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Legend is used to loosely in football today in my opinion, after 5 decent performances and a quick scarf wave Savage is apparently a legend. Which Derby players (not managers) would you say are the true legends of the club?

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Originally posted by David;7752

Legend is used to loosely in football today in my opinion, after 5 decent performances and a quick scarf wave Savage is apparently a legend. Which Derby players (not managers) would you say are the true legends of the club?

Jack Kirby

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Goalkeeper Jack Kirby refuses to take part in a Nazi Salute during the 1934 Rams tour of Germany (see article "The Ram that defied Hitler)

[url=http://beehive.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=SiteHome&ID=11165&PageID=68369]http://beehive.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/defa...65&PageID=68369

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For some reason the first one does not work but if you google search it, it does...

Jack Kirby football?

John 'Jack' Kirby (born 30 September 1910 in [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseal]Overseal, died 15 June 1960 in [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derby]Derby) was a football goalkeeper.

Kirby joined [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derby_County_F.C]Derby County. from Newhall United in April 1929 and made his debut in the 1929-30 season. In 1934 he was part of the Derby side that toured [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany]Germany. Kirby defied the German authorities by being the only member of the team to refuse to give the Nazi salute before each game. He left in August 1939 he became player-manager of [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folkestone_Town_F.C]Folkestone Town., a position he held until August 1939.

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Played 173 games and didn't score one, not a legend in my book

I haven't heard of him before either to be honest, I take it he was playing in the 1930's?

Why is he a legend PTR? what did he do to earn the legend status? in your own words aswell, I've read the Wiki lol.

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Originally posted by David;7795

Played 173 games and didn't score one, not a legend in my book

I haven't heard of him before either to be honest, I take it he was playing in the 1930's?

Why is he a legend PTR? what did he do to earn the legend status? in your own words aswell, I've read the Wiki lol.

He was a goalkeeper !

Irrelevant of football, in my eyes he will always be a legend for having the balls to defy the Nazi war machine.

What a hero !

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Originally posted by David;7806

The men who were out there fighting in the world war are legends.

In that case what is the point of this thread?

And that action by Kirby occured in 34. Between the Wars.

I'll go for Bernard Vann then...

[url=http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/articles/Vann,_Bernard:_Rams_centre-forward_was_war_hero]http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/articles/Van...rd_was_war_hero

BERNARD VANN: [url=http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/articles?title=RAMS&action=edit]RAMS CENTRE-FORWARD WAS WAR HERO

[url=http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/articles/Image:Vannjg]http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/images/thumb/b/b0/Vannjg/250px-Vannjg [url=http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/articles/Image:Vannjg]http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/skins/common/images/magnify-clip

Bernard William Vann

Saluting Rams' only ever VC war hero

September 2008 saw the 90th anniversary of the death of Bernard Vann, a teacher and chaplain who briefly played as centre-forward for [url=http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/articles/Derby_County]Derby County before fighting with distinction on the [url=http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/articles/First_World_War]First World War battlefields, where he won the Victoria Cross.

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Originally posted by PearTree Ram;7809

In that case what is the point of this thread?

And that action by Kirby occured in 34. Between the Wars.

I'll go for Bernard Vann then...

[url=http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/articles/Vann,_Bernard:_Rams_centre-forward_was_war_hero]http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/articles/Van...rd_was_war_hero

BERNARD VANN: [url=http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/articles?title=RAMS&action=edit]RAMS CENTRE-FORWARD WAS WAR HERO

[url=http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/articles/Image:Vannjg]http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/images/thumb/b/b0/Vannjg/250px-Vannjg [url=http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/articles/Image:Vannjg]http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/skins/common/images/magnify-clip

Bernard William Vann

Saluting Rams' only ever VC war hero

September 2008 saw the 90th anniversary of the death of Bernard Vann, a teacher and chaplain who briefly played as centre-forward for [url=http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/articles/Derby_County]Derby County before fighting with distinction on the [url=http://bygonederbyshire.co.uk/articles/First_World_War]First World War battlefields, where he won the Victoria Cross.

I think this sometimes as well mate.

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Just seeing who people class Derby County legends, like I said in the first post people are calling Savage a legend for putting in a few decent performances and waving a scarf, the same with Teale a few decent games and now he's a legend.

When you talk about legends your looking at Pele and Maradona etc. Savage and Teale shouldn't be mentioned in the same sentence.

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