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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 October 2005, 12:44 GMT 13:44 UK
Fulham's cult heroes

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Johnny Haynes has been voted Fulham's all-time cult hero by Football Focus viewers.

Haynes won the vote ahead of fellow Fulham favourites Gordon Davies and Trevor 'Tosh' Chamberlain.

JOHNNY HAYNES

Probably the best passer of a ball - ever, and a great gentleman on the pitch.
Richard Dunn

Not only the greatest player ever to pull on a Fulham shirt, but a totally loyal, one-club-man despite Fulham constantly struggling in the top division. Johnny Haynes is a remarkable man. He would often stay for an hour in the rain after a match to sign autographs for the kids, always smiling and happy to talk about Fulham and football in general. He was also the best passer of a football that I have ever seen, had a magnificent shot from distance and could even read what Jimmy Hill was about to do! Fulham were very lucky to have such a talent - he could have played for anyone but committed his professional career to Fulham. Cheers God!
Mick Butler

The finest midfield general I have ever seen.
Jeff Black

Because he was just such a great player. Always brings a smile to my face, if only for his exaggerated theatrical histrionics when telling poor old Tosh why he should have been on the end of one of his long passes five minutes earlier.
Andy O'Connor

The best passer of a ball ever to wear a Fulham and England shirt. 40 yard passes with old style leather ball.
Dave Vango

A wonderful player and a gentleman. Would still be captain of England and a better player than our current captain.
Allan Banks

GORDON DAVIES

Record goalscorer who always played with a smile on his face. Loved the fans and an expert at winding up defenders.
Graham White

Deadly from 1 yard.
Adrian Hance

Just a terrific goal machine.
Anon

Spent 2 periods at Fulham, was charismatic, scored loads of goals, reacted with the crowd and was just simply a showman.
Kevin Sadler

One of the greatest goal scorers ever. An infectious player who would get kicked off the park but always smiled and just loved scoring goals. Scored the greatest goal ever for Fulham against Rotherham in the first match of that season.
Allan Banks

'Ivor' was a fantastic finisher and all-round entertainer who would often find something to smile about on the field. He had a wonderful rapport with all the fans and there hasn't been another of his kind at the club since.
Geoff Wootton

TOSH CHAMBERLAIN

Sleeves rolled up. The new floodlights were never safe from his wayward thuderbolts.
D Meakings

Surely the biggest cult hero ever - a complete one off. Always gave as good as he got from Lord Haynes, albeit with much blunter language and visual gesticulations. The hardest shot in football and deadly - whenever he was able to aim within the confines of the Craven Cottage pitch.
Andy O'Connor

Always played football with a smile on his face. Could kick a football harder than anyone I've ever seen. Didn't have a particularly well developed football brain and would thus shoot at the most unexpected moment...and score some outrageously spectacular goals as a result. Liked nothing more than a banter with the crowd which made corners frequently hilarious. Was on one occasion seen puffing the remainder of his half-time cigarette after the second half had started.
Colin Brightwell

A character who gave his all for his team. Crowd adored him.
Allan Banks

His attitude and demeanour on the pitch made him a one-off.
Graham Povey

Had one of the hardest shots in the game, pity it didn't go in the direction of the goal every time. Like the time he took a cornerkick, missed the ball and sent the corner flag in the direction of the goal.
Elvet Jones



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