pafcprogs wrote:Skittles I assume refers to the effect of his tackling?
I believe Martin Williams acquired the name Skittles due to the number of times he fell over the ball.
Sonko = Superman, The nickname was acquired in a game where he stopped the ball with his chest..... the match report contains the facts, but the myth is that he rose up above 20 opposition players, cape flowing behind him and stopped a cannon ball with his chest as his eyes glowed white. The opposition fell to their knees as they met their God and the 80,000 fans in the East Stand fell silent (the 30,000 West Stand fans are always silent).... The Eamon Dolan family stand would have fallen silent if they were not too too busy eating hotdogs and catching Pokémon.
Sonko's Superman heroics were in the 2-0 home win against Ipswich in 2005 where he took a full blooded belter from about 5yds away full in the head without even flinching, preventing a certain goal in the process.