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I must admit I was a bit nonplussed when we signed Waddle. His best days appeared to be behind him, he'd been a bit out of sight out of mind playing in France, and he'd been rather a mixed bag for England.

 

I was soon turned round when seeing him play week in week out though, what a player he really was even at that age. Best player I've seen play for us bar none. Gave us so many great memories, in fact the only disappointments were that he spent a long spell out injured after the cup finals season, and that penalty against Wolves.

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19 hours ago, torryowl said:

gets in my best Wednesday 11 seen …...

he gets in my best Wednesday 1 !lol

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6 hours ago, Musn't Grumble said:

 

Beat me to it, mate!

 

Use of the phrase "world class Wednesday players", a title that befits two players only - Chris Waddle and Roland Nilsson.

Absolutely right. We're not alone in building up our players and 'world class' and 'legend' are much overused and abused, but these 2 players were definitely world class. Nilsson was probably the best right back in the world in the early 90's and Waddle was just a genius. For those who've not watched it, dig out the YouTube montage of his time at Marseille (in particular when he destroyed AC Milan 1991, who'd just won the European Cup in successive seasons). He is an absolute god there 

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No way did he disappoint us.

Like one or two other posters, I was a bit underwhelmed when we signed him as I thought he was past it. What do I know? Unbelievable player, could play the simple ball, the difficult ball, beat a man with a shuffle of his hips (the Ryan Giggs incident being a prime example). Everyone thinks he was very left footed, but his right foot wasn't bad either. Check out the first goal in the second leg of the Blackburn semi. He makes the left back look a right numpty with a very clever turn then a pin point cross with his right foot giving Hirst a straight forward header to settle our nerves

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Considered by many to be our best ever player. Considering we are over 150 years old and he was only with us for 4 years, I’d say he more than made his mark. 

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The way he just glided past players, that shoulder drop and step over....they aren’t any players like him anymore. What a player 

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How on earth could he think he disappointed us after that afternoon!

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9 hours ago, Musn't Grumble said:

 

Beat me to it, mate!

 

Use of the phrase "world class Wednesday players", a title that befits two players only - Chris Waddle and Roland Nilsson.

and ron springett …...

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Chris waddle has got to be one of the most loved Wednesday players of all time.

Utter hero and still loved as much now

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22 hours ago, TINKERBELL said:

Probably best right back in world at the time 

probably but only if we were picking the team …..when it comes to picking a best prem 11 he never seems to get a mention from the "experts"

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Our most skilful player I've seen play. The only one even close to him was Di Canio. 

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4 hours ago, wilyfox said:

Our most skilful player I've seen play. The only one even close to him was Di Canio. 

Oh to be a fan of Wednesday in the 90s again.

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He was absolute class. No disappointment of any sort from me.

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12 hours ago, torryowl said:

probably but only if we were picking the team …..when it comes to picking a best prem 11 he never seems to get a mention from the "experts"

Because the"experts"don't look.outside the Premier League. 

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44 minutes ago, darra said:

Because the"experts"don't look.outside the Premier League. 

well he played in it often enough …..

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Only thing I regret about Chris Waddle's time with us is that we didn't get him for longer.

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With his genius he should really have scored more goals for us. But he will rightfully go down as one of the greatest players we have had in the post-war era. For him to win a national award at our club like that of the Football Writers Association in 1993 is quite remarkable when you think about it. Shame we got so tantalisingly close to major honours without grabbing at least one.

 

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During my lifetime and my entire time following football and being a Wednesday fan, Waddle is one of the few truly top class players with European and World class pedigree that we've had.

 

He's up there with the likes of Sheridan; Hirst, Di Canio and Carbone, as one of our most exciting players we've had in my lifetime. He's up there with some of the classiest players we've ever had, especially during my lifetime, alongside the likes of Sheridan; Nilsson, Harkes and Walker. He's also got to be up there as one of our genuine top pedigree modern day players during my lifetime, alongside the likes of Nilsson, Harkes and Walker.

 

All in all, he's one of the most talented; exciting, creative and top class players we've ever had, not only during my lifetime and the modern era but of all time. Undoubtedly up there with Wednesday's greatest ever players of all time in my opinion, such as Springett; Fantham, Blenkinsop, Crawshaw, Robinson, Curran, Nilsson, Sheridan and Hirst, etc.

 

He was already one of my favourite players around in my childhood before we even signed him. At the time we signed him, he was up there with the likes of Roberto Baggio; Dejan Savicevic, Lothar Matthaus, Carlos Valderrama, Gheorghe Hagi, etc as one of the most iconic, classy and exciting players around.

 

I was over the moon when we signed one of my favourite players and I look back with nothing but fondness of having been lucky enough to have seen genuine world class players like Waddle in a Wednesday shirt and it feels like a lifetime ago and hard to believe, that we actually had the first player of the season of the opening season of the re-branded old top flight. He was absolute pure class in his time at Spurs, Marseilles and us. During his spell in France and his first two seasons with us, I believe we saw Waddle's peak and we were exceptionally lucky to have seen him. I feel sorry for our younger fans that missed out on seeing the likes of Waddle in a Wednesday shirt because we can only look back or watch videos and dream of ever seeing the likes of Waddle in a Wednesday shirt again. 

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4 hours ago, torryowl said:

well he played in it often enough …..

It was more about Nillson tbh

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