Originally Posted by Major Major
Right you bastards.
Anyone who watched the last 20 games or so of the 1976/77 season would have a soft spot for those 2 lads.I will accept Bob was a bit crap but was whole-hearted (I know...). But Mel was in a different league. He was a confidence player. Got off to a bad start in a poor team and couldn't score in a brothel. When Arnott, Elliott and Rowell combined after Christmas, the team was transformed. and so was Mel. He confidence sky-rocketed and he became an excellent centre-forward for that period. I do remember either a friendly/testimonial//League cup tie, forget which, at St James', when Mel was the best player on the pitch. From being a joke player, he turned into a forward to be reckoned with. Didn't stay with us for too much longer, possible we now know why. Just don't denigrate his memory - he was, on his day, fuckin awesome.
Complete revisionist claptrap. Talk about tinted spectacles. Aye I've got a soft spot for them, a bog in the west of Ireland. Neither of them were footballers as long as their arses pointed in a downward direction. For Gods sake, Holden was exhibiting signs of the debilitation which would eventually kill him and people on here are saying he wasn't that bad?!
Colin West scored an absolute peach of a goal against the Mags at the landfill and THE best goal I've ever seen live but he was still shite and no amount of history re-writing will change that.