What are the main challenges facing the new government? You mean apart from a total lack of political nous and knowledge of the real world? The central problem is the lack of true radicalism. When this country was great, we didn't have the welfare state, a National Health Service or free education. What we did have was an empire, no income tax and a fucking big navy. You don't need a PhD to work it out, do you?
Brendan O'callaghan dropped back to defence! Imagine if TP did the same with SJW, he would be strung up. But he does have to find a place for him in the starting line up.
Loved this guy, hard as they come. Never shirked a challenge, or more memorably, never let any one take the piss. If he got clobbered, you just knew it was only a matter of time before he exacted revenge. Brilliant!!
Did'nt realise he passed away last year though, very sad.
A belated RIP Micky Doyle, cheers for the memories.
I met him a few times and the most prominent thing was how much he hated Man Utd!! Once we were 0-3 down to them and Doyle decided to just hack out at anyone Man Yoo player that dared come anywhere near him. He had a go at Ron Atkinson at the end as well!
Post by jimmygscfc1234 on Sept 11, 2012 10:08:56 GMT
A very, very good player who gave everything every time he stepped out onto the pitch. How interesting that Waddo tried to bring him in as a youngster and then again a few years later. I wonder what difference he would have made to us? I guess Mickey Bernard wouldn't have got much of a look in.
Post by cheadlestokie on Sept 11, 2012 10:32:42 GMT
Good memories of both Mick Doyle and Dave Watson,two players who seem to get forgotten when we talk of our best players,probably because their main career was with other clubs. They were both excellent for Stoke,quality defenders who were as hard as nails but both could pass the ball out of defence and Watson was just about the best header of a ball I have seen
Great player for us. Can remember one of his goals being a cracker. Think it was a night match and Stoke had a corner in front of the Boothen. Doyle was back on the halfway line with one of their players as the corner was about to be taken. He then started to run towards the penalty area, the corner was taken, an outswinger from the right which sailed past everone to be met in the air just outside the area by a flying Doyle. Without breaking stride, smack on the middle of his forehead, the ball just exploded off his head right into the very top right hand corner of the net, the keeper never moved, it was past him in a flash, fantastic goal.