I was talking to a Charlton fan last night. He asked who I supported and then we mentioned a couple of recent “played for both” players we’d both seen. He then went on to say he always challenges himself to not only name some random players but to try and put together a full team from keeper to the forward line. He managed it with the Saddlers (with a few from way back before my time in some positions).
I know a few on here like this type of challenge too so let’s start with Charlton and see how many other teams we can do it for.
GK - Etheridge
LWB - J Cook
CB - Bielek
CB - D Davis
RWB - C Blacket-Taylor
CDM - Dobson
CDM - M Kinsella
CAM - Oztumer
ST - T Abraham
ST - D Burton
Bit of a shoe horn in defense!
Could have put O’Connell in at CB
There’s also Steve Gritt-RB. Might still have their appearance record. Played late 80s for us. Some Charlton fans came to Fellows Park to present him with an award, when Charlton were playing at home.
Mick Kearns also played 4 games for them on loan from Oxford just before he joined us.
Gritt was more of a midfielder wasn’t he? I think a fair portion of his Charlton career was as a contemporary of John Humphrey, who was a right back.
A Charlton right back who did play for us was Greg Shields, who we signed on loan from them for a time in 2002. I hoped we’d sign him permanently but I think he went back to Scotland. He looked good for us though.
Actually I think he did play right back for us, some of the time anyway, so you are correct. But I think most of his career was in midfield, I suppose we didn’t have anyone else at the time. Dornan was injured, I think, and didn’t Peter Hart fill in at full back a few times. I’m not sure why Phil Hawker didn’t player there, maybe he was injured.
Andy Petterson in goal, anyone?
Thanks for that. I was living away then, (not a million miles from South London)so didn’t see many games that season, but I could have sworn he did play there when I saw him .