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Top 10 greatest....

Post by Happyham » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:05 pm

Written like the huge fan of British foosball I am...

Which players would make your 'Top 10 Greatest British players' of the following categories:

1). Greatest 5 bar (passing)

2). Greatest 3 bar (shooting)

3). Greatest singles player


Selections based on the last 10 years of tournament play I think is reasonable. If oldies want to include other TS oldies, then I see no problem with that :wink:

So there's no doubt that Rob Atha tops everyones lists... but who fills the rest?
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Re: Top 10 greatest....

Post by Happyham » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:24 pm

My list of the top 10 5 bars would be:

1 ). Rob Atha
2 ). Tom Burdett
3 ). Joe Hamilton
4 ). Juj
5 ). Rob Davey
6 ). Tich Degun
7 ). Sanjay Kumar
8 ). Dave Ziemman
9 ). Steve Lyall
10 ). Mike Amsden

Honourable mentions: Rhys Roberts, Pasquale, Alex Shovelton
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Re: Top 10 greatest....

Post by Rob Atha » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:35 pm

I won't include myself on these lists but here are my top 5's... the players who gave me the most trouble.

5 bar passing:

1. Joe H
2. Norm
3. Tanny
4. Pasquale
5. Tich/Juj/Sanjay

3 Bar shots is a hard one because nobody has had a great 3 ;)

Singles:

1. Juj
2. Shovie
3. Sanjay
4. Norm
5. Joe/Jon May

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Re: Top 10 greatest....

Post by Happyham » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:34 pm

Oops! I can't believe I forgot Norm.

Norm replaces Tom Burdett, and everyone moves down one spot :P
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Re: Top 10 greatest....

Post by shovie » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:15 pm

Trust Happs to leave out 2 Bar Shooting!

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Re: Top 10 greatest....

Post by Rob Atha » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:17 pm

Loads of responses on this topic, everyone afraid of offending people or nobody generally cares?

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Re: Top 10 greatest....

Post by Boris » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:09 am

Lets expand it a bit then - Howzabout 5-bar hacks (excluding yours truly)
1 - Charly Friessem
2 - Andrew Nubbert
3 - Alex Shovelton
4 - Stuart Cree
5 - Frederic Collignon

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Re: Top 10 greatest....

Post by Rob Atha » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:37 am

Boris wrote:Lets expand it a bit then - Howzabout 5-bar hacks (excluding yours truly)
1 - Charly Friessem
2 - Andrew Nubbert
3 - Alex Shovelton
4 - Stuart Cree
5 - Frederic Collignon
LMAO please edit that, either put fred at the top or not at all ;)

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Re: Top 10 greatest....

Post by Sampson » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:28 am

The following is just from my limited UK foos experience so rather than putting players in order, I will put in some notables for each area previously mentioned...

5-bar passing
Rob Atha
Chris Lyall
Steve Lyall
Louis Tan
Tom Burdett

3-bar shooting
Rob Atha
Rich Marsh
Joe Hamilton
Alex Shovelton
Rich Potts

Singles players
Rob Atha
Joe Hamilton
Jon May
Alex Shovelton
Juj
Dave Z

2-bar shooting
Rob Atha
Alex Shovelton
Rich Marsh (not always effective, but crazy and fun to watch so worth a mention)
Sarah Brice

I wrote this in a bit of a rush, so apologies to those I haven't mentioned that I probably should have.

I thought it might be worth adding top defenders to the list (focusing more on shot-stopping rather than shooting)...

Defenders
Rob Atha (I've noticed a recurring theme here...)
Joe Hamilton
Dave Z
Jon May
Mike Amsden
Chris Lyall
John Shovelton

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Re: Top 10 greatest....

Post by Boris » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:48 pm

Rob Atha wrote:
Boris wrote:Lets expand it a bit then - Howzabout 5-bar hacks (excluding yours truly)
1 - Charly Friessem
2 - Andrew Nubbert
3 - Alex Shovelton
4 - Stuart Cree
5 - Frederic Collignon
LMAO please edit that, either put fred at the top or not at all ;)
No - Fred has a great hack used sneakily and sparingly, so it benefits from the unexpected (he got me on sweat ball in one singles game!), Charly and Nubbert both use the hack effectively as their main shot, whereas shovie and stuggie both have blistering hooks.

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Re: Top 10 greatest....

Post by Alex MM » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:15 pm

Nubbbert might not be the best singles player but I'd say he is the greatest :D
I haven't been around long enough to comment on this properly but Tom Willetts 5 bar destroyed Tich's at the last Isha tournament and it works on other tables :P

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Re: Top 10 greatest....

Post by Rob Atha » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:15 pm

Boris wrote:
Rob Atha wrote:
Boris wrote:Lets expand it a bit then - Howzabout 5-bar hacks (excluding yours truly)
1 - Charly Friessem
2 - Andrew Nubbert
3 - Alex Shovelton
4 - Stuart Cree
5 - Frederic Collignon
LMAO please edit that, either put fred at the top or not at all ;)
No - Fred has a great hack used sneakily and sparingly, so it benefits from the unexpected (he got me on sweat ball in one singles game!), Charly and Nubbert both use the hack effectively as their main shot, whereas shovie and stuggie both have blistering hooks.
Ok. I'll give you 10-1 odds that none of the players you mentioned could beat fred in a hack off!

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Re: Top 10 greatest....

Post by Matt Price » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:53 pm

Rob Atha wrote: Ok. I'll give you 10-1 odds that none of the players you mentioned could beat fred in a hack off!
Will you get that organised/video'd if someone takes you up on that? :wink:

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