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I wonder who are your favourite players you 'love to hate'.

I'm not talking about ex-Bees like Rowlands and Tarkowski who've blotted their copybook, but this opposition players who wind us up.

I'm thinking of people like Lee Tomlin and there was a player a few years ago - Mark Yeates - when playing for Colchester on loan from Spurs (probably all details wrong) who mooned the crowd as a wind up.

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That Notts Co d!ck who tried to mug off Paul Evans.
Lee Hughes
Ultimate panto villain for me was Steve Fletcher
 

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Gary ****ing Brabin
 

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There was a bloke who played for Reading a few seasons ago that really got up my nose. Portugese name, total **** sandwich
 

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Jamie Cureton (LC game at Dagenham - great panto!!)
 

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There was a bloke who played for Reading a few seasons ago that really got up my nose. Portugese name, total **** sandwich

Orlando Sa
 

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There is a significant difference between a pantomine villain and a C**t.
Most of the above fall in to the latter.

A real pantomine villain was Dean Windass, he took a fair bit of stick and gave it back with a smile.
 
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There is a significant difference between a pantomine villain and a C**t.
Most of the above fall in to the latter.

A real pantomine villain was Dean Windass, he took a fair bit of stick and gave it back with a smile.


:imwith:

I was trying to make that distinction in asking the question. Gary Owers was just being unpleasant (in contrast to Barbet, who did something similar with good humour). I remember ER giving it large (no pun intended) to Tomlin who enjoyed some 'banter' with them afterwards.
 

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I recall a player called Mark Yeates who was playing for Colchester during the mid-00's who was the most irritating w*nker ever
 

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That Notts Co d!ck who tried to mug off Paul Evans.
Lee Hughes
Ultimate panto villain for me was Steve Fletcher

Steve Fletcher was great. Used to take as much as he gave normally with a smile. Decent player at that level too.
 

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It has to be one of Windass or Fletcher as both actually knew they were pantomime villains and played their part. I'd give it to Windass purely because of his reaction to the paddock when he got injured once.
 

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Bobby Gould was always good for a bit of banter. I remember giving him dogs abuse (probably unjustly) as he headed to the dug outs. After the game he walked past me in the forecourt getting on to the coach and gave me a knowing wink after his team had stuffed us.
 

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I remember my first trip to dean court or the fitness first stadium whatever it was called and fletcher scored and ran over to us and did a sort of muscle flex pose. I thought he was a **** from then on but you'd love to see it if it was your player
 

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Fletcher right up there, Windass, Tony Roberts the Dagenham keeper, Steven Warnock all played football with a smile on their face and gave stick and took stick pretty well.
 

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I remember my first trip to dean court or the fitness first stadium whatever it was called and fletcher scored and ran over to us and did a sort of muscle flex pose. I thought he was a **** from then on but you'd love to see it if it was your player

He has been on record and I believe it's in his autobiography that he was always surprised at the amount of stick he got from Brentford fans and as a result loved playing up to it. He was unsure what he'd initially done to upset as it went on for years but loved playing and scoring against us. Never met him in person but he was a big old unit who I don't think had sand kicked in his face too often!
 
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Bloody Eric Nixon. He always made it obvious he knew how good he was.
 

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Blatherwick of Chesterfield or Nelson of Hartlepool. Big and effective, but perfect henchmen for a villain
 

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Blatherwick of Chesterfield or Nelson of Hartlepool. Big and effective, but perfect henchmen for a villain

I forgot Blatherwick and he looked like he'd been carved out of the side of a rockface and always played well against us. Nelson was a complete co*k and remember when he took a throw on and followed through with his elbow on a Bees player who was standing right in front of him and the NR went ballistic.
 

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Us older folk would go for Jack Howarth of Aldershot and Barry Jackson of York City.
 

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It has to be one of Windass or Fletcher as both actually knew they were pantomime villains and played their part. I'd give it to Windass purely because of his reaction to the paddock when he got injured once.

Didn't he also have to change his shorts in front of the paddock once? Think it was in a cup replay against Bradford City, as NR where I would normally sit was closed for that game.
 

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Didn't he also have to change his shorts in front of the paddock once? Think it was in a cup replay against Bradford City, as NR where I would normally sit was closed for that game.

He had to change his shirt. We’d been chanting “You fat ba*tard” and he took his shirt off and he was built like a brick out house covered in tatts and flexed his muscles and laughed. Quality, took all the stick and gave it back with a smile, proper character
 

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He has been on record and I believe it's in his autobiography that he was always surprised at the amount of stick he got from Brentford fans and as a result loved playing up to it. He was unsure what he'd initially done to upset as it went on for years but loved playing and scoring against us. Never met him in person but he was a big old unit who I don't think had sand kicked in his face too often!

I met him once at the Fitness First gym in Bournemouth when I was living down there, he got on the treadmill next to me - he was bloody huge! Had a brief chat when he saw my Bees top, he loved all the banter and particularly enjoyed scoring what I think was his only hat trick against us in 2005 :cry:
 

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He has been on record and I believe it's in his autobiography that he was always surprised at the amount of stick he got from Brentford fans and as a result loved playing up to it. He was unsure what he'd initially done to upset as it went on for years but loved playing and scoring against us. Never met him in person but he was a big old unit who I don't think had sand kicked in his face too often!

strange recollection that his dad (you'd know) owned a pub in Hartlepool or something? remember a few of us drinking in there before a game, good fun

does Mark Stimson qualify here? or a bit too much of a ****?
 

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strange recollection that his dad (you'd know) owned a pub in Hartlepool or something? remember a few of us drinking in there before a game, good fun

does Mark Stimson qualify here? or a bit too much of a ****?

I’d say Stimson is perfect for a Pantomime villain.
 

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Blatherwick the Chesterfield centre half and Fletcher the Bournemouth centre forward were two that I would have loved to see play for us back in those times.
 

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:imwith:

I was trying to make that distinction in asking the question. Gary Owers was just being unpleasant (in contrast to Barbet, who did something similar with good humour). I remember ER giving it large (no pun intended) to Tomlin who enjoyed some 'banter' with them afterwards.

Especially when he scored.
 

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Fletcher is my panto villain. Quite a different style and quality of player than the team who beat Chelsea 3-0.
 

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I remember having some tremendous back and forth with Joe Jordan and Lou Macari when they were at Huddersfield.

They used to have a 'Water Boy' with them who didn't see the funny side, though and the police were called during the home play off game a few years ago. lol
That was when The Paddock was something to be feared - it's all a bit sedate these days.
 

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I remember having some tremendous back and forth with Joe Jordan and Lou Macari when they were at Huddersfield.

They used to have a 'Water Boy' with them who didn't see the funny side, though and the police were called during the home play off game a few years ago. lol
That was when The Paddock was something to be feared - it's all a bit sedate these days.

Yeah, they didn’t take too kindly to bashing on the perspex of the away dugout after we scored!
 

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Something or other Joseph, full back for Cambridge, who unwisely sparked a pitch invasion at GP, plus scenes outside.
 

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Something or other Joseph, full back for Cambridge, who unwisely sparked a pitch invasion at GP, plus scenes outside.

There was another Cambridge player that night Darren Way I think, used to play for Woking who tried to provoke Martin Grainger and threw himself to the ground pretending he was hit.
 
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