It’s Bonfire Night, so Pies decided it’d be a good idea to make a rod for our own backs by trying to round up 10 famous footballing Guys.
Turns out the name isn’t quite as popular as we’d first imagined…
Guy Whittingham – Former Portsmouth, Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday striker, beloved by fans of both the former and latter clubs for being a no-nonsense forward who just knuckled down and got the job done, scoring loads of goals along the way.
Guy Moussi – Infuriatingly inconsistent ex-Nottingham Forest midfielder now plying his trade at HJK Helsinki. Was sent off immediately after scoring his first goal for Forest for leaping into the crowd to celebrate (in the last minute against Barnsley, if memory serves).
Upon signing a short-term, two-month deal with Birmingham City after leaving the City Ground in 2014, The Moose chose to donate all of his salary to local charities.
Because that’s the kind of Guy – geddit? – he is.
Guy Acolatse – Acolatse was the first black player ever to play professional football in Germany when, aged just 17, the Togolese midfielder signed for St Pauli in 1963.
As you might expect, Acolatse’s arrival caused a bit of a stir, with the man himself once recalling: “When I played I told my opponents:’Hey, if you touch me I’ll bite you! The Negro bites!’ Those guys were older than me, but they