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Online dave shelley

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2014, 08:30:16 PM »
Years ago I think I read somewhere, written by I think that biased northern hack David Meek Stan described as: Black Country, foul mouthed and limited.  I thought then, and still do that Meek never got over the fact we beat his precious United in 1957 and that Stan had played in that match and he had difficulty in accepting that United had signed him.  That, and the possibility that Stan may have told him to fuck off.

Offline TopDeck113

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2014, 08:53:57 PM »
How many of the 57 side are still with us?

Three. Nigel Sims,Peter McParland and Jackie Sewell.

Thank you.  The first two I knew.

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2014, 09:05:37 PM »
RIP.

Offline OzVilla

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2014, 07:31:13 AM »
Years ago I think I read somewhere, written by I think that biased northern hack David Meek Stan described as: Black Country, foul mouthed and limited.  I thought then, and still do that Meek never got over the fact we beat his precious United in 1957 and that Stan had played in that match and he had difficulty in accepting that United had signed him.  That, and the possibility that Stan may have told him to fuck off.

Interesting, as I too have always found David Meek to be a condescending cnut.

Offline brian green

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2014, 07:53:17 AM »
Great player Sleep on Stan you will always be a Villa Hero. He is the player I talk about when Manchester United fans start walking like Robocop. Your team was decimated, wiped out by Munich but the other clubs allowed players to be sold to them (this was before Bosman remember) and it was widely known that Stan being a Black Country lad was very happy in the midlands but went nevertheless out of a collective sense of duty in football to di the right thing and help Manchester United. How football has changed. RIP Stan.

Offline richard moore

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2014, 08:41:35 AM »
Years ago I think I read somewhere, written by I think that biased northern hack David Meek Stan described as: Black Country, foul mouthed and limited.  I thought then, and still do that Meek never got over the fact we beat his precious United in 1957 and that Stan had played in that match and he had difficulty in accepting that United had signed him.  That, and the possibility that Stan may have told him to fuck off.

Interesting, as I too have always found David Meek to be a condescending cnut.

I wouldn't have thought that set him apart from any other Yanited fan?

Offline Ron Manager

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2014, 08:46:30 AM »
Being part of the hastily put together Man U team after the Munich disaster, he played in both the 1957 and 1958 FA Cup finals.
RIP.

Stan didn't want to go to Man Utd. He wanted to stay at Villa. He was more or less forced to go by Eric Houghton (the Villa Manager) who thought it was the right thing to do after the Munich tragedy.Stan described the Villa in 1974 as "The greatest club in the country". Every day I walked down the drive I used to think to myself of the great players who had made the same journey over the years.

"It was a great privelege to to play for the Villa but I wish I had quit the game after the 1957 final." 

"I didn't want to play for Manchester United"

An introverted  but great great Villa man.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2014, 09:01:36 AM by Ron Manager »

Offline *shellac*

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2014, 09:02:11 AM »
RIP Hero.

Hope we will the cup again soon.

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2014, 09:09:36 AM »
RIP Stan.....a Villa man.

Offline Villan For Life

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2014, 09:33:10 AM »
RIP, I never saw you play and didn't know much about you until I read your obituaries. You were a true Villa man; humble yet proud and clearly worthy of the shirt.

Holte Ender in the Sky.

Offline Holte Sweet

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2014, 09:58:32 AM »
My dad followed the Villa on the  57 cup run  attending every match to the final. He will be saddened to hear of Stans passing.

Offline Tayls_7

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2014, 11:26:28 AM »
Stan was typical black country, didn't suffer fools gladly. Lived in the Bilston area. Stan and Pat Saward were the best two players on the pitch in the 57 final.

Rest in Peace Stan.

He must have had his work cut out for him there then.

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2014, 01:38:01 PM »
I believe he also played for Chelsea, after leaving Manchester United.

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2014, 09:26:21 PM »
I believe he also played for Chelsea, after leaving Manchester United.

He did.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Crowther_(footballer)

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Re: Stan Crowther
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2014, 09:37:58 PM »
RIP Stan.
Heroic Villain.