Steve Hunt

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  1. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    Just read this in our local paper (Isle of Wight County Press)............
    COWES Sports avoided the drop from the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division with a final day victory over Amesbury Town............
    .............Cowes also announced their new manager, former Aston Villa and Coventry player, Steve Hunt, who will take charge next season.


    I shall look forward to next season's local derby between Newport and Cowes with great pleasure! Might even wear my City scarf to confuse the locals!
     
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    Could wear your pantomime horse costume and really confuse them.;)
     
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    Pleasure to watch. Was it under Milne, Sexton or both?
    Great left peg.
     
  4. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    Both Milne and Sexton. He also played alongside the likes of Pele and Franz Beckenbaur! I bet Cowes Sports fans will be proud to have that bit of info!
     
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    He played for Gould as well I think
     
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    Yes he played for Gould at the start of his managerial reign at the club. If I recall correctly he partnered Gerry Daly in midfield.

    Eventually left for West Brom and within months was capped by England.
     
  7. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    Correct Grendel
     
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    I remember a fan writing "Steve Hunt, please stay" (or something like that) on a bed sheet when it was rumored that JH was looking to sell Hunt. He was a very good player as I recall.
     
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    Yes remember him from when I was a lad was one of my favourites.
     
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    Yes...same here...exciting player to watch bursting down the wing

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
     
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    Didn't he start out as a winger and was then "converted" to a midfielder and then his career really took off? Great player
     
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    at one point he put in a transfer request when JH was the Managing Director
    This request was rejected while they were warming up pre match over the tannoy
    JH came on the tannoy personally and advised that the request was turned down
    Welcomed by the fans , but not so sure about JH

    Hunt was in effect seen as the new Tommy hutch, which were hard boots to fill, and not sure due to that , that he was fully appreciated while here
     
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    I remember going to a drab 0-0 against Southampton at HR probably 82/83 season. He was interviewed in the matchday programme and he said that he was doing some martial arts training and it was helping to control his temper, he certainly forgot some of it when he laid out Steve Williams in the 2nd half and was sent off!!!! He provided the only other memorable moment when he turned and tried to chip Shilton from just outside the box but Shilton managed to tip it over the bar
     
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    Scored a screamer against WBA
     
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    I thought it was about Cockney rhyming slang!
     
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    Otis favourite player ?
     
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    Did anyone else read this and initially assume this was about Mowbray-era "last paycheck" flop Stephen Hunt??? (forgot he wasn't ex-Villa)
     
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    They would just avoid eye contact and mumble "I told her it was just a fling and nothing serious".
     
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    No that's Jeremy.
     
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    If I recall correctly ,he came to CCFC from America .stating he only wanted to play for CCFC . then went to WBA . think he got sent off at H/R on his return with WBA . think he whacked Mick Ferguson and wanted to carry it on in the changing rooms .
     
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    Think he was with us first Bob.
    Then went to America (Washington Diplomats)?
    Then back to us and then to WBA.
     
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    I thought he was with Villa, then New York Cosmos with Pele & Beckenbauer, then us and then WBA
     
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    yes he had 2 spells in the states
    one before us, and then while with us he went to the Diplomats on loan (that was our US adventure, that cost us a fair amount of money - but went tits up)
     
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    Was with Villa then Cosmos then us . me old fruity.
     
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    Yes, not quite in Hutch's league but as Wingy says had a very good left foot.
     
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    The US soccer team we were originally involved with was Detroit Express and they became the Washington Diplomats when JH moved the franchise.
     
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    I remember playing at villa park years ago and Hunt was playing for villa. Some bloke stood at the back of the away end singing we hate stevie hunt, he's a c**t, he's a c**t for practically the whole 90 minutes!
     
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    What's all the malarkey about?
    I've been called a Steve Hunt loads of times !
    Saw him when a young lad at 10 at Highfield Rd and was always a favourite. Good speedy fella who got balls in the box. Good old fashioned old player who wasn't scared to take players on.
     
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    He was a very decent player....oh for the old days.
     
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    Telegraph have now done an article on this, ask for commission HH ;)
     
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    I have that picture from the Telegraph as I was standing behind the bed sheet :)
     
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    Cheers Nick! I can't see little Cowes Sports letting the Telegraph know about this so they must have had a snoop on this site and then looked at the Cowes Sports webpage! I might just ask James Rodger (the reporter) where he got his info from! :emoji_smile:
     
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    Just sent this to James Rodger. I'll see if he replies!
    "Where did you get the story about Steve Hunt joining Cowes Sports? I gave that story to the Sky Blues Talk fans forum last Tuesday. Happen to see it did you?"
     
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