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    CallmeishmaelDavid
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    Just read Lee McCulloch could be playing as a centre half tonight, he was half decent in the air, as was Jonesy, Campbell, Methven,Bradd etc, but who was head and shoulders (excuse the pun) above the rest? I’m gonna be controversial here, my vote goes to Andy Holden.

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    thtyoneyearswafctrevor hoy
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    Andy Holden was a good and strong center half ,but one that sticks in my mind was Steve Walsh hard as foo k that mon and strong in the air

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    CallmeishmaelDavid
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    Aye Walshy was hard. I remember Hamilton referring to him as “old stone face.” :x

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    SwindonLaticKevin Burchall
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    Breckin was pretty strong in the air just didn’t have much pace

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    CallmeishmaelDavid
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    Always thowt Breckin should of chipped in with a few goals.

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    stmattspeter broadstock
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    barrow once scored from edge of box with a header at springy park, quality

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    appleybridgeblueStephen Balcer
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    jason De Vos, Alan Johnson and Colin Greenall were pretty good with their heads too.
    My vote goes with Steve Walsh though.

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    loudmouthbluedamian walker
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    jason De Vos, Alan Johnson and Colin Greenall were pretty good with their heads too.
    My vote goes with Steve Walsh though.

    the best was without doubt bobby cambell,closely followed by les bradd,john king and john rodgers for those old enough to know,
    ellington in more recent times wasnt bad,the goal at west ham the season we came up,where he just hung in the air for ever was one of the best headed goals i have seen from a latics player.

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    I remember Steve ‘rubber neck’ Johnson scoring with a diving header from the edge of the box at the Town End at Springy. That was probably the best header I’ve ever seen.
    For consistently good heading of the ball though, it has to be Colin Methven.

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    filmossfilmoss
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    Always thowt Breckin should of chipped in with a few goals.

    He did…..When he left !!!!

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    DavidGrayDavid Gray
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    ellington in more recent times wasnt bad,the goal at west ham the season we came up,where he just hung in the air for ever was one of the best headed goals i have seen from a latics player.

    This one – http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww30 … eatWHU.jpg

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    Eric Makin

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    bob16alec almond
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    Just read Lee McCulloch could be playing as a centre half tonight, he was half decent in the air, as was Jonesy, Campbell, Methven,Bradd etc, but who was head and shoulders (excuse the pun) above the rest? I’m gonna be controversial here, my vote goes to Andy Holden.

    Sir Harry Lyon without doubt.

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    StandishWalkerStandishWalker
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    At the risk of getting slated, Breckin, De Vos and McCulloch were all great headers of the ball, but in terms of always getting a head to the ball, very few ever beat Heskey in the air. Not always accurate, but nine times out of ten, his head was first to it.

    And more controversially, Chimbonda had the leap of a much taller man and was rarely beaten in the air.

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    thtyoneyearswafctrevor hoy
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    Good point’s there Standish

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