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My ‘Man’ List

Posted by James Saunders on March 18th, 2008

For some time I have spoken about my ‘Man’ List. I want to make it clear that this list is in no way a list of men I fancy but rather a list of males I would consider Real Men! I have tried on many occasion to try and categorise, describe and quantify what qualities are needed to make it onto the ‘Man List’ but I really have not managed to pin it down yet.

The men on this list are not necessarily strong, young or the obvious Hollywood good looking heroes. Over the years many men have moved on and off the list, a number I have simply forgotten and, until now, I have never actually put these names down in writing. So, in order to keep log for all time, without further ado here are my ‘Men’ (in no particular order):

  • Frank Butcher (From East Enders)
  • Winston Churchill (England’s Prime Minister!)
  • Harold Bishop (From Neighbours)
  • Trevor McDonald (ITV Newsreader)
  • Barry White (The Love Walrus)
  • Brian Blessed (Boisterous British Actor)

I am sure there are others but these are all that I can think of for now. I suppose they are all men who you could say have contributed towards the demarcation of men from women, they all possess an eminence which would stand up quite well to miscreants down a dark alleyway and are the sort of guys who I would happily go down the pub with and have a motivating bloke conversation with over a pint of foamy beer.

Feel free to suggest other ‘men’ for the list, although I do not have a hard and fast set of rules as to who makes it, the decision is purely based on my innate man judgement which can make a decision in seconds.

“I’ll tell you what, pal, you talk to me like that again and you’re gonna get a dry slap.” –Frank Butcher (Mike Reid)

8 Responses to “My ‘Man’ List”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Miscreant? Are you sure that our Sam hasn’t been hacking your blog Jimbo?

  2. Julie Says:

    I am so thrilled that Brian Blessed made the list!
    What about ‘The Guv’ from ‘Life on Mars’?
    As in “Don’t move! You’re surrounded by armed bastards!”

  3. Craig Hicks (via Facebook) Says:

    Dude, you missed me off the list!!
    btw did you know that Harold Bishop is a proper queen? well known on the circuit in Oz

  4. Julie Staniford (via Facebook) Says:

    Okay. I've done some research. And he's not gay. And he's married.

  5. Craig Hicks (via Facebook) Says:

    Damnation, foiled again!

  6. James Saunders Says:

    The Guv (Gene Hunt)… that is a tricky one, indeed he is a legend and I love Life on Mars (I’m not sure yet about Ashes to Ashes) I don’t think he makes it onto the list - I can’t tell you why, but sorry he does not make it.

  7. Julie Says:

    Just read your recent comment re ‘The Guv’ out to Ben and he said, “Well, he’s wrong. He’s wrong. Tell him he’s wrong”. So I have.

  8. James Saunders Says:

    Well if Ben thinks ‘The Guv’ should be on the list, then maybe Ben should have him on his own list!

    …I know Fred Dibnah would be on Bens list also.

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