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Ten much loved Notts County Players.

9 February 03 words: Jared Wilson
Scored the winning goal in the last match between Notts and Forest. Also had the chant of "We love Charlie Palmer, he smokes marijuana!"

Oooh Charlie Palmer!!10 Great Notts County Players
By Jared Wilson

1. Steve Cherry. Long serving goalkeeper and club captain. Just edges out Darren Ward as the greatest Notts keeper of my lifetime.


2. Kevin Bartlett. He was the fastest player in the football league for most of his career and ran his socks off for Notts.


3. David Regis. The lesser famous brother of Cyrille and cousin of John, he still comes down to the ground on matchdays. His goal at Wembley will never be forgotten!


4. Mark Draper. Probably the most naturally giften footballer Notts have produced in my lifetime. It is strange that peers like Craig Short and Tommy Johnson have outlasted him. Or is he still stuck in Southampton reserves..?


5. Craig Short. What used to be known as the Derek Pavis stand at Meadow lane should really have been called the Craig Short Stand as it was his £2.5million transfer to the Derby scum that bankrolled it. He was a great centre half for Notts and still gets games in the Premiership for Blackburn.


6. Dave Smith. Who could forget his performance and tight angle goal for Notts in the 5-1 destruction of Tranmere at Meadow lane in the early 90's. The most exciting winger I have ever seen at Meadow Lane.


7. Charlie Palmer. Scored the winning goal in the last league match between Notts and Forest (pictured above) and will forever be loved for it. Also had the great chant of "We love Charlie Palmer, he smokes marijuana!"


8. Phil Turner. Not an outstanding player, but an outstanding captain. Also had a very strange corner taking method noted by many in the stands.


9. Andy Legg. Everyone loves a good winger and Andy Legg was a true crowd favourite. He just edges out Paul Devlin (with whom he moved to Birmingham city for a pitiful £250,000) for a place in my top ten. Although he was only a short man he had the longest throw seen in years at Meadow Lane.


10. Tommy Johnson. The Geordie lad made a massive impact for Notts in the early nineties and then spoiled it by moving to Derby County. A former crowd favourite he went on to play for Celtic and Villa and now plays for Gillingham.




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