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The Greatest Ever Owls Centre Backs

Last week's forum poll is done and dusted and the Vital SWFC members have voted for Des Walker and Peter Swan as the Greatest Ever Owls Centre Backs.

Des signed from Sampdoria for a 2.7 million pound fee in July 1993, and racked up 262 appearances over the next eight years, the linchpin of the Owls defence during that time. The pacy, hard tackling defender remained with the club until the end of the 2001 season, eventually moving back to his original club Nottingham Forest, before retiring at the age of 38. Des earned his last England cap in 1994, representing his country 59 times. 'You'll Never Beat Des Walker!'.

Peter joined Wednesday as an amateur in 1952 and debuted in the first team in November 1955, against Barnsley. He became first choice centre half and participated in Wednesday's successes during the late 50s and early 60s. It was a golden era for the Owls, who regularly featured in the top six (runners up in 1960/61) and Peter's consistency during this period led to 19 consecutive England caps. He would have undoubtedly been part of the England squad for the 1966 World Cup: a glittering future awaited him. His part, however, in a betting scandal led to a ban of some ten years. He kept his fitness magnificently throughout this period and returned to play 17 more games for the Owls, leaving for Bury in 1973.

Dominant defending, supreme reliability and stature make them our choices for the Greatest Ever Owls Team.

An honourable mention this week goes to Nigel Pearson, the player who pushed the top two closest in our poll.

This week's forum poll is for the Greatest Ever Owls Left Back, and we're also asking for nominations for the Greatest Ever Owls Right Wing (or Right Midfield). We'll announce the results for Left Back next Saturday!

The team is shaping up: so far, it reads Pressman, Nilsson, Walker, Swan..

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Writer: Auckland Owl Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 23 2007

Time: 9:00AM

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Both great players in their own way!
sandgroanun
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23/06/2007 12:14:00

Des Walker was a great player, he was always going to get one of the two places!!!
pandapops
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23/06/2007 13:16:00

Cant argue with that one little bit.
will it ever happen
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16/11/2007 15:42:00

 

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