Best and worst - shady pasts and great celebrations

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Shady pasts

Has there ever been a player with a bad past that fans still cheered/supported for? Or even tolerated for the fact they are at City. Maybe not Luke McCormick bad but maybe like the two Mansfield players (but he did get me thinking about this post). I do know about Tom Parkes and his drink driving conviction.

Great celebrations

What is the best celebration you've seen from a City player?
 

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To shift away from talk about Bury, offside/not offside debating and 'should Nicky Ajose already be on 15 goals'?!... Two different ideas but combined to save on forum listing space.

Shady pasts

Has there ever been a player with a bad past that fans still cheered/supported for? Or even tolerated for the fact they are at City. Maybe not Luke McCormick bad but maybe like the two Mansfield players (but he did get me thinking about this post). I do know about Tom Parkes and his drink driving conviction.

Great celebrations

What is the best celebration you've seen from a City player?
Best celebration for me was Flacky whipping out his cap. IIRC he was booked for it, but the FA saw the funny side and wiped it off !
 

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Bad past for me is the memory of Billy Bingham, the b*stard!

I'm sure many remember our 1959 FA Cup game v then (Old) First Division Luton Town at St James, with 20,000 crammed in! We had gone 1-0 up with a Nelson Stiffle shot deflected OG past England keeper Ron Baynham. Then from nowhere, Bingham took out our star left winger and general threat, Gordon Dale, with an ex-rated two footed tackle that left Dale a limping passenger on the wing. We ultimately lost 1-2 but things might have been very different had Bingham been sent off as he surely would have these days.
 

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Shady past - wasn't there big question mark hanging over one of Alan Ball's signings in relation to a Southampton trip to Sweden ?
 

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Can't think of any particular players with a shady past although we were pretty Law less until last season. Perhaps we were blessed with 'proper chappery' even before Paul Tisdale.

Best celebration for me - Les Afful finally getting his goal in front of the Big Bank.
 

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Shady Pasts tolerated because they were at City..... mmmmmm, had to be Sean McCarthy. Helped himself massively because he scored at Torquay but then let himself down massively by getting sent off within minutes having come on as a sub at Gnome Park.
Biggest celebrations, a goal up against Norwich with five minutes go in 1990 only to be cruelly cut short 30 seconds later. Maybe it was so cruelly cut short us why it seemed so massive. Carlisle in the play offs was just pure mental.
 

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Now having read it properly, best individual player celebrations...……………… can't really say as any come to mind other than Flacky's cap in hand at Macclesfield. Nobody has ever really done anything out of the ordinary.
 

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There was relatively fuss about David Noble when he re-signed for us despite his conviction for GBH while he was away. In fact I seem to remember the incident had occured in a Bristol nightclub while he was a City player - was he even club captain at the time?
 

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Danny Coles had a shady past before he arrived and hardly covered himself in glory while he was with us.

One celebration that sticks in my memory is Arron Davies after scoring a late winner at Dagenham right in front of a packed away end. Think it was a Friday night game.
 
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