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Old Sporting Nicknames...
Started by: jarvo (28689)  Report abuse
From footy and rugby.

Anybody remember 'Nijinski'?

Posted by: broady (13884)   Report abuse
Colin Bell.

Posted by: jarvo (28689)  Report abuse


One for Ron Hunt:

The Golden Vision.

Posted by: mindar (914) Report abuse
Welcome lilacangel

Posted by: broady (13884)   Report abuse
Alex Young.

Posted by: grimshaw (1287)  Report abuse
Swivel hips

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Jim Baxter.

Posted by: jarvo (28689)  Report abuse
'Big Hoggy'.

Posted by: kathpressey (4735)  Report abuse
Billy Whizz

Posted by: stevejmac14 (549)  Report abuse
Not that old but - ‘One Size’ always made me smile. Also, from the world of RL ‘Lager’ (maybe this one should be adopted by Hardaker!) and ‘The Wall’.

Posted by: stevejmac14 (549)  Report abuse
I have heard from a Saints friend of mine that their nickname for Shaun Wane is ‘Kong’!

Posted by: peter g (2061)  Report abuse
Sergeant Major easy one this for RL fans

Posted by: jarvo (28689)  Report abuse
Come on, who was 'Big Hoggy/Huggy' then?

Also, who was 'Yogi Bear'?

Posted by: tony j (695)  Report abuse
frank collier

Posted by: grimshaw (1287)  Report abuse
Broady .

Jim Baxter could have been nicknamed swivel hips but i recall Eddie Colman the late great Busby babe

Posted by: peter g (2061)  Report abuse
Broady wasn't Alex Young the silver fox

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Who was The Chunky Nugget

Posted by: chocker (76) Report abuse
Yogi Bear = John Hughes ( Celtic )

Posted by: fordie (687) Report abuse
The galloping major.
The flea.

Posted by: broady (13884)   Report abuse
I presume Eric Clay was Sergeant Major.

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The Flying Pig.

Posted by: tony j (695)  Report abuse
tommy lawrence

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Posted by: tony j (695)  Report abuse
do you know who seggy was broady ?

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Posted by: chatty (6219)  Report abuse
The circus clown.

Posted by: jarvo (28689)  Report abuse
'Big Hoggy'?

A clue: Local.

Posted by: broady (13884)   Report abuse
Bill Bretherton???

Posted by: jarvo (28689)  Report abuse
No.

Posted by: broady (13884)   Report abuse
Bill Bretherton was in answer to Seggy asked by Tony J.

Posted by: chocker (76) Report abuse
Jimmy Hill was the Galloping Major

Merlin & Pancho ,anyone ?

Posted by: tony j (695)  Report abuse
i think the galloping major was ferenc puskas

Posted by: fordie (687) Report abuse
tony j

Posted by: tony j (695)  Report abuse
chocker, just come to me, pancho, stuart pearson , man utd.

Posted by: broady (13884)   Report abuse
Was Seggy Bill Bretherton Tony J??

Posted by: chocker (76) Report abuse
Correct Tony J

Posted by: fordie (687) Report abuse
Le sulk.

Posted by: i-spy (14046)  Report abuse
Bond

Posted by: jarvo (28689)  Report abuse
The original Pancho was Mark Pearson.

And 'Slim Jim' was Jim Baxter.

'Big Hoggy', anyone?

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'Merlin' was Gordon Hill.

Posted by: i-spy (14046)  Report abuse
Chicka

Posted by: broady (13884)   Report abuse
John Ferguson.

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Posted by: admin (432) Report abuse
'ONE SIZE' Fitz Hall who played for the Latics a few years ago

Posted by: jarvo (28689)  Report abuse
Derek Houghton was 'Big Hoggy'.

Posted by: builderboy (2015) Report abuse
The term Hoggy has variously been applied to Steve Ogrisovic, the former goalkeeper, and also to Brian Hogan who was a St. Helens and Wigan prop at the end of the sixties and early seventies. Graeme Hogg, an old Man United centre back was also known as Hoggy.

Posted by: broady (13884)   Report abuse
Phil,
I think I remember Brian Hogan playing for Widnes also. I was at a Wednesday game at Naughton Park when Ashurst flattened him and he in turn was flattened by the other Widnes prop. A gent by the name of Jim Mills. I think Wigan were coached by Vince Karalius at that time.

Posted by: joemaplin (127) Report abuse
The Wall = Greg Dowling

Posted by: chatty (6219)  Report abuse
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Posted by: builderboy (2015) Report abuse
Bill,
I have just checked and he did have a couple of spells at Widnes. Your memory serves you well.;

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1434) Report abuse
Hogan had a few very successful years at widnes in a very good team

Posted by: broady (13884)   Report abuse
Maybe Tait, Elwell, Davies, Wright, George, Burke, Bowden, Adams, O’Neill, Dearden, Foran, Woods. Maybe I am crossing into two good teams there. Plus Hogan and Mills of course. Always a nice reception at Naughton Park. Just remembered Dutton and Hughes.

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1434) Report abuse
Andy gregory , Eric Prescott , Brian Lockwood ,Eddie Cunningham ,Kieron Oloughlin ,Les gorley

Posted by: jarvo (28689)  Report abuse
...All famous names this side of Warrington Bank Quay...

But beyond? Unknown...

So much so, that they don't have any nicknames...

Stick to the topic, anoraks!

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1434) Report abuse
Broady we will have to ask the bards permission before we have another harmless stroll down memory lane

Posted by: broady (13884)   Report abuse
He thinks he is the master of rhyme and wit but at the end of the day he is full of sh**

 
 
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