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View Qwijibo's Profile Qwijibo Flag Bournemouth 02 Sep 19 7.52pm Send a Private Message to Qwijibo Add Qwijibo as a friend

I would say the team around 2010 created a number of cult heros, born from the effort they put in in trying circumstances, who would develop into pretty much the best side in our history within a few years. Talent is a secondary factor in being a cult hero.

Delaney (play off final reaction)
Clint Hill (Sheff Wed pitch invasion)
Jedinak (though shalt never f***ign pass)
Alan Lee

Some of our current side would do well to remember these players existed not that long ago and took nothing for granted. Benteke's gone on to be a s*** Alan Lee

 

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Originally posted by Qwijibo

I would say the team around 2010 created a number of cult heros, born from the effort they put in in trying circumstances, who would develop into pretty much the best side in our history within a few years. Talent is a secondary factor in being a cult hero.

Delaney (play off final reaction)
Clint Hill (Sheff Wed pitch invasion)
Jedinak (though shalt never f***ign pass)
Alan Lee

Some of our current side would do well to remember these players existed not that long ago and took nothing for granted. Benteke's gone on to be a s*** Alan Lee

Good post.

 

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View Gary St.Andrews's Profile Gary St.Andrews Flag Kenley 02 Sep 19 9.25pm Send a Private Message to Gary St.Andrews Add Gary St.Andrews as a friend

Originally posted by chris123

Billy Gilbert.

He’s your man....

 

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View robdave2k's Profile robdave2k Flag Corby 02 Sep 19 9.37pm Send a Private Message to robdave2k Add robdave2k as a friend

Aki Riihilahti

Love him nearly as much as our long haired Argentinian.

Eric Young. Hard as nails, now an accountant.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag Chelsea 02 Sep 19 9.44pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Mark Lazarus.
Came on at half time last season.
Best character ever to pull on the claret and blue.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag Chelsea 02 Sep 19 9.47pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by robdave2k

Aki Riihilahti

Love him nearly as much as our long haired Argentinian.

Eric Young. Hard as nails, now an accountant.

I remember him being interviewed after a game and was asked if the tackle he made was late. He replied ‘ No, that was the next one coming early’. Bright genuine character with a great sense of humour unlike most player machines today.

 

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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 02 Sep 19 10.00pm Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Sasa Curcic

 

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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 02 Sep 19 10.12pm Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

Congratulations sir!

Worth a star jump but an oaty biscuit is probably more inviting.....Blimey, listen to us....We turned into Tomas Brolin after all.

Edited by Stirlingsays (02 Sep 2019 4.54pm)

I rest my case, m'lord

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 02 Sep 19 10.58pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Originally posted by TomThePalaceFanatic

Similarly, what constitutes a legend? Where's the line between cult hero and legend?

Jedinak was described by one poster on this thread as a cult hero but for me he's an out and out legend.

Of the current lot, Ward a cult hero possibly? Does get a lot of stick for his ability though from some. Rightfully sometimes.


Good question. Possibly a legend is someone who is obviously held in high regard by all ( or very nearly all) - Wright, Bright, Andy Johnson, Cannon etc. and are considered top class footballers.

To me a cult hero is someone who may not have been a great, and may well not now be remembered by the greater footballing public, but who endeared themselves to the fans of the club by dint of character and dedication, and who may not even have been universally admired by all fans of a club.

A cult is something that has a degree of exclusivity - the worshippers are on the inside, everyone else on the outside. It's a sort of almost unsung admiration,a secret fan club, and perhaps in these days of social media where everyone can express their opinion, and where the media rake over everything and focus in on players and their achievements, achieving cult status is more difficult simply because nothing passes under the radar anymore.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag Chelsea 03 Sep 19 2.11am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53


Good question. Possibly a legend is someone who is obviously held in high regard by all ( or very nearly all) - Wright, Bright, Andy Johnson, Cannon etc. and are considered top class footballers.

To me a cult hero is someone who may not have been a great, and may well not now be remembered by the greater footballing public, but who endeared themselves to the fans of the club by dint of character and dedication, and who may not even have been universally admired by all fans of a club.

A cult is something that has a degree of exclusivity - the worshippers are on the inside, everyone else on the outside. It's a sort of almost unsung admiration,a secret fan club, and perhaps in these days of social media where everyone can express their opinion, and where the media rake over everything and focus in on players and their achievements, achieving cult status is more difficult simply because nothing passes under the radar anymore.

Excellent summation.

 

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View Caleagle's Profile Caleagle Flag 03 Sep 19 2.42am Send a Private Message to Caleagle Add Caleagle as a friend

John Jackson
Glenn Murray
Julian Speroni
Alan Whittle
Wilfried Zaha

I could go on and certainly previous nominations are just as worthy. Obviously many different players conjure up fond memories for us fans. Perhaps it’s more a personal thing rather than a collective agreement.

Edited by Caleagle (03 Sep 2019 2.44am)

 

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View PA's Profile PA Flag Bedfordshire 03 Sep 19 7.35am Send a Private Message to PA Add PA as a friend

Some good responses on here!

I’d add Alan Pardew (as a player). Wasn’t great but got cult hero status after the semi final goal.

Micky Droy and Trevor Aylott also had a kind of cult status, for different reasons.

 

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