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Tom Rostance

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    What a fitting man to end on!

    Francis Benali, we salute you. Hope you enjoyed that trip down memory lane and hopefully we will see our modern-day cult heroes out and about soon...

    Stay safe all.

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    Francis Benali
    SMS Message: Southampton have had so many ('Chicken' George Lawrence, Mick Channon, Le God, Kelvin Davis) but for proper cult status it has to be Franny Benali who gave so much to Saints and continues to do so. from Stevie P, Malton
    Stevie P, Malton
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    I'd imagine Cardiff fans have their reservations...

    Lee Trudnel
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    Stuart McKeown: Has there ever existed a more universally adored cult hero than Lee Trundle?

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    Just making players up now?!

    No he was real it seems. A fine suggestion.

    SMS Message: Gustavo Di Lella - Hartlepool's Argentinian midfielder from Blyth. Latin temperament, chiseled jaw, a comedy moustache and a knack for getting booked. He had all the ingredients of a cult hero.
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    Anon: Tugay! You are my Turkish delight! Blackburn Rovers legend, could pick wonderful passes with ease and could strike the ball with venom from 30 yards better than no other. Came to the premier league late in his career but Alex Ferguson once commented that Tugay would have been a Manchester United player had he been 10 years younger.

    Tugay
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    Mark Fridlington: Lincoln City: Gijsbert Bos. Back in 1996, when clubs signing overseas players was more unusual, @LincolnCity_FC bought Dutch striker Bos. He scored 10 in 40 matches, but 2 of those were in League cup ties against Man City! I will always remember those nights!

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    Apparently when Graeme Souness became Rangers manager he said: "How can I tell Ted McMinn what to do when he doesn't know what he's going to do?"

    Brilliant.

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    Ted McMinn
    SMS Message: Ted McMinn at Rangers mid to late 80s. Looked unlike any winger before or since, no-one knew what was coming next including him! Always knocked his pan in for the team and always seemed to enjoy it. A genuine cult hero from Big G
    Big G
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    Another great photo!

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    Anon: I was at Newcastle Poly in the 70's , Super MAC, Malcolm McDonald, classic Newcastle centre forward, saw him in the players bar once after a game against Luton, smoking John Player Specials and drinking Pints of Carlsberg! What a hero!

    Malcolm MacDonald
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    We are living in a very weird time right now, but the 'Will Grigg's on fire' time was also very weird in hindsight.

    I can confirm large parts of France were constantly singing his name in the summer of 2016...

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    Will Grigg
    SMS Message: Will Grigg has to be in there. His song changed the game forever. Never have so many people sung about a man who they probably didn't know. You could be at any UK music festival, chant the first line and you'd instantly have 10+ people pointing and singing directly back at you. The crowd would grow and grow, next thing you know you'd have a full scale rowdy chorus walking from one stage to another belting that your defence IS in fact terrified. And then when it all dies down, the inevitable question from someone in your group... Who actually is Will Grigg? Cult legend. Enigma. On fire. from Will, Chelmsford
    Will, Chelmsford
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    An excellent choice sir...

    Lucas Radebe
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    Nick Buxton: Lucas Radebe, aka The Chief, is a bonafide legend at Elland Road. Strong, quick, athletic, committed and loved wearing the shirt; he had it all. We will sing his name for decades to come.

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    Anon: As a true Blue. Christophe Dugarry was an amazing signing for Birmingham. We had no idea why or how...but were very glad.. we even saw him ...open mouthed doing a back heel.. on purpose

    Wow.Keep Right On

    Dugarry
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    Not every day your targetman also sponsors the team...

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    Fletcher

    Ally from Bournemouth: As a Bournemouth fan it has to be big Steve Fletcher. What other striker could have scored only 88 goals in 493 games and had a stand named after him? A beast of a man who was equal parts magnificent, heroic, and awful, usually in the same match. Any Cherries fan who witnessed Super Fletch's only ever hat-trick against Brentford will never forget it.

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    Hibernian

    Gareth, Glasgow: Hibernian have had many heroes throughout their 145 years of existence. The Famous Five, Franck Sauzee, Russell Latapy and Mixu Paatelainen to name a few. 'The' Cult Hero of Hibernian though is a player who we would all admit is simple an average player. He is Mr Hibs though. No other player can say they have won a League Title, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup. (Sir) Lewis Stevenson is and always will be a Legend. Glory Glory to the Hibees.