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Offline Old Kodjia

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Ron Saunders
« on: December 23, 2016, 08:12:32 PM »
I really have some fond memories of him.  I was in my last year of school when he joined us and 21 when he left.

I used to love his interviews but really as a kid, I didn't understand him.  I just thought that he was a magician.  I will never forget the night at Sheffield Wednesday after we confirmed promotion back to the top division, the pitch was covered and everyone got onto their knees in mock homage as they thought that Saunders was coming out.

I now realize that he was a bit of a "B" to work for.  It's great how many of the championship winning side still look up to him though.

What did he do after football?  I doubt he'd earned enough to retire on back then.

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Re: Ron Saunders
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 08:27:28 PM »
Don't make me think that he's died!

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Re: Ron Saunders
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2016, 12:30:06 AM »
I really have some fond memories of him.  I was in my last year of school when he joined us and 21 when he left.

I used to love his interviews but really as a kid, I didn't understand him.  I just thought that he was a magician.  I will never forget the night at Sheffield Wednesday after we confirmed promotion back to the top division, the pitch was covered and everyone got onto their knees in mock homage as they thought that Saunders was coming out.

I now realize that he was a bit of a "B" to work for.  It's great how many of the championship winning side still look up to him though.

What did he do after football?  I doubt he'd earned enough to retire on back then.


He walked away from football after he was sacked by the Albion but he was never short of a few bob.

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Re: Ron Saunders
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 09:54:17 AM »
He was everything to me our saviour, our maker our 110%. Without him no promotion, no league cups, no title and no European cup.  Ellis then came back into the frame and ruined everything

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Re: Ron Saunders
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2016, 11:18:33 AM »
He was everything to me our saviour, our maker our 110%. Without him no promotion, no league cups, no title and no European cup.  Ellis then came back into the frame and ruined everything

Do you think if the Bendalls had stayed on there would have been more titles ?

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Re: Ron Saunders
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2016, 11:35:24 AM »
He is the definition of a legend

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Re: Ron Saunders
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2016, 12:06:21 PM »
In my opinion he was our greatest manager

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Re: Ron Saunders
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2016, 12:29:07 PM »
Opinion our greatest ever manager he was the greatest. He came to the villa with a rep of playing dour football. All I can say I his density he played according to what he had available. He built in truth three teams during his time. The bendalls were more off the field scoundrels e.g. The Witton road.  Ellis did all he could to wreck Saunders era in the 80's

As for former players not particularly in love with him not many people get on with their manager at work in general

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Re: Ron Saunders
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2016, 07:38:53 PM »
He was everything to me our saviour, our maker our 110%. Without him no promotion, no league cups, no title and no European cup.  Ellis then came back into the frame and ruined everything

Do you think if the Bendalls had stayed on there would have been more titles ?

Maybe so - given that he would have been unsackable he would either hve ended up like Fergie, or B. Clough.

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Re: Ron Saunders
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2016, 08:53:35 PM »
He was everything to me our saviour, our maker our 110%. Without him no promotion, no league cups, no title and no European cup.  Ellis then came back into the frame and ruined everything

Do you think if the Bendalls had stayed on there would have been more titles ?

Maybe so - given that he would have been unsackable he would either hve ended up like Fergie, or B. Clough.
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The  question was if the Bendalls had stayed, not Saunders.  Plenty you can hold Doug accountable for but Saunders left before Ellis returned.  Ellis is held responsible by many for the decline post 1982. (See Wittonwarriors comment " Ellis did all he could to wreck Saunders era in the 80's"). Perhaps if the Bendalls had stayed in control, given the state of the clubs finances, there would have been a  much greater spiral of decline ? 

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Re: Ron Saunders
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2016, 09:00:30 PM »
He was everything to me our saviour, our maker our 110%. Without him no promotion, no league cups, no title and no European cup.  Ellis then came back into the frame and ruined everything

Do you think if the Bendalls had stayed on there would have been more titles ?

Maybe so - given that he would have been unsackable he would either hve ended up like Fergie, or B. Clough.
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The  question was if the Bendalls had stayed, not Saunders.  Plenty you can hold Doug accountable for but Saunders left before Ellis returned.  Ellis is held responsible by many for the decline post 1982. (See Wittonwarriors comment " Ellis did all he could to wreck Saunders era in the 80's"). Perhaps if the Bendalls had stayed in control, given the state of the clubs finances, there would have been a  much greater spiral of decline ? 

Sorry, yes.

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Re: Ron Saunders
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2016, 09:41:10 PM »
Saunders moments would have to include

Graydon Wembley 75

West brom , Blackpool and Sheffield wed 75

West ham boxing day 76

76-77 best football ever

Ken mcnaught and all us doubters eating our words

The gradual restructure of the 77 team

5 goals past Liverpool no mean feat

The football league championship

Setting up the team for our European cup

Carrodus, Mortimer and Rimmer, Gray  all great signings

John Robson  making him the best left back n the country

Peter withe enough said

110%

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Re: Ron Saunders
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2016, 09:46:44 PM »
Saunders moments would have to include

Graydon Wembley 75

West brom , Blackpool and Sheffield wed 75

West ham boxing day 76

76-77 best football ever

Ken mcnaught and all us doubters eating our words

The gradual restructure of the 77 team

5 goals past Liverpool no mean feat

The football league championship

Setting up the team for our European cup

Carrodus, Mortimer and Rimmer, Gray  all great signings

John Robson  making him the best left back n the country

Peter withe enough said

110%
David Geddis, dont forget David Geddis...

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Re: Ron Saunders
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2016, 09:50:17 PM »
Well he was the bench at Rotterdam so was not as obscure  to our history as perhaps I would make out.

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Re: Ron Saunders
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2016, 09:54:20 PM »
Well he was the bench at Rotterdam so was not as obscure  to our history as perhaps I would make out.
Dont forget the brace against the Blues.

 


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