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Offline tomd2103

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2012, 03:37:25 PM »
On his day he was unstoppable. Unfortunately, there weren't that many days.

I was at both Sheff Wed and Wimbledon in 92/93 to witness 3 tremendous goals and who knows what could have been achieved that season if he'd have stayed fit. Together, him and Deano were great.

Special mention for his last minute header against Tranmere to force extra time at Villa Park. Possibly the most I've ever wanted us to score in all my years watching Villa. Anyone else remember his mazy run in the last minute of extra time in the same game ? He beat about 3 or 4 and was finally stopped by a tackle in the penalty area if memory serves me well.

Would have brought the house down if he'd of scored.   

Always thought his goal in the last few minutes of the first leg of that semi-final was the most important one of that tie.  Don't think we would have come back from 3-0 down, but that goal gave us some hope for the second leg.   

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2012, 05:42:28 PM »
It was a cracking volley as well.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2012, 10:58:19 PM »
Where is he now??

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2012, 11:04:14 PM »
Probably at an all you can eat restaurant.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2012, 02:46:57 AM »
All of the above, will always be one of my favourite players.  Scored a goal at The Nou Camp to die for, made Koeman look like a right mug.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2012, 09:10:54 AM »
What a waste of talent. How I would love to have had 10% of the talent this guy had. He should have swapped 50% of his talent for 50% more commitment and he would have been a world beater. When he could be bothered he was brilliant. Him and Collymore are peas in a pod.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2012, 06:45:25 PM »
Great memories, great player and a great waste of potential

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2012, 08:48:49 PM »


  When we signed him, his 1st game was against Wens at Hillsborough.I asked 2 old Wens fans in the pub if he was any good, they said "better than Shearer", and on his day he was.Most talented player i ever saw down VP.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2012, 12:30:47 AM »
Dalian aka sicknote had bucketfuls of talent and when he could be arsed was fantastic to watch. I recall doing the double over ManU in the cup and league in one week (Deano scored in the cup) and the Witton Lane was full of Mancs for the cup game. Shame he never fulfilled his potential. They were great days back then and that team Big Ron assembled was great entertainment to watch.

That got me thinking and in all my time going down the Villa the only occasions I remember an away side filling the whole Witton Lane stand was the that United game and Juventus. As for Dalian, I used to know a bloke who 'pimped his ride' for him about twenty years ago. My memory is a bit hazy but the gist of it was Dalian used to go in every week to see what else he could have done. After having every possible audio, visual and gaming gadget of the time fitted along with numerous speakers the guy had to say to tell him that as much as he was happy to take his money there was nothing else he could have fitted along with the fact there was no room left in the car.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2012, 11:46:56 AM »
Dalian aka sicknote had bucketfuls of talent and when he could be arsed was fantastic to watch. I recall doing the double over ManU in the cup and league in one week (Deano scored in the cup) and the Witton Lane was full of Mancs for the cup game. Shame he never fulfilled his potential. They were great days back then and that team Big Ron assembled was great entertainment to watch.


That got me thinking and in all my time going down the Villa the only occasions I remember an away side filling the whole Witton Lane stand was the that United game and Juventus. As for Dalian, I used to know a bloke who 'pimped his ride' for him about twenty years ago. My memory is a bit hazy but the gist of it was Dalian used to go in every week to see what else he could have done. After having every possible audio, visual and gaming gadget of the time fitted along with numerous speakers the guy had to say to tell him that as much as he was happy to take his money there was nothing else he could have fitted along with the fact there was no room left in the car.

Liverpool FA Cup Jan '88, the Witton was full of Scousers (and people from Shropshire). It was due to the cup allocation rules I think.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2012, 10:30:49 AM »
The Rainman Goal will stay with me forever.
Funnily enough there was an article in this weeks programme about "Rainman"
He is 59 now and returns every 10th anniversary of dalians goal to B6 with a brolly

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2012, 01:19:12 PM »
Dalian aka sicknote had bucketfuls of talent and when he could be arsed was fantastic to watch. I recall doing the double over ManU in the cup and league in one week (Deano scored in the cup) and the Witton Lane was full of Mancs for the cup game. Shame he never fulfilled his potential. They were great days back then and that team Big Ron assembled was great entertainment to watch.

That got me thinking and in all my time going down the Villa the only occasions I remember an away side filling the whole Witton Lane stand was the that United game and Juventus. As for Dalian, I used to know a bloke who 'pimped his ride' for him about twenty years ago. My memory is a bit hazy but the gist of it was Dalian used to go in every week to see what else he could have done. After having every possible audio, visual and gaming gadget of the time fitted along with numerous speakers the guy had to say to tell him that as much as he was happy to take his money there was nothing else he could have fitted along with the fact there was no room left in the car.

They gave Small Heath the whole of the Witton Lane in a Division 2 game in 1986.  The bastards won and started jumping on the pitch 'offering the Holte out' when they scored.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2012, 01:24:02 PM »
Dalian aka sicknote had bucketfuls of talent and when he could be arsed was fantastic to watch. I recall doing the double over ManU in the cup and league in one week (Deano scored in the cup) and the Witton Lane was full of Mancs for the cup game. Shame he never fulfilled his potential. They were great days back then and that team Big Ron assembled was great entertainment to watch.

That got me thinking and in all my time going down the Villa the only occasions I remember an away side filling the whole Witton Lane stand was the that United game and Juventus. As for Dalian, I used to know a bloke who 'pimped his ride' for him about twenty years ago. My memory is a bit hazy but the gist of it was Dalian used to go in every week to see what else he could have done. After having every possible audio, visual and gaming gadget of the time fitted along with numerous speakers the guy had to say to tell him that as much as he was happy to take his money there was nothing else he could have fitted along with the fact there was no room left in the car.

They gave Small Heath the whole of the Witton Lane in a Division 2 game in 1986.  The bastards won and started jumping on the pitch 'offering the Holte out' when they scored.
Remember, there was a bloody big metal fence keeping us in the Holte. The wankers were soon on their toes outside after the game. Wankers.

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2012, 05:09:15 PM »
Dalian aka sicknote had bucketfuls of talent and when he could be arsed was fantastic to watch. I recall doing the double over ManU in the cup and league in one week (Deano scored in the cup) and the Witton Lane was full of Mancs for the cup game. Shame he never fulfilled his potential. They were great days back then and that team Big Ron assembled was great entertainment to watch.

That got me thinking and in all my time going down the Villa the only occasions I remember an away side filling the whole Witton Lane stand was the that United game and Juventus. As for Dalian, I used to know a bloke who 'pimped his ride' for him about twenty years ago. My memory is a bit hazy but the gist of it was Dalian used to go in every week to see what else he could have done. After having every possible audio, visual and gaming gadget of the time fitted along with numerous speakers the guy had to say to tell him that as much as he was happy to take his money there was nothing else he could have fitted along with the fact there was no room left in the car.

They gave Small Heath the whole of the Witton Lane in a Division 2 game in 1986.  The bastards won and started jumping on the pitch 'offering the Holte out' when they scored.

They didn't have all of it; they had the normal away bit and a couple of hundred of them went into our part. I was a steward in there at that time.
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Offline asgpaul

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Re: Dalian Atkinson
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2012, 05:19:40 PM »
Was the Karen Brady comment to BFR about having his 'son' play for him fact or fiction?

 


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