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Post by pafcprogs on Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:17 pm

Hi

I have an interest in the creative nicknames clubs fans come up with for their rivals and their players...


Most clubs have a historic Psycho, Trigger , but in talking with other fans I have found some amazing ones including Ironing Board, Split Pin, two metre Peter and El Asparagus.

Love to hear any Bath relevent ones.

Yours in Sport


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Post by tovid on Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:43 pm

You are never going to beat ONE SIZE for Fitz Hall
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Post by comrade powell on Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:57 pm

Mike Whitehouse - 60s defender - Crunch - opponents on the end of some of his tackles probably came up with the nickname
Charlie Fleming - Cannonball - reputed to have the hardest shot of his time
Dave Palmer - Whoosh - swept long crosses from near half way line
Graham Withey - Sting - looked like the singer
Dave Mehew - Boris - looked like the tennis player
Dave Fordham - Spider - long legs

Yeovile Town - Green Slime
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Post by Micawber on Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:55 am

Mike Thresher, a fullback in the mid sixties, didn't need a nickname as his real name perfectly described the way he scythed down opposing wingers. The City side one of those seasons also included "Crunch" Whitehouse and Ian McFarlane and must have been one of the toughest defences we have ever had.

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Post by 2weirdtown on Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:09 pm

Speedy winger, Craig Davidge - The Whippet

Forest Green Rovers - The Gump
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Post by Luton Roman on Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:48 pm

Gill, Crowley, Ricketts, Dicks was a fiery line up.

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Post by comrade powell on Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:09 pm

2weirdtown wrote:Speedy winger, Craig Davidge - The Whippet

Greased Whippet you mean!
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Post by 2weirdtown on Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:20 pm

Ian 'Yogi' Bearpark - goalie 1960s
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Post by comrade powell on Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:04 pm

David Adekola - Pepsi
Scott Partridge - Water Boatman - after his performance that night on the Maidenhead swamp
Jimmy Benefield - Frodo - looked like the Hobbit character
Martin Paul - Birdy - didn’t a flock of birds follow him around a Rovers training session?
Jimmy Cox - Twinkle Toes - known for his blinding pace - I used the name to wind up Tiger Roar as Cox joined from Glos.
Paul Randall - Punky
Eric Redrobe - Big Red - he was huge
Martin Rogers - Dodge
Steve White - Chalky
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Post by PHILB1973# on Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:57 pm

Chris Holland - Dutch.
Tony Ricketts - Gonzo (nose shaped exactly like the muppet character.)
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Post by City 'til we're relegated on Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:04 pm

Ian Hedges...Benson

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Post by City 'til we're relegated on Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:05 pm

What was the Yeovil keeper Coles called. Could only have been butter fingers.

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Post by LB on Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:14 pm

City 'til we're relegated wrote:What was the Yeovil keeper Coles called. Could only have been butter fingers.

I think it ironic that since leaving Yeovil he has made a career as a goalkeeping coach and is apparently currently doing it with the England under 18 team.

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Post by Freeview Joe on Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:16 pm

City's mid-90s midfielder Eston Chiverton was always known in our house as 'Everton Chelsea'.
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