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Top 91 Players of All Time - The Full List from 91 - 1!

Postby Moonchild_Bee » 01 Oct 2011, 15:43

**I've merged all the separate topics - so you have the complete 91-01 run in in one handy place - the complete thread may read a bit funny due to how I merged it though - sorry!*

Well, the scores are in...! Although these might seem like the also runs, remember that these players have stood out from the thousands that have gone through the Underhill changing rooms. These are the players that might have inspired youngsters to return and created lifelong fans (which Andy Pape did for me :D ), the players who were good but not great, but have been amongst some of our fans favourites.

Thank you all for voting. Your top 10's were weighted (10 points for your first choice, and 9 for 2nd etc down to 1 point for your 10th favourite player). Where players had the same number of points, i've ranked players by number of votes received (i.e. Spike Carter and John Fairbrother received the same number of points, but Spike is ahead in the rankings by virtue of attracting 5 nominations ahead of Fairbrother's 2).

THE LIST IN FULL!

91) Mark Marshall

85) Alan Walker
85) Mark Hughes
85) Paul Furlong
85) Ricky George
85) Warren Goodhind
85) Zeke Rowe
84) Peter Beadle
81) Alf d'Arcy
81) Dwayne Lee
81) Ken Charlery

80) Steve Kabba
73) Barry King
73) Ben Embury
73) Gary Cooper
73) Lee Howarth
73) Mick Bodley
73) Richard Huxford
73) Steve Brinkman
71) Gary Poole
71) John O'Flynn
68) Ben Strevens
68) Junior Agogo
68) Tresor Kandol
67) Sam Stockley
66) Steve Mahoney
64) Yannick Bolassie
64) David Howell
60) Dicky Plume
60) Gordon Ferry
60) Peter Brown
60) Steve Humphries
57) Jon Ford
57) Steve Regan
57) Steve Turner
56) Richard Graham
54) Herbie Smith
54) Reg Finch
53) Frank Murphy
52) Dean Sinclair
51) Roger Figg

40) Bobby Brown
39) Marlon King
38) Scott McGleish
35) Joey Devera
35) John Fairbrother
35) Mickey Tomlinson
34) Spike Carter
33) Gerry Ward
32) Lee Hodges
31) John Doolan

29) Gary Breen
29) Kevin Millet
28) Robert Codner
27) Jack McLelland
26) Jimmy Greaves
25) Izale McLeod
24) John Margerrison
23) Liam Hatch
22) Maik Taylor
21) Ismail Yakubu

20) Paul Wilson
19) Simon King
18) Paul Showler
17) Colin Powell
16) Gary Phillips
15) Les Eason
13) Lee Harrison
13) Andy Clarke
12) Linvoy Primus
11) Nicholas 'God' Evans

10) Albert Adomah
9) Sean Devine
8) Ian Hendon
7) Nicky Bailey
6) Darren Currie
5) Kenny Lowe
4) Gary Bull

3) Giuliano Grazioli

2) Dougie Freedman

1) Jason Puncheon
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Re: Top 91 Players of All Time - 91-51

Postby jerroll » 01 Oct 2011, 18:48

When did Gary Cooper play for us?
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Re: Top 91 Players of All Time - 91-51

Postby GRH » 01 Oct 2011, 18:50

jerroll wrote:When did Gary Cooper play for us?


High Noon?
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Re: Top 91 Players of All Time - 91-51

Postby jerroll » 01 Oct 2011, 18:52

boom boom!
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Re: Top 91 Players of All Time - 91-51

Postby BarnetBoy » 01 Oct 2011, 20:31

Interesting to see some of the choices in there.

Shame we didn't quite manage to reach 100 but still great that so many players are remembered fondly.
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Re: Top 91 Players of All Time - 91-51

Postby barnetdan » 06 Oct 2011, 00:39

when are you going to post the top 50?
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Re: Top 91 Players of All Time - 91-51

Postby Moonchild_Bee » 06 Oct 2011, 08:41

barnetdan wrote:when are you going to post the top 50?


Just building up the tension Dan! Actually have been so busy at work been unable to post as quickly as I wanted. I did want to make a few comments on each of the top 50, but will leave that to other people. Watch out for 50-41 coming up soon...
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Top 91 Players of All Time - 50-41

Postby Moonchild_Bee » 06 Oct 2011, 09:08

Here we go.. underway with the definitive 50 favourite players to have graced the venue of legends.

Of course, being a 'favourites' list is handy as there can be no arguments over who was better. And of course there is obvious bias towards more recent players. Why else would Jake Cole appear above Andy Pape?

Unfortunately I don't seem to be able to find a comprehensive Player Appearance stats (both BFCSA & Downhill Second Half have some stats, but not prior to 2002) so cannot provide (unless someone can help).

50) Simon Clist that penalty against Carlisle
49) Eddie Stein that run and cro.. oh wait
48) Andy Pape the play off against Blackpool
47) Phil Gridelet £175,000 from Barnsley (then a non league record)
46) Derek Payne the ankle nips and that ban for that
45) Kenny Gillett now playing in front of 60,000 regularly - well - 4 times a year
43) Jake Cole the first keeper we had confidence in since returning to the league
43) Phil Simpson the goal against the swans
42) Neal Bishop and he really did eat the league
41) Greg Heald for many things, for being captain, for caring, for kicking the streaker, for that sideways dribble at Hayes..

Feel free to add your comments and memories!
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Re: Top 91 Players of All Time - 91-51

Postby rudebwoyben » 06 Oct 2011, 10:29

Moonchild_Bee wrote:Well, the scores are in...! Although these might seem like the also runs, remember that these players have stood out from the thousands that have gone through the Underhill changing rooms. These are the players that might have inspired youngsters to return and created lifelong fans (which Andy Pape did for me :D ), the players who were good but not great, but have been amongst some of our fans favourites.

Thank you all for voting. Your top 10's were weighted (10 points for your first choice, and 9 for 2nd etc down to 1 point for your 10th favourite player). Where players had the same number of points, i've ranked players by number of votes received (i.e. Spike Carter and John Fairbrother received the same number of points, but Spike is ahead in the rankings by virtue of attracting 5 nominations ahead of Fairbrother's 2).

So, the Top 50 will follow. Here are the others that didn't quite make it, but are still fondly remembered.

91) Mark Marshall

85) Alan Walker
85) Mark Hughes
85) Paul Furlong
85) Ricky George
85) Warren Goodhind
85) Zeke Rowe
84) Peter Beadle
81) Alf d'Arcy
81) Dwayne Lee
81) Ken Charlery

80) Steve Kabba
73) Barry King
73) Ben Embury
73) Gary Cooper
73) Lee Howarth
73) Mick Bodley
73) Richard Huxford
73) Steve Brinkman
71) Gary Poole
71) John O'Flynn

68) Ben Strevens
68) Junior Agogo
68) Tresor Kandol
67) Sam Stockley
66) Steve Mahoney
64) Yannick Bolassie
64) David Howell

60) Dicky Plume
60) Gordon Ferry
60) Peter Brown
60) Steve Humphries
57) Jon Ford
57) Steve Regan
57) Steve Turner
56) Richard Graham
54) Herbie Smith
54) Reg Finch
53) Frank Murphy
52) Dean Sinclair
51) Roger Figg


Interesting to see players on this list who during their time here were not some (and I emphasise the some!) fans' favourites..
Yes, I'm thinking of Dwane Lee (who somehow made it onto someone's choice of worst-ever Barnet XI) and Ken Charlery.
Peter Beadle made a big impression on some people in the dozen or so games he played for us. I think I only ever saw him play in that match at Stevenage but he certainly showed that physical presence up front can make a difference.
If Richard Graham had managed to make more of an impact in League 2 for us than he would have ended further up the list but he's still my favourite player of 2004/05.
Warren Goodhind was going to be a star for us until he suffered that horrific injury at Hednesford. I don't think he was ever as good again afterwards.
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Re: Top 91 Players of All Time - 91-51

Postby rudebwoyben » 06 Oct 2011, 10:33

And it's good to see Frank Murphy on the list as well. He always brought a bit of guile into any match he played. I remember a particularly good cameo performance by him in our FA Cup replay win at Northampton Town in 90/91 and of course the part he played in transforming our moribund title challenge towards the end of that season crowning it with the goal of the season against Welling Utd.
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Re: Top 91 Players of All Time - 50-41

Postby rudebwoyben » 06 Oct 2011, 10:41

I'd add for Andy Pape that he was one of the ones who stayed after the meltdown of '93.
Eddie for doing the Barnet holiday soccer schools as well.
Derek Payne was brilliant for us in 92/93.
Phil Gridelet controlled the midfield for us but didn't actually play that many matches for us. He was only at Underhill for half a season!
Phil Simpson was someone who would always display some nice touches in midfield every match
Greg Heald is our record signing and gave us full value over the 6 years he was here,
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Re: Top 91 Players of All Time - 50-41

Postby John_c » 06 Oct 2011, 12:27

rudebwoyben wrote:Greg Heald is our record signing and gave us full value over the 6 years he was here,


Ooh, now you've done it Ben. The great Heald debate will ensue :-)
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Re: Top 91 Players of All Time - 50-41

Postby Mikel Bee » 06 Oct 2011, 13:02

John_c wrote:great Heald


Says it all. :wink:
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Re: Top 91 Players of All Time - 50-41

Postby John_c » 06 Oct 2011, 13:35

I always liked him. Thought he did a good job.

Others in these parts think he was the worst player to ever wear a Barnet shirt. Amongst others.
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Re: Top 91 Players of All Time - 50-41

Postby Pushkin » 06 Oct 2011, 14:55

John_c wrote:Others in these parts think he was the worst player to ever wear a Barnet shirt.


WTF?

Why?

I always liked Heald. Good, old fashioned centre-back and captain.

Although, I didn't catch many Barnet games after 2001 until 2003 when he left, so I don't know if something happened in those 2 years that I'm not aware of. :?:
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