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Author Topic: The Doog Dies  (Read 7577 times)

Offline Brian Homer

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The Doog Dies
« on: June 24, 2007, 01:12:56 PM »
Derek Dougan has gone. He didn't play us for very long but I remember him well. 61 - 63 right when I was first down the Villa. He was like an early Andy Gray - if the ball was more than 6 inches off the ground he'd head it!

He was a good 'un.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wolverhampton_wanderers/6234726.stm

Offline SoccerHQ

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Derek Dougan
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2007, 01:25:53 PM »
Shame, R.I.P.

Was always confusin him with Derek Dooley though! They don't call em like that anymore.

Offline duncan

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Derek Dougan
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2007, 03:08:42 PM »
We must be of a similar age Brian. I was at junior school when the Doog began his Villa career and, as you say he would put his head in where many wouldn't swing a boot! A good pro over the years and a legend among followers of Midlands football.

RIP Doog and thank you.

Offline astonparkb6

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Derek Dougan
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2007, 03:14:43 PM »
RIP Derek.

Offline SteveN

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Derek Dougan
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2007, 03:23:50 PM »
RIP

I saw his debut for the Villa, he was our replacement for Gerry Hitchins I think. I can't remember if it was that game or later but he has stayed in the memory because he had shaved his head, very unusual in those days.

Offline ss14villan

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Doog
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2007, 03:42:54 PM »
RIP big man, even though i'm villa through and through my old fella is wolves and used to take me to the games when i was 6 up till the age of 10 (until i saw the light) but i used to go when the likes of Dougan & co where in their prime.

 =D>  =D>  =D>  =D>  =D>

Offline flybo

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Derek Dougan
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2007, 08:38:35 PM »
Derek RIP.

Offline flybo

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Derek Dougan
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2007, 08:39:55 PM »
Quote from: "SteveN"
RIP

I saw his debut for the Villa, he was our replacement for Gerry Hitchins I think. I can't remember if it was that game or later but he has stayed in the memory because he had shaved his head, very unusual in those days.


I believe he had it cut due to a car accident.

Offline evalast1910

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Derek Dougan
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2007, 10:37:45 PM »
RIP!

Offline martin

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Derek Dougan
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2007, 02:33:47 AM »
A sad loss. Read through for his thoughts on the weight of tradition at 60s Villa Park.

http://football.guardian.co.uk/obituary/0,,2110429,00.html

Offline ROBBO

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Derek Dougan
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2007, 05:45:38 AM »
He was a cult figure at Villa Park and it has suprised me that he was with us for only two seasons. He always gave the refs a hard time and i suppose for his time he was considered a bit of a rebel. Sorry to hear of the Doogs passing.

Offline OzVilla

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Derek Dougan
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2007, 06:27:16 AM »
One of the great iconic photos of the Villa is of 'The Doog', hair cut to a very severe crew cut, leading the line in the early 60's.

RIP Derek Dougan

Offline Pete3206

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Derek Dougan
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2007, 07:07:12 AM »
Sad, sad news.

RIP

Offline Oscar Arce

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Derek Dougan
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2007, 08:56:12 AM »
One of the most opinionated footballers of his generation, Dougan always came across as an adroit, perceptive thinker on the game, my memories of him are at Wolves, where he formed a great partnership with John Richards.
Also I remember him on the World Cup 1970  ITV panel with Malcolm Allison and Bob McNab, he always had an view that was different to the other guy.
RIP Doog, a great character.

Offline martin

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Derek Dougan
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2007, 09:20:54 AM »
Sorry Garyfouroaks, just seen your thread. Could someone merge please.

Ta.