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Just wondering if Brizzle were to enter a team in the 'state of origin' competition, who would make the team, and who would manage them?

Presumably Ian Hollowhead is one of the best bristol-born managers....

Just to get us started:

Phillips

Dicks

Curle

Carey

Newman

Doherty

Stewart

Atyeo

Please add to this list and suggest team players and manager.

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Just wondering if Brizzle were to enter a team in the 'state of origin' competition, who would make the team, and who would manage them?

Presumably Ian Hollowhead is one of the best bristol-born managers....

Just to get us started:

Phillips

Dicks

Curle

Carey

Newman

Doherty

Stewart

Atyeo

Please add to this list and suggest team players and manager.

Me = Tim Dicks

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I presume that Nigel Martyn is Bristolian? :blush:

Think so, he'll be goalie as I have a feeling Steve Phillips may have been born in Shepton

Just wondering if Brizzle were to enter a team in the 'state of origin' competition, who would make the team, and who would manage them?

Presumably Ian Hollowhead is one of the best bristol-born managers....

Just to get us started:

Phillips

Dicks

Curle

Carey

Newman

Doherty

Stewart

Atyeo

Please add to this list and suggest team players and manager.

Chris Garland

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Trevor Tainton

Gary Collier

Dave Rodgers

Keith Fear

Geoff Merrick

Paul Cheesley

Ray Graydon (just joking)

Ian Holloway (ditto), though in fairness he wasn't a bad player

I presume that Nigel Martyn is Bristolian? :blush:

Cornish

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Arthur Milton

Bristolian Arthur Milton was a pupil at Cotham Grammar School, Bristol as were the eminent Red Goblin, cheshire red, Sir Colby-tit and Elvis Dolman of this forum. Talented academically, particularly in mathematics, Arthur had a university place beckoning; but he was gifted in other ways too. Every ball game seemed natural to him. He was an outstanding fly half at rugby. Success at cricket came easily. Football was the big draw and when Arsenal Football Club showed an interest, he signed as an amateur in 1945 at the age of 17. In 1948 he also signed for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.

He played 84 games on the right wing for Arsenal, many in the 1952/3 season, when they were champions of the Football League (the 'Premiership' as it is called today). He was a goal scorer, netting 21 goals. Arthur's only full International, in 1951, at Wembley, against Austria, was drawn 2-2.

In February 1955, Arthur signed for Bristol City, for the princely sum of £4,000. He played the last 14 games of the season, scoring three times, and was never on the losing side, helping guide the team to promotion as Champions to the Second Division of the Football League. At the end of the season, Arthur decided that he wished to concentrate on cricket, in which by now he had become successful. So Arthur retired from BCFC and, under the terms of the agreement between the two clubs, Arsenal had to return half of the £4,000.

By the time he retired, in 1974, at the age of 47, Arthur had played 585 matches for Gloucestershire, 620 first-class games in all. He played six times for England, making a remarkable test debut in 1958 against New Zealand. After the first two days had been washed out, Arthur opened the batting for England, scoring 104 not out, becoming the first Gloucestershire player since W. G. Grace, in 1880, to score a hundred on his debut. England went on to win the game by an innings, thereby ensuring that Arthur had been on the field of play for the complete duration of the game - something which no England player had ever managed previously in the history of the game. He went on to be selected as the Wisden cricketer of the year for 1959.

In his first-class career, Arthur scored over 1,000 runs in a season on 16 occasions. He carried his bat through an innings three times, twice scored centuries in each innings of a match and, renowned as a sharp slip fielder, took a record 758 catches.

When he stopped playing cricket, in 1975, Arthur did not adjust too well to a normal life. For a few years, he coached the Oxford University cricketers. Ted Dexter, at that time the Chairman of the England selectors, used Arthur as a 'talent scout' round the County circuit.

......info plagiarized from a UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL Media release.

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Newman's not Bristolian.

Coles

Hill

Milton

Cheeseley

Cashley

Burnell

Stewart.

Mabbutt G

Mabbutt K

Collier

Llewellyn

Tainton

Merrick

Garland

Brown A

Brown M

Skuse

J Dicks

G Peacock

Fear

Marshall

Rogers

Tanner

Clark B

Thresher M

Jacobs

Parr

Forget the name of one of Chelseas' captains and all time greats, who was a Bristolian

Manager: Bristol Boy-Born & Bred in Englands Finest City. :rolleyes:

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Newman's not Bristolian.

Coles

Hill

Milton

Cheeseley

Cashley

Burnell

Stewart.

Mabbutt G

Mabbutt K

Collier

Llewellyn

Tainton

Merrick

Garland

Brown A

Brown M

Skuse

J Dicks

G Peacock

Fear

Marshall

Rogers

Tanner

Clark B

Thresher M

Jacobs

Parr

Forget the name of one of Chelseas' captains and all time greats, who was a Bristolian

Manager: Bristol Boy-Born & Bred in Englands Finest City. :rolleyes:

G Mabbutt would get my vote as well. Always seemed like a nice bloke. Only really had one fault... :whistle:

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Neither was Mike Thresher

Surely not another from the border country of Devon, Dorset and Somerset?

You must have been gutted when decimilisation came in Scoot? It made counting on your fingers confusing I would guess? :rolleyes:

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Newman's not Bristolian.

Coles

Hill

Milton

Cheeseley

Cashley

Burnell

Stewart.

Mabbutt G

Mabbutt K

Collier

Llewellyn

Tainton

Merrick

Garland

Brown A

Brown M

Skuse

J Dicks

G Peacock

Fear

Marshall

Rogers

Tanner

Clark B

Thresher M

Jacobs

Parr

Forget the name of one of Chelseas' captains and all time greats, who was a Bristolian

Manager: Bristol Boy-Born & Bred in Englands Finest City. :rolleyes:

Roy Bentley?, sorry mike thresher born near exeter, but there must be a lot more, going back years l think eddie Hapgood was born in Bristol

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Newman's not Bristolian.

Coles

Hill

Milton

Cheeseley

Cashley

Burnell

Stewart.

Mabbutt G

Mabbutt K

Collier

Llewellyn

Tainton

Merrick

Garland

Brown A

Brown M

Skuse

J Dicks

G Peacock

Fear

Marshall

Rogers

Tanner

Clark B

Thresher M

Jacobs

Parr

Forget the name of one of Chelseas' captains and all time greats, who was a Bristolian

Manager: Bristol Boy-Born & Bred in Englands Finest City. :rolleyes:

Just to be pedantic BB but it was actually Darren Peacock who is Bristolian not Gavin

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Roy Bentley?, sorry mike thresher born near exeter, but there must be a lot more, going back years l think eddie Hapgood was born in Bristol

Spot On Sir, Roy Bentley!

Just to be pedantic BB but it was actually Darren Peacock who is Bristolian not Gavin

QPR & Newcastle Cente Half with the pony tail was actually who I meant :blush: Old age!

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He is most definatly Whichurch born and bred, I played with him for Fairfurlong where his dad managed us

Yep. Went to Hengrove school. Didn't get into the football team when he was there either, much to our amusement when he was playing for Newcastle and I was being taught PE by the same teacher who didn't pick him.

Nibor

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