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Our Greatest Living Player!

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  1. JadeWolf

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    Morning all,

    Thought I'd start a bit of discussion on this, I was talking about it in one of the threads but I thought it might be interesting to get a debate going. Obviously over the years we've had some fantastic players wear the Old Gold, but many are sadly no longer with us. So, who is the greatest living player to play for Wolves? Kenny Hibbitt? Ron Flowers? Steve Bull? You decide!
     
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    Perhaps we should add when we started watching to allow for some perspective?

    Kenny Hibbitt. (1975).
     
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    I was tempted to take the pee by musing on Frimpong, Corica, Ferguson, Sedgeley, Atkins (God, we've had some dross)....

    Being serious, you could address this two ways, either most skillful and effective live player we've had or the living player who did most for the club.
    The former in my view would be Hibbitt or Flowers, the latter would be Bully or Derek Parkin (a true model pro).
     
  4. Pagey

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    Started watching 87, so Bully got to have had the most effect on our club.

    If talking sbout career,
    Ince, keane or mouthino.
     
  5. MasWolf

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    I'd add Irwin in career too.
     
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  6. Mugwump

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    Steve Bull is a legend and an icon at this club, but if we are talking about ability its hard to go past somebody like Peter Knowles i would have thought.
     
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    Got to be Bully for me started watching in 73.
    King John because of his class but bully because he dragged the club back on his own and carried us for a decade.
     
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    Agreed. Bully dragged back the fans 'en masse', represented us in a world cup semi-final squad and has the honour of having a stand named after him!

    I'd also mention Hibbitt too - one of the most 'complete' midfielders we've ever had and 100% dedicated to wolves for 15 years!

    Can you remember your 1st match @steve vena ? Mine was also 73
     
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    Bully as the greatest (1989)

    The best player being Neves

    I see them as two different things
     
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    Ron Flowers for me. The last link with the great team of the 1950s.
     
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    Ron Flowers, natch. :cool:

    Kenny, Steve and Jimmy Mac all deserve a very honourable mention.
     
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    Bully.

    I count myself as one of the lucky ones for being able to watch him and his mates drag our team by the scruff of it's neck and drag it up the leagues.

    He was absolutely the right guy at the right time for us.

    Of the current crop Joao Moutinho is the best pure footballer I've ever seen play for us. Still can't believe he plays for Wolves.
     
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    SGB (1983 but only really started watching them play regularly in early 1987 at 13 years old)
     
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    Kenny Hibbitt.
    Derek the Doog.
    Conor the one and only Coady.

    [​IMG]
     
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    John Richards. The King
     
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    This is also my answer and thoughts on it. Word for word.

    That said, I wouldn't have any qualms about Moutinho instead of Neves mind. We've had some good midfield duos over the years, but these guys get the nod for me.

    I think you will struggle to ever find any one player who has had a greater impact at the club Stephen George Bull. Nor will we see the likes of again.
     
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    Started 1986 and Bully by a country mile
     
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    I'll revise my above opinion.

    Bully has definitely had the greatest impact of those who are still alive, that I fully agree. The Doog and Billy Wright sadly don't qualify, of course.

    Ron Flowers, imo, is the greatest for what he achieved given his time and place but the greatest in ability would go to Moutinho...closely followed by Neves. Peter Knowles, Jimmy Mac and Kenny H deserve a very honourable mention.
     
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    Crap!

    I forgot the still alive part.

    That's mostly because legends never die of course.
     
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    Kenny Hibbitt.
    For ability, consistency, longevity, stamina, sheer effort, terrific shot, and regular goalscorer from midfield in the top league.:cool:
    You could always guarantee at the end of every game, Kenny’s shirt would be absolutely soaked with sweat (and blood).:p
    Lovely guy, very down to earth. Great servant to the old gold and black.
    So proud, pleased and thankful to have been able to watch his career at Wolves! :)
     
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    Richards and Bull.
     
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    Peter Knowles.
    It was a Saturday at 3pm but I don't remember the exact year.
     
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    +1. Always said it and always will say it.
     
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    Everton at home mate it might have been 72 can't remember I was about 7
     
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    God, aka Bully. Started going regularly in 1995, so only got to see his twilight years, but was my hero and always will be.
     
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    Started going to Wolves in about 1995/96. Saw Bully a bit but obvs not his peak. For me, it could be Helder Costa two years ago tbh. Obviously the likes of Neves and Moutinho are now up there. Jimenez is slowly becoming one of my all time favourites as well!
     
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    Joăo Moutinho.

    113 caps for Portugal.
    Primeira Liga x3
    Taça de Portugal x3
    Europa League x1
    Ligue 1 x1
    UEFA European Championship x1
     
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    The Topic /Thread title says " Our WWFC " Greatest Player..
    Even though our player now. Unfortunately Joao Moutinho was not our player when he won all those honours
     
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    I was at the Man. City game in the guests area (Citizens Lounge) before the game and the guest speaker was none other than the great Steve Daley and he was sat at the next table to my daughter and myself. I was thinking how great it was to get the money we did for him thus enabling us to buy Andy Gray who went on to score the 1980 league cup winner against European champions Forest which I was at (fabulous day out) so it has to be Steve Daley for me but not for the reasons meant for this thread!
     
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    I'm only a whipper snapper so Bully is the only superstar I've every seen!

    Although ask me again in a couple of years ;)
     
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    Peter Knowles. Only Kenny comes close.
     
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    Ron Flowers was a brilliant player, and always had time to talk to supporters especially the young
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    Now you're talking.
     
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    To answer the question asked,it has to be John Rchards.
    I will be forever grateful for what Bully did for us though.
     

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