Friday, 4 March 2011

Cult Heroes.

We all have cult heroes, some more fashionable than others. Our next cult hero is a 90's classic!
A fast wing man, he started his career @ Norwich City and spent 8 years with the Canaries. Ruel Fox was part of the great Norwich team of the early 90's. A third place finish in The Premiership, entertaining football and that famous victory over Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup.

In 1994 Newcastle signed Fox for £2.25 million. Keegan described him as "The best player in his position in the country" @ first Fox's arrival @ The Magpies went well, playing a big roll in Newcastle's push for the title. But the following season Newcastle signed another winger in the form of Ginola. Fox found his first team chances numbered and after playing just over 60 games for The Magpies, Fox moved south.

In October 95 Fox signed for Spurs in a deal worth £4.25 *@ this point in Spurs History, Fox was the 2nd most expensive signing they had ever made.  A fans favorite Fox went on to make over 100 league appearances for The North London club, scoring 13 goals.  Ironically it was that man Ginola, who upon his arrival @ The Lane went straight into the first team, limiting Fox from then on to a handful of substitute appearances.

In 2000 Fox left Spurs and spent 2 seasons with WBA helping them gain promotion into The Premier League.

Another player that should have played for England but was never given the chance. (The way Taylor was handing out cap's in the early 90's Fox should of easily reached double figures for the national team!)

After a few England B internationals,  Fox was capped @ international level by his adopted nation Montserrat & was named their head coach in 2004.

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