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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 August, 2004, 11:20 GMT 12:20 UK
Cambridge's cult heroes

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Lindsey 'Wolfie' Smith has been voted Cambridge United's all-time cult hero by the club's fans.

Smith won the vote with 63% of the vote, ahead of fellow Cambridge legends Alan Biley and Lionel Perez.

ALAN BILEY: 12%

Record goal scorer for a long part of United's history until overtaken by John Taylor, Biley contributed goals galore in another golden era for United in the mid-to-late seventies. Signed by Ron Atkinson and part of three promotion sides. Scored 20 goals+ three seasons running before being sold to Derby County. Also did a decent impression of Rod Stewart with a very dodgy hair cut!
Mike Osbourn

Prolific goal scorer with one of the earliest "dodgy barnets" in the business. He was like an albino George Berry. A legend in a time when Cambridge were becoming a major force (OK that may be pushing it, but they were in my village anyway). He used to pull the cuffs over his hands as he was running. He collected Wurlitzer's I think, came from Leighton Buzzard (a handicap not many have recovered from) and played under Big Ron Atkinson (you might want to cut that bit out).
Simon Turner

To vote for Alan Biley text BILEY to 81111.

LIONEL PEREZ: 25%

Lionel Perez
"The most passionate and entertaining keeper ever"
For a poor little English club he added glamour glitz and a touch of Continental style in goal. Every game had something extra when he played, good or bad. Even his last game when he took a penalty - it was saved - but the keeper was stretchered off!
Anon.

Another legend, rubbish goalkeeper but a hilarious person. Went up for corners, took a penalty, shouted at the defence in French, and he spent some of his own time signing shirts with himself on as a cartoon for the fans.
Tom Sewell

For simply being the most entertaining and passionate keeper ever.
Mile Fenton

To vote for Lionel Perez text PEREZ to 81111.

LINDSEY 'WOLFIE' SMITH: 63%

Still remembered at the Abbey with great affection and the occasional chorus of 'Wolfie killed the speedie' is still sung by the faithful who remember his never say die attitude.
Dale Collett

Simply awesome, he could hoof the ball with finesse.
James King

Awesome centre-back for Cambridge in the late 70's and early 80's when under John Docherty (best manager we ever had) we were rock solid at the back. "Lindsey's gonna get yer" was the chant and was almost as hard as Terry Hurlock. I was at Luton one night when he got booked because one of our players played a long back pass, he trapped the ball and then sat on it and gestured to the Luton striker to come and get it. Last saw him a year ago in a chip shop in Cambridge looking as lean and menacing as ever. Cracking blonde curly hair and moustache slightly too close in image to a German Porn Star (male that is).
Simon Turner

To vote for Lindsey 'Wolfie' Smith text SMITH to 81111.



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