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Bill Ryan

Nickname Badger, L(GB)T
Date Of Birth 27/7/70
Place Of Birth Eugene, Oregon, USA
Big Team Hibs
Wee Team West Ham
Favourite Player Ever Zidane, Scholes or Pirlo
Position Anywhere across the back line - could probably do a decent job as a holding midfielder, too
Distinguishing Features Nothing bar that wee American twang to his accent plus assorted MLS jerseys
Lookalike Matthew Perry AKA Chandler out of 'Friends' ("Never could see that one myself maybe when he looked like cr*p going through drug rehab ...")
Battlecry Nothing specific - just general howls of rage when he's been left to deal with a 3 on 1 in front of his own goal
Claim To Fame Met his celebrity lookalike in Cabo San Lucas airport in Mexico
Road To The Real Used to play 5s with Big Graeme on a Thursday at the Corn Exchange
Debut Date
8s Appearances in 2015 17 out of 51 (33%)
8s Appearances in 2016 33 out of 50 (66%)
8s Appearances in 2017 40 out of 49 (82% - joint highest)
8s Appearances in 2018 35 out of 46 (76%)
8s Appearances in 2019 42 out of 50 (84%)
8s Appearances in 2020 15 out of 18 (83%)
8s Appearances in 2021 25 out of 32 (78%)
8s Appearances in 2022 32 out of 47 (68%)
8s Appearances in 2023 8 out of 47 (17%)
Total Appearances 247 (10th highest)

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