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Offline Des Little

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Re: Paul Lambert (R)
« Reply #1395 on: March 02, 2021, 08:59:19 PM »
Lambert was manager when Benteke was signed, but he was spotted and scouted by McLeish. That I do know.

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Re: Paul Lambert (R)
« Reply #1396 on: March 03, 2021, 12:07:15 AM »
Didn’t Dempsey turn us down on deadline day?  Or was it Dempsey from Dempsey and Makepeace?

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Re: Paul Lambert (R)
« Reply #1397 on: March 03, 2021, 08:40:22 AM »
I always had a soft spot for Alex McLeish ever since he was part of the Abderdeen squad that stayed here in Dawlish for a pre-season. They were a great bunch, really friendly. Jim Bett, Willer Miller, Jim Leighton, Dave Dodds. Ian Porterfield had just taken over from Ferguson and was a real gent. At the time Dawlish Town managed to get decent teams coming down for pre-season. They would play here as well as Torquay and Exeter City. Aberdeen though really made the most of our Football Club, staying behind using the facilities and getting to know everyone here.
My mom washed their kit for them between matches and gave them lifts from the hotel to town, or to our club. As a 12 year old mad on football it was fantastic. When they played Exeter, Jim Bett was injured and in the stands, he shouted over to my mom and gave her a wave. It was really ace!

McLeish was a great bloke, I just wish he was not given the job here. He was completely the wrong choice of football brain for us and nothing to do with managing that lot.


Who’s results should I keep an eye on and who should I go and watch if I need a footy fix down here then Ian, non league and league.

The Gulls should be back in League 2 next season, derby day v Exeter and of course the Carlisle home game for the well travelled Cumbrians.



It's a real shame but my local side Dawlish Town finally folded in 2011. My dad was heavily involved with them from the moment we moved here in 83. They were a big part of my life, playing for the kids set-up and eventually captaining the seconds. I was fortunate enough to be in the squad for a Wembley Cup Final, The Carlsberg Pub Cup in 96. We won so I got to do the Wembley steps and enjoy being part of the whole weekend. Dawlish were a pretty good force down here for years in the Western League and had a good history.

Typical story though, a few bad owners and debts. before folding.

I'm a bit out of the loop with local football and I haven't been for years but I always did enjoy watching Exeter City at St James Park the most. It's a really lovely City too. Lots of character with the Roman walls and old Tudor buildings. They also have the Quay down on the river. I really like Exeter.

Torquay United was ok, the atmosphere was never quite as good as City though. Plymouth Argyle has changed a lot since I've been there, I have heard it's not too bad and quite a good ground to go to. The Barbican Centre there is fantastic as well. I haven't actually been to a match there since we beat them in 3-1 while Taylor was boss.

As regards non league Buckland Athletic, near Newton Abbot have a great set-up now. They are doing very well worth watching. They are just off the main bypass between Newton and Torquay in Kingskerswell.

Thanks Ian, some good stuff here.
Disappointed to see another Blues shirt yesterday in Topsham, that’s 2 I’ve seen now in the past 6 weeks in the Teign/Exe area.

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Re: Paul Lambert (R)
« Reply #1398 on: March 03, 2021, 01:24:08 PM »
If you’re ever chatting away with other Villa fans about the bad old days try playing the Hobsons choice managers game
Guaranteed to liven up proceedings

you have to take one to come back and manage
which one do you go for ?

Alex McLeish
Paul Lambert
Steve Bruce

it’s not easy but i always go for McLeish
Decent bloke
Won stuff as a manager
More likeable than the other two imo
talked just a bit less bullshit than the others
Had respect for the fans
Never said ‘ off with me Hed‘ or ‘ we go again‘

But in a race to the bottom there is not much in it really


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Re: Paul Lambert (R)
« Reply #1399 on: March 03, 2021, 04:44:45 PM »
I always had a soft spot for Alex McLeish ever since he was part of the Abderdeen squad that stayed here in Dawlish for a pre-season. They were a great bunch, really friendly. Jim Bett, Willer Miller, Jim Leighton, Dave Dodds. Ian Porterfield had just taken over from Ferguson and was a real gent. At the time Dawlish Town managed to get decent teams coming down for pre-season. They would play here as well as Torquay and Exeter City. Aberdeen though really made the most of our Football Club, staying behind using the facilities and getting to know everyone here.
My mom washed their kit for them between matches and gave them lifts from the hotel to town, or to our club. As a 12 year old mad on football it was fantastic. When they played Exeter, Jim Bett was injured and in the stands, he shouted over to my mom and gave her a wave. It was really ace!

McLeish was a great bloke, I just wish he was not given the job here. He was completely the wrong choice of football brain for us and nothing to do with managing that lot.


Who’s results should I keep an eye on and who should I go and watch if I need a footy fix down here then Ian, non league and league.

The Gulls should be back in League 2 next season, derby day v Exeter and of course the Carlisle home game for the well travelled Cumbrians.



It's a real shame but my local side Dawlish Town finally folded in 2011. My dad was heavily involved with them from the moment we moved here in 83. They were a big part of my life, playing for the kids set-up and eventually captaining the seconds. I was fortunate enough to be in the squad for a Wembley Cup Final, The Carlsberg Pub Cup in 96. We won so I got to do the Wembley steps and enjoy being part of the whole weekend. Dawlish were a pretty good force down here for years in the Western League and had a good history.

Typical story though, a few bad owners and debts. before folding.

I'm a bit out of the loop with local football and I haven't been for years but I always did enjoy watching Exeter City at St James Park the most. It's a really lovely City too. Lots of character with the Roman walls and old Tudor buildings. They also have the Quay down on the river. I really like Exeter.

Torquay United was ok, the atmosphere was never quite as good as City though. Plymouth Argyle has changed a lot since I've been there, I have heard it's not too bad and quite a good ground to go to. The Barbican Centre there is fantastic as well. I haven't actually been to a match there since we beat them in 3-1 while Taylor was boss.

As regards non league Buckland Athletic, near Newton Abbot have a great set-up now. They are doing very well worth watching. They are just off the main bypass between Newton and Torquay in Kingskerswell.

Thanks Ian, some good stuff here.
Disappointed to see another Blues shirt yesterday in Topsham, that’s 2 I’ve seen now in the past 6 weeks in the Teign/Exe area.


Fetch the elephant gun

Offline LukeJames

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Re: Paul Lambert (R)
« Reply #1400 on: March 04, 2021, 01:01:35 PM »
If you’re ever chatting away with other Villa fans about the bad old days try playing the Hobsons choice managers game
Guaranteed to liven up proceedings

you have to take one to come back and manage
which one do you go for ?

Alex McLeish
Paul Lambert
Steve Bruce

it’s not easy but i always go for McLeish
Decent bloke
Won stuff as a manager
More likeable than the other two imo
talked just a bit less bullshit than the others
Had respect for the fans
Never said ‘ off with me Hed‘ or ‘ we go again‘

But in a race to the bottom there is not much in it really

Jesus what a question, more highs under Lambert but he's the one I disliked the most by the end.

 


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