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Offline Meanwood Villa

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Re: The John Russell appreciation thread
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2020, 12:23:07 PM »
Always a highlight of the fanzine, insightful articles. Thanks John.

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Re: The John Russell appreciation thread
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2020, 12:24:58 PM »
Best wishes John, I'm another whom has enjoyed reading your articles over the years.

Offline Damo70

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Re: The John Russell appreciation thread
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2020, 12:27:54 PM »
He is a legend. His articles are always insightful, enlightening and educating. To say he knows his stuff would be a massive understatement.

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Re: The John Russell appreciation thread
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2020, 10:13:58 PM »
I love reading articles about our history and gleaning nuggets of information I had previously been unaware of so John Russell’s chronicles are a joy to read. He would be a brilliant interviewee or guest on a series of podcasts too.

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Re: The John Russell appreciation thread
« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2020, 01:33:43 AM »
We all love the idea of achieving something significant for our club; John Russell has actually done that. He also writes articles unlike any others in the fanzine.

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Re: The John Russell appreciation thread
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2020, 10:02:37 AM »
From the man himself -

Hello fellow fans,

May I say that I am flattered by all the nice things you have said about me in response to the prompting of our esteemed leader

To say that I am overwhelmed and  flabbergasted is an understatement and I consider it a wonderful reward for all the time spent trying to keep you informed, amused and entertained about all things Villa.

Much I what I have written has flowed easily ‘because I was there’.  Most of the rest arises from the near 3,000 pages of research I have compiled. A true labour of love --- of all things Villa.

JOHN R

Proudly the face of Aston Villa in the City of Birmingham Museum.
PS  I have not retired. I have just sent the editor an article for his approval.
 

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Re: The John Russell appreciation thread
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2020, 12:58:36 PM »
I always enjoyed John’s articles in the hard copy fanzines, so well written and informative, I send best wishes to you John.

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Re: The John Russell appreciation thread
« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2020, 03:04:15 PM »
I love reading everything John writes I've had the pleasure of meeting John a few times he's nothing but a gentleman.

Offline Allan C

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Re: The John Russell appreciation thread
« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2020, 03:42:50 PM »
Thinks it’s already been mentioned above but John’s articles were the first think I looked for after “In Off The Post”  in fact at times buying and reading H&V were the highlight of my day!!

 


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