Your First Bees Idol

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Not sure if has been done before, but mine was, John Joseph Graham.. a terrier in midfield played over 400 games for the Bees... better known as Jackie
 

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As a very young kid I loved Denny Mundee.

Getting a bit older the first player I properly idolised was Paul Evans. Brilliant captain, used to make some cracking sliding tackles and it felt like he scored a screamer every game.
 

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Roger Cross. :cool:

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As a very young kid I loved Denny Mundee.

Getting a bit older the first player I properly idolised was Paul Evans. Brilliant captain, used to make some cracking sliding tackles and it felt like he scored a screamer every game.
good shout I loved Denny Mundee
 

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Saw the above play, but my vote goes to Jim McNicholl.
 

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Your first idol was Jim McNichol, you must be younger than you look or started following us late?
Never idolised the ones before. Too young. My first match was in 1973.
 

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Alan Nelmes. Lived in isleworth, his garage and my mum and dads garage were opposite each other on the 10 foot way round the back.

Seeing him “ being normal “ when I also went to see him play on a Saturday, when I was so young blew my mind, I was in ore that I could get up so close.

Funny where life takes you, we now live less than a mile appart on the south coast.
 

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Hurlock, I must have 10 when he popped up, before that Bees were pretty crap with no real idols, Callaghan brought in good players and made it fun and Hurlock was the daddy of it all.
 
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Alan Nelmes. Lived in isleworth, his garage and my mum and dads garage were opposite each other on the 10 foot way round the back.

Seeing him “ being normal “ when I also went to see him play on a Saturday, when I was so young blew my mind, I was in ore that I could get up so close.

Funny where life takes you, we now live less than a mile appart on the south coast.
my first thought he was ginger, but that was Paul Bence,
 

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Gary Blissett or Neil Smillie :love:
 

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good shout I loved Denny Mundee
I like this thread.

The first job we had done to this house when we moved south was to get the outside painted. When I got home from work on the first day,it was dark but he was just packing up. I said I thought I reconised him but could not pace from where.

Next day as I got home he told me he knew where, he had had to go into the study and all my Brentford stuff was all over the walls.

Seemed strange have someone you had paid to see play football was now painting your house. He was great, spent a great afternoon telling me stories while I was his lacki.
 
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I like this thread.

The first job we had done to this house when we moved south was to get the outside painted. When I got home from work on the first day,it was dark but he was just packing up. I said I thought I reconised him but could not pace from where.

Next day as I got home he told me he knew where, he had had to go into the study and all my Brentford stuff was all over the walls.

Seemed strange have someone you had paid to see play football was now painting your house. He was great, spent a great afternoon telling me stories while I was his lacki.
I know what your saying , I was once putting up a fence in woking and a hire truck pulled up to deliver some tools for other trades that were working there, anyway the driver had a cuppa before heading back and we got talking, it was Peter Rhoades-Brown played for Chelsea in the late 70's .. he scored two goals infront of the KOP.. and I thought respect, that's something to be proud of
 

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Big John O'Mara. The whole 77-78 team. .. so I suppose that would be Bill Dodgin rather than a player.
 

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John Docherty (as a player). Even got his autograph when me and my Dad saw him going down Braemar Road.
 

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My first - Allan Mansley, Gordon Phillips, Roger Cross - with Peter Gelson no2 for continuity just behind them. Whoever said Paul Bence needs to take a long look at themselves ffs!
 
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My first - Allan Mansley, Gordon Phillips, Roger Cross - with Peter Gelson no2 for continuity just behind them. Whoever said Paul Bence needs to take a long look at themselves ffs!
Remember that Exocet he scored against Rotherham!!
 

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Nicky Forster. I was a ball boy when he scored two early against Bristol Rovers in 94/95. I was in awe.
But loved Jay Tabb. He was little, he was great and he was Brentford
 

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I cried when we sold Gordon Sweetzer to f****** Cambridge or £30f******,000. So It's Sweeeeeeetzer for me. :sorted:
 

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John O’Mara. My second home game was Northampton at home where he scored a second half hat trick in the 6-1 win after being one down. He was a real hero and am still gutted he left!!!!
 

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Mark Lazarus. Tore the Poopah-scoops to shreds, and then went off and played for them!
....Played safe with nice steady helping of Peter Gelson to recover after that, then Alan Mansley came along...
 

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Hurlock, I must have 10 when he popped up, before that Bees were pretty crap with no real idols, Callaghan brought in good players and made it fun and Hurlock was the daddy of it all.
Yep. Same here. Loved that he could dish it out but was also a great player, too. The fact that he didn't look like your average third division footballer also helped to make a lasting impression on ten year old me.
 

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Terry Evans - he was just so.......BIG.
 

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The late...great Higgy...everybody loved Higgy....except the other team...could do with his like in midfield today ..IMHO......You Reds...
 

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