View Full Version : The Cardiff - Reading connection: Robin Friday

10-05-2013, 17:04:52
Hey funko, have you heard of this guy?

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Robin Friday (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Friday)

Friday is widely regarded as an unsung talent; a latterly-applied nickname, "the greatest footballer you never saw"

Late in Friday's first season in Wales, Cardiff took on Luton Town on 16 April 1977. Cardiff were in the relegation zone and had not won in seven games, while Luton were fifth in the table and challenging for promotion.[94][95] After clashing repeatedly early in the match with Luton goalkeeper Milija Aleksic, Friday was lectured by the referee for a high tackle on the goalkeeper in the 36th minute. Friday held out a hand to apologise, but Aleksic reacted angrily. When the free kick was taken, Friday ran back, stole the ball from Luton defender John Faulkner, broke away, rounded Aleksic and slotted the ball past him into the net. In celebration, Friday turned towards the goalkeeper and gave him the V-sign.[96] Cardiff won the match 42 and at the end of the season avoided relegation to the third tier only on goal difference.

After winning the title of "Player of the Millennium" from Reading in 1999,[113] he was voted the top "all-time cult hero" for both Reading and Cardiff in a 2004 BBC poll;[114][115] with similar polls taking place at each Premier League and Football League club, he was the only player to appear in the top three for two different sides.[116] In 2007, a poll of fans run by Reading resulted in his once more being named the club's best ever.[54] Later that year, when the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) canvassed Reading supporters for their all-time favourite, Friday won yet again.[116][117] In a parallel PFA survey, Cardiff fans chose one of Friday's former team-mates, Wales international defender Phil Dwyer.[117] Friday was ranked first in Channel 4's list of football "bad boys" in August 2007,[7] while Football365 placed him at eighth place in a 2010 list of "wasted talents".


13-05-2013, 07:54:33
Yes, of course, Reading's George Best.