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    Well worth a watch folks. This is a podcast by under the cosh with Big Norm who also did a good one with Paul McKenna.

    https://youtu.be/ezTWaq099LE

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    Posted the McKenna one last week. Had a good story about McGugan altering the scales while with Davies. Then he was properly weighed and was a stone over.


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    It’s Brilliant the Crossley one with his Cloughy stories. The McKenna one is a bit sad describing how incredibly talented McGugan was and how bone idle he is, proper waste of talent.


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    Crossley was some man to save a penalty.

    Kept Lineker's spotter out in the cup final. The shoot-out in the cup at White Hart Lane in 96.

    And the only man to save a Matt Le Tissier penalty.




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    Replaced Beasant under Big Ron at the end of our last relegation season and saved four out of four. Can't think of any keeper better at it.

    England should have stuck him on the bench before Wales got hold of him. Had he been there to come off the bench in the semi finals of Euro 96, we'd have won the tournament.

    Seaman was awarded an OBE after that tournament for saving 2 out of 11.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    Replaced Beasant under Big Ron at the end of our last relegation season and saved four out of four. Can't think of any keeper better at it.

    England should have stuck him on the bench before Wales got hold of him. Had he been there to come off the bench in the semi finals of Euro 96, we'd have won the tournament.

    Seaman was awarded an OBE after that tournament for saving 2 out of 11.
    Another man to save an FA Cup final pen. Against the scummy Scousers too.


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    Never forget that attempt at the Klinsmann dive when we beat Spurs in the cup. The Crossley flop

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    Great podcast


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carvel View Post
    Posted the McKenna one last week. Had a good story about McGugan altering the scales while with Davies. Then he was properly weighed and was a stone over.
    The McKenna one was very telling about Forest and we weren’t overly painted in the greatest light


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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest ash View Post
    The McKenna one was very telling about Forest and we weren’t overly painted in the greatest light
    I think it was a bit of a 'if you've nothing nice to say...'

    Clearly he was a different age and character to the vast majority of the squad at the time. What other senior players did we have? Adebola?

    One thing that pops up (as it has in other recent interviews with players from the time) is that Mark Arthur was the twat we all thought he was. The way he told McKenna he could leave as he was tarred with the same brush as Davies. Whereas there was nothing in the podcast to suggest that he and Davies were in anyway tied at the hip.

    That's not to say McKenna had much left to offer, as i'm not sure he did. But he can't have been much worse than his two Boro legend replacements...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carvel View Post
    I think it was a bit of a 'if you've nothing nice to say...'

    Clearly he was a different age and character to the vast majority of the squad at the time. What other senior players did we have? Adebola?

    One thing that pops up (as it has in other recent interviews with players from the time) is that Mark Arthur was the twat we all thought he was. The way he told McKenna he could leave as he was tarred with the same brush as Davies. Whereas there was nothing in the podcast to suggest that he and Davies were in anyway tied at the hip.

    That's not to say McKenna had much left to offer, as i'm not sure he did. But he can't have been much worse than his two Boro legend replacements...
    Hmmm.....

    While McKenna held the team together on the pitch he was an odious man off it, IMO.

    In the few conversations I had with him he came across as boorish, a bit of a dickhead.

    For all of Mark Arthur's very public faults he was very much a gentleman in any dealings I had with him.

    Not everything is as black and white as it seems....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Not everything is as black and white as it seems....
    Except Everton Mints.

    And the Black-and-White Minstrels, of course.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    — Joe Strummer

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    If you've met them then fair enough...

    By observations and gut tell me;

    McKenna - honest, if a little 'boring', solid bloke
    Arthur - odious cretin

    But bow to your more personal dealings...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Except Everton Mints.

    And the Black-and-White Minstrels, of course.
    Black and white minstrels.

    Wonder what the snowflakes would make of that, these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carvel View Post
    I think it was a bit of a 'if you've nothing nice to say...'

    Clearly he was a different age and character to the vast majority of the squad at the time. What other senior players did we have? Adebola?

    One thing that pops up (as it has in other recent interviews with players from the time) is that Mark Arthur was the twat we all thought he was. The way he told McKenna he could leave as he was tarred with the same brush as Davies. Whereas there was nothing in the podcast to suggest that he and Davies were in anyway tied at the hip.

    That's not to say McKenna had much left to offer, as i'm not sure he did. But he can't have been much worse than his two Boro legend replacements...
    The earnshaw thing I found interesting too. And you can see why Preston were doing well at that time with all those characters and all that camaraderie too. Something that Is clearly pushing sheff Utd on this season


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    Absolutely brilliant - Many thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest ash View Post
    The earnshaw thing I found interesting too. And you can see why Preston were doing well at that time with all those characters and all that camaraderie too. Something that Is clearly pushing sheff Utd on this season
    Yes, I believed McKenna too in what he was saying. Small man syndrome Earnshaw. I guess he was one of the only other senior players there. And possible abused that position.


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    "Every manager now just fears for his job after he loses four games"


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    The way I saw McKenna as a person, was modest down to earth, genuine and From a working class background. He’s working on a building site with his mate these days.

    I think McKenna is someone we can all relate to, unlike someone trying their hardest to be something their not!


 

 

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