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Central Midfielders

Post by Quaker0006 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:21 am

Still feel like theres a need for central midfielder for now, however it prompted a discussion with others about central midfielders over recent times.

Weve had good players in most positions, some gone onto better things
Goalkeepers: Stockdale, Preece, Pollitt, Russell, Teuvo, Lucas
Defenders: De Vos, Gregan, Appleby, Liddle, Austin (best fb ive seen?), Burn
Forwards: Gabbers, Abbott, Clarke, Blake, Robinson

Ive been going since 1990 and i & others couldnt really think of anyone that would hold in the same regard. Is this unfair or we always been weaker in that position? Im sure some people will have opinions but does seem we not been blessed there

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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by MikeinBlack2 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:05 am

Franz Burgmeier wasn't bad at all, but can't remember his exact position?
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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by divas » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:36 am

Tait, Gill, Gray, Ravenhill, Kennedy off the top of my head.

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Post by super_les_mcjannet » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:25 am

Mark Hine and Andy Toman were very good at the time.

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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by D_F_C » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:08 am

From my experience gray and bannister were both very good. But Kennedy wasn't amazing, only when the sky cameras were on.

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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by BaronsCourtQuaker » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:32 am

Bannister is a good shout.

Hows about Ritchie Foran, Ricky Ravenhill and Steve Gaughan

Im not actually sure how good Gaughan was I but I remember him fondly, did he get a cracker v pools at home one year? I guess you could say Foran was a forward.

All in all I think Quaker0006 is right, we have never been blessed with too many.

I always think we have had good keepers over the years, maybe they just got worked more ;-)

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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by Quaker0006 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:44 pm

MikeinBlack2 wrote:Franz Burgmeier wasn't bad at all, but can't remember his exact position?
Played left wing
divas wrote:Tait, Gill, Gray, Ravenhill, Kennedy off the top of my head.
Gray obviously played at a higher level but probably seen him on his way down. Others were ok but wouldnt put them into a list with ones originally quoted

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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by Judge roughneck » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:16 pm

Martin Smith for the short time he was fit

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Post by Spyman » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:31 pm

Jason Kennedy and Martin Gray probably stand out for me. Maddo as well.

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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by walshys_wingman_11 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:33 pm

In response to the original post Scott Wiseman seems to have done ok after Darlo . I agree with DFC about Kennedy, he seemed to do his best stuff when the cameras were here.

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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by lo36789 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:35 pm

Jason Kennedy and Rob Purdie were two of my favourites. The next two are maybe a little more controversial.

Brian Atkinson - very consistent for a number of years, kept the ball well without being spectacular.
Adrian Webster - I have this memory of him being absolutely fantastic for a period of time.

A number of players who clearly had class but we got them on their way down were Craig Hignett, Neil Maddison, Martin Gray and Michael Cummins.

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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by BaronsCourtQuaker » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:44 am

lo36789 wrote: Adrian Webster - I have this memory of him being absolutely fantastic for a period of time.

I did think of Webster, although i dont think he played that many games for us and really is not in the class of those mentioned in the opening post.

I remember him being a very good player, technically, and physically he was just a bit mental. I know he had issues at Darlo and also went on too have a fight in the A League in Australia on the pitch with a team mate.

He still plays in the region doesn't he?

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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by lo36789 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:32 am

Something obviously wasn't quite right with Webster. My memory is a bit hazy of that time and I was quite young at the time which distorts your perception of a player.

Nobody going for Clark Keltie then? Feels like ages since we had a thread on debating whether he was any good or not!

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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by Twintowers » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:15 am

For those out there with a few miles on the clock what about Alan Sproats.Ray Yeoman and Les O'Neil.

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Post by joejaques » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:55 am

Twintowers wrote:For those out there with a few miles on the clock what about Alan Sproats.Ray Yeoman and Les O'Neil.
Beat me to it with Sproates (think that was the spelling), always looked a class above the division we were playing in. :roll:
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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by uncovered » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:39 pm

BaronsCourtQuaker wrote:
lo36789 wrote: Adrian Webster - I have this memory of him being absolutely fantastic for a period of time.

I did think of Webster, although i dont think he played that many games for us and really is not in the class of those mentioned in the opening post.

I remember him being a very good player, technically, and physically he was just a bit mental. I know he had issues at Darlo and also went on too have a fight in the A League in Australia on the pitch with a team mate.

He still plays in the region doesn't he?
Webster has a trial for Darlo in per season last season. Now plays for bishop Auckland after a spell at Newton aycliffe I think.

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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by quakerfan » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:16 am

Doesn't anyone remember Ron Greener ? Of course he was not called a central midfielder he was a centre half !

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Post by Bogratsteve » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:58 am

quakerfan wrote:Doesn't anyone remember Ron Greener ? Of course he was not called a central midfielder he was a centre half !
He also played before 1990 which is the time span the post is covering!!

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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by aveda » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:48 am

I'm surprised that Bannister has only had a passing mention. I thought he was outstanding.

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Re: Central Midfielders

Post by lo36789 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:15 am

Didn't Sean Gregan/Matty Appleby have a spell in centre midfield as well? I was too young at the time to know how good they were but it got them moves to higher levels.

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