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JJ may be our fastest dribbler, but I'd go for Drew Talbot being our quickest runner.

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Warhurst

Im pretty sure i remember an official. fastest player in the football league award early 90s pre premier league. Our entrant was paul warhurst. I think the heats were at the Rover Valley stadium & it was on St & Greavsie or football focus or

the equivalent at the time,

I seem to remember Adrian Littlejohn winning it. Must have been 1991-92 because prem started season after & warhurst came in summer 91

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Im pretty sure i remember an official. fastest player in the football league award early 90s pre premier league. Our entrant was paul warhurst. I think the heats were at the Rover Valley stadium & it was on St & Greavsie or football focus or

the equivalent at the time,

I seem to remember Adrian Littlejohn winning it. Must have been 1991-92 because prem started season after & warhurst came in summer 91

It's on youtube. IIRC Warhurst came 4th easing up. No idea why unless it was just a heat? :tango:

Edit: found it!

Edited by Almat

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Can you imagine a race between rob and Andy booth, like two tortoises chasing a a piece of lettuce

Brilliant. The BBC would need to draft the snooker guys in to do the commentary.

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fastest over the first 5 metres is the most important distance - change of pace is what kills defenders and whose first over the first 5m. so all these stats re. fastest over 20m, 30m or more are irrelevant

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The sprint thing was won, I believe, by John Williams, the fastest postman in football. He later signed for Coventry where he was sh*t, before settling into a career writing film scores.

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The sprint thing was won, I believe, by John Williams, the fastest postman in football. He later signed for Coventry where he was sh*t, before settling into a career writing film scores.

I remember him and he was proper quick. I'm going to show my age now but fastest English player I've ever seen was Steve Kindon. (still think Henry was fastest player I've ever seen).

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I remember him and he was proper quick. I'm going to show my age now but fastest English player I've ever seen was Steve Kindon. (still think Henry was fastest player I've ever seen).

The first time Giggs played at Hillsborough he was ridiculous, I think that's the fastest I've seen.

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I'd go for Drew Talbot being our quickest runner.

Nathan Modest should be up there in that regard, he was offered a chance of the Olympics at 100m.

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The sprint thing was won, I believe, by John Williams, the fastest postman in football. He later signed for Coventry where he was sh*t, before settling into a career writing film scores.

That video is also on Youtube. He was slow to start with and then really burst through at the end. In the studio they said Des Walker was probably quickest at the time though but was playing in the Rumbelows final so couldn't take part in any half time fun.

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I remember Michael Owen at Hillsborough when he was 17.

He scored a hatrick, he was like a flipping wasp.

Drew 3-3 from memory.

Late 90's. 98 or 99?

Just found this....

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Gabby Agbonlahor when we had him on loan. Not that good by any means but christ he was quick (Still is)

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That video is also on Youtube. He was slow to start with and then really burst through at the end. In the studio they said Des Walker was probably quickest at the time though but was playing in the Rumbelows final so couldn't take part in any half time fun.

I remember they thought that Keith Curle was going to win. KEITH CURLE.

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Warhurst was the quickest I've seen. Quicker than Des, JJ, Dalien.

In fact the only player I have seen who was faster was Tijani Babangida on PES 2005. Rapid.

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Who's the fastest player ever to play for Sheffield Wednesday ?

Leon Clarke or Adam Proudlock

Sorry I thought you said fattest :tango:

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Leon Clarke was faster than JJ, Simek said it when commentating for radio sheffield away at crystal palace a few years ago!

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Leon Clarke was faster than JJ, Simek said it when commentating for radio sheffield away at crystal palace a few years ago!

I remember that too. Again it's probably the case that Leon was fastest over 100m rather than ten yards whilst controlling the ball.

Also for all the jokes many are making on here Megson said Rob Jones was up the front when the squad went running whist some of our outfield players trailed behind the goalkeepers. Also said RJ had the best muscle to fat ratio in the squad.

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