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I'll start with Peter Beagrie.

Frustrating at his time at the Lane but so talented.

Went on to have a long career even becoming a legend at Scunthorpe!

Talks more sense than most on Sky and not up his own arse!

I think he's a good guy!

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I agree at Beagrie and I nominate Andy Scott, doing an excellent job at Brentford.
 

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I agree at Beagrie and I nominate Andy Scott, doing an excellent job at Brentford.
And showed great fortitude to bounce back after his health problems. Would also agree with Beagrie, probably the best pundit around and shows he knows about the players he is talking about and how they are playing. Not like Claridge who saw one surging run from Harper in 4 minutes of highlights on Saturday and surmised that he was getting back to his best.
 

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I'll start with Peter Beagrie.

Frustrating at his time at the Lane but so talented.

Went on to have a long career even becoming a legend at Scunthorpe!

Talks more sense than most on Sky and not up his own arse!

I think he's a good guy!

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Peter Beagrie reminds me of a cross between Ant & Dec and the bloke who does the weather on look north.
 

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great thread. beags' is the top banana on sky at the mo and andy scott well yes hes done brill, hows about mr vincent jones showing all the 'z' list celebs how to go on and kicking their arses on celeb big bro? now that is respect!!
 

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Andy Scott and Beagrie are great calls. I'd like to mention Charlie Hartfield (signed him on once) and Bradders for simply getting on with life and being normal blokes despite having both played in the top flight.

Both are truly down to earth guys with no pretensions, but also had the decency not to become pub landlords! That said Mitchum and Gagey were always good lads too!
 

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Dane Whitehouse - an antithesis of the current yobbish, Cristal quaffing, self-publicising, egotistical, self-serving, disloyal, money grabbing, flash, "me me me" posing tossers that are rife in the game.

A true Blades legend.
I think it would be astonishingly hard to disagree with that.
 

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Agreed completely. I still call Ainsworth a twat whenever I see him on tv. What an utter twat!
So do I. I remember "that" tackle vividly at Port Vale. Even Deano ran half the length of the pitch to have a go after.

SF, I presume you're not limiting this to players so I'm gonna nominate Dave Bassett.
 

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Agreed completely. I still call Ainsworth a twat whenever I see him on tv. What an utter twat!
I suppose this might be Darren's arena, but I'm sure that he's never played against us (certainly not at The Lane) since the fabled tete-a-tete with Whitehouse senior. I imagine there's blokes who've waited 13 years to vent their anger at him.

I was hoping it would come at the Lane in the cup match - there's nothing like a small crowd to make every syllable of every insult and threat reach it's desired target.

I shall await correction on my inaccuracies.
 
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I'll start with Peter Beagrie.

Frustrating at his time at the Lane but so talented.

Went on to have a long career even becoming a legend at Scunthorpe!

Talks more sense than most on Sky and not up his own arse!

I think he's a good guy!

Next...........
I agree with you 100% about Beagrie. I bumped into him on Saturday and had a brief chat. A really nice guy and totally unaffected. We reminisced about the two thunderbolts he scored against Hull City on Boxing Day 1986 ("I've still got the video" he said) and had a chuckle about the moustache he wore at the time "It was dreadful - and I thought I looked so cool". He left me in no doubt that he was rooting for the Blades, though I'm sure his Sky reports would have been fair and unbiased as always. Top man - he deserves to go far in the media business.
 

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I suppose this might be Darren's arena, but I'm sure that he's never played against us (certainly not at The Lane) since the fabled tete-a-tete with Whitehouse senior. I imagine there's blokes who've waited 13 years to vent their anger at him.

I checked this, and was surprised to discover that Ainsworth has played against United on several occasions since he injured Whitehouse.

In 1997-8, he of course played in the game at the Lane when Dane's Dad went after him

In 1998-9, Port Vale sold him to Wimbledon 2 days before we played them in the league for the first time, so we missed him.

In 2000-1, he played against us when Wimbledon won 1-0 at the Lane in April

He next played against us on Boxing Day 2002 when he was at Loan to Walsall and we won 1-0 there.

He then signed for QPR, and came on as a sub for the last 15 minutes of their 2-0 win at the Lane in the League Cup in early 2003-4

He missed both games QPR had against us in 2004-5 after their promotion, but played against us when we lost 2-1 at Loftus Road in early 2005-6. He missed the return game - he may have been suspended.

In 2007-8, he missed both QPR games against us - he was not in the side for most of January and February which is when the games took place. He did not play at all last season and has only played for QPR twice this year, and not against us.

To sum up, since Ainsworth did Whitehouse he's played against us 5 times, twice at the Lane, but we haven't seen him for 4 years and I suspect he's winding down his career now.
 

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I agree with you 100% about Beagrie. I bumped into him on Saturday and had a brief chat. A really nice guy and totally unaffected. We reminisced about the two thunderbolts he scored against Hull City on Boxing Day 1986 ("I've still got the video" he said) and had a chuckle about the moustache he wore at the time "It was dreadful - and I thought I looked so cool". He left me in no doubt that he was rooting for the Blades, though I'm sure his Sky reports would have been fair and unbiased as always. Top man - he deserves to go far in the media business.
I remember meeting Beags at the launch of the Blades Revival at Roxys (remember that). This big fella had got him pinned against a wall and was saying things like "Peter Beagrie, you are fucking brilliant!":D Beags looked like he was shitting himself!!

I also remember going to the Lane to watch him play for the U-21s (I think, or was it England B?)
 

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