Fretters wrote:Paul Weller, especially in his early years when he was developing under Mullen. Then some fans never seemed to forgive him for the trial at West Ham. I think only his illness stopped him signing? He was great at times when he got back regularly under Stan, and that goal at Oldham in the Waddle season was something else.
Yes. Paul Weller. When I held an ST for the Jimmy McIlroy Stand, there was a bloke who would scream blue murder at the lad every home game. He would wait for the slightest error or misplaced pass and then lay into him. After he scored an OG against Coventry at the Turf, the bloke literally turned the air blue.
We used to joke about how far into the game would we get before this gobsh1te screamed "GET OFF THE PITCH WELLER!".
I recall confronting him about it once, and he said he would see me outside! He even threatened to 'sort my step-sister out too.