Jeff Peron was pretty classy, he’s in there.
We’ve had some terrific left backs, and Caswell, Fry and Harrison could play either flank.
Best actual left footed left back. Be Bop Padula perhaps? Not here for long, alas, but like Peron, as classy as flip. Mind you, I thought Neil Pointon was fantastic. Rico Henry was a bit special too.
Ada at centre back, please.
Pedro had some great moments, but he was a bit like the girl with the curl, when he was good, he was very very good, when he was bad he was horrid (usually away from home). Junior was another Mr Inconsistent but when he was on song he was the dogs wotsits.
That Keates bloke was a good lad, not sure what happened to him?
Best left footed goal? I’m thinking of The Buck. Great goal against Bury in 1975, he hooked it in from the edge of the box, although I await someone telling me it was his right foot, it was a long time ago and I get mixed up, great goal anyhow. He scored a real sniffers goal against (I think) Sheff Utd at the Street End, drifted past a couple of defenders and drove the ball into the top corner from 10 or 12 yards with his left, typical Buckley. Junior got a spectacular one, but can’t think who it was against.
We’ve had a few good free kicks over the years, the Leahy one the other week was a good 'un, but Shakey is the man for me. A couple of his were bosters, can’t remember the games, but I think Chelsea was one. Saw Mick Evans get a couple as well. Matt Richards was poor, but could pull a spectacular free-kick out from time to time.
I didn’t see Cannonball Taylor, except right at the end when he was past his best.
I nearly forgot Kyle, I loved watching him play, even on the left wing (ffs what was that about?)
And finally, a big shout to my favourite left footed Saddler (and I bet a lot of you will say the same if you are old enough) the wonderful David Preece. For about 18 months he was the best I’ve seen in a Walsall shirt.