Too many to single one out, but gnefan is correct. Players like Smallwood, Morgan, Hulme, Sunderland, Boyle, O'Connell, Blow, Ringland, Parr, Pickford etc. were quality players and would have walked through brick walls for Syd.
Going back further, Adie Moran was very special. I think Glossop Owl might like to throw a few names into the hat from the " dark ages ".
Adie Moran was always a good one for making the game exciting with his 'heated' style of play! Jamo was another one for getting the tempo going. Remember when ever with played Nantwich, he would always have a run-in with their striker, John Scarlett. It was always funny to watch, Jamo not much over 5ft and John being 6ft or over.
In my time as manager, three seasons, I always appreciated and respected all my players but Ringo, Micky Boyle and Phil Hulme were good players and very supportive and commited off the pitch also. Kev Parr and Sid Pickford were not there long enough, but surely Morgy is an all time great at Surrey Street, what would he have been like if he trained !!!!
TEXTPrompted by Adrian to reply to this. The team in Sids day was great, Parry, Morgy, Steve Pickford, Ringo etc. But going back further, what about Brian Grundys team of the early eighties, Ray Redshaw, Charlie Gisbourne and his two younger brothers who all played together after signing from Radcliffe,, Brian himself, and I remember Roy Hughes who played with Brian at Bury, a fine centre half not to mention the 1st season that Tony Webber joined as a player, straight from Altrincham, George Buchan, Ken Wolstenholme, Pete Ablott,Steve Lennon, Gary Collins , Neil Wheelton etc. Going further back there was a player called Jimmy Rowlands who was brough from Scottish football with Montrose, who had the most powerful shot I ever saw at Glossop. He ended up transferring to Buxton, then Northwich Vics where he played in a FA Trophy final I seem to remember.He wins my vote, despite a player by the name of David Moore, who ended up going to Mossley where he also starred in a FA Trophy final. Some who remain friends today are Dave Ahern, Paul Lever and Barry Kershaw from Tony Webbers mid eighties team. Probably Paul was the most successful business wise, he has just sold his business which he started out in his back bedroom with his girlfriend Janet, not his wife. The last time I went up to see him, his firm Just Flights, had 50+ staff in plush offices in Bolton. Six months ago he sold out for many millions of pounds, and has now 'retired' to America at the grand old age of 43!! Dave Ahern is now a practicing solicitor in the centre of Bolton. Any more suggestions?
Read all the replies to my original message. Mike Stansfield saying that there's no more players to name after Glossop Owl named them all, well obviously you have not been coming long enough or you just can't think of anyone to name for yourself.
Another player I remeber is Trigger. Anyone know where he is now.? He had such a sad haircut, but no one must of told him!