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Author Topic: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)  (Read 1338 times)

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Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« on: December 10, 2017, 11:42:08 AM »

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Re: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 12:07:49 PM »
One of my favourites, dirty stripey bastards

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Re: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 12:33:06 PM »
I was only 7 at the time and still remember the sound of his leg breaking.

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Re: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 02:57:08 PM »
Blimey, remember that as if it was yesterday! Cropley was a great player. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 03:00:14 PM »
I was only 7 at the time and still remember the sound of his leg breaking.

I was a good bit older than that but I can still hear it too.

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Re: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 07:39:48 PM »
I remember it well, also the chants at The Hawthorns of Alex,Alex Cripley

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Re: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2017, 07:48:50 PM »
I was sitting in lower trinity directly in line with the assault

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Re: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2017, 05:32:27 PM »
I must have been sitting near to you villan from luton

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Re: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2017, 05:35:10 PM »
If I remember it was freezing that day

People go on about their great football I remember them more for the likes of Chantello brown and wile dirty gits.

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Re: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 06:02:38 PM »
I must have been sitting near to you villan from luton

I was the good looking young lad :)

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Re: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2017, 03:47:29 PM »
Loved Alex. Was 12 in 1977 and played in midfield and was blonde like him. Remember listening to Tony Butler (probably whilst playing subbuteo) announcing that Croply had broken his leg. Gutted. he was never the same

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Re: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2017, 05:01:27 PM »
The thing is the game was already won and lost for them when Cantello took Cropley's  leg.  So much for their wonderful football blar blar blar

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Re: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 05:26:50 PM »
It was Ally Brown.

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Re: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 05:29:15 PM »
...Cantello was the one who put Ray Graydon out of football for about four months with a late, knee-high 'tackle'.

Don't think he was ever the same again.

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Re: Alex Cropley (40 years ago)
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 07:18:15 PM »
my favourite ever villa player
we would of won the league before 80/81 if he would not of been crippled by that dirty stripey bastard
I hate them more than the blues cause of them taking the piss when he was stretchered off.