Why? Why us?
- Jul 28, 2003
Football is all about opinions, and there are plenty of wrong ones on this thread.
This thread has definitely helped answer it for me too. As much as I'm sad that Ali Mac has gone, he's a great, not a legend. I wouldn't even say Gross is a legend, although I know many would slate me for that. Only legend in the squad currently is Dunky. And RDZ, who has secured ledge status already.I've changed my vote twice since reading this thread. Currently a no for the time being
Hope this works - video from early in the year of the legend, the medal and some awe struck young fans.
RDZ over Gross?This thread has definitely helped answer it for me too. As much as I'm sad that Ali Mac has gone, he's a great, not a legend. I wouldn't even say Gross is a legend, although I know many would slate me for that. Only legend in the squad currently is Dunky. And RDZ, who has secured ledge status already.
Yes, agreed. Probably like you (and others) I have no hesitation in saying that, up to this current era, Lawrenson was overall THE best player I ever saw at the Albion. But I can never really call him a legend, partly because when he was here he always seemed a bit aloof, and partly because after he left he always has been a bit dismissive of us. Certainly, unlike Ali Mac, he left without a backward glance.Lawrenson’s an odd one. When here he was sublime, especially as a centre back, his marauding runs WERE the stuff of legend.
However after he left he pretty well airbrushed us from his past, in the eyes of many of us. His love was for Preston and Liverpool and he made no bones about it. I think we (well me certainly) got a little precious about it but recently, as we are on the up again, he happily links himself to us when asked
As said before until a season or so ago he was recognised by us old timers as probably our best ever Albion player (seen in the flesh)
Alexis, so far in thoughts towards the Albion, seems the complete opposite. Let’s wait and see what his thoughts on his past are when he’s won a few League titles and a couple of CLs
Not sure I agree.I don't think so. You can't be a legend unless you stay a LONG time (at least ten years) or you are so much better than everyone else during your time here. Or you break the goalscoring record or something.
Great player, one of our best ever. But if you're not even the best player at the club and only stay for 3.5 seasons, then you can't be considered a legend.