WFFC Advent Calendar: 9 – Tyrone Hercules

Tyrone Hercules was a tricky winger who made 91 appearances for the club, spread over three seasons.

His debut came on the 14th of October 1997, in a 3-1 Ryman Division 1 defeat to Hampton. That season, he went on to make 22 appearances, finding the back of the net five times.

The next season, he was an almost ever-present, making 41 appearances. Despite making such a high number of starts, he was still only sixth in the top appearance makers that season. (Andy Silk ran away with it, making 60 starts in one season).

In the 1999-2000 campaign, he was slightly hampered by injury, but still managed to make 28 starts.

He could be very effective but often flattered to deceive and failed to convince successive managers that he could successfully make the transition from reserve team player to first team regular.

His other handicap was his habit of picking up a bad injury just when he was getting a long run in the side.

According to Charlie Ward, several managers felt he was not strong enough to compete at Isthmian level.

During the latter stages of his career he was also used, very effectively, as a left back, where his pace was a great weapon against midfielders trying to attack from the right flank at speed.

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