Big Dunky was an impressively big, robust, combatative centre half, any opponent knew he had been in a match.
Played 73-79, credited with 158 (league) appearances 18 goals, 81-82, 14 appearances 4 goals.
He had a great rapport with the supporters, although the O'Hare family gave him a hard time, there was an occasion when Dunky was going over the fence to discuss matters further with Cathie, but, fortunately, he was pulled back by a few players.
And a really nice guy, I was lucky enough to chat to him a few times.
Post by charlestheoptimist on Dec 27, 2022 10:01:06 GMT
So sad to hear of this - one of my boyhood hero's . He was such a commanding figure in defence and when you seen his name on the team sheet you felt a bit more confident for Rovers that day - Was an effective goal scorer at times too and scored many a vital goal in his time - we could do with his type today -RIP Dunky
I still remember, as an 11 year old, squeakily singing the famous 'six fit two, eyes of blue, big daft Dunky's after you, nanananananananana!!' at most matches. I was starstruck about three years ago when both Duncan and my other total hero, Ray Franchetti, spoke to me at half time at a home match.