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That player you remember - for some strange reason

hoangnganvy1993

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For as long as I can remember I have watched English football, read English football magazines and collected football cards. So I thought I would make a thread where posters could pick that one guy (from Another club) - who they remember from their youth/childhood - for some strange reason.

I will start with David Langan. An irish right-back who started his career with Derby County before Jim Smith paid £350.000 in 1980 to take him to Birmingham. He stayed there for 4 seasons but struggled with a lot of injuries at the end and was released by Ron Saunders. Jim Smith who had taken over as manager of Oxford signed him for the 2nd time and he stayed in Wales until 1987. At the end - he struggled a lot with knee and back-problems, and after playing a little while for Leicester, Bournemouth and Peterborough - he retired from playing at the age of 32.

Why I remember him - simply because at the age of 7 he was one of the first footballcards I remember getting (The topps - pale blue series from 1979 for those interested) - and I thought he looked like a really nice guy :)

Who else ? :)
 

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Good thread, I remember Alan Shearer from my childhood. He is a legend of Newcastle and I remember he was very good in positioning himself. I guess that's why I like him a lot. He is the kind of player that can make a goal out of nowhere. I didn't watch English football as much at that time but he made me go more into it. I like guys who give everything for their club. He played 10 years for Newcastle and has over 300 appearances and 150 goals for the club. Now that's a legend!
 
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