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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 September, 2004, 09:13 GMT 10:13 UK
Hamilton Academical's cult heroes

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John McNaught has been voted Hamilton Academical's all-time cult hero by Football Focus viewers.

McNaught won with 52% of the vote, ahead of fellow Hamilton legends Rikki Ferguson and David Wilson.


Rikki holds the record number of league appearances for the club and was a hugely popular goalkeeper between 1974 and 1988.

At the time when Ferguson was saving goals, I was about 12 or 13 and truly believed that football was the beautiful game. A player, as obscure as he is, who takes me, personally, back to my innocence, to a time when all that mattered was the football.
Lindsay McDade

Played more games for Accies than anyone, 527. We never realised how good he was for us till he left us.
Billy Mills

To vote for Rikki Ferguson text FERGUSON to 81111.


John McNaught played for us between 1982 and 1986, before a transfer to Chelsea. There was a certain something about his combative style of play and his relationship with the supporters. He returned in 1988 for only a few months before a kidney illness ended his career at age 25. He sadly died aged 34 in June 1997.

The original cult hero, no one knows how good he could have been, a tragedy.
Billy Mills

To vote for John McNaught text McNAUGHT to 81111.


David Wilson was probably the club's greatest ever player scoring a record number of goals throughout the 1930s. At that time the club was regularly amongst the top six in the country. He was English, but had he been Scottish he would have been a regular full international.

English man who's best years were spent doing his bit for Queen and country.
Billy Mills

To vote for David Wilson text WILSON to 81111.


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