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Your Favourite Under The Radar Player

By Chuds12/1 00:26Wed Jan 12 00:26:02 2022

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Following a post tonight that mentioned Stacy Long and Yemi, it made me think about players who were liked but were perhaps underappreciated or went under the radar a bit. A nice chance to reminisce on some good players we have had who don't often get mentioned, so who is your favourite Boro' player to fit the bill?

I will start with Charlie Griffin.

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By Jonnym813/1 19:08Thu Jan 13 19:08:29 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Darius

Craig Reid

Lucas Akins

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By Freemo13/1 19:38Thu Jan 13 19:38:58 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Completely forgot Reid despite him being right at the heart of the glory days. Forgot his second spell in 2014 even more.

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By Paulio13/1 21:45Thu Jan 13 21:45:39 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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He was shit.

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By SFC Jonny13/1 22:30Thu Jan 13 22:30:27 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Nope.

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By Ogs (Geoff Wode)13/1 10:53Thu Jan 13 10:53:51 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Harry Beautyman

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By Nate13/1 08:18Thu Jan 13 08:18:22 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Peter Vincenti

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By SFC Jonny12/1 22:03Wed Jan 12 22:03:44 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Rob Sinclair was an absolute baller and had nice hair.

Peter Winn was great cos he was also a back up goalie and could do karate kicks.

Edit : I also once played FIFA with Steve Arnold and couldn't believe how big his hands were.

Edited by SFC Jonny at 22:04:27 on 12th January 2022

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By Balders (BALDOCKBORO)12/1 20:59Wed Jan 12 20:59:47 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Always loved Stacey Long.

Always played with a smile. Not always good but always tried and appreciated how bloody lucky he was to be earning a living playing football.

Not sure Griffin was ever underrated or under the radar.

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By Sev12/1 21:02Wed Jan 12 21:02:54 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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A few of the names in this thread wouldn't exactly be called under the radar. Most were fan favourites when here!

Edited by Sev at 21:03:07 on 12th January 2022

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By Rotterdamboro12/1 19:19Wed Jan 12 19:19:00 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Tony Lynch

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By Dave (daveadkins)13/1 18:43Thu Jan 13 18:43:49 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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He was hardly under the radar.

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By Deltic 21 (Spirit of East Coast Boro)12/1 22:52Wed Jan 12 22:52:29 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Jefferson Louis.

(I assume we’re just listing any old names now?!)

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By Paulio12/1 22:55Wed Jan 12 22:55:21 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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J-Loooooo

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By Paulio12/1 19:02Wed Jan 12 19:02:40 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Rob Quinn.

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By Bragbury10612/1 19:22Wed Jan 12 19:22:46 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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D.Stamp A.Elding

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By craigat8812/1 17:44Wed Jan 12 17:44:37 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Charlie Griffin as you say, Jon Nutter

Another which I hear so many never rated for me was Andy Drury

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By Bankerbob12/1 12:31Wed Jan 12 12:31:27 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Nailed it in one, Chuds.

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By Rob SBFC (Big Robbie (SBFC))12/1 11:42Wed Jan 12 11:42:07 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Elliot Osbourne

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By Freemo12/1 10:10Wed Jan 12 10:10:50 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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John Martin. Definition of a terrier. Not sure that sort of player works at League level and not sure we've had any in that time.

Edited by Freemo at 10:11:33 on 12th January 2022

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By Richie Rich C12/1 18:06Wed Jan 12 18:06:53 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Johnny Martin , definitely in this category , another two who would make the all time 11 but never get mentions ... Tony Martin and Peter ( yes Peter) Gittings , we always mention Martin of course but Peter, in my view a better player in the heart of any all time boro midfield for me

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By Pete (PeteH)12/1 18:32Wed Jan 12 18:32:54 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Having read about him, you can only wonder how good Peter Gittings could've been if injuries didn't keep getting in the way.

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By SFC SLO (Cruffers)12/1 09:45Wed Jan 12 09:45:52 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Barry Laker and Danny Carroll.

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By Specky (Mike H)12/1 09:10Wed Jan 12 09:10:01 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Stuart Beevor…….took a lot of stick but was a regular under Cloughie.

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By Ratman4612/1 08:42Wed Jan 12 08:42:37 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Darius

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By Pete (PeteH)12/1 08:35Wed Jan 12 08:35:45 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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I could name loads...

Charlie Griffin
Simon Wormull
Yemi Odubade
Steve Guppy
Danny Carroll
Daryl McMahon (to an extent)
Byron Harrison

My memory of the late 1990s is a bit hazy, so can't think of examples there. You could suggest guys like John Dreyer, Matt Fisher, John Hamsher, Ryan Kirby, Lee Howarth(?) might fit the bill. Like I say, memory is a bit rusty and the period between 1998-2003 wasn't exactly amazing.

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By SparkyToes12/1 08:43Wed Jan 12 08:43:17 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Yes, Yemi Odubade

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By Owen B12/1 07:42Wed Jan 12 07:42:24 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Justin Gregory or Jon Brady. No idea why.

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By Yogi12/1 09:05Wed Jan 12 09:05:05 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Michael Bridges
Kenny Webster

Oh, Mr Carl Alford. Not underrated but I liked him!

Edited by Yogi at 09:07:54 on 12th January 2022

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By AndyC12/1 09:37Wed Jan 12 09:37:31 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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That Lee Harvey - Carl Alford combo! Goal every time

Edited by AndyC at 09:37:42 on 12th January 2022

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By WASP (Original Mr Wasp)12/1 07:22Wed Jan 12 07:22:27 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Lee Boylan

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By SFCfox12/1 06:58Wed Jan 12 06:58:11 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Joel Byrom
Jon Nutter
Steve Guppy

Edited by SFCfox at 08:43:41 on 12th January 2022

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By Paulio12/1 00:32Wed Jan 12 00:32:02 2022In response to Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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George Boyd

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By Damo (damian1985)12/1 12:01Wed Jan 12 12:01:34 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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John Nurse!

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Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar Player

By Chuds12/1 14:21Wed Jan 12 14:21:11 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Dannie Bulman!

Edit: Stupid autocorrect changed his name to the usual spelling.

Edited by Chuds at 14:21:40 on 12th January 2022

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By Deltic 21 (Spirit of East Coast Boro)12/1 00:45Wed Jan 12 00:45:03 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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I always thought Steve Guppy put a good shift in for us on the left wing but never seemed to be praised as much as I felt he should. And Gray (Andy, was it?) our Right Back for a while, took some criticism I often found unfair. Ivsaw some good stuff in him.

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By Paulio12/1 00:51Wed Jan 12 00:51:16 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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David Gray.

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By Nate12/1 16:01Wed Jan 12 16:01:51 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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He loved a fucking tackle did Davey.

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By jayess12/1 07:44Wed Jan 12 07:44:58 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Gray was OK going forward but terrible defensively. Ditched by GW at Preston then signed by Smith TO REPLACE RONNIE. Outrageous.

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By Deltic 21 (Spirit of East Coast Boro)12/1 08:36Wed Jan 12 08:36:23 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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He had a reputation for being terrible defensively but I rarely saw that. I’d sometimes focus on him particularly, looking for mistakes, but he seemed quite tough and determined, willing to put in crunching tackles and chasing down balls with intent and purpose. I’d quite like to see some of his games again just to re-check my opinion, but I remember feeling that way at the time.

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By Rob SBFC (Big Robbie (SBFC))12/1 11:44Wed Jan 12 11:44:04 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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I always suspected his first touch was deliberately ropey, so he could go full Julian Dicks through someone

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By Owen B12/1 08:41Wed Jan 12 08:41:59 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Geezer was a walking yellow card.

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By Pete (PeteH)12/1 08:59Wed Jan 12 08:59:29 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Lol at the time Lee Hills was subbed off after 14 mins because he was already on a yellow and looked ripe for another.

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By Copeysaurus (CDawg)12/1 02:06Wed Jan 12 02:06:46 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Was about to say him too.

Also Bira, best best CB we’ve ever had after Ash and Robbo.

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By Nate12/1 16:02Wed Jan 12 16:02:36 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Bira is a great shout. Was actually pissed off when we let him go.

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By Copeysaurus (CDawg)13/1 09:03Thu Jan 13 09:03:20 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Was a shithouse too, had every opposition team/fans rattled. Remember Zebroski’s tackle on him? One of the worst I’ve seen at the Lamex

Edited by CDawg at 09:03:36 on 13th January 2022

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By Handyandy112/1 11:44Wed Jan 12 11:44:34 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Steve Berry for the short time he was with us. Especially the first time round

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By Borojim12/1 14:18Wed Jan 12 14:18:06 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Gary Crawshaw.

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By Mr Happy SFC12/1 14:31Wed Jan 12 14:31:01 2022In response to Re: Your Favourite Under The Radar PlayerTop of thread

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Has he gone travelling again?

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