HAVE YOUR SAY: Superfan Joe picks his all-time Town line-up
Last updated at 20:45, Thursday, 09 February 2012
As Workington Town embark on what they hope is promotion-chasing season, lifelong fan and mayor of Allerdale JOE HOLLIDAY, who has written books about the club, picks what he believes is the greatest Town XIII
Have your say
Based purely on players I have seen play for Town since the early 70's I'd go for :-Paul Charlton ; Des Drummond, Johnny Jones, Ken Kerr, David Baildon ; Ged Byrne, Boxer Walker ; James Pickering, Mick Jenkins, Eddie Bowman ; Les Gorley, Peter Gorley ; Billy Pattinson. Subs - Barry Williams, Jim Mills, Colin Armstrong, Brad Hepi.Its all down to personal opinion and no doubt we would all pick a different team. We should just be thankful that we have had many great players to pick from over the years.
Don't agree with the full back. Paul though a good player could not tie Sid Lowden's boot laces. Paul was a try stealer who took far too many tries that the wingers would have normally scored.Sid could attack defend and kick goals way beyond any standard that Paul could.
Eric Bell earned his place in any Town Team, he had a brilliant footballing brain few others ever had. Nobody ever saw Eric give a bad pass to anyone in a bad position. He kept the ball and took the knocks.
No Harry Archer? Alexander the great Murphy never ever had a good game against Harry. considered to be one of the best players ever Murphy missed more St Helens visiting teams than he played in. Harry always ran rings round him, at home and away.
Harry vs Parkinson of Swinton head to heads were always worth paying to see.
There will always be arguments as to who were the better players, but in my humble opinion these players have all earned their place in any team.
how james pickering, phil mckenzie and des drummond arent mentioned in this starting 13, is beyond me!