Originally Posted by Twisted
tin hat on perhaps but he is way above stokoe for me, maybe if i was older i would disagree with what im about to say but stokoe only did four years here, won the cup, fanastic but sadly that side was prematurely dismantled as a result of not being able to get into the first div quickly enough.
quinny is a legend perhaps as much as anyone bar james allan, alongside montgomery, gurney etc who were real servants to the club for a long long time
I think the fact that Stokoe was, whilst fully deserving of legend status, only doing his job is what puts Quinny ahead for me. We signed him as a striker, he pretty much (having accepted) had to do his best upfront and score us a few goals but he didnt need to take the place to heart, to donate testimonial money to charity, he didnt need to pay for taxis to take fans back home and all the many other true stories you hear of his kindness, he didnt need to come and help with coaching and he definitely didnt need to interrupt his retirement to go chasing first the Drumaville lads when we badly needed someone to save us and then Short when Ireland got into financial bther and affected Drumaville, and he didnt need to take on a job like Chairman with all the responsibility that includes.
He has gone so far above what anyone could ever ask, especially for a lad who isnt even from the area, and has done so much for the club and the city as a whole that I dont think Stokoe can compare personally, we almost need a new category for Quinn he is that much of a legend