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Best CB we ever had 10:40 - Oct 19 with 4829 viewskingsburyR

Trying to lighten the mood.

Ive been heading down to HQ for 40 years now. The glory boys up front and in midfield get most of the plaudits.

I'd like to keep this to centre backs only.

The best Ive seen in 40 years at our place was Paul Parker. Thoughts?

Dont know why we bother. .... but we do!

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Best CB we ever had on 10:42 - Oct 19 with 3321 viewsAntti_Heinola

For longevity, as well as playing at a high level almost his entire time, has to be Macca for me, although I imagine McLintock was very classy.
Favourite - one of the two Dannys (Maddix or Shittu - not Cullip).

Bare bones.

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Best CB we ever had on 10:45 - Oct 19 with 3294 viewsloftboy

Macca, end of debate.

favourite cheese mature Cheddar. FFS there is no such thing as the EPL
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Best CB we ever had on 10:46 - Oct 19 with 3282 viewsBazzaInTheLoft

Macca for me.

Special mention for Onouha, who in almost any other QPR team in any other era other than the one he played in would have been considered a decent player.
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Best CB we ever had on 10:50 - Oct 19 with 3268 viewsBrianMcCarthy

Parker - lightning quick, excellent in the air, good tackler, good reader, loud and had a hard edge.

"The opposite of love, after all, is not hate, but indifference."
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Best CB we ever had on 10:57 - Oct 19 with 3245 viewsmart_Goblin

I thought Bob Hazell was immense when I was very young. Nothing ever seemed to get passed him.
Macca and Peacock were a great partnership and we’re as hard as nails as a pairing. I don’t think they got on great if my memory serves me correctly , nothing major but just very different people.

And an a shout out to a player very underestimated by everybody and that is Andy Tillson. The 2 above were favoured as they worked better together but Andy was pure class, not just as a defender but as a footballer . With the way the game is played now he’d be a top premier league player without doubt .
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Best CB we ever had on 11:10 - Oct 19 with 3185 viewsBurnleyhoop

Danny maddix. The best man for man marker I have ever seen. Had Mark Hughes in his pocket, will never forget it.

Also loved the Glen Roeder step over, sent opposition players off in completely the wrong direction.

Good old days indeed.
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Best CB we ever had on 11:11 - Oct 19 with 3180 viewsTomS

Best CB we ever had on 10:50 - Oct 19 by BrianMcCarthy

Parker - lightning quick, excellent in the air, good tackler, good reader, loud and had a hard edge.


I agree with your observations. He was a superb defender and it was no surprise to see him star for England in the World Cup and be bought by Man Utd.

But did he play as a sweeper rather than as a centre back under Don Howe, thereby relieving him of marking duties? I know I'm splitting hairs, but it's easier to shine in defence when you don't have a centre forward right beside you all the time.

Macca for me.
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Best CB we ever had on 11:15 - Oct 19 with 3165 viewsChrisNW6

Big fan of Terry Fenwick and thought he was a great leader on the pitch. Paul Parker ripped up copy book and would out jump 6ft strikers. Special mention to Glenn Roeder and his 'shuffle'
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Best CB we ever had on 11:15 - Oct 19 with 3165 viewsted_hendrix

We travelled up to Huddersfield on the night Tuesday January 14, 1997 for the cup replay four of us In a stinky beer and cold pasty smelling Escort van with me driving, in the dying seconds we get a corner and the ground goes quiet, the corner is delivered inch perfect and you can hear Macca shout ''out the way'' and lo and behold he heads it at 100MPH into the net.
Bedlam in the away end.
I loved the big Man and his passion, I loved the way he 'beat up' Mark Hughes, he came over to us and gave us a face growl at Oxfords old ground (the Manor) we were getting battered and a few of our lads started throwing beer bottles on the pitch, they get a corner and Macca picks up a beer botttle from the pitch and walks over to us holding the bottle and growling at us behind the goal.
He was special, one of them blokes who played for us who could do no wrong, a proper Man's Man.

If ever a saying rang true then It's the one that goes *They don't make them like that anymore*

My Father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.

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Best CB we ever had on 11:18 - Oct 19 with 3146 viewsHoopsie

Alan McDonald

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Best CB we ever had on 11:18 - Oct 19 with 3146 viewsNorthernr

Best CB we ever had on 11:15 - Oct 19 by ted_hendrix

We travelled up to Huddersfield on the night Tuesday January 14, 1997 for the cup replay four of us In a stinky beer and cold pasty smelling Escort van with me driving, in the dying seconds we get a corner and the ground goes quiet, the corner is delivered inch perfect and you can hear Macca shout ''out the way'' and lo and behold he heads it at 100MPH into the net.
Bedlam in the away end.
I loved the big Man and his passion, I loved the way he 'beat up' Mark Hughes, he came over to us and gave us a face growl at Oxfords old ground (the Manor) we were getting battered and a few of our lads started throwing beer bottles on the pitch, they get a corner and Macca picks up a beer botttle from the pitch and walks over to us holding the bottle and growling at us behind the goal.
He was special, one of them blokes who played for us who could do no wrong, a proper Man's Man.

If ever a saying rang true then It's the one that goes *They don't make them like that anymore*


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Best CB we ever had on 11:22 - Oct 19 with 3125 viewsBrianMcCarthy

Best CB we ever had on 11:11 - Oct 19 by TomS

I agree with your observations. He was a superb defender and it was no surprise to see him star for England in the World Cup and be bought by Man Utd.

But did he play as a sweeper rather than as a centre back under Don Howe, thereby relieving him of marking duties? I know I'm splitting hairs, but it's easier to shine in defence when you don't have a centre forward right beside you all the time.

Macca for me.


Parker was a centre-back first and foremost and started off for us as as one with Fenwick as sweeper, then Maguire. Not sure anyone got the better of him. Played as a centre-back for Howe too, but I think you're right that he was sweeper too for a spell.

Man U and England played him out of position at right-back, and he still did well.

"The opposite of love, after all, is not hate, but indifference."
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Best CB we ever had on 11:29 - Oct 19 with 3100 viewsWokingR

Bob Hazell for me too.
He was just immense.
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Best CB we ever had on 11:30 - Oct 19 with 3098 viewsHAYESBOY

Best CB we ever had on 10:45 - Oct 19 by loftboy

Macca, end of debate.


Reverend....

Smells like a trout farm in here

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Best CB we ever had on 11:34 - Oct 19 with 3069 viewslightwaterhoop

My heart says Macca my head says Danny Maddix.
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Best CB we ever had on 11:35 - Oct 19 with 3066 viewsQPunkR

Macca all day long. Still have big love for big Danny Shittu and Clint Hill but Macca is head and shoulders the best CB we've had in my time

QPR - "shit but local"

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Best CB we ever had on 11:36 - Oct 19 with 3057 viewsqueensparker

Another vote for Paul Parker, he was absolutely outstanding w at centre back for us. Different gravy
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Best CB we ever had on 11:41 - Oct 19 with 3039 viewsRanger_1969

Parker just ahead of Macca for me. With a shout out for Fenwick as well - maybe slightly underrated by some.
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Best CB we ever had on 11:48 - Oct 19 with 3022 viewsQPRSteve

I'd add Dave Webb in to the mix, fantastic defender an d chipped in with a few goals, I like all those mentioned so far.

I''m another one who loved Bob Hazel. I remember when we signed him from Wolves he came with a reputation for being sent off. What a lovely man he turned out to be. Will always be remembered for marking Regis out the game in that FA cup semi-final.
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Best CB we ever had on 11:50 - Oct 19 with 3018 viewsJuzzie

Macca and Parker.

We've had plenty of good one's since but no one has come close to those two.
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Best CB we ever had on 12:05 - Oct 19 with 2989 viewsessextaxiboy

To lighten the mood further

Terry Mancini
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Best CB we ever had on 12:16 - Oct 19 with 2952 viewsGalileo

In no particular order since each of them had differing traits. Roeder, Parker and Maddix.

Hard to believe we had Roeder and Currie in the same team in the equivalent of today's Championship. Night and day compared to 2023.
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Best CB we ever had on 12:24 - Oct 19 with 2926 viewspaulparker

Easy Paul Parker
Just Quality , I know he won trophies at man yoo but he was wasted at right back
Also criminal that turnip Taylor dumped him from the England squad as soon as he got in

And Bowles is onside, Swinburne has come rushing out of his goal , what can Bowles do here , onto the left foot no, on to the right foot That’s there that’s two, and that’s Bowles Brian Moore

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Best CB we ever had on 12:29 - Oct 19 with 2914 viewsActonExile

PP is the best i've seen technical ability,
Macca is the best 'never say die' attitude,
There were times when Richard Dunne's positioning were superb(imho) and probably made up for lack of fitness, we just got him 2 or 3 years(or stone) too late.

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Best CB we ever had on 13:15 - Oct 19 with 2821 viewsGRDHoops

My favourites:

Macca (also my favourite ever QPR player).

Shittu.

Can't see him mentioned yet but also Clint Hill .
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