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Author Topic: Chris Nicholl RIP  (Read 4337 times)

Offline baddowvillans

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Re: Chris Nicholl RIP
« Reply #90 on: February 27, 2024, 10:44:02 AM »
So sad to hear this news.  Halifax Town were my home town club and as a centre half (as it was then) so naturally was my hero and then again when I moved to Birmingham with Villa.  A great play and an all round nice guy.

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Re: Chris Nicholl RIP
« Reply #91 on: February 27, 2024, 10:56:45 AM »
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Must be a fantastic feeling going home to tell dad I am playing for the Villa
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Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Chris Nicholl RIP
« Reply #92 on: Today at 01:20:43 AM »
Cracking player for us.

An archetypal Crowe/Wylie signing: good enough for where the team were in 1972 and more than good enough to play in one of the best Villa sides of recent decades five years later.

I'm proud to say I met him at a book-signing.

Thanks for the memories, Chris.

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Re: Chris Nicholl RIP
« Reply #93 on: Today at 03:25:40 AM »
Great player, loved him. I was one of many who was surprised at the signing of Ken McNaught, and it took a while before I ranked him as highly as Chris.

RIP big man.

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Re: Chris Nicholl RIP
« Reply #94 on: Today at 07:36:40 AM »
Sad news. I will forever remember the four goals at Leicester and the thunderbolt in the league cup final second replay in 1977. Joyous times.

Offline Dick Edwards

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Re: Chris Nicholl RIP
« Reply #95 on: Today at 09:56:46 AM »
He was instrumental in our rise from Division Three to establishing ourselves in the top division. A marvellously dependable old school centre half who defended as though his life depended on it. I was at Old Trafford when he scored that goal in the LCF second replay. It was so unexpected, I don't think I'd ever seen Chris take a shot from distance ever before. I was amongst the Villa fans in the side stand and as he strode forward I remember thinking, possibly shouting, for God's sake don't shoot from there! Thankfully he had more confidence in his own shooting ability than I did. RIP Big Man. A Villa legend in my eyes.

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Re: Chris Nicholl RIP
« Reply #96 on: Today at 11:05:26 AM »
Lovely tribute to him at the last Walsall match.

 


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