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Unsie's 500 Up!

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Probably gone unnoticed by most, but last Saturday Rhino made his 500th League Appearance in 1st team Football. There is a lovely tribute to Unsie here : and it is great to see that he is very much appreciated by his present club Burnley. A fantastic Evertonian to the core - well Done Rhino! When you see him in the Gwladys again shortly watching the blues as he does from time to time on his spare days don't forget to congratulate him!
Steve Callaghan, Liverpool     Posted 12/02/2008 at 20:37:19

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Michael Hunt
1   Posted 13/02/2008 at 06:58:49

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Well in Rhino lad, loved your great storming performances at Goodison. Seeing the Rhino on the charge at Goodison was special and exhibited the strength and character of the old lady and the royal blue jersey. Rhino’s power, passion and athleticism (the latter in his early days expecially) was a great asset. In addition to the saving tackles and diving goal saving clearances, stunning goals like the scissior kick away at Villa and on Moyes’ first game vs Fulham were some of the best Rhino highlights for me.
Fantastic stuff Rhino, congratulations on 500 up and well deserved.
Tony Williams
2   Posted 13/02/2008 at 08:50:40

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Congratulation Rhino, loved that a purely hetrosexual and manly way though....... Anyway it seems we have the spirit of Rhino back at Goodison with Neville and his floated passes....doh!

Great professional and a fella for the big occassion, just ask Wigan last game of last season.

Good luck with the new club Unsie
Patty Beesley
3   Posted 13/02/2008 at 09:27:40

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Always was a fan of Unsie?s especially when he got Robbie Fowler sent off in a Derby!!
Rob Bentham
4   Posted 13/02/2008 at 11:26:30

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Cracking article! I never realised rhino scored on his debut, should’ve stuck him up front when Walker was here.
I could just eat a Hollands meat pie.
Joe McMahon
5   Posted 13/02/2008 at 13:06:33

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Unsworth in his early twenties was so much more than the injury known as Baines!! He should have got more than his one England caps.

To me his moment was the 95 cup final.
Monty Carlo
6   Posted 13/02/2008 at 13:42:15

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Ice cool penalty taker. Always worth a punt in the fantasy league as a goal scoring defender. Does anybody know Rhino’s penalty success rate?
Trevor Payne
7   Posted 13/02/2008 at 14:31:08

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Well done Unsie.

I was there when he scored on his debut against Spurs at White Hart Lane back in the early 90s.

I was sitting in the Spurs section (southern toffee) with a couple of mates when I nearly left at half time becuase we were 3-0 down. This was also Lineker’s last game. Beardo got a couple back before Howard brought on Unsie and scored in the dying minutes. Magic!

Thanks for the memories Unsie. A total pro.
Bert Murray
8   Posted 13/02/2008 at 16:30:19

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Couldn’t agree with you more Joe.Unsie was a hardnut Blue quite the opposite of that injured tit Baines.Whatever possessed Moyes to pay money to bring the wimp back here?Even the manager sees him as third choice left-back!
Trudy Boston
9   Posted 13/02/2008 at 16:52:14

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Who can forget Unsworth's tussles with Mark Hughes in the 1995 FA Cup Final? Probably the only player we had that day with the physical attributes to handle such a power player such as Hughes. A regular penalty taker during the Royle then Smith years. Also fisticuffs with fowler in a derby game that saw the Toxteth tit recieve a three match ban that effectly ended their 1997 title ambitions.
Also eons ago in a game against spurs in a three all draw (1992?) when he scored twice I think in one of his first games. And no shrinking violet either. Him and Andy Hinchcliffe took no liberties from anyone.

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