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Arcadius
05-02-2012, 11:11
Now we're all in a good mood can I please ask you for nominations for the best Right Back to have played for the club, in your memory. The last polls I started on Goalie and Left Back I upset a few by leaving someone out!! If we have a clear favourite I won't waste time by running the poll!

Just a reminder Bert Williams is our Goalie and Derek Parkin our Left Back!

ginboomerang
05-02-2012, 11:15
Zico.

Boss Hogg
05-02-2012, 11:17
Often overlooked, but for me - John Humphrey

tamworth wolf
05-02-2012, 11:17
Ive only been a fan since 96 so it has to be Dennis Irwin for me. I remember andy thompson being good from my early days aswell. both penalty masters!

Papper
05-02-2012, 11:21
Mark Atkins.

Lupo
05-02-2012, 11:21
Ive only been a fan since 96 so it has to be Dennis Irwin for me. I remember andy thompson being good from my early days aswell. both penalty masters!

+1, before these we're relying on the memories of the wrinklies!

woop woop barmy army
05-02-2012, 11:23
Was Andy Thompson right or left bk?

Sheriff Woody
05-02-2012, 11:50
Difficult one, I can't decide between Tom Bennett, Darren Simkin or Kevin Ashley.

tamworth wolf
05-02-2012, 12:14
I remember him at right back with venus on the left when i started going in the taylor days.

Harlow Wolf
05-02-2012, 12:15
Zico.

Agreed! One of my favourite ever Wolves goals was "Zico" Palmer hitting a Roberto Carlos like banana shot from 20 yards in off the post to put us 3-1 up at White Hart Lane. Any older fans remember that?

One of my favourite Wolves players ever.

XDevonwolf
05-02-2012, 12:31
No doubt in my mind.
Bobby Thomson
He played for us in the 60's and could back-peddle faster than some could run forwards.
Played for England a few times too.

andy-in-seat-190
05-02-2012, 12:32
Geoff Palmer for me.

Big Saft Kid
05-02-2012, 12:33
Eddie Stuart (50s). Andy Thompson was good. Kevin Muscat (not!).

Anyone remember Joe Wilson, signed form Workington in the 60s? Built like a brick $$$$house, took no prisoners. $$$$e footballer, but when he tackled you, you stayed tackled

PeteWolf
05-02-2012, 12:35
Serge Romano bought a touch of continental class that we'd been previously lacking.

Dewsburywolf
05-02-2012, 12:35
Neil Masters

XDevonwolf
05-02-2012, 12:36
Eddie Stuart (50s). Andy Thompson was good. Kevin Muscat (not!).

Anyone remember Joe Wilson, signed form Workington in the 60s? Built like a brick $$$$house, took no prisoners. $$$$e footballer, but when he tackled you, you stayed tackled

Yes. Known as 'Captain Crunch' after a breakfast cereal at the time.

oldgolded
05-02-2012, 12:40
Jamie Smith.

Sheriff Woody
05-02-2012, 13:21
Neil Masters

Left back wasn't he?

Hrothgar
05-02-2012, 13:31
Karl Henry


only joking Id have to go for Thomson,Palmer and Thompson in that order-sounds like a firm of solicitors!!

PeteWolf
05-02-2012, 13:36
Thomson and Thompson?

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyj56vnY2L1qdfr09.jpg

Tring Wolf
05-02-2012, 13:36
Toss up between Foley, Irwin and McNamara for me. All very calm, composed and comfortable in possession.

For length of service and usually being in contention for our Player of the Season, Foley just shades it for me.

FRAZ-WOLF
05-02-2012, 14:18
Darren Bazeley

Paul76
05-02-2012, 14:33
Neil Collins.

topcat99
05-02-2012, 14:51
Always thought that Tom Bennett would have been a great player, but got a nasty knee injury (at Oxford?) when young and in form, and never recovered.

Zico for me then.

JOSWolf
05-02-2012, 15:34
In my time watching Wolves it has to be Foley for his all round game but I did like Andy Thomspon who was a great servant to the club, but he wasnt as good as Foley.

WV10Wolf
05-02-2012, 15:37
In my time Dennis Irwin. I seem to recall him being 36/37 and keeping Ronaldo in his back pocket in 03/04

Woburn Wolf
05-02-2012, 15:42
Bobby Thomson

woop woop barmy army
05-02-2012, 15:49
kevin Muscat

SanFranWolf
05-02-2012, 15:57
Oleg luzhny.

Seriously Palmer, Irwin and Foley are the best I've seen.

Metal Wolf89
05-02-2012, 16:02
Dennis Irwin.

FRAZ-WOLF
05-02-2012, 16:03
Jackie Mac And Irwin they could read the game brilliantly Foley is composed bit like Maurice Ross for those who remember him Mo Camera wasn't as half as bad as people say did a job.

OoohRobbieRobbie
05-02-2012, 16:49
Gunnar Halle.

crasm98
05-02-2012, 17:02
Luzhny?

-MTW-
05-02-2012, 17:06
Bobby Thomson

Rhoswolf
05-02-2012, 17:12
Eddie Stuart (50s). Andy Thompson was good. Kevin Muscat (not!).

Anyone remember Joe Wilson, signed form Workington in the 60s? Built like a brick $$$$house, took no prisoners. $$$$e footballer, but when he tackled you, you stayed tackled

Remember Joe Wilson well, the winger may have gone past him once but you could guarantee it wouldn't happen twice!! Real hard man, unlike Muscat.

My vote goes to Bobby Thomson, as it did with left back, from memory he played both flanks at different times.

Ashley
05-02-2012, 17:24
Zubar :)

BlackBully
05-02-2012, 17:25
Irwin was a left back! A right footed left back.

For me it has to be Muscat (why do people think he was rubbish?) He captained us, was solid at defending and scored going forward. Or Thomson. I suppose Thomson for his length of service just shades it.

JakeWolves
05-02-2012, 17:28
Probably Muscat for me too

johnybig32
05-02-2012, 17:28
Mark Rankine. Shabba.

Tring Wolf
05-02-2012, 17:45
Irwin was a left back! A right footed left back.

For me it has to be Muscat (why do people think he was rubbish?) He captained us, was solid at defending and scored going forward. Or Thomson. I suppose Thomson for his length of service just shades it.

He was for United but didn't he play predominantly right back for us in his time here with Naylor at left-back?

Seem to remember Alan Hansen saying he was the best right and left back of the Premier League era.

OoohRobbieRobbie
05-02-2012, 18:02
He was mostly a RB for us. Naylor LB.

BaysideWolf
05-02-2012, 18:06
In recent years I would go with Jackie McNamara. Good on the ball, decent pace and reading of the game. Like Foley a very consistent performer. We were a much better team with Jackie in it than we were without.

From earlier times I would go for Andy Thompson and before him Geoff Palmer. Very different players but memorable in the own ways.

old wittonian
05-02-2012, 18:07
Angus McLean

purplepault69
05-02-2012, 18:13
Geoff Palmer

Rhoswolf
05-02-2012, 18:20
Angus McLean

Thought I was a senior member!!!

old wittonian
05-02-2012, 18:30
Thought I was a senior member!!!

Remember him - took no prisoners !!!

Howlin' Wolf
05-02-2012, 18:56
Bernie Shaw anyone?

SimplyTheWolves
05-02-2012, 19:28
Geoff Palmer, very reliable hard working, and not afraid to go forward.

Thank you Sir Jack
05-02-2012, 19:31
George Showell for me, alongside Palmer

qbwolf
05-02-2012, 19:36
Bernard Shaw

Rhoswolf
05-02-2012, 19:57
Remember him - took no prisoners !!!

Too young to see him (started 1958), dad told me plenty! So many good players in the last 50+ years, and all things relative to the time they played. My vote still goes to Bobby Thomson, but in our "darkest days" Andy Thompson was immense.

Scallywolf
05-02-2012, 20:16
Bobby Thomson - class

Dorset DeWolf
05-02-2012, 21:11
Andy Thompson

Super Ted
05-02-2012, 21:30
I do go back a few years so my choise isn't from just a few seasons, but my call would be Foley during the promotion season. He was player of the season that year ahead of others who got more headlines i.e. SEB, Kighlty, Henry.

Edgmond Wolf
05-02-2012, 21:33
Geoff Palmer....or....Foley

OLDGOLD
05-02-2012, 22:03
I was born in 72, so was young for the Zico era, but my abiding memory of him is the number of 60 yd back passes he hit......

Huyton W88lvo
05-02-2012, 22:10
Palmer was an embarrassment -dreadful especially in his second spell with us-full marks for enthusiasm but desperately short on ability.
Humphrey for me

Chungster
05-02-2012, 22:24
Palmer was an embarrassment -dreadful especially in his second spell with us-full marks for enthusiasm but desperately short on ability.
Humphrey for me

At last. A post from someone who actually watched him play week in and week out. I think it may be evading some of the posters on here that the 'zico' knickname was ironic. The only way to watch Geoff Palmer was from behind the sofa with your hands over your eyes.

Vietnam Wolf
06-02-2012, 03:15
Thommo was a left back as was Irwin.

OK Zico wasn't the best right back in the world but he played over 400 games for us so he can't have been too shabby. The best, and most consistent, I've seen in my time of watching Wolves.

wolfyjoe
06-02-2012, 05:07
Thommo was a left back as was Irwin.


I'm glad you've said this because i could have sworn Irwin was a left back and was ashamed at myself for not knowing for sure.

itsmee
06-02-2012, 06:17
Geoff Zico Palmer

SanFranWolf
06-02-2012, 07:50
Who made up our defense when Palmer was playing? It was something like this wasn't it?

Parkin. Berry. ????? Palmer

Bradshaw.

Didn't Emlyn Hughes play at center half one game?

bridgnorthwolf
06-02-2012, 09:30
Kevin Foley.

Epitomised the "new" Wolves post-Hayward. Player of the season when we won the Championship ahead of more obvious choices.

FLEET WOLF
06-02-2012, 09:42
I might be wrong, but when we signed Derek Parkin, I think he was a right back-that being the case, it would be him for me, with Bobby Thomson at left back.

Vietnam Wolf
06-02-2012, 09:53
Who made up our defense when Palmer was playing? It was something like this wasn't it?

Parkin. Berry. ????? Palmer

Bradshaw.

Didn't Emlyn Hughes play at center half one game?

The one and only John McAlle for many years ...

19th Holer
06-02-2012, 10:53
I might be wrong, but when we signed Derek Parkin, I think he was a right back-that being the case, it would be him for me, with Bobby Thomson at left back.

That is correct.
Best pair of full-backs I've seen us have.
Despite his number of appearances, Derek Parkin also missed as good as a full season with illness.

Useless Fact of the Day - Geoff Palmer is currently Captain at Oxley Park Golf Club.

OoohRobbieRobbie
06-02-2012, 10:58
I'm glad you've said this because i could have sworn Irwin was a left back and was ashamed at myself for not knowing for sure.

Irwin was mostly a left back for Man United, but he was right back at Wolves! Lee Naylor was left back, Irwin right back. He may have played left back a handful of times.

blaenboy
06-02-2012, 11:36
Whichever way round you want them, Bobby Thomson and Derek Parkin.

XDevonwolf
06-02-2012, 11:44
From looking back we can see that it is quite common for full-backs to swap sides.
I feel sure that Foley has the nouse to play left-back for us, which would solve, what in my opinion, is a major defensive problem. I doubt this will happen while MM is manager because he keeps picking Ward no matter how bad he is and while I also think Ward is a terrific club man, MM needs to grasp the nettle for the sake of the team.

Still Bobby Thomson.

ourkid77
06-02-2012, 11:45
Geoff Zico Palmer for me

PeteWolf
06-02-2012, 19:39
I'm glad you've said this because i could have sworn Irwin was a left back and was ashamed at myself for not knowing for sure.
Irwin was definitely a right back for us. Thommo had long periods at both.

woolleybear
06-02-2012, 23:00
Ryan Green

Oldgold Wolfcub
07-02-2012, 00:13
Ryan Green
Should have been.

Oxford_Wolf
07-02-2012, 07:34
Thomo! Andy that is