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Who Was/Is Your Favourite Enfield Manager?

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I'm going against the grain here I think, but for me it was Gary Calder. Ok- he didn't win trophies like Eddie McCluskey or George Borg, nor was he high profile like Graham Roberts or Peter Taylor- but I liked the balance of his team. Remember anamazing run starting after York City when we lost just once in 20 league games (or something similar).Beating Sutton 5-0 away from home, Aylesbury 2-1 away will never be forgotten. Had we been able to stay another season at SouthburyRd he would have stayed and with that squad we would have put in a very strong challenge for the league title.Players such as Cooper,Morgan and Bentley all looked to be on the verge of a step up to league football, and even now all playing for better teams than us.
I wonder if anyone will have anything positive to say about Graham Westley?

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1. Eddie McCluskey
2. Ted Hardy
3. Howard Moxon
4. Peter Taylor
5. Graham Roberts

Tommy Lawrence should be in there, but I'd leave him out after the way he walked to Slough in 1970 taking the bulk of the team with him. Sours the memory sadly.

Worst has to be Mike Ferguson, followed closely by Loizou and Westley.

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It's gotta be 'The Borg'. Only Picard ever got the better of him.

A man after my own heart, he knew , you-know-who, was a wrong un !!

Worst must be the Dream team of Pearce & Westley. Should have been a Golden age, but they didn't have a clue !!

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Eddie McCluskey. For one thing his name fits so well into songs involving blue and white armies.

Borg was just so cool. That man could rant!

Peter Taylor for being Peter Taylor.

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Eddie McCluskey by a mile!

Borg a distant second.

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1. Eddie McCluskey
2. Possibly Ted Hardy (but not for his last period in charge)
3. Graham Roberts (if for no other reason than the way he got the team to play against Cardiff in the game where Nathan Blake nicked the winner)
4. George Borg
5. Jimmy Neighbour (he lasted so long!)

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Eddie McCluskey
Terry Fairhead
Mick Ferguson
Peter Taylor
Ted Hardy


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I think it was Tommy Lawrence when I was there in my teens
Used to send us running to the half way house and back whilst he had a chat and got ready for training
Hardest pre-season training I ever experienced


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Used to send us running to the half way house and back whilst he had a chat and got ready for training
Hardest pre-season training I ever experienced


Not if you had a pint while you were up there!

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It was a full pint of blood needed in those days

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Thanks chaps,
from the response it would appear the E's best managers in order were...

1.Eddie McCluskey
2.George Borg
3.Ted Hardy
4.Peter Taylor



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No not those rumours!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> George to be announced as the new manager at Hornchurch any time now.

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tough one....

George Borg or Graham Roberts I reckon. Based on best results/best season I reckon Roberts just shades it. Didn't particularly like his personality, but he got results and should have had us in the Conference...

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Agreed. Roberts was as good a manager for us as Borg or Taylor, the results prove it. It's only because of what went on when he was at Slough/Yeovil that he doesn't get any credit...

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We all knocked Roberts but at least he had a hand in getting GB as his No2 and subsequently, manager.

Subsequently? that's a good word for a Monday evening.

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has to be Eddie McLuskey
then Ted Hardy
then George Borg

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what, no mention of tom loizou?




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