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    nominations?
    the legend Claudio Gentile

    graeme souness i heard was a tough nut in the 70s

    Duncan ferguson done time in prison for assault

    roy keane, patrick viera
    paul mcgrath back in the day

    people talk about vinnie jones, but i reckon that was all hype


    any modern day players could match up tot he above?
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    Vinnie Jones is all fart and no poo.
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    Tommy Smith is the hardest player LFC have ever had
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    Martin Keown would be up there.

    Not as someone who was looking for a hard man image but his name always comes up when strikers of the 1990s talk about how tough the game was back then when defenders could crunch in to the back of the players. Keown was a very underrated and very physical centre back who dominated strikers. He was a great man marker and stuck to strikers, chuntering in their ear to psyche them out and remind them of their mistakes/goal drought etc and if they got the ball with their back to goal Keown just smashed them.

    When you see him now as a media pundit he's quite low key and has considered opinions but he was one of the most feared players of his day. When Arsenal had him and Adams at centre back they were pretty much impregnable.
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    Also anybody else on here remember Julian Dicks?

    He was pretty hard, and he could smash a good penalty or free kick. Keepers used to have to try and guess which way he was going to put it, and then dive the other way so as not to risk broken wrists/serious facial injury if one of his penalties struck them.
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    Biggest one that comes to mind immediately is Duncan Ferguson. Also the Keane-Vieira enmity was a clash of tough personalities.


    Not of our time, but I've read a bit about Spurs in the 60s and 70s (what Spurs fan wouldn't! :p: ) and a big name that comes to mind is Dave Mackay. The picture of him grabbing Billy Bremner is iconic. His tough tackling and organisation at the back were second to none at the time.
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    Biggest one that comes to mind immediately is Duncan Ferguson. Also the Keane-Vieira enmity was a clash of tough personalities.


    Not of our time, but I've read a bit about Spurs in the 60s and 70s (what Spurs fan wouldn't! :p: ) and a big name that comes to mind is Dave Mackay. The picture of him grabbing Billy Bremner is iconic. His tough tackling and organisation at the back were second to none at the time.
    Bremner was the tougher of the duo, and known as one of the toughest England has ever seen
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    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    Also anybody else on here remember Julian Dicks?

    He was pretty hard, and he could smash a good penalty or free kick. Keepers used to have to try and guess which way he was going to put it, and then dive the other way so as not to risk broken wrists/serious facial injury if one of his penalties struck them.
    Dicks was hard
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    (Original post by Jimmy Seville)
    Dicks was hard
    in your recollection maybe
 
 
 
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