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3 hours ago, HOOTIE AND THE poo TU said:

And mine, I'm 60

I'm 68 and agree

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12 minutes ago, the monk said:

Please can we look forward 

If you'd read the title of the OP you could have saved yourself the stress of remembering a great player in a great team.

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Best player I’ve ever seen in a Wednesday shirt and I’m 12. 

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30 minutes ago, Pale Rider said:

We all wax lyrical about Waddle, Shez and Hirsty, and rightly so. But this guy was pure class. It’s also overlooked how stupid we were to let Palmer and Worthington go to Scum, both Mr Reliable. Whilst it would have been difficult to replace the first 3, we replaced the the latter 3 badly and the slide began. 

I actually rated Nilsson higher than those three and that takes some doing. Probably the only World Class or maybe touching World Class player I've seen in a Wednesday shirt, an absolute Rolls Royce of a defender. I thought he lost a yard of pace when he was injured in the 2-4 defeat away to Millwall which brought his level down to just brilliant !

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8 minutes ago, Walt said:

I actually rated Nilsson higher than those three and that takes some doing. Probably the only World Class or maybe touching World Class player I've seen in a Wednesday shirt, an absolute Rolls Royce of a defender. I thought he lost a yard of pace when he was injured in the 2-4 defeat away to Millwall which brought his level down to just brilliant !

If he hadn’t left we might have seen a couple of years more of classic Waddle. Rolly always played the ball into his feet, as he needed. Nolan and Atherton couldn’t deliver a ball within a yard of him. 

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2 hours ago, matthefish2002 said:

 

Ha ha. Put the same thing at the same time.

Yes I remember it like it was yesterday. All 30,000 plus crowd went quiet for a second until it came back off the post.

 

The whole thing was was in slow motion, the gasps from the crowd, the ball crawling towards the back of the net, the jubilation when it hit the post. Glad I remembered correctly, was only 11!!!

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5 hours ago, 2roland2 said:

 Number 1 was Roland Nilsson 

And number 2 was Roland Nilsson .....

rooooooollllllllllaaaaannnnddddddddd

Love getting this going on North, makes me warm and fuzzy inside 

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At £375k, clubs today could pay a hundred times more than this and still not a get a player anywhere near as good as him.

 

116 caps for Sweden... That's World class.

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Rolls Royce Nilsson. What a player. 

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2 hours ago, the monk said:

Please can we look forward 

 

I get that response to people who are banging on about past failures. However, celebrating your memories of one of the best and most consistent players to ever wear a Wednesday shirt is not going to be an issue for the vast majority.  

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3 hours ago, Sergeant Tibbs said:

If you'd read the title of the OP you could have saved yourself the stress of remembering a great player in a great team.

Bit hard to forget as we have a thread about it every other week 

Look forward 

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3 hours ago, the monk said:

Please can we look forward 

Yes, but we can also reminisce, great times, simply awesome player. 

In motoring terms (not that I know owt about cars) he was a Rolls Royce majestic.

 

 

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Great great player he if had played for Manchester United, Liverpool or Arsenal would have been spoken in he highest regards by the British media.

 

Was always gutted when he came back to England and went to Coventry, typical Wednesday that we didn't insist on first dibs :mad:

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2 hours ago, WayneTheOwl said:

 

The whole thing was was in slow motion, the gasps from the crowd, the ball crawling towards the back of the net, the jubilation when it hit the post. Glad I remembered correctly, was only 11!!!

Every rule has to have an exception, in this case the rule was Mr Nilsson was always reliable and just didn't make mistakes, this exception just proved the rule!

(I do remember pooing myself as it rolled goalwards and being aghast and astounded that it was Roly).

 

 

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7 hours ago, the monk said:

Bit hard to forget as we have a thread about it every other week 

Look forward 

Who says were not looking forward.

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59 minutes ago, Sergeant Tibbs said:

Who says were not looking forward.

Not sayin

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17 hours ago, HOOTIE AND THE poo TU said:

And mine, I'm 60

Old Git.

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My main memory is of him hobbling off at Wembley being helped by Alan Smith in extra time of the FA Cup final replay, having played for Sweden the night before. Apart from that I remember the 2 mistakes in the semi finals as already mentioned which is strange when you think how good he was. I suppose he was so good and made everything look so easy that there arent that many spectacular memories that stand out. Even when he marked Lee Sharpe out of the league cup final, it just felt like it was Roland doing what he does. As has been said, he was a Rolls Royce. 

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My memory of him is that instinctive tic that all great players have...no matter how tight he was on the ball...he always looked up to see what was on.

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Brilliant player and I can think of only Dan Petrescu and Des Walker who could compete with him, Oh and Mick Pickering of course.  

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