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Hardest Wednesday player ever

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1 minute ago, Ellis Rimmer said:

So do we not have any hard players with a good story as to why they're so hard?

 

Plenty. Ernie Blenkinsop survived a coal mining roof falling in on him in his younger days, and Stanley Matthews said you knew whenever you were up against Ernie, has he would crunch into you early on to make sure you knew he was there. And he said Ernie was the toughest opponent and best defender he ever came up against.

Walter Millership was adept at centre forward and centre back, his strong sturdy play gave him the nickname 'Battleship' from Wednesday fans. The likes of Blenkinsop and Millership grew up working in the coal mines, they were proper tough working class football men.

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Paul Warhurst. Hard. Swallowed his tongue in the first leg of the UEFA Cup and played the second leg and score with a header. Didn't suffer fools that bloke.

 

Was a bit mardy though.

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9 hours ago, A12owl said:

Tony Kay. 

Vic Mobley 

^^^^^^^^^^  THIS!! and in that order too!

 

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Ken Knighton followed by Jeff Johnson. Very rarely seen either of those lose a tackle and neither of them took any prisoners.

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Good story? Hardest player? Going through our history books for the most fearless nutcase to represent us, when he plays for us right now?

Ladies and gwntlemen, I give you Sir Samuel Edward Hutchinson. Could you imagine Sam shirking a challenge from any of the aforementioned hard men?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/23/sam-hutchinson-sheffield-wednesday-chelsea

 

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Laurie Madden was a tough player and I wouldn't have wanted to knock Mel Sterlands pint over either.

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Norman Curtis  was the original "chopper"

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Don Megson. When he flew in for a tackle the player was lucky to land short of row 10.

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Well didn't Madine like to batter bouncers???, don't they classify as being harder than footballers, so maybe Madine, bit like our Duncan Fergusen with less goals lol

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Never really had a 'hardman' in all my time of watching Wednesday. 

 

Bruts like Coughlan, Branston and Bullen from the Turner/Sturrock days would be my pick. 

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12 hours ago, meadowview owl said:

Southampaton home 1993-1994 season when we got off to a bobbar start. 

Shows you on season review him walking off with it 

 

Unless he did it more than once, it was the LC semi at Blackburn,  the 4-2 game. He tried to run it off,  but apparently you can't do that with broken legs and he missed the rest of the season including all the Wembley games.

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Tony Kay .........end of debate   made all of the other nominees look soft but in today's climate may only have played in six games a season.  Fot those not privileged to watch him in action I would suggest  Ken Knighton     Mike Lyons   Lawrie Madden and Sam.

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Remember Duncan Ferguson just bouncing off Emerson Thome

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Mick Lyons for me.

 

Players from other teams are John Burridge, John Fashanu and the main man Mick Harford.

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Ken Knighton...he would last about 3 mins in todays football

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