21 September 2008

The Greatest Polls

Over the coming months NIFG will be running polls to find Northern Ireland's greatest ever side. Please vote from the selection on the left-hand side...

Players will be selected in the following categories to play in a classic 4-4-2 formation. The line-up has now been decided - still a few more polls to go!

Results to date:
Manager:
Winner Billy Bingham (74%)
From Peter Doherty, Billy Bingham, Lawrie Sanchez, Nigel Worthington.

Goalkeeper:
Winner Pat Jennings (80%)
From Elisha Scott, Harry Gregg, Pat Jennings, Tommy Wright, Maik Taylor.

Full-Backs (x2):
Winners Mal Donaghy (46%) and Pat Rice (42%)
From Bill McCracken, Alf McMichael, Alex Elder, Dave Craig, Pat Rice, Jimmy Nicholl, Sammy Nelson, Mal Donaghy, Nigel Worthington.

Centre-Backs (x2):
Winners Jackie Blanchflower (37%) and Aaron Hughes (25%)
From Jackie Blanchflower, Terry Neill, Allan Hunter, Chris Nicholl, John O'Neill, John McClelland, Alan McDonald, Gerry Taggart, Barry Hunter, Aaron Hughes, Stephen Craigan.

Midfielders (x2):
Winners Danny Blanchflower (57%) and Martin O'Neill (38%)
From Danny Blanchflower, Bertie Peacock, Jimmy Nicholson, Martin O'Neill, Sammy McIlroy, Dave McCreery, Norman Whiteside, Michael O'Neill, Jim Magilton, Neil Lennon, Damien Johnson.

Wingers (x2):
Winners George Best (75%) and Charlie Tully/Billy Bingham (tied on 11% - Bingham won thanks to OWC contributors)
From Charlie Tully, Billy Bingham, Peter McParland, George Best, Michael Hughes, Keith Gillespie, Kevin Wilson.

Forwards (x2):
Winners David Healy (60%) and Joe Bambrick (21%)
From Billy Gillespie, Joe Bambrick, Peter Doherty, Derek Dougan, Jimmy McIlroy, Gerry Armstrong, Billy Hamilton, Jimmy Quinn, Colin Clarke, Iain Dowie, David Healy.

2 comments:

researcher said...

Couldn't find complete results for goalkeeper, might you help? Curious about Scott and Gregg votes...
What a great work here!

jcd said...

Sadly I deleted the full results by accident (d'oh!). However, Pat won and Harry Gregg came second. Unfortunately the %s for Gregg, Scott and co are lost forever.

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