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Charlton player signed from Spurs - 80s

edited January 2011 in General Charlton
I wrote this in another section about 5 mins ago but thought i'd make a new thread.

Anyone remember the name of the player we signed from Spurs back in 80s, he spat at a ref and never played for us again? I remember him being quite a tidy player.

Cheers in advance
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    Paul Miller?
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    Paul Miller v Newcastle 1988.
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    Elthamaddick you are quality well done mate, been playing on my mind last couple hours.

    Cheers
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    Cheers also Shirty5 nice one
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    Yes must be Paul Miller, spat either at a player or the ref against Newcastle at Selhurst Park and Lennie shipped him out the next week I think.
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    It was paul miller Im sure of it.
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    Lennie sold him to Watford for £85,000 around October 1988. Paul Miller spat at Andy Thorn.
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    Yeah was just checking that, didnt remember him playing for Watford
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    [cite]Posted By: shirty5[/cite]Lennie sold him to Watford for £85,000 around October 1988. Paul Miller spat at Andy Thorn.

    Yep, that's right, and most people in the stands had no idea why he was sent off until we read the papers the next day!

    Miller had already had one run-in with Lennie and got away with it, he didn't survive the second one!
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    A few weeks later Robert Fleck spat at Mark Reid Norwich v Charlton and got away with it. Fleck played for Rangers and Reid played for Celtic
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    Ormiston...what was Miller's other run in with Lennie all about?
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    Paul Miller was my fave player during that time.

    He was ultra professional. He kicked and cheated his way through most games....I loved that!

    At the Battle of the Bridge he was perfect for what we needed.
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    Miller was old school and was awesome that day at Chelsea, that scenario was made for him. He got away with a foul on one of their forwards, looked like a definite penalty with less than 10 mins to go. Got the feeling he knew he was going to get away with it!

    He played a big part in the Spurs team that won the UEFA cup in 1984. Think he scored in first leg of final v Anderlecht. There were some tough guys in that team: Miller/Roberts/Falco/Archibald. Ironic when you think that the team is remembered more for the skills of Ardiles/Hazard/Hoddle.

    Had a chat with Miller in the Kings Head, Bexley during his time at Charlton, seemed like a decent bloke. Sad way to end his Charlton career.
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    [quote][cite]Posted By: E-cafc[/cite]Yes must be Paul Miller, spat either at a player or the ref against Newcastle at Selhurst Park and Lennie shipped him out the next week I think.[/quote]

    Sent off when we were winning one nil and I think it took a Rob Lee goal for us to get a point out of the game which finished 2-2.

    The story was that Lennie fired him the next day only for Miller to invoke a clause in his contract. Lennie then told him that he would never play for Charlton again and from that match onwards never appeared in either a first team or reserve team match until transferred in the summer to Watford.
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    Paul miller - Think he was playing Centre Back for us with shirtliff. Soon after he went I think Lennie got Colin Pates and Tommy Caton in, who seemed much better for us.

    Always remember that game at Chelsea when his deflected shot went in and effectively kept us out of the Play-Offs & safe. Good leveller for their penalty when Durie (or Dixon?) was tripped outside the D of our penalty area!
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    I thought this thread was going to be about Don McAlister!

    In respect of the Paul Miller incident, I have it in the back of my mind that the Woolwich Building Society were none too pleased with the spitting and were anxious that Charlton took action.
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    chris jones ,terry naylor ,mike fellagain ?!!!any more ex spurs players playing for cafc in the 80s ?

    Paul Miller worked in the city for a number of banks as an account manager/private banker until very recently .Having met him i can say that he was very good company .I never got to discuss his knowledge of the banking markets .
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    MYSELF OR DON MCALLISTER???
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    Martin Robinson
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    Hendry (can't remember his first name) - scored a ridiculously good volley if i remember correctly.

    Had him on loan.

    Can someone help?
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    [cite]Posted By: Bolderhumphreyreid[/cite]Hendry (can't remember his first name) - scored a ridiculously good volley if i remember correctly.

    Had him on loan.

    Can someone help?

    John Hendrie - on loan from Spurs in 1992 scored against the Spanners at Upton Park for a 1-0 win.


    [cite]Posted By: Simonsen[/cite]Ormiston...what was Miller's other run in with Lennie all about?

    They had a run-in the previous season - I am not sure what it was about - but Miller was out of the side from pretty early in the season (he wasn't injured) until he came back and played centre-midfield in a 1-1 draw at Derby in March when Mark Reid scored a cracker from 30 yards past Shilton.

    He stayed in the side for the rest of the season and was immense in the 1-1 draw at Chelsea although I also remember him having a run-in at Carrow Road in a 2-0 defeat when he swore at a young ball boy!!!

    Miller was a good player to have around but apparently not the easiest bloke to get along with, particularly as he felt he was "slumming it" at Charlton after all those years at WHL with the Spuds.
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    I went to Spurs V West Ham at White Hart Lane today and I met Paul where he circulated in the lounge that I was in.Spurs use him as a match day host.

    We spoke about the Battle of the Bridge,when I told him I had seen his best ever game and it wasn't for Spurs he replied you must be a Charlton boy then.He described the game as X rated and that he took pleasure in sending Chelsea down.

    He said he liked Charlton and he knew and admired SCP.

    In terms of his exit I didn't talk about the spitting incident and he said that his knees had nearly gone when he joined Watford and that he had other business interests after leaving Charlton.
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    Cheers Richard J good to hear

    That was an immense display that day in the Battle of the Bridge and deffo in my top 5 squeeky bum matches
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    I remember that game well....never felt so threatened and intimidated by fans as that day.....thier fans were just as bad if not worse than they are now.......
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    edited November 2012
    Miller was a beast. We had some proper players back then. Shirtliff and Thommo especially. Every time I see Thommo on telly (extremely infrequently, unfortunately) I have a smile on my face for the rest of the day. Him and Migueli at Barca were my first real sporting man-crushes.
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    Cyril you are having a laugh we took the piss that day
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    you were obviously not in the same stand as me,my father and i were threatened.....i am a woman and would have been in my early twenties....not very pleasant.
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    Remember it well. Behind the goal whenI think Leaburn got nutter by one of theirs...maybe Joe McGaughlin who later signed for us?
    Was 13 at the time. Scared shitless.
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    Remember it well. Behind the goal whenI think Leaburn got nutter by one of theirs...maybe Joe McGaughlin who later signed for us?
    Was 13 at the time. Scared shitless.

    That was Steve Wicks I think.
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    Wicks? Cheers. Remember him. Leaburn was apoplectic...had to be held back by a few of ours.
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