A COLLECTION OF THE THOUGHTS OF READERS ON THE FOOTBALLING HEROES OF THEIR OWN YOUTH

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heroes!

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MARK HUGHES – MANCHESTER UNITED by Steven Kedie

@stevenkedie

Mark Hughes had two spells at Manchester United, from 1980-1986 and 1988-1995. Often a scorer of spectacular goals, Hughes was an integral part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s first great United side.

A later spell as Manchester City manager might have dulled some of the shine for Reds, but novelist Steven Kedie tells us why Mark Hughes is his “Hero of Youth.” CLICK HERE TO READ ON…

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DUNCAN FERGUSON – EVERTON by Mark Godfrey

@MarkGodfrey76

Duncan Ferguson had two spells at Everton FC between 1994-1998 and 2000-2006. A no-nonsense target man, he courted controversy throughout his playing career, but remains a firm favourite with the Goodison faithful for his grit and determination for the cause, during lean times for the club…CLICK HERE TO READ ON.

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STEVE WHITEHALL – ROCHDALE AFC by Matt Bannon

@mattb1202

The subject of Rochdale fan Matt Bannon’s undying football love is Steve Whitehall, who played for Rochdale in the 90s, scoring 74 goals in 235 appearances for the club. His other clubs included Mansfield Town and Oldham Athletic and his playing career ended mid 2000s at non-league Marine…CLICK HERE TO READ ON.

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KARL-HEINZ RIEDLE – BORUSSIA DORTMUND by Christoph Wagner

@wagnerc23 http://www.anoldinternational.co.uk

German international forward Karl-Heinz Riedle played for Borussia Dortmund between 1993 and 1997. Also having stints at Werder Breman, Lazio, Liverpool and Fulham, he was nicknamed “Air” due to his impressive leaping abilities…CLICK HERE TO READ ON.

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JESPER OLSEN – MANCHESTER UNITED (with guest appearance from Kenny Wharton sitting on the ball) by grumpyoldfan


Introductory post to the series on hero of my youth, Danish winger Jesper Olsen, who played for Manchester United between 1984 and 1988…CLICK HERE TO READ ON.