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Online WarszaVillan82

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22620 on: December 10, 2019, 08:24:52 PM »
Saunders replaced him as manager of Blues. RIP

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22621 on: December 10, 2019, 08:31:28 PM »
Small Heath sacked Smith to bring in Ron Saunders so it is a strange coincidence they have passed away within days of each other.

South African Ken Fish spent twenty years on the staff at Oxford from BFR's time as a player there to Jim Smith's time as manager (anyone who still has the Oxford programme from the 1986 Milk Cup semi final away to Oxford will see Ken Fish is on the front cover). In later years Fish had to have a leg amputated and BFR and Jim Smith visited him in hospital to present him with one shoe and for a laugh to try to cheer him up deliberately presented him with a shoe for the foot he had lost.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22622 on: December 11, 2019, 01:14:06 PM »
A winding up order was dismissed against this lot.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50745128?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england/birmingham_and_black_country&link_location=live-reporting-story

That's a shame. Who'd have thought that they were so organised?

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22623 on: December 11, 2019, 01:53:25 PM »
Small Heath sacked Smith to bring in Ron Saunders so it is a strange coincidence they have passed away within days of each other.

South African Ken Fish spent twenty years on the staff at Oxford from BFR's time as a player there to Jim Smith's time as manager (anyone who still has the Oxford programme from the 1986 Milk Cup semi final away to Oxford will see Ken Fish is on the front cover). In later years Fish had to have a leg amputated and BFR and Jim Smith visited him in hospital to present him with one shoe and for a laugh to try to cheer him up deliberately presented him with a shoe for the foot he had lost.

Could you imagine the twitter outburst of faux anger at something like that today - God knows how many people would be offended and why

I thought it was really funny and I bet Ken did also

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22624 on: December 11, 2019, 01:54:30 PM »
A winding up order was dismissed against this lot.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50745128?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england/birmingham_and_black_country&link_location=live-reporting-story

That's a shame. Who'd have thought that they were so organised?

So go on admit it - who stole the charity box from the pub to pay the bill for them?

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22625 on: December 11, 2019, 02:55:54 PM »
I liked this under the photo for some reason.

Birmingham City were founded in 1875, initially known as Small Heath Alliance

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22626 on: December 11, 2019, 09:44:32 PM »
A winding up order was dismissed against this lot.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50745128?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england/birmingham_and_black_country&link_location=live-reporting-story

That's a shame. Who'd have thought that they were so organised?

So go on admit it - who stole the charity box from the pub to pay the bill for them?


They must have paid back some of the debt by doing a bit of carol singing. Once Christmas has been and gone they are screwed,.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22627 on: December 11, 2019, 10:02:42 PM »
anyone who still has the Oxford programme from the 1986 Milk Cup semi final away to Oxford will see Ken Fish is on the front cover).

6 of us went in a Mini to Oxford. Had to queue up at 6am outside Villa Park when the tickets went on sale.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22628 on: December 11, 2019, 11:20:11 PM »
anyone who still has the Oxford programme from the 1986 Milk Cup semi final away to Oxford will see Ken Fish is on the front cover).

6 of us went in a Mini to Oxford. Had to queue up at 6am outside Villa Park when the tickets went on sale.


We had to leave the ground through a narrow alleyway and they were waiting at the end of it to have a pop at us. You could only get out two at a time so we were easy pickings for them. Someone had a pop at me coming away from the ground when we played them in the BFR years too. All the trips to Anfield, Old Trafford, West Ham and Millwall and the only ground I had grief at twice was the Manor Ground.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22629 on: December 12, 2019, 08:24:54 AM »
there is some interesting footage on you tube of our last visit to them in the League Cup a few years ago.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22630 on: December 12, 2019, 09:13:52 AM »
Had the misfortune to see the first 5 minutes of their game against QPR on Sky last night, The Sty was like the Marie Celeste.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22631 on: December 12, 2019, 10:30:44 AM »
Had the misfortune to see the first 5 minutes of their game against QPR on Sky last night, The Sty was like the Marie Celeste.

I'm sure it wasn't a bad crowd considering it is Xmas and half the QPR fans are on remand with Her Majesties Police.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22632 on: December 12, 2019, 10:38:09 AM »
They must have all been at the German Market

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22633 on: December 12, 2019, 02:33:06 PM »
I bet there were more people at the Markets than at the game
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Poor bastards

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #22634 on: December 12, 2019, 02:55:57 PM »
Had the misfortune to see the first 5 minutes of their game against QPR on Sky last night, The Sty was like the Marie Celeste.

They should do a two for the price of one deal every Saturday with Coventry kicking off at 1230 and Small Heath kicking off at three. They might get close to selling out their massive '30,000'* capacity stadium then.

*Allegedly.

 


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