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Best reception to a former player

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  1. Werewolf of Wombourne

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    Two always stick in my mind,
    1. Kenny Hibbitt March 1989. Assistant manager at Bristol Rovers and when they came out before the match walked down to a packed South Bank clapping his hands to thunderous applause and cheering.
    2. Tim Flowers May 2003. Brought on as a substitute for Leicester in the last 10 minutes by Micky Adams in what was his last game before retirement. Standing ovation from all 4 sides. Had to say I had a tear in my eye.

    Any more?
     
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    Waved to the Leicester fans. Thumped his heart as he ran towards the Wolves.
     
  3. Rhoswolf

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    Surely it must be Robbie Keane?:p:p:p

    King Kenny stands out for me.
     
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    Remember it well, I was behind the goal that day.

    Never saw him play for Wolves, but that meant a lot.
     
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    Kenny was in "The Goose" last night signing his new book.
    We had quite a chat about games in the 70's, particularly his games at Stoke City. Great guy !
     
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    As soon as I saw the thread title I was going to say Kenny Hibbitt. I’ve never seen a reception like that before or since. I didn’t see the Tim Flowers one but I do remember that the one and only time I went to see wolves train and get autographs as a kid, he was one of the autographs I got. I also remember getting Sammy Troughtman who I think was an ex binman at the same time
     
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    Troughton mate
     
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    Kenny's return without a doubt. Goosebump moment.
     
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    Paul Cook when we clapped the wrong bloke
     
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    On a slightly different tack the reception for the late Dean Richards when we played Spurs was outstanding.We have had some momentus fairwell days in recent times,notably Sir Jack but the one for Dean was very touching particularly as he had played for both clubs and very moving with his wife and children on the pitch.
    The club and fans did him proud.
     
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    Kenny hibbitt

    I was only 15 st the time and couldn’t quite work out what the fuss was but I do remember it being a massive ovation
     
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    I recall Robbie Keane getting a good reception when he played for Spurs at Molineux, last game of 2003/2004 season.
    Some of our fans clapped his goals if I remember and he didn’t celebrate.
     
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    So if you were 15 st at that time how much do you now weigh ! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    The Kenny Hibbitt game in my memory. Never heard a reception like that at a match I’ve ever been to.
     
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    Ewan Roberts..........Well I enjoyed it!
     
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    Not a player but the noise we made for Graham Turner in the league one season at Shrewsbury was pretty special
     
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    A smidgen
     
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    Agree with this.
    Other than very close family members, it is the only time in my adult life I’ve shed a tear over a death.
     
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    If Elekobi came back in the cup or something, I think the place may explode.
     
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    The reception Carl Ikeme got this season was pretty special.
     
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    Remember that perfectly.
     
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    I think it was more that they were applauding him not celebrating but who knows - a strange one. The novelty had gone when he rocked up with Villa.
     
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    I remember that game in 89 when Kenny came back, the noise from the South Bank was incredible...
     
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    He celebrated the goal as well. Proper times.
     
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    Graham Branch. It was a proper wtf? moment for him.
     
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    Andy Thompson got a decent one for Tranmere against us.
     
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    The Kenny Hibbitt one was special, we could just about make him out in the distance from the John Ireland stand that day.

    I also remember after the old new north bank was completed, a bunch of older gentlemen walking in front of the stand before kick off or at half time. When the north bank realised one of them was Billy Wright, the roof nearly came off. Poor old Billy, as modest as ever, gave them a gentle wave.
     
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    Robbie Keane away at Tottenham in 2003, before the home game later that season. He got a standing ovation and cheered throughout the match. A bit strange, because he scored a hat trick (but didn't celebrate).
     
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    Flowers I remember being a nice moment
    Richards would be the other one
     
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    Well an non insignificant number of fans were practically celebrating Robbie Keane’s goals on his first return to Molineux.
     
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    I missed the Hibbitt return, but heard it was special. I remember Andy Gray v Everton (83?) He waved back at the South Bank.
    Then we sang about Danny Crainie being better!
     
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    The Kenny Hibbitt one will live with me forever - he was my first ever favourite player and to give him that kind of reception still makes me emotional.

    True enough for Tim Flowers too though - the biggest victim of us falling through the divisions and never had the chance to say goodbye to those loyal enough to stick through it.
     
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    I still get a lump in my throat now watching the video of that day. Not sure why exactly hard to say. As a kid in the 90s he was probably one of my first hero’s to pass away add to that the awful young age etc and it just gets me.

    He gave me one of my earliest away day highlights. Getting crushed down the front at the baseball ground.

    There’s only one Deano
     
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    Mark Rankine return was pretty memorable ;)
     
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