Quinton Fortune appreciation thread

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  1. Apr 3, 2018
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    joined United under somewhat strange circumstances for 1.5million from Athletico Madrid where he was mostly playing for their B team.

    Initially bought as backup to Giggs, Fortunes adaptability meant that he was regularly deployed central midfield or left back. The South African Ashley Young if you like.

    I loved the guy, never say die attitude. A born again Christian who was always the first into a brawl. Roy Keane once said that fortune would always be his first pick in practice teams and five a side

    Let’s hear it for Fortune

    Negative feckers jog on
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    JohnLocke Full Member

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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Feck off to your underground bunker ye bald weirdo
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    caid Full Member

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    I liked him too. Was always on the fringes of the team and rarely played but put in a good performance when he did.
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    sajeev Full Member

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    Always put in a performance.

    Love him now
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    SATA Full Member

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    The South African Jesper Blomqvist, in fact they have almost the same play style

    Good squad player and can play in a number of roles for the team. Not sure why he keeps apearing for the United legends though
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    He's still heavily involved in the club, training with the youth teams and I did his badges with us. He is also regularly on MUTV. Of course he will appear in the legends games.

    He's the type of guy that basically just lives at Carrington these days so when it comes to numbers for legends games you can always rely on him.
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    esmufc07 Won the Grand National Sweepstake once Scout

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    He once had a mega game away to Deportivo.
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    Hoof The Ball Full Member

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    Loved him! Speaking of appreciation threads, Ronny Johnsen would be an absolute boss in the modern game.
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    caid Full Member

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    Only if he could stay fit :(
    People always harp on about selling Stam but we missed Johnsen to injury a lot too imo.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Loved old mushroom head too! Very underrated player, shame about the injuries. But jeeze what 2 bargains we got from Norway that year!
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    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

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    "QUINNY !!" - Patrice Evra

    Says it all imo.
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    Snafu17 Full Member

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    He played a remarkably low number of games considering the amount time he spent here.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    Keano’s first pick for a five a side team apparently.
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    Ala Young one of my favorite squad signings.
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Always liked Fortune, he gave maximum effort a whole new meaning

    And without a doubt the best South African player we ever signed.
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    Better than Bailey?
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Forgot about Bailey!

    My dad loved him but I never saw him play unfortunately. I'm sticking with my original assessment.
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    Mciahel Goodman Worst Werewolf Player of All Times Staff

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    Always liked him. Worked very hard and I don't think I've ever seen him say a bad word about the club.
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    More than a decent squad player, since his left foot was quite accurate.
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    Nope.

    Fortune was all workrate. In my books he was a poor man's Park. Blomqvist was the classical type of winger, armed with a decent cross and devastating pace.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    I loved him!

    If only he had scored that sitter against Milan though.
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    Fergie loved the kid. No nonsense or bullshit from QF
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    Fergie used to hate it when Fortune would go off to the African nations cup in the middle of the season

    He always made a point about the inconvience the tournament caused clubs in his press conferences :lol:
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    a_devil_inside Big footed hermaphrodite

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    He was one of my favourite players even if he didn't feature all that much.
    As said he got stuck in and played with a smile on his face
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    He was my kind of player.
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    TwoSheds More sheds (and tiles) than you, probably

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    He was a bit crap but always worked his bollocks off and every now and again he'd pull off one of those cracking big game performances. Pretty sure he bossed Real Madrid in one game from CM. Sort of like the original O'Shea (/Phil Neville?) Except with pace and played less so fewer numpties would moan about him.
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    If you don't like Quinton Fortune you're a cnut.

    Its as simple as that really.
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    Such an average player it was hilarious - can't believe he was a Man United player. Rubbish.
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    Dwight Yorke says hi.

    Edit: That's South America :wenger:
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    Always liked Fortune when he was here.
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    Liked Fortune, very good hard working player
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    Me too and is a more effective player than Herrera who I’d hoped would be better. Both similar levels but Fortune played in a much better era and team for his style.
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    Being South African and having just started supporting United around that time it was amazing to see Quinton play for United. A lot of my friends who were good footballers all of a sudden wanted to make a career out of it really believing they could make it. The likes of Benni had also just moved over to Europe and both of them were from the kind of areas I grew up in, poor communities with high unemployment, low literacy and rife with drugs and gangsterism. QF always had that fighting spirit and he always gave his all for the team.
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    Never set the world on fire but always did his job and seemed to give everything for the cause. Steady and dependable is often a undervalued skill set.
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    Better than Jon Thorrington?
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    The highlight of his career was playing for Grimsby Town.

    I had to look him up.
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    Never liked him, never rated him. I remeber that goal at Chelsea which he was driectly at fault.
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    Grande Full Member

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    25 Q Fortune always looked very nice on team sheets.

    A predecessor to Park, Mourinho would have liked him.