Neilly Hood Is Voted Clyde’S All-Time Cult Hero

Neilly Hood, scorer of seventy-six goals between 1975 and 1982 and a member of Clyde‘s Second Division Championship-winning team in 1978, has been named as Clyde‘s all-time cult hero in the BBC Football Focus poll.

Viewers to the programme on Saturday at lunchtime will have seen the smiling face of the bold Neilly lighting up the screen as it was announced that he had edged out Danny Masterton and Archie Robertson for the title.

Amongst all the Clyde supporters who voted, none will be more pleased with the outcome than Martin Brown and David McLean, two of the original nominees of Neil Hood.

“A scorer with attitude” was Martin’s verdict. “He hit them from anywhere, and they usually went in. Aggressive, not scared to jump with any defender.”

“One of the bravest players I have ever seen in a Clyde jersey, recalled David McLean. “He would run through a brick wall for you and he had a great rapport with the fans.”

That rapport with the fans continues to this day as Neilly makes his presence felt in the hospitality suites at Broadwood on match days.

Congratulations to Neilly on his latest accolade and thanks to everyone who took the trouble to text their vote to the BBC.