The Football Hard Men Index No.1: Roy McDonough

Ollie Irish

25th, November 2009



Do. Not. Mess

Name: Roy ‘Donut’ McDonough

Club career: Colchester, Southend, Exeter, Cambridge

Position: Centre-forward (he also played as a makeshift centre-back)

Why so hard? Dismissed a record 21 times in his career, including 13 times in the league, ‘Donut’ was a rightly feared opponent who was never afraid to get stuck into the opposition, with elbows and all. Just look at that well-groomed moustache – it says: “Don’t mess with me, I’m absolutely nails and will take you all on in the car park after the game if necessary.”

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