Cult Hero: Vinnie Jones
Name: Vinnie Jones
Position: Central Midfield
Vinnie Jones, a key member of Wimbledon’s ‘Crazy Gang’ back in the 90s, was your typical old fashioned hard man, a dying breed in the modern game. What he lacked in skills, passing or technique, he made up for with bruises and blood on the bodies of the opposition. Jones’s role was to stop his opponent anyway he knew how, that usually meant outside the laws of the game.
Jones’s type of character can be found every Sunday, on your local park. He was certainly the type of player everyone wants in their team. Jones tough tackling came at a cost though, he received 12 red cards, which is second to only Roy Keane.
Vinnie’s finest hour came with his only honour in the game, an F.A Cup winner’s medal. His Wimbledon side shocked the all-conquering Liverpool with Lawrie Sanchez scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory.
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