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Online Legion

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Hypothetical stick or twist
« on: February 23, 2018, 07:41:02 PM »
Taken from a post on our FB Page:

Would you stick with the European Cup win under Tony Barton or twist to see what would have happened if Ron Saunders had stayed as manager?

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Re: Hypothetical stick or twist
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 07:41:45 PM »
Stick.

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Re: Hypothetical stick or twist
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 07:42:13 PM »
Stick.

Offline Richard

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Re: Hypothetical stick or twist
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 07:45:45 PM »
Twist as we would have still won the Cup I reckon and Saunders would have kept rebuilding teams and not dragged us down like Bartons successors did.

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Re: Hypothetical stick or twist
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 07:46:06 PM »
well if he'd stayed and ellis arrived in 82, i can't imagine it would have worked out too good. Stick

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Re: Hypothetical stick or twist
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 07:53:46 PM »
well if he'd stayed and ellis arrived in 82, i can't imagine it would have worked out too good. Stick

Thatís as I see it.

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Re: Hypothetical stick or twist
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2018, 08:15:22 PM »
Stick.

You would have to say Ron's best years were behind him, given the results of his next two gigs. Either that or he was on a massive wind up.

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Re: Hypothetical stick or twist
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2018, 08:24:25 PM »
Stick -  Saunders will always be remembered with great fondness by those of us who recall 1981.
Had he have stayed he may have become another O'Leary or MON - good but not great

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Re: Hypothetical stick or twist
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 08:37:11 PM »
I have a theory about this. I don't think Saunders was all that bothered about the European Cup. He wanted to win it, but as far as he was concerned he'd achieved his biggest ambition in 1981 and anything else was a bonus. Whether it was this, or falling out with the Bendalls, he lost a bit of his drive and our results, plus his record after, bore this out. 

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Re: Hypothetical stick or twist
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2018, 08:45:21 PM »
Stick. However rubbish things might be from time to time, that moment can never be taken away from us and it is far too precious to risk.

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Re: Hypothetical stick or twist
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2018, 08:57:30 PM »
Stick. I was there. Wouldn't swap/gamble/muse or anything else.

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Re: Hypothetical stick or twist
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2018, 09:12:03 PM »
I wouldn't risk the European Cup (and Super Cup). Definite stick.

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Re: Hypothetical stick or twist
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2018, 09:12:54 PM »
Twist. Saunders would have won the European cup and gone onto build a new team to dominate.

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Re: Hypothetical stick or twist
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2018, 09:17:57 PM »
I went to a Shareholders meeting in the Witton Lane stand, the pre-season summer that he arrived.

When Saunders spoke.

He said he wanted to win the First Division Title.

The Shareholders went wild with excitement !!!

He did it too.

God Bless you Mr Saunders.

Stick. Stick. Stick.

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Re: Hypothetical stick or twist
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2018, 12:02:20 AM »
Stick, I was there with dad (RIP) and my two brothers and would swap that for nothing