Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by Ark Royal » 08 Dec 2017 16:09

Barry Hunter - Stick
Dariusz Wdowczyk - Sicknote

Some old Tilehurstenders used the nickname 'Toblerone' for Floyd Streete because it looked as if he had one tucked in his shorts.

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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by bagman » 08 Dec 2017 16:49

Thought Murts was sick note, certainly his wife was as well at the school she taught at (some times)

Jim McIntyre was known as "Big Yin" for his very large appendage, and his somewhat direct chat up line to the ladies "Do you want to see the biggest XXXX in football?"

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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by Sutekh » 08 Dec 2017 17:31

bagman wrote:Thought Murts was sick note, certainly his wife was as well at the school she taught at (some times)

Jim McIntyre was known as "Big Yin" for his very large appendage, and his somewhat direct chat up line to the ladies "Do you want to see the biggest XXXX in football?"


Sean Evers was "sicknote"

Liam Moore is also known as "Bobby" in some circles....

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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by Ark Royal » 08 Dec 2017 18:10

Ark Royal wrote:Barry Hunter - Stick
Dariusz Wdowczyk - Sicknote

Some old Tilehurstenders used the nickname 'Toblerone' for Floyd Streete because it looked as if he had one tucked in his shorts.


I think it was Mick Gooding (Geordie - there's another one) that gave Dariusz the nickname.

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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by AthleticoSpizz » 08 Dec 2017 20:13

Forbury Lion wrote:There used to be a Reading player called Murray (not Scott Murray or Glenn Murray) and his nickname, was Minty....
who knew


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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by dontbedaft » 10 Dec 2017 04:42

Shaun "Short" Cummings, both for his diminutive stature and the limitations in his game during his tenure with us

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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by Elm Park Kid » 10 Dec 2017 22:13

dontbedaft wrote:Shaun "Short" Cummings, both for his diminutive stature and the limitations in his game during his tenure with us


Or when he was playing well:

Shaun "Second" Cummings.

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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by Moonfish » 11 Dec 2017 07:57

Stuart 'Archie' Lovell

Turned up for day 1 of training at Reading, nothing went his way, coach called him over and told him that the worst player he ever saw was a lad named Archie and that he must be Archie. Not only did the nickname stick, but when Lovell left Reading to join Hibs he thought he'd left the nickname behind but turns out the coach had rang through to his new club and given them the heads up! :lol:

Another one I quite like is Glen Little, known as Blakey due to a striking resemblance to the 'On the Buses' character...

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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by Nameless » 11 Dec 2017 09:25

AthleticoSpizz wrote:Blakey - Glenn Little
Little Legs - Sammy Igoe
Frodo - Stephen Hunt

Jimmy the real “mighty” Quinn
John “minty” Murray
Matt “bone” Robinson

(none of which, like the afore-posts are very humorous)


As has been pointed out Matt Robinson was rooster and while we did have a tribute day for him it was a shaved head day.
Bone Day was in honour of Martin ‘Mad Dog’ Allen, who emerged from the tunnel at the start of the game waving his inflatable bone,

Other than that, you were spot on !


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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by AthleticoSpizz » 11 Dec 2017 11:32

Yep...I concede (again!!) :oops:

The grey matter is frazzled...was it really that long ago

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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by Elm Park Kid » 11 Dec 2017 11:38

To answer the original posters - we did have briefly have a player called mathieu manset would was known as 'The Beast'.

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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by PieEater » 11 Dec 2017 13:27

Elm Park Kid wrote:
dontbedaft wrote:Shaun "Short" Cummings, both for his diminutive stature and the limitations in his game during his tenure with us


Or when he was playing well:

Shaun "Second" Cummings.


Or Shaun Cummings all over the place
Shaun Cummings all over your face

Struggle Pig was Danny Williams, which came from a bad german translation of what he was called at Hoffenheim.

I thought Jimmy Kebe was known as Bambi on Ice.

Rooster was Matt Robinson, Darius Henderson should of had the same name because of his perculiar rooster like running style

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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by Dick Habbin's hairdo » 11 Dec 2017 13:53

Our group under the gantry on the SB used to call Colin Bailie "Rodders".... because he always looked like he was running with the metal pipe stuck up his jaxi....


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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by Marino13 » 11 Dec 2017 17:20

Dick Habbin's hairdo wrote:Our group under the gantry on the SB used to call Colin Bailie "Rodders".... because he always looked like he was running with the metal pipe stuck up his jaxi....


not sure if this counts, but david lee (ex-chelsea) who was
on loan at reading, nickname is also 'rodders'.

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Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

by Forbury Lion » 12 Dec 2017 16:52

PieEater wrote:I thought Jimmy Kebe was known as Bambi on Ice.

Was definitely Bas Savage.

Jimmy Socks was a name I heard used for Kebe a few times after sockg8, mostly by the same couple of people in the West Lower, so likely not a widespread name.

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