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Author Topic: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991  (Read 1636 times)

Offline itmustbe_it is!

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Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« on: May 27, 2017, 03:35:59 PM »
Hillsborough 1991  - first game of the season

https://youtu.be/8SvbANXsTRI

 Highlights (times approximate) :
 6m50 Cyrille Regis debut goal
8m30 Dalian Atkinson goal
9m52 Spink great save
11m30 Steve Staunton galloping up the pitch to receive the ball from Atkinson for the winner
12m25 can just hear us singing the BFR song - I remember it being sung the whole game that day for Ron's first game.

Other highlights - Roger Milford's hair, a screamer from david Hurst for Wednesday, Trevor Francis whining in the post match interview.
Big Ron's suit and shades - now that's a manager !!!!

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Re: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 01:40:24 PM »
He was nearing the end of his career at the time, but we got a bit out of Cyrille Regis in the couple of seasons he was with us. 

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Re: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 03:20:52 PM »
He was nearing the end of his career at the time, but we got a bit out of Cyrille Regis in the couple of seasons he was with us. 

He was great for us for 50k, never let us down.

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Re: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 04:44:16 PM »
Alan Cox who was from the Original London Lions and ex  semi professional footballer harped on about Regis even before he became famous.  To be fair at the time it would  take someone ambitious to have signed him in the 70's and Atkinson was quite a visionary at the time in terms of  what he wanted from a football team.

Regis was never an Andy Gray and didn't have movement like many centre forwards but he  knew where the goal was. 

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Re: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 05:37:48 PM »
Where did he go after the Albion? Straight to us? I've completely forgotten now.

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Re: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2017, 05:56:53 PM »
We signed him from Coventry,I am  sure.

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Re: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2017, 04:23:06 PM »
Ronnie Allen recommended Regis for Albion, and when he was manager gave his first team debut.

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Re: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2017, 11:04:47 PM »
He was nearing the end of his career at the time, but we got a bit out of Cyrille Regis in the couple of seasons he was with us. 

He was great for us for 50k, never let us down.

Regis, Atkinson, Yorke and latterly Saunders was not a bad group of forwards.

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Re: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2017, 06:10:30 PM »
I'd give the job back to Big Ron in the morning. Even after all these years, I'd take him over Bruce any day of the week.

Offline Lucky Eddie

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Re: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2017, 09:32:43 PM »
I'd give the job back to Big Ron in the morning. Even after all these years, I'd take him over Bruce any day of the week.

He hasn't got the humility required to handle millionaire football players in the second tier.

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Re: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2017, 09:15:26 PM »
What a screamer by David Hurst for the first goal...

And Francis coming on as a substitute, that must have been one of the last times that there was a player-manager in the top flight...

A great game, as you might expect from two BFR teams playing each other...

Offline Damo70

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Re: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2017, 01:33:09 PM »
Hillsborough 1991  - first game of the season

https://youtu.be/8SvbANXsTRI

 Highlights (times approximate) :
 6m50 Cyrille Regis debut goal
8m30 Dalian Atkinson goal
9m52 Spink great save
11m30 Steve Staunton galloping up the pitch to receive the ball from Atkinson for the winner
12m25 can just hear us singing the BFR song - I remember it being sung the whole game that day for Ron's first game.

Other highlights - Roger Milford's hair, a screamer from david Hurst for Wednesday, Trevor Francis whining in the post match interview.
Big Ron's suit and shades - now that's a manager !!!!


I always liked Roger Milford's rather 'camp' style of refereeing.

Trevor Francis whining? Surely not. Has he shut up about the play off semi penalties being taken at the wrong end at Preston all those years ago yet?

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Re: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2017, 05:49:07 PM »
What a screamer by David Hurst for the first goal...

And Francis coming on as a substitute, that must have been one of the last times that there was a player-manager in the top flight...

A great game, as you might expect from two BFR teams playing each other...

Gordon Strachan did a few seasons later.  And bollocked someone for a mis placed pass, much to the amusement of Villa Park.

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Re: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2017, 05:55:39 PM »
What a screamer by David Hurst for the first goal...

And Francis coming on as a substitute, that must have been one of the last times that there was a player-manager in the top flight...

A great game, as you might expect from two BFR teams playing each other...

Gordon Strachan did a few seasons later.  And bollocked someone for a mis placed pass, much to the amusement of Villa Park.


I know Bryan Robson played a season at Boro in the Championship when he first took over. I'm not sure if he played for them in the PL the following season or not.

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Re: Big Fat Ron's Claret and Blue Army-1991
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2017, 09:04:18 AM »
I remember the summer when big ron signed, exciting times at villa party, after a miserable season with Dr jo no