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Author Topic: Roy MacLaren RIP  (Read 727 times)

Offline Villa Lew

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Roy MacLaren RIP
« on: September 23, 2022, 02:42:14 PM »
Roy MacLaren has died aged 92, played a huge part, in the most successful period in our history, as Sir Ron's right hand man, when we won the title and then with Tony Barton, when he took over.

RIP Roy

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Re: Roy MacLaren RIP
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2022, 02:47:57 PM »
RIP. I always wondered why Tony Barton became manager when Roy MacLaren would have seemed to be above him in the pecking order. Regardless, he could always say he played his part in the greatest achievement in our history.

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Re: Roy MacLaren RIP
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2022, 02:52:11 PM »
Sad news indeed.  He deserves his place in our hall of fame for those two magical seasons.  RIP Roy.

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Re: Roy MacLaren RIP
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2022, 02:52:41 PM »
Very sad news, a permanent presence in our glory years. Why is this in off topic?

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Re: Roy MacLaren RIP
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2022, 02:55:25 PM »
Sad to hear about another respected name from my childhood. I don't recall him saying much but in my mind I always pictured him wearing his claret tracksuit with blue trim.

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Re: Roy MacLaren RIP
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2022, 11:52:39 PM »
Had a good chat with him at the European cup 25th anniversary. Great man and very easy to talk to about anything. Good stories too, wish I could remember them all.

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Re: Roy MacLaren RIP
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2022, 08:47:18 AM »
An underrated part of the team but a vital cog in the wheel. Thank you Roy.

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Re: Roy MacLaren RIP
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2022, 09:35:33 AM »
Very sad news. I shed a tear today when I heard this. Not sure why, maybe because too many from our greatest era are falling now.
RIP Roy, you played a great part in our history.

Offline Abbeyfealeavfc

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Re: Roy MacLaren RIP
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2022, 10:28:47 AM »
RIP Roy and condolences to the family.

Offline Allan C

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Re: Roy MacLaren RIP
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2022, 10:41:42 AM »
He played an important part in our history  RIP

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Re: Roy MacLaren RIP
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2022, 06:55:56 PM »
Very sad news RIP Roy

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Re: Roy MacLaren RIP
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2022, 09:13:50 PM »
Sad news.

I remember Roy's profile being raised slightly when he took the team to Sunderland as Ron was too ill to travel.

We won 2-1 which kept us on Ipswich's coat-tails.

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Re: Roy MacLaren RIP
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2022, 10:48:57 PM »
An underrated part of the team but a vital cog in the wheel. Thank you Roy.

This, all day long. It appears according to his grandson, to his last breath he still loved the Villa.
I'm a bit disappointed with the OS announcement but then they couldn't even wish him a happy birthday on his actual birthday; February 12th not January 25th.

RIP Roy and thank you.

Offline passport1

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Re: Roy MacLaren RIP
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2022, 12:04:57 AM »
Sad news indeed. A vital part of Saunders backroom team. Thank you Roy.

 


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