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MC Risk

Cult Terrace Heroes

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MC Risk    0

every club has its legends, but who was your favourite cult city hero.......i guess some of the names that could come up are

Gow

ritchie

shaw

newman

dzieckanowski

taylor

goater

carey

maynard

murray

jordan

my personal favourite of all time was Alan Walsh, and i still consider him to be the best player in my time of supporting the club, cracking player creater and scorer of many goals, he was alway my hero when i first started watching footy as a young lad in mid 80's along with Bryan Robson.....glad he still has a role within the club he no doubt loves

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Greg Goodridge

Lee Trundle (never forgave Johnson for shipping him out)

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David Brent    1,556

Intersting topic as obviously a lot of people will have the same ones. Some people, however, will have some quite random ones for reasons known only to them.

First game in '93 so my list includes, off the top of my head -

Agostino (Possibly my all time favourite)

Basso

Barnard

Orr

Carey

Tinnion

Murray

Bell

Doherty

Cramb

Goater

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Oops    321

Julian Marshall, Chris Garland, Jimmy Mann, Peter Aitken, Geoff Merrick, David Rodgers, Gerry Sweeney and Trevor Tainton.

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Whilst I would not disagree with any of the names put forward thus far all heroes in a red shirt may I be allowed to be a little different and nominate a true cult TERRACE hero.........

One SIR Stoney Garnett

For years the man has been Bristol City through and through. Never to be seen without his trademark Red hat and feather and always 100% BCFC despite the way in which certain people at the club decided to pay him for his loyalty.

Yes, I would always agree that Gibson, Merrick, Hunter, Cheesley, Whitehead, Taylor, Riley, Walsh, etc. etc. will always be looked upon as legends at BS3 but in my humble opinion the name of Garnett in his own way deserves to be listed with the greats of recent years.

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The Batman    195

Probably Jacki for me

I was very young when he signed and my grandad always told me to play like him.

Course when he was younger, he had John Atyeo

as obvious as it sounds, It just depends on how long you've been watching city play.

the older fans will probably throw a fit about the younger fans having the likes of Carey, Murray, Doherty, etc. but they wernt around to see Walsh, Cheesley, Super Bob etc.

Each to their own and all that.

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Gazred    935

Probably Jacki for me

I was very young when he signed and my grandad always told me to play like him.

On the pitch or off it? Either way, great advice!

Many of mine already mentioned, one who isnt, Gary Shelton, always busy, got stuck in and knew where the goal was.

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Super Bobby Taylor, always had a soft spot for Glyn Reilly though for his two goals against Bolton, first trip to Wembley with City great day. Ok he missed a hatrick of chances the following year against Mansfield but that day in 1986 will stay with me forever.

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Whilst I would not disagree with any of the names put forward thus far all heroes in a red shirt may I be allowed to be a little different and nominate a true cult TERRACE hero.........

One SIR Stoney Garnett

For years the man has been Bristol City through and through. Never to be seen without his trademark Red hat and feather and always 100% BCFC despite the way in which certain people at the club decided to pay him for his loyalty.

Yes, I would always agree that Gibson, Merrick, Hunter, Cheesley, Whitehead, Taylor, Riley, Walsh, etc. etc. will always be looked upon as legends at BS3 but in my humble opinion the name of Garnett in his own way deserves to be listed with the greats of recent years.

Would have to agree.

The contribution life long fans like Stoney make with no financial incentive should never be overlooked.

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The Batman    195

On the pitch or off it? Either way, great advice!

Many of mine already mentioned, one who isnt, Gary Shelton, always busy, got stuck in and knew where the goal was.

He meant on the pitch, however, that went wrong so ended up playing like him off the pitch too.

So best of both worlds.

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class_not_gas    254

Darius 'Jackie' Dziekanowski for me ....................... entertainment when he got near the ball.................. you bet ya :worship2:

jackie jackie jackie jackie jackie jackie jackie jackie jackie jackie jackie

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reddogkev    1,570

Few more come to mind, shauny taylor, what a defender that guy was, would run through mountains for the team! I also used to like mark shail and keith welch, keith's tache was class!

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Sniper    437

Steve Neville for me.

Me too. Neville and Riley together were a class act.

Carl Shutt

Dave 'smudger' Smith (what a winger)

Keith Waugh

Steve Galliers (what a tough nut for his size)

Rob Newman

Shaun Taylor (wish we had him playing at the moment)

John Pender

David Moyes

Steve Maclaren

Mark Gavin

Robbie Turner

John Shaw

Trevor Morgan

David Seal

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ciderup    1,013

Ray Cashley

Gerry Sweeney

Gary Collier

Geoff Merrick

Brian Drysdale

Clive Whitehead

Gerry Gow

Jimmy Mann

Trevor Tainton

Tom Ritchie

Paul Cheeseley

The team when I started following City and Gerry Gow and the Cheese were my heroes! What a side that was.

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glynriley    5,070

as my user name suggests , Glyn Riley for me. Wembley goals , 2 goals that helped sink the gas 3-0 in the season after our promotion from the old div 4. Magic.

What I wouldn't give for a strike force like Riley & Neville right now.

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Mr Wendall    18

I first started watching when we had Martin Kuhl and Gary Owers in midfield but for me my favourite players were Agostino, Barnard, Goodridge (bring on the goodride!), Colin Cramb and Shaun Taylor.

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Red-Robbo    6,399

As a little lad, I was a big fan of Keith Fear.

His cheeky chap persona and the occasional cheeky chip over the opposition goalies' heads are still some of my earliest Ashton Gate memories.

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MC Risk    0

Anybody on here ever seen Atyeo play?

yep my old man used to be a ball boy in those days, and then sold programmes, snuck into crackers corner for free at halftime and watched the likes of atyeo, shadow williams and alec aisentrager to name a few.....

the miserable b@stard never goes down the gate anymore, as things are never the same anymore, and refuses to play 20 odd quid to watch sub standard football

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havanatopia    3,488

Bob, Bob, Super Bob, Super Bobby Taylor

he was defo in the top 3 for me. I was too young to fully appreciate Tom Ritchie but what i did see of him was still sufficient to put him into my top 3 as well.

I think i would then have to put Rob Newman in there as well simply because he was, by the time he left, Mr Bristol City; he was a tall, lanky, skinny centre half and we molded him into a superb athlete. He epitomised grit and determination and that never say die attitude that Terry Cooper instilled in all his players.. something we lack today and he was with us in those horribly dark days of league 4 but boy did he turn into a class act... unless my spectacles are a bit on the dark side... somebody please tell me i am not totally deluded on that one. All i know is that it was players like these, all 3 of them, that kept me supporting City through thick and thin and by golly it was mostly thin back in the 80's. It was a darn sight cheaper to travel and see an away game then of course so i really have a huge amount of admiration for the City fans today who not only have a season ticket, at great expense, but also travel up and down the clountry.. costing them small fortunes. bravo to all of you.

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ralphindevon    260

If I could pick a player from the past to put in today's team, it would have to be Shaun Taylor.

He would be the on field defence manager we are crying out for. He was simply the best leader of a defence I have ever seen and had an incredible knack of never giving the ball away, even from half won headers.

Favourite all time players, Gerry Gow, Bob Taylor and Terry Cooper,

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Aldan2010    6

Andy cole..you could see he was class for us.. him jacki and leroy upfront class :)

Seeing him on loan from Arsenal against Sunderland at Roker Park, what a performance!!!!

Unfortunately, we were just a stepping stone, fine as long as we understand that. Not a Cult Hero because these aren't the ones that get the crowd up over a long period of time, not in it for the cause. We have plenty of these players in history, some now even......but thats a step down for them!

Steve Brooker for me, he was a gladiator for me in a difficult time (even if I cant get my dates right) and as a kid, Glyn Riley from when he got that hat-trick against Wimbledon, when we were 92nd in the league, right upto his double at Wembley and for his contribution we were able to move on.

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Economou    0

Seeing him on loan from Arsenal against Sunderland at Roker Park, what a performance!!!!

Unfortunately, we were just a stepping stone, fine as long as we understand that. Not a Cult Hero because these aren't the ones that get the crowd up over a long period of time, not in it for the cause. We have plenty of these players in history, some now even......but thats a step down for them!

Steve Brooker for me, he was a gladiator for me in a difficult time (even if I cant get my dates right) and as a kid, Glyn Riley from when he got that hat-trick against Wimbledon, when we were 92nd in the league, right upto his double at Wembley and for his contribution we were able to move on.

Remember that Wimbledon game like yesterday, absolutely incredible.

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Aldan2010    6

Remember that Wimbledon game like yesterday, absolutely incredible.

Cult Hero's could include Jon Economou,watching his ball juggling skills @ Torquay whilst a player was down injured was entertaining, made Maradona look like a Pub Player...nearly

Also remember, in late 1990's coming across Jon Economou, had what to me what was a very important job with a computer company and I must admit speaking with an ex City player was more daunting for me than his then job (which probably paid more!)

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Matty-H    0

I have a few. Bob Taylor was my hero whe I was younger. Also, Shaun Taylor more recently (well, not that recent I don't suppose) Another, who wasn't exactly a terrace hero, but was a favourite of mine was Andy Leaning

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Economou    0

Cult Hero's could include Jon Economou,watching his ball juggling skills @ Torquay whilst a player was down injured was entertaining, made Maradona look like a Pub Player...nearly

Also remember, in late 1990's coming across Jon Economou, had what to me what was a very important job with a computer company and I must admit speaking with an ex City player was more daunting for me than his then job (which probably paid more!)

Eco was of course my hero !

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Nogbad the Bad    5,199

Remember that Wimbledon game like yesterday, absolutely incredible.

Me too, Alan Crawford scored as well I think.

Bottom of the league we may have been but a really enjoyable game ( they were few and far between in those days) and you felt the comeback had started.

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Tunneller    0

I did omit in my earlier post that those boys who kept us in Division 1 at Coventry in May 1977 were all my heroes.

Especially the heroic comeback and goals by the great Gerry Gow and Donnie Gillies.

That night will be forever imprinted in my memory, something that can never be exceeded in footballing terms.

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Flying Scotsman. Scotty Murray

Chris Roberts play off semi final 2nd leg 2004 springs to mind

Steve Phillips? Double penalty save vs Everton in 2004/05 season

Steve Phillips penalty save at the Mem for us also cost the Gas vital points that would have ultimatly seen them stay up instead of get relegated in 2001. Nine years of them looking up at us, long may it continue

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Old Dazzler    0

Remember that Wimbledon game like yesterday, absolutely incredible.

Glynn Riley said after the game that he had been fired up because of a Football Focus feature on City at lunchtime showing how they had gone from 7th in the top flight in October 1979 to rock bottom of the 4th div exactly 3 years later in Oct 1982 (obviously).

He reckoned that the feature was more of a piss-take (my words not his) at Bristol City and he was right, they tried to do it with an "amusing" slant. And that got him so annoyed that he was so fired up for the game and played a belter!

Can you imagine that happening today!

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Economou    0

Glynn Riley said after the game that he had been fired up because of a Football Focus feature on City at lunchtime showing how they had gone from 7th in the top flight in October 1979 to rock bottom of the 4th div exactly 3 years later in Oct 1982 (obviously).

He reckoned that the feature was more of a piss-take (my words not his) at Bristol City and he was right, they tried to do it with an "amusing" slant. And that got him so annoyed that he was so fired up for the game and played a belter!

Can you imagine that happening today!

Indeed, we were a bit of a joke in the early part of that season. Probably was his best game for City.

What's just struck me is that this match was nearly 30 years ago, scary ! 15 years before this forum even existed.

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Superjack    605

Well, apart from the bloody obvious (see my name and signature), I would have to say the 1990 strike force - Taylor, Turner and especially Nicky Morgan. :worship2: :worship2:

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Aldan2010    6

Glynn Riley said after the game that he had been fired up because of a Football Focus feature on City at lunchtime showing how they had gone from 7th in the top flight in October 1979 to rock bottom of the 4th div exactly 3 years later in Oct 1982 (obviously).

He reckoned that the feature was more of a piss-take (my words not his) at Bristol City and he was right, they tried to do it with an "amusing" slant. And that got him so annoyed that he was so fired up for the game and played a belter!

Can you imagine that happening today!

The whole reason why this guy is a Cult Hero, I remember going to School, Ashton Park, ffs and the little bit of pride this guy gave me that day.

What we know now as Plastic fans today, was them thrusting 2 sets of tables under my nose, City 6th in division 1 and City 92nd 3 years later,it was an BEP article, all because we lost to Northampton 7-1, but Glyn's performance that day dragged the club up and turned us around, and Martyn Hirst, you were shit and we were awful but thank you,nothing comes close to a winning goal that measures to the one you scored at Eastville, AND then the Manager (Terry Cooper, legend) says it cost us "Ten Grand" which meant a lot then

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Avalonred    162

It was a looooong time ago but it's got to be the big Cheese

That first goal in the First Div away at the Arse....... top man!

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