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Author Topic: Ian (Chico) Hamilton  (Read 1428 times)

Offline dave shelley

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Ian (Chico) Hamilton
« on: February 05, 2024, 06:48:36 PM »
Just popped up on my Facebook feed that Chico Hamilton (the real one) has been diagnosed with dementia.  Sad news.  Stay well Chico.

Offline Steve67

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Re: Ian (Chico) Hamilton
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2024, 06:59:00 PM »
Fight the good fight Chico.  Stay as well as you possibly can.

Offline Des Little

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Re: Ian (Chico) Hamilton
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2024, 08:23:49 PM »
Dreadful news. Letís hope he fights it as long as possible.

Offline The Moose

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Re: Ian (Chico) Hamilton
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2024, 08:35:56 PM »
I loved his long run ups before smashing home penalties! One of my 70's heroes. Stay strong, Chico!

Offline Mister E

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Re: Ian (Chico) Hamilton
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2024, 09:04:12 PM »
He was there when the renaissance started: I remember him well and wish him the best.

Offline Flamingo Lane

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Re: Ian (Chico) Hamilton
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2024, 09:43:05 PM »
Good player, and one who was easy to warm to. He helped us out of the old third and second divisions, and played in two league Cup finals, man of the match in the one v Spurs, despite Chivers scoring twice for them. My fondest memory of Chico is the goal he scored to put us in front in the 74/75 game v West Brom, a flying header coming in at the far post, scored at the Holte End.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Ian (Chico) Hamilton
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2024, 01:45:31 AM »
A really exciting player, if admittedly in consistent.

If there was a big game coming up, you KNEW he'd play well.

Used to love his 'Chico' specials, where he'd beat the whole defence before slotting the ball home.

Really sad news, this.

Offline Witton Warrior

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Re: Ian (Chico) Hamilton
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2024, 08:04:46 AM »
Boyhood hero! I can only wish him and his family all the best

Offline dorsetvillian

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Re: Ian (Chico) Hamilton
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2024, 08:24:57 AM »
My first Villa hero. So sad...

Offline darren woolley

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Re: Ian (Chico) Hamilton
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2024, 09:04:44 AM »
Terrible news.

Offline Brend'Watkins

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Re: Ian (Chico) Hamilton
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2024, 09:34:07 AM »
What a shame. Chico was a star, he had flair and swagger.

Offline simon ward 50

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Re: Ian (Chico) Hamilton
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2024, 11:11:59 AM »
Go well Chico

Offline olaftab

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Re: Ian (Chico) Hamilton
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2024, 11:23:40 AM »
Saw the back end of Chicoís stay with us. Him and Willie Anderson on wings, superb. When Ray Graydon replaced Chico it wasnít quite the same. Best wishes to Chico and his family.

Offline papa lazarou

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Re: Ian (Chico) Hamilton
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2024, 02:17:03 PM »
Hopefully he doesn't suffer too much, best wishes to him and his family.
He was a major part of our reformative years and without doubt a fan favourite.

 


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