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Posted by Jamie Martin
Monday 02nd of January 2012 21:00:21
Nomination of Sonny has been made on behalf of my late father 'Big' Jimmy Martin who brought me up on the belief that Sonny was the greatest player to ever come out of Ru'glen. His account was that just about every professional team in England wanted Sonny but he was waiting for his beloved Celtic to come calling, unfortunately they were the only club in the country that didn't come calling and Sonny's unbelievable talent was lost to the world. Dad reckons that Sonny could have gone on to become one of the greatest players that Scotland has ever produced (never mind Ru'glen). If Sonny was held in such high esteem by my dad then he must have been one 'heck of a player' as dad was involved with Fernhill Athletic and saw most of the players that have been nominated on this site (Stevie Archibald, Stevie McKeown, Bobby Harvey, Tam Bennet, Craigie Spears to mention but a few - all brilliant footballers). If he was good enough for my old man then he was certainly good enough for me too.