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5 hours ago, radcliffewhite1 said:

Legend used loosely 

A quick scan at all time appearances, i think its possible he is 4th to just hopkinson, lofthouse and jussi in the most post war appearances in the top league chart

Might be wrong, davies might have a handful more

But gardner is a wanderers legend

Without question

Always gave everything, never gave up and a proper no nonsense, no trouble, professional

 

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4 minutes ago, Casino said:

A quick scan at all time appearances, i think its possible he is 4th to just hopkinson, lofthouse and jussi in the most post war appearances in the top league chart

Might be wrong, davies might have a handful more

But gardner is a wanderers legend

Without question

Always gave everything, never gave up and a proper no nonsense, no trouble, professional

 

I think good servant and legend are getting mixed up 

he improved massively was like bambi on ice when he arrived so fair play, he was an average player nothing else 

My bolton legend list does not have Ricardo Gardner 

 

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19 minutes ago, radcliffewhite1 said:

I think good servant and legend are getting mixed up 

he improved massively was like bambi on ice when he arrived so fair play, he was an average player nothing else 

My bolton legend list does not have Ricardo Gardner 

 

In fairness Jussi was also dodgy when he arrived , I think he was dropped after having a nightmare at Sunderland .

Regarding Gardner , I think anybody who makes 400+ appearances for your club in my eyes is a club legend , and even though he blossomed at left back / wing back , he was part of a great Wanderers era . Personally my favourite moment was the play off final goal , I was still getting my breath back after Ricketts goal and he scores a goal worthy of any final .

 

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14 minutes ago, dusan nikolic said:

In fairness Jussi was also dodgy when he arrived , I think he was dropped after having a nightmare at Sunderland .

Regarding Gardner , I think anybody who makes 400+ appearances for your club in my eyes is a club legend , and even though he blossomed at left back / wing back , he was part of a great Wanderers era . Personally my favourite moment was the play off final goal , I was still getting my breath back after Ricketts goal and he scores a goal worthy of any final .

 

Certainly jussi started slow & made some gaffs

however he went onto to be one of the best keepers in the premier league for a period 

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1 minute ago, radcliffewhite1 said:

Certainly jussi started slow & made some gaffs

however he went onto to be one of the best keepers in the premier league for a period 

I understand were your coming from , but I personally look at club loyalty as being a big part of legend status .

Steve Thompson , Phil Brown ,Jules Darby , Jimmy Phillips, in my eyes are club Legends on pretty much that basis , none of them were world beaters but they all racked up a lot of games and served the club well.

It would make an interesting thread to see who posters class as legends and for what basis .

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2 hours ago, Casino said:

A quick scan at all time appearances, i think its possible he is 4th to just hopkinson, lofthouse and jussi in the most post war appearances in the top league chart

Might be wrong, davies might have a handful more

But gardner is a wanderers legend

Without question

Always gave everything, never gave up and a proper no nonsense, no trouble, professional

 

He's not in top 10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Bolton_Wanderers_F.C._records_and_statistics#Appearances

1England Eddie Hopkinson 1952–1970 (578)

2England Roy Greaves 1965–1980 (575)

3England Alex Finney1922–1937 (530)

3Finland Jussi Jääskeläinen 1997–2012 (530)

5England Warwick Rimmer 1960–1975 (528)

6England Bryan Edwards 1947–1965 (518)

7Wales Ted Vizard 1910–1931 (512)

8England Paul Jones 1970–1983 (506)

9England Nat Lofthouse 1946–1960 (503)

10England Roy Hartle 1952–1966 (499)

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2 hours ago, radcliffewhite1 said:

Certainly jussi started slow & made some gaffs

however he went onto to be one of the best keepers in the premier league for a period 

RG also went on to be one the best in his position for a little while.

Remember Alan Hansen having an orgasm over his wonderful defending in a game at Arsenal.

Remember Phil Brown once saying in an interview, that he was the sort of bloke you'd be proud to go to war with.

To have had the likes of him and bergsson was fantastic. Wonderful time.

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An absolute class player.

His freekick vs Newcastle at the Reebok was incredible

His cross for Stelios vs Arsenal at the Reebok was as good a cross you could see

His goal vs Bayern made the C5 commentator laugh almost in disbelief that we actually scored there

Although Ricketts settled the game vs Preston in Playoff, Gardner stole the highlights, wonderful goal.

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14 hours ago, MickyD said:

He's not in top 10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Bolton_Wanderers_F.C._records_and_statistics#Appearances

1England Eddie Hopkinson 1952–1970 (578)

2England Roy Greaves 1965–1980 (575)

3England Alex Finney1922–1937 (530)

3Finland Jussi Jääskeläinen 1997–2012 (530)

5England Warwick Rimmer 1960–1975 (528)

6England Bryan Edwards 1947–1965 (518)

7Wales Ted Vizard 1910–1931 (512)

8England Paul Jones 1970–1983 (506)

9England Nat Lofthouse 1946–1960 (503)

10England Roy Hartle 1952–1966 (499)

I said in the top league

Granted, i forgot about hartle

There may be another one or two, but not in that list

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On 27/09/2019 at 19:01, radcliffewhite1 said:

Certainly jussi started slow & made some gaffs

however he went onto to be one of the best keepers in the premier league for a period 

Strange how we remember things differently. My recollection was that Jussi was a decent commander of his 18 yard box when he first arrived but had this ability to use all of his area coached out of him so he rarely ventured out of his six-yard box.

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4 minutes ago, MickyD said:

Strange how we remember things differently. My recollection was that Jussi was a decent commander of his 18 yard box when he first arrived but had this ability to use all of his area coached out of him so he rarely ventured out of his six-yard box.

He was frustrating at times but I thought he came on massively 

he used to get caught at first coming for balls and not claiming them 

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On 28/09/2019 at 10:44, Casino said:

I said in the top league

Granted, i forgot about hartle

There may be another one or two, but not in that list

 

14 hours ago, Traf said:

You also said post-war, which takes a couple out of that top 10.

Hanson, Moir, Barrass, Lofthouse, Edwards, Holden (Doug), Hartle, Hopkinson, Stevens, Jaaskelainen, Davies (K), Nolan.

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On 27/09/2019 at 23:21, stevieb said:

He scored against Bayern fucking Munich away. 

Remember that when we're struggling to beat Blackpool at home. 

He's the only player I remember kicking the ball out of the reebok with his clearance. Have it! 

I remember him leathering it out of the ground!! Almost certain I’ve seen another player do it too, from another team though.

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