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Author Topic: Larry Canning  (Read 4576 times)

Offline charlie

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Larry Canning
« on: April 06, 2012, 08:42:35 PM »
Reading elsewhere he has died, never saw him play, listened to his reports often enough. A tough reporter, and knowledgeable, may he rest in peace.

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Re: Larry Canning
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 08:52:50 PM »
Gosh, now there's a memory, didn't he always used to do reporting from the Villa when R5 used to be R2?

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Re: Larry Canning
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 09:21:13 PM »
Wow, long time since I'd heard that name.  Remember him really well as what seemed to be the Midlands Sport reporter for BBC Radio as Richard said on radio 2.  Did Pat Murphy take over from him?

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Re: Larry Canning
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 09:23:25 PM »
remember the name too  from my youth

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Re: Larry Canning
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 09:35:50 PM »
RIP always gave me good news on the villa in the early 80s

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Re: Larry Canning
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 10:09:39 PM »
He actually played for us

Offline Pat McMahon

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Re: Larry Canning
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2012, 10:25:18 PM »
I remember him as a man with a really lovely voice who used to sometimes do post match reports on Grandstand from Villa Park in the 70s. Only later did I learn he had played for us.

RIP Larry sir.

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Re: Larry Canning
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2012, 10:28:57 PM »
He actually played for us

41 games, in a career disrupted by the war. He also once wrote on being accused of an anti-Villa bias on radio "I'm harder on Villa players because I believe they have to prove themselves worthy of wearing claret and blue."

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Re: Larry Canning
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2012, 10:54:34 PM »
He actually played for us

41 games, in a career disrupted by the war. He also once wrote on being accused of an anti-Villa bias on radio "I'm harder on Villa players because I believe they have to prove themselves worthy of wearing claret and blue."


what a great thing to say and I would love to know his thoughts now

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Re: Larry Canning
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2012, 03:41:19 AM »
He actually played for us

41 games, in a career disrupted by the war. He also once wrote on being accused of an anti-Villa bias on radio "I'm harder on Villa players because I believe they have to prove themselves worthy of wearing claret and blue."

So what's Pat fucking Murphy's excuse?

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Re: Larry Canning
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2012, 04:15:16 AM »
He actually played for us

41 games, in a career disrupted by the war. He also once wrote on being accused of an anti-Villa bias on radio "I'm harder on Villa players because I believe they have to prove themselves worthy of wearing claret and blue."


That explains it. He always did seem overly critical of Villa performances.

Before my time as a player, amazing that he only made 41 appearances. He was regarded as something of a Villa stalwart.

I'm sure I used to hear him on the Light Programme before it even became Radio 2, but that may be my memory.

RIP

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Re: Larry Canning
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2012, 07:16:26 AM »
A name that will always conjure up memories of being young and following a successful team...

Offline Desi

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Re: Larry Canning
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2012, 09:02:10 AM »
Always enjoyed listening to his match report in the car on the way home from the game.


Also I remember my Dad telling me that he had seen him play for the Villa.

Offline john e

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Re: Larry Canning
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2012, 09:24:22 AM »
He actually played for us

41 games, in a career disrupted by the war. He also once wrote on being accused of an anti-Villa bias on radio "I'm harder on Villa players because I believe they have to prove themselves worthy of wearing claret and blue."


i didnt know that, great quote as well

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Re: Larry Canning
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2012, 09:44:27 AM »
He actually played for us

41 games, in a career disrupted by the war. He also once wrote on being accused of an anti-Villa bias on radio "I'm harder on Villa players because I believe they have to prove themselves worthy of wearing claret and blue."
A great statement and goes a long way to summing up how many of us feel.