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Author Topic: The Alex Cropley Story  (Read 31425 times)

Online Chico Hamilton III

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Re: The Alex Cropley Story
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 12:53:39 PM »
ooh......I shall have to have a look....

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Re: The Alex Cropley Story
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 01:06:59 PM »
Thanks for this!!!!

Just been on line and bought it.

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Re: The Alex Cropley Story
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 01:15:47 PM »
I remember it fairly well when his leg snapped against the Oylbion.

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Re: The Alex Cropley Story
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 01:33:53 PM »
Cropley was known as 'Studs' during his time at Villa?
That's news to me.

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Re: The Alex Cropley Story
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 04:52:24 PM »

 My favourite all time Villa player.

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Re: The Alex Cropley Story
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 05:53:40 PM »
Have to agree with barrysleftfoot my all time villa player who gave 100% every time he played was there the night he was put out of the game by a so called footballer from west brom who I just hope has sleepless nights for ever for that tackle. That book is on its way to me as we speak a villa legend for me even though he we only had him in a villa shirt for not that long.
He gave more in one match than some do in a whole season.

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Re: The Alex Cropley Story
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 05:57:27 PM »

 My favourite all time Villa player.

He was before my time - why?

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Re: The Alex Cropley Story
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2014, 06:02:25 PM »
I dare you. Someone ask Woodhall about the Cropley match and why that adds to his hatred of West Brom.

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Re: The Alex Cropley Story
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 06:24:24 PM »

 Why?.......combative style, liked a tackle,as good a passer as i have seen in a Villa shirt, not far off Hoddlesque.At a time when i was 13.

 Think Cowans, but for me better.

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Re: The Alex Cropley Story
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2014, 07:30:25 PM »

 Why?.......combative style, liked a tackle,as good a passer as i have seen in a Villa shirt, not far off Hoddlesque.At a time when i was 13.

 Think Cowans, but for me better.

Liverpool 1976 - 1st half with Cropley 5-1, 2nd half after going off injured 0-0

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Re: The Alex Cropley Story
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2014, 07:32:15 PM »
Come on mr woodhall let lovejoy in what a player he was and why we hate them so much even more so after that match

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Re: The Alex Cropley Story
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2014, 07:45:17 PM »
Alex Cropley would have become a legend in the true sense of the word if he had been able to stay fit, he only managed to play 80 odd games for us largely due to a
Baggie tosser(ali Brown) who broke his leg for the second time in his career, as a few who have posted on here you could hear the noise of that break around the ground.
He didn't really recover from that break....a great tragedy for him, AVFC and us supporters.

Incidentally he broke his leg for the first time whilst at Arsenal....i don't know the individual responsible.....but the team SHA.

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Re: The Alex Cropley Story
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2014, 08:01:03 PM »
And I will never forget those west brom twats jeering and laughing as he was stretchered off the pitch that's the reason why I hate them more than the blues if that is possible I honestly do think the championship could of been ours before 80/81 with him in the team for me a true villa legend that I could post about all night.

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Re: The Alex Cropley Story
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2014, 09:57:26 PM »
Was the tackle dirty or just "one of those things"?

 


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