“Iwan is a Welshman …” (as the Kop song, has it), indeed. Watford enticed him to join them from school precisely bacause they had a Welsh speaking coach in Tom Walley, while Iwan has remained in demand for media work in his native tongue as one of very few contemporary internationals able so to converse. Initially developing as a gangling teenage striker at Vicarage Road, Iwan memorably scored the first of his dozen goals for The Hornets as a substitute against Manchester United, and won his first cap against Holland in 1989.Continue reading “Foxes A to Z, Iwan Roberts”
A nippy, neatly balanced ‘cruisweight’ striker picked up on a free transfer from Third Lanark when economy measure dictated that the ill fated Glasgow club divest itself of a superbly skilful forward-line.
Jimmy gave excellent inside forward support to City’s mid 60’s front line, and notched several useful goals – including one in the first leg of the 1965 League Cup Final, and an 18-yard header in one sweet home win over Forest.Continue reading “Foxes A to Z; Jimmy Goodfellow”
The brilliant “Crown Jules” of a number of City’s campaigns, Julian erected remarkable foundations to his career before reaching the age of 21, and as genuinely exciting striker has won himself a rare degree of hero-worship from the Filbert Street crowd.. Signed professionally only two months into the second year of his trainee contract, having scored ten times in the first five youth games, plus the reserves only goal to that date, he made an early senior bow, too, following injuries to David Lowe and Phil Gee.
His first goal came three days later, in a League Cup tie in the city of his birth, and by then of the 1992-93 term Julian was a name noted nationally. For heading the list of his several spectacular strikes was the individal strike against Barnsley in City’s FA Cup exit which took the BBC’s goal of the month award, and was runner-up in the Goal of the Season rating.Continue reading “Foxes A to Z; Julian Joachim”