best full back partnership?

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  1. JARLIN

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    I think we agree that our current full backs aren't the best we've ever had.
    During my time as a Rangers fan I've seen, in my opinion,3 great full back partnerships

    Ian Gillard - Dave Clement.
    Ian Dawes - Warren Neil.
    Clive Wilson - David Bardsley.

    This probably isn't for our younger fans but who do you rate as the best pairing?
    For me it's Wilson - Bardsley simply because I was very young when Gillard and Clement were playing,
    ( my Dad always said they were the best) and I think they were more accomplished footballers than Dawes and Neil.
     
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    Couldn't split any of those combos
    We were blessed
     
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  3. Ranger4ever

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    Gillard & Clement by a mile IMO
     
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    Wilson - Clement
     
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    Kyle Walker and Clint Hill
     
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  6. Stroller

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    Tony Hazell and Jim Langley?

    Wilson-Bardsley for me.
     
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    Wilson/Bardsley would be my choice too.

    Comparing the current pair of full backs to the 3 sets mentioned above is like comparing Grant Hall to Alan Mc Donald.
     
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    Luke Young and taiwo were a good pairing
     
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    I think ( while they were together ) Poulter & Austin were as good as we've had for a while.
    As far as old school days, yes ............. any that member 'Jarlin' mentioned were far above anything we've seen for some time.
     
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    Everyone of these great players would be so welcome today
     
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    Even Don Shanks was better than what we have now.
    Paul Parker anyone
     
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    Parker played mostly at centre-back for us.
     
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    Do fullbacks really work as a partnership? Anyway churlishness aside I first started on my QPR adventure in 1992 so Bardsley/Wilson bring back fond memories.
     
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    Can't really think of 2 who played much together, getting close to Clement and Gillard.
     
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  16. sextonsarmy

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    think this probably says as much about which combination were playing during our formative yeas, and on that basis for me it has to be Clement and Gillard.
     
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  17. Sooperhoop

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    Clement and Gillard without doubt. Both were capped by England in an era when caps were not given out like confetti as they are these days. It is a measure of that side of the mid 70s and how far we have declined. Both the other partnerships mentioned were top class as well...
     
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  18. KooPeeArr

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    I'd choose the same for the reason that they were the mainstay during my formative years. Many hours spent editting football management games with the squad back then.

    How about Young and Traore - I consider their collaboration like two eerie ghost ships that pass in the night?
     
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  19. Tramore Ranger

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    Clement & Gillard without a doubt, both knew how to defend but they also knew how to get forward and score, for a left back Gillard was a huge threat at corners always attacking the near post......

    After Clement left Gillard and Warren Neil were the full backs for a couple of years, the younger learning his craft from the more experienced colleague, they were our full backs on cup final day......

    The other 2 pairings named were good as were Bardley Orr and Clint Hill in their own way during our Championship winning season.....
     
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  20. stanleyparkerbowles

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    Karl Henry's one game at right back
     
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