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Title: Bit of fun....
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, September 18, 2020, 09:10:17
see how many of the top 10 the appearance makers since 00/01, you can get.

I'll put up the numbers now and the names later.  No cheating.  I'm not going to mark it as such, just a bit of fun.  League games (not PO's) only, subs included as an appearance

206  Jerel Ifil
203  David Duke
183  Matt Heywood
179  Matt Hewlett
168  Nathan Thompson
164  Wes Foderingham
159  Andy Gurney
150 J-P McGovern
147 Simon Ferry
142*  Alan Reeves

* excludes appearances before 00/01


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, September 18, 2020, 09:14:25
Matt Hewlett
David duke
Nathan Thompson
Alan Reeves
Matt heywood?


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Quagmire on Friday, September 18, 2020, 09:14:53
Gurney?


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Quagmire on Friday, September 18, 2020, 09:16:04
Jerel Ifil must have had a few too?


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, September 18, 2020, 09:16:43
Foderingham


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, September 18, 2020, 09:47:07
Andy Nicholas.


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Simon Pieman on Friday, September 18, 2020, 09:56:35
Simon Ferry


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Simon Pieman on Friday, September 18, 2020, 10:02:58
I think Turbo might creep into the top 10 too.

There are probably a load of players in the 120 appearance-ish bracket which makes it tough. Mind you, I'm sure even Pook got to 100 league appearances with us given he was with us for several seasons.


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Frigby Daser on Friday, September 18, 2020, 10:34:28
Gurney
Doughty (?)
Foderingham
Hewlett
Vigouroux
Miglioranzi
Thompson, N
Vincent
Ifil
Heywood
Duke
Pook?


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 18, 2020, 10:40:04
Milan Musan


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Nemo on Friday, September 18, 2020, 10:42:19
Caddis over the two spells?


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, September 18, 2020, 10:48:52
Jack Smith was another who was around for a few seasons, so must be in with a shout of being in the top 10.

What about Phil Smith? Here for a while, but I suppose mostly a bench warmer.


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Friday, September 18, 2020, 10:58:37
Bart Griemink must have clocked up a few as a regular number 1 in the early 2000s. Basically anyone who has done 4 seasons to get on the list. Think Sammy Parkin might be just below 120


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: river monster on Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:09:10
I remember paynter and mcgovern joining around the same time and stayed a few seasons so maybe them?Peacock aswell?


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:28:53
Duke, Ifil, Hewlett, Gurns & Heywood.


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:31:40
Turbo & JPM


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:38:25
Si Ferry.


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:40:34
Gamble but Invincibile and Ritchie


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: river monster on Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:47:16
Roberts? Christian not Gary


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, September 18, 2020, 18:18:13
Reg has updated the OP with the names. All, I think, have been mentioned in the thread.


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Friday, September 18, 2020, 18:22:45
Talk about the good, the bad and the ugly in that list


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, September 18, 2020, 18:29:40
Reg has updated the OP with the names. All, I think, have been mentioned in the thread.

Yes an impressive collective effort.... your man Jack Smith comes in at 11.   Kind of goes to show how the player churn has speeded up in Power times, as mostpof those listed were King era signings, with Nathan through the ranks and the odd other pre Power name.

By way of a supplementary..... and I'd say much easier, top 10 leading league goal scorers from the same years....

67 Parkin
45 Paynter
44 Cox
35 Ajose
32 A. Williams
31 Austin
25 Doyle
25 Obika
25 Ritchie
22 Invincibile


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, September 18, 2020, 18:33:42
Parkin
Cox
Paynter
Austin

There's the gimmes.


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Costanza on Friday, September 18, 2020, 18:35:10
Ajose
Andy Williams


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 18, 2020, 18:37:13
that isn't the list I was expecting!

JOM, Duke , Hewlett, Heywood...


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Friday, September 18, 2020, 18:39:04
Interesting that 4 were Andy King signings and Alan Reeves a stalwart of his teams.

Found this on Alan Reeves

https://www.fansnetwork.co.uk/football/rochdale/news/52113/player-interviews-alan-reeves


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Costanza on Friday, September 18, 2020, 18:39:08
Andy King had his favourites.


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, September 18, 2020, 18:42:56
Goal machine Jon Obika?


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Friday, September 18, 2020, 18:45:54
The goal scoring list seems low numbers even for league games only. I think Doughty might make the list just behind Obika.

Would love to see a top 10 league goal scorers for the 80s and 90s decade. Feeling it would be higher with Mayes, Rowland, Chalky, Bamber, Quinn and Deadly Dunc


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, September 18, 2020, 18:46:39
Andy King had his favourites.

Those early pods you did with those in the card school, and those that weren't, were great.


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, September 18, 2020, 19:05:40
The goal scoring list seems low numbers even for league games only. I think Doughty might make the list just behind Obika.

Would love to see a top 10 league goal scorers for the 80s and 90s decade. Feeling it would be higher with Mayes, Rowland, Chalky, Bamber, Quinn and Deadly Dunc

Mayes and Rowland scored a fair few in 78/79...79/80. You had White and Shearer on 87 and 79, then then spread is pretty much like for the last 20 years, perhaps a few more around the 30 goal mark.


Title: Re: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Friday, September 18, 2020, 19:07:37
Parkin
Cox
Paynter
Austin

There's the gimmes.
Eoin Doyle another gimme and Reg's unsung striker Michael Smith


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Quagmire on Friday, September 18, 2020, 19:12:04
Peacock?


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: bamboonoshop on Friday, September 18, 2020, 19:18:02
Matt Ritchie has to make this list surely?  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: stfcben on Friday, September 18, 2020, 19:34:30
Tommy Mooney?
Rory Fallon?


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: river monster on Friday, September 18, 2020, 20:04:53
Doyle


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 19, 2020, 08:59:49
On the original question, Jerel Ifil's 206 puts him 42nd on the all time list - not a huge surprise that players used to stick around longer than they do now, but interesting to see by how much.

To my shame, I'd never heard of the guy in sixth on the list with over 400 - http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Person.asp?PersonID=HUDSONGE - sounds like an absolute unit at the back.

(Full listing here http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/StatAttack/PlayerMostAndLeast.asp?Opposition=NO&Type=Appearances&Order=DESC&Season=)


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Bedford Red on Saturday, September 19, 2020, 09:44:25


To my shame, I'd never heard of the guy in sixth on the list with over 400 - http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Person.asp?PersonID=HUDSONGE - sounds like an absolute unit at the back.


I know of him as my Dad talks about him a lot. My Dad started going in 48 so saw him play loads, he also remembers George Hunt too who played at the same time (who's 22nd on the list).

As my Dad says, their job in those days was just to get it up the field, no passing around at the back (that would please a few in the North Stand these days).


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 19, 2020, 09:49:00
I know of him as my Dad talks about him a lot. My Dad started going in 48 so saw him play loads, he also remembers George Hunt too who played at the same time (who's 22nd on the list).

As my Dad says, their job in those days was just to get it up the field, no passing around at the back (that would please a few in the North Stand these days).
My Dad started going in the very early 50s and he spoke about him too but I know little of him.

I think a lot of the "get if forrarrrdddd" blokes will actually remember him playing TBF!


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Saturday, September 19, 2020, 13:05:14
Had to get the Reg out and check just to be sure. In my 46 years of watching I count 19 that I have had the pleasure of cheering on. Thankfully The Don in my 19, but on his return, and Frank Burrows which I needed to confirm. Does seem that recent players move on much sooner.


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Saturday, September 19, 2020, 13:08:37
Had to get the Reg out and check just to be sure. In my 46 years of watching I count 19 that I have had the pleasure of cheering on. Thankfully The Don in my 19, but on his return, and Frank Burrows which I needed to confirm. Does seem that recent players move on much sooner.
Reg out?? Reg. When I type 'Reg' it puts in pokemon. No idea why Reg has been inserted. I'm off for a beer.


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, September 19, 2020, 13:10:50
The 1957 Cup Final - you can get the full match online, shows exactly what that time was like.  It's brutal, but worth a watch just for the keeper who gets taken out, has to go off but later comes back on to play on the wing.


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Saturday, September 19, 2020, 13:12:30
Reg out?? Reg. When I type 'Reg' it puts in pokemon. No idea why Reg has been inserted. I'm off for a beer.
This is spooky. I type P l o w  m a n and Reg gets inserted. Some in-house joke that I am not aware of?


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 19, 2020, 13:12:54
Had to get the Reg out and check just to be sure. In my 46 years of watching I count 19 that I have had the pleasure of cheering on. Thankfully The Don in my 19, but on his return, and Frank Burrows which I needed to confirm. Does seem that recent players move on much sooner.
This is my 46th season too, but I was not lucky enough to have seen Don play a competitve game for Town after his return.


Title: Re: Bit of fun....
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, September 19, 2020, 13:15:51
This is spooky. I type P l o w  m a n and Reg gets inserted. Some in-house joke that I am not aware of?

Yes, it gets lost somewhere in the annals of the TEF, but I think it's LL who was convinced that Reg and Paul P are one and the same.

Though I'm not sure I understand you getting your P lowman out any better...