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Matty Elliott turned down Spurs £5m offer

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MON is a legend. Proper old school man management there!!! 

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Remember watching Elliott away at Villa Park in what I remember as 1998 and he was immense. An absolute beast. So composed on the ball. Very similar to Vardy as in a late bloomer to top flight football, but full of quality. Most importantly he is a Fox through and through and stayed loyal until his body couldn't hack it any longer. 

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27 minutes ago, Collymore said:

MON is a legend. Proper old school man management there!!! 

Must have adored Clough because his man management sounds just the same. 

 

I have heared Elliott talk about this potential Spurs move before on radio.

 

Two goals in a Cup final = legend status.

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Fantasy football manager's dream. Helped me to 3rd in Shoot Dream Team competition in 1998.

 

Ridiculous how he didnt start for Scotland in the 1998 World Cup.

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Great player and an excellent radio pundit too.

 

A City legend for many reasons - not least (looking back now) for that ‘accidental’ forearm that knocked Michael Owen unconscious.

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25 minutes ago, Nalis said:

Fantasy football manager's dream. Helped me to 3rd in Shoot Dream Team competition in 1998.

 

Ridiculous how he didnt start for Scotland in the 1998 World Cup.

Probably cos he wasn't really Scottish :D

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54 minutes ago, Izzy said:

Probably cos he wasn't really Scottish :D

About as Scottish as Andy King is Welsh. 

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Matty was my favourite player from that time. I'm sure I remember a couple of games when MON made him play as a centre forward because there was literally no-one else fit who could, we had such a small squad at that time.  I think most of us fans expected the worst, but unless my memory is playing tricks, I'm sure he scored two goals away at Everton to get us a point. Legend!

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3 minutes ago, foxfanazer said:

Brilliant player. Probably the best CB we've had in my lifetime 

... and anyone elses!

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Excellent goal return for a defender too, 85 in his career.

 

Terrific player and seems grateful to the club for giving him the top flight chance, still hugely popular with the fans.

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He was one of the best defenders in the league in the late 90's, derisory offer. Would be worth £100m in this era with the amount of goals he scored.

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He was also something of a legend at Oxford, where he played nearly 150 games, for the similar attributes he showed at City. His transfer fee was a record at Oxford for 19 years. 

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Doesn't surprise me in the slightest that other clubs were after him. He wasn't quite good enough for the very top teams at the time (Man U and Arsenal), but he would IMO have been first team for anyone else, even Liverpool, Leeds or Newcastle who were all good at the time. Maybe his appearance made people not take him seriously, but Elliott was very well rounded and a great leader. Perhaps a lack of pace could have caught him out at the very top level, but for me he's quite reminiscent of Jonny Evans for us now, albeit Evans is the better player on the ball.

 

I am thankful he stayed with us, and delighted he's still involved with the club and clearly still a big fan. I met briefly once in person and he was super nice in real life too!

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2 hours ago, Gary Eatfood said:

One of most consistent performers from the O'Neill era. Scored some important goals, but this was pure class. About 1.20 in.

 

 

Casually turning a World Cup winner.

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Absolute legend, always found it astonishing he spent most of his career in the lower leagues with Torquay and Oxford before we got him.

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