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Was thinking the other day. (head still hurts)

most loved enfield players - vs most loathed players (or officials) against enfield.

Any thoughts

a quick loved from me

Steve King (always a hero)
John Jacobs (top man - only one i know who downed a pint during a match - at barnet)
Tony Jennings - simply awesome
Dave Flint - another hero

then i run into trouble between Noel Ashford / Carl richards / Paul Furlong/ Johnny Bailey.

disliked
never quite warmed to Dennis Byatt at Wealdstone - think he disliked Enfield as much as we didnt get on with him.

Andy D'Urso (Referee) - we must have done something to him in a previous life.
Clive Walker - purely because we helped his goal tally so much.
Yeovil - full stop no further comment required.

and going to Northwich - which always seemed like a poxy chore.



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Faves

John Tone
Dave Howell
Robin Lewis
Gary Abbott
Tony Jennings
Ian Wolstenholme
Eddie McClusky
Noel Ashford
Paul Furlong



Dipsticks

Eddie Green doh
Andy D'Urso
Graham Roberts
Ralph Bone doh
Yeovil
Concord mad
Tony Lazarou erschiess
Enfield Council
Boring Stiffs






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Steve King and Steve Terry will always be loved, far too many other heroes to name amongst them Andy Pape, Darren Annon and in later times James Bunn , mainly for scoring that goal.

Most loathed occasionally posts on a another club's forum , I think he looks in on here sometimes so I won't give him the satisfaction of naming him. Apart from that Andy D'Urso, Lazarou and Gareth 'Smiler' Howells.

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Greats


Steve King
Tommy Lawrence
Paul Taylor
Ronnie Howell
Paul Moran
George Borg
Eddie McCluskey
John Bailey
Noel Ashford
Tony Jennings
Peter Taylor
Paul Furlong



Nobs

Barnet (Blind hatred)
Woking (When Walker was there)
Geoff Chapple (when woking manager)
yeovil (Bunch Of [****!!****])
wealdstone
Lazarou (The Least said)
Backy (Too much up Laz's ar$e)
Tommy Loizou (As above)
Roberts (Never took to him)
Chandler (for being too cliquey)
Ed Penn (Strange Chap)
Durso ( cos he stitched us up)
Slough ( remember that farce)
Bone (Lest we forget)
Gaigen ( Havn't forgotten him either)

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i never got so far as "hating barnet" - not in the same groove as wealdstone - Alty and northwich were high on my list of dislikes, alty were always rivals -
northwich cos it was such a hell hole of a place and we never did particularly well there.
Alan F and I got thrown out of their bar one day for beating two of their oeiks at pool !!!! such a welcoming institution.

The only time we had a fracas with the B's was after we were 30 odd points (and pints) clear going into the last round of the supportrs quiz and lost, when the max was 10 points a round. then all hell broke loose. mind you there were several barnet teams, enfield teams, wealdstone, arsenal, chelsea, et al all in one room. so probably a recipe for a spot of bother........

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Superb thread, got the grey cells ticking over

Greats
Brian Wilson
Dennis Gill
John Bailey
Stevie King
Carl Richards
Terry Moore
Noel Ashford
Eddie Mac

winkles

Batty (Woking keeper)
Alan Shoulder (for daylight robbery in the FAC)
Morton (Ref who hated EFC)

Those were the days

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didnt kelvin morton have an appreciation society at one stage.

durso certainly appears on everyones list at the moment -

i think he sent someone off and gave the oppo a penalty in nearly every game he did for us. especially against woking.

another one who tended to raise tha hackles somewhat are the dynamic duo

robin wainright and peter brown of Barnet

another her could also be wotsits name moss of worcester city(won 4-0) for the bullet header from the edge of the box in 1982 - in his own net.


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Originally Posted By: SirGarfieldSober

another her could also be wotsits name moss of worcester city(won 4-0) for the bullet header from the edge of the box in 1982 - in his own net.


Graham Selby is the name you're looking for.

With the villains it's all too easy to go for the referees, so here goes: Brian Coddington for his truly awful display at Bishop Auckland. I think the card count was 8 yellow and one red against none, and he turned down a cast-iron penalty appeal in the last minute. Then there was the one at Frickley, whose name I sadly can't remember, who actually gave the w@nker sign to the travelling fans.

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Ha Ha ! we made the role of Honour ! lol

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Originally Posted By: SirGarfieldSober
didnt kelvin morton have an appreciation society at one stage.


He certainly did: http://www.tgtlsnews...om/introduc.htm look halfway down the page

Ah Mr Coddington's performance at Bishop Auckland, Graham Roberts sent off for being head butted. The mounted police outside the ground, and Bubbles getting beaten up. Front page TGTLS news exclusive if I remember correctly.

Fatty Batty crying at Hendon in that pre-season tourny was also a highlight

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Alf D'Arcy.. for punching the ball in the net at Highbury...

[****!!****] angry

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It was Roger Day you oaf!!!!

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FJ I trust that is your font of knowledge telling us that as I refuse to believe you were old enough to attend, my Dad will talk you through every minute of that match, but then he is 83!! evil

This hate/dislike column, I struggle to name that odious Woking oaf Batty in it as Im sure he enjoyed being hated by us, in fact I think I disliked Gwynne Berry's perm more as he always seemed to get it in the way of every attack we made, however Paul Taylor's perm was wonderful!!

Also high on the list is the Hereford fan with the green mohican who gobbed, twice, at my mate!

Lee Endersby gets on there for probaly being the only player to wind me up to the point of hyper-ventalation!

Graham westley, when he was manager, painful listening, reading & watching him.


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I wasn't there, but I have seen the press photo of Roger punching the ball in.

Like this thread: here are a few more suggestions that haven't already appeared:

Loved:
Mark Pye - most complete midfield player we've ever had
Keith Searle and Nicky Glover - early heroes of mine
Norman Milne - supersub who won us the league in 1980
Paul Cotter - goalkeeper who did much the same thing in 1983

Loathed:
Wealdstone supporters - always involved in trouble, but NEVER their fault????
Barrow fans at the 1988 Trophy semi-final; neanderthals
Ilkeston fans in 1983 - our only exposure to organised violence, and seriously scary
Players: Kingsley Banks, Graham Heathcote, John Watson





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Originally Posted By: Father Jack
It was Roger Day you oaf!!!!


Fvck me it was 45 years ago, nearly. Whatever, still a [****!!****] though.. angry

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Goodun's

Ian Wolstenholme
Keith Searle .Great goals at Northampton 1978 I think.
Tony Jennings
Noel Ashford
Steve Terry
Gary Abbott
Dave Flint
Keith Barrett
Andy Kerr
Dave Howell
Tommy Lawrence
Alf D'Arcy
Grant Cooper
Ted Hardy

Dislikes are pretty much all of the above listed .

Heybridge Swifts Never could stand going there.
Enfield Gazette R I P.Very Biased.
Graham Westleys cryptic programme notes
Mike Fergusson !!
Preston Constabulary (for arresting Fruitbat)
Barnsley ,I got a smack in the mouth there .
Lincoln city For starting a fight in our car park .
Cardiff City for beating up a mate of mine .
Referee Links . v Aveley 2006/07

Mark Pye there's a name I remember him right hooking a Cardiff City player and getting away with it .

Kingsley Banks the guy that offererd us all outside when he threw a tuntrum ,Very Funny.

Andy Pape gave away a needless penalty at Hayes and boy did we pay for it ,Title lost on goal difference of 1 .








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I'm not going to enter the most loathed but most loved:-

Tommy Lawrence
Alf D'Arcy
John Connell
Ian Wolstenholme
Bobby Cantwell
Steve King
John Adams
Gary Abbott
Noel Ashford
Andy Pape
Tony Jennings
Managers:- George Borg
Tommy Lawrence
Eddie McCluskey
Ted Hardy

As regards the 2nd Replay game against Romford at Highbury, I was there and I'm 58, the "goal" was scored by ROGER DAY". The referee afterwards said, that it would have been a penalty but allowed Enfield the advantage.

chat brille008

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I raise a glass to this thread, but can't really add much new to what has already been mentioned, other than my personal favoured selection.

Favourites: Eddie Mc (legend), J Jacobs Ashford Ironton King Barrett Howells Flint Richards Furlong Harding Wembley memories The Hawthornes Southbury Road

The Horrids: Ilkeston Hereford Barnsley Wealdstone Runcorn Peter burton Lincoln City Lazarou Laing Homes Enfield Council

Not very eventful but people venues and teams that stick in the mind

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FJ mentioning Paul Cotter got me thinking. He was superb whilst with us but cant remember where he came from or where he moved to. Was he great for just a few months or did he progress onwards & upwards?

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Paul Cotter had been around a few years, and joined us, I think, from Hayes. At the start of the following season he picked up a bad ankle injury in a pre-season game at Dulwich, and never got his first team place back. A couple of years later I think he resurfaced at Wealdstone as reserve keeper to Bob Iles.

On reflection, the last 3 months of the 1982/3 season must have been the high point of his career.




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