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Author Topic: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby  (Read 2014 times)

Offline Charlie8182

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Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« on: February 03, 2020, 08:57:30 PM »
Following the infamous battle of Brum 1983, I guess in relation to the Noel Blake head butting incident with Steve McMahon.

https://youtu.be/Vqe6tA2r9ow

Offline Damo70

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Re: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2020, 05:06:03 PM »
Following the infamous battle of Brum 1983, I guess in relation to the Noel Blake head butting incident with Steve McMahon.

https://youtu.be/Vqe6tA2r9ow


We had just got our first video recorder and I think the brief Monday night Central TV footage of that game may well have been the first thing I 'taped'.

Offline orkneyvilla

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Re: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2020, 12:58:11 PM »
Wasn't that the game where Macmahon cut one of their players in half with a 2 rooted challenge. I got a feeling that Hopkins might have laid into Walters very early which set the tone somewhat.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2020, 02:04:53 PM »
Wasn't that the game where Macmahon cut one of their players in half with a 2 rooted challenge. I got a feeling that Hopkins might have laid into Walters very early which set the tone somewhat.

Steve McMahon steamed into Kevan Broadhurst in the centre circle resulting in Mick Harford trying to throttle McMahon, who I think was still on the ground at that point. Then after the final whistle McMahon held his fingers up to let Noel Blake know the final score and Blake headbutted him. It was that kind of day.

Offline orkneyvilla

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Re: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2020, 02:23:38 PM »
It's a brave man that sticks his fingers up to Blake without breaking into a sprint first. Didn't Spink save Blake's pen 2nd half. Maybe it was a different game.

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Re: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2020, 08:27:39 PM »
I remember watching the 93 cup game v them on YT. That goal Saunders scored when it rebounded off a SHA player and he ran on to score. He was also in his own half at the time.

Remember Jimmy being adamant he was offside. Newborn knew he wasn't and kept on teasing him about it. Pretty sure he also thought Paul Tait should've got a yellow!

Legend as a player obviously but struck me he was a bit of a stating the bleeding obvious as a pundit like so many employed today.

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Re: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2020, 09:24:14 PM »
Him and Cooper are very funny


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Re: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2020, 01:59:34 PM »
Jimmy Greaves is 80 today, which means in that first video, he is 43!  Blimey, I'm two years older than that now and hope I look a little more youthful.

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Re: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2020, 06:21:33 AM »
You can relax. He'd have been 53.

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Re: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2020, 09:48:59 AM »
43, usav is right

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Re: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2020, 09:55:38 AM »
Watched the BT sport documentary about him the other day  His goal scoring record is second to none and would have scored lots more for England if he continued playing. Was always very funny on the telly, I think he co commentated on our first game against Inter iirc.

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Re: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2020, 09:55:47 AM »
43, usav is right

 No he isnít, 53 plus 27 is 80.

Offline Richard

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Re: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2020, 10:01:22 AM »
He's talking about the first video

1983-43 = 1940

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Re: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2020, 11:27:09 AM »
Him and Cooper are very funny




Jimmy Greaves contradicting himself in the commentary. "He must have been three yards offside.....taking nothing away from him".

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Re: Gary Newbon/Jimmy Greaves argument after Villa vs Blues derby
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2020, 04:28:35 PM »
I read Jimmy Greaves' two autobiographies years back. The were very good. Gary Newbon and Jimmy Greaves had a massive fall out over the ITV Sporting Triangles quiz show. Gary Newbon was a producer on the show and had poached Emlyn Hughes from the BBC and A Question Of Sport. Part of the deal involved the contestants wearing jumpers from Emlyn Hughes clothing brand. Greaves didn't like Hughes and refused to wear the jumpers on air until Newbon referred him to the contract he had signed and threatened to sack him if he didn't wear the jumpers.