think he was signed when Alan Woodward got that career ending knee injury. Long time ago but personally would put Brace & Lewis ahead of him but might need New Footballer to settle that argument


Gauden was signed midway through the 71/72 season (around the same time as Lew Chatterley) to beef up Town's promotion challenge. Another one whose main job was putting crosses on Tees head! Scored a few goals including the winner against Preston in the third round of the 72/73 F.A. Cup which earned Town the famous Coventry game and earned him the Daily Mirror inspired headline of Gay Gauden.


I have an inferiority complex-It's not a very good one though.
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