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Last Updated: Friday, 8 April, 2005, 09:24 GMT 10:24 UK
Wrexham's cult heroes

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Joey Jones has been voted Wrexham's all-time cult hero by Football Focus viewers.

Jones won with 62% of the vote, ahead of fellow Wrexham favourites Mickey Thomas and Gary Bennett.

MICKEY THOMAS: 11%

If you are looking for personality and charisma then this little guy has it by the bucket load. Playing for other teams such as Man Utd (where I have seen him in some pundits' all-time Man Utd team) and Chelsea and a regular Welsh international there is no doubting his talents. He had two spells at the club and was as popular second time around as he had been the first. His sometimes dubious off-the-field antics have made him something of a loveable rogue and of course if you are talking Mickey Thomas, you have to talk of one of the biggest giant killings in FA Cup history when, separated by all other 90 league clubs, Wrexham beat Arsenal 2-1 with Mickey scoring one of the best free-kicks you will ever see (I think it is still rising somewhere in outer space)!!!
Danny Harris

Inspirational in his 2 spells at the club.
Martin Griffiths

Always gave 100%, a character on and off the pitch and he scored THAT terrific goal against Arsenal in the FA Cup.
Dylan Evans

Affectionately known as Noddy, he will always be remembered for THAT goal to dump Arsenal out of the FA Cup.
Owen Preece

JOEY JONES: 62%

Left a European Cup winning team to rejoin the club he loves.
Owen Preece

Never-say-die spirit made him the idol of the two Kops (Racecourse + Anfield) over a period of years, encapsulated in his famous fist clenched salute - never given the credit for having a sound football brain.
Hywel Roberts

Put simply, he is Mr Wrexham. The fans still chant his name now.
Patrick O'Donnell

GARY BENNETT: 27%

The one and only 'Benno.' When he was signed from arch, local rivals Chester in 1992 people thought that then-manager Brian Flynn had finally lost the plot, he had never been prolific and with a nickname of 'psycho' there was much trepidation on the terraces. Within months he was a true favourite at the Racecourse as his goals mixed with his true showmanship, determination and passion for the Wrexham cause started to become evident. With 23 goals in that first season and promotion to Division 2 he had cemented his place as one of the most popular players ever to don the Wrexham red. In his second season he scored 39 goals, but surely Gary's (and possibly the best of any lower league striker's) finest hour came in the his third season at the club in which he scored 47 goals. That would have pinched the golden boot from Roberto Baggio no-less had his goals counted for that award, which unfortunately they didn't!! After 103 goals in 3 seasons and despite heart-felt pleas from all the fans, Gary moved to Tranmere that summer. Despite the move he remains idolised at the club and shows what a connection he made with the town by still attending many games and making Wrexham fans warmly welcome in his pub if it is en route to away matches.
Danny Harris

My personal footballing hero (and I don't usually have them) who I, and I'm sure all who ever saw him play for Wrexham, will always remember. His goals, his commitment and his sheer entertainment value will remain fresh in the mind for along time to come. In my opinion true cult heroes don't come any truer than Gary Bennett.
Jon Binns

A genuine cult hero and fans' favourite (notwithstanding his Chester links).
Martin Griffiths

Was loved so much that the Wrexham fans cheered his name when playing against us for arch rivals Chester.
Owen Preece





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