bobo the clown wrote:
I recall him being sold and my dad pronouncing that this signified that we were no longer looking to return to the First Divion any time soon.
For a good while I watched his progress (via the papers, that being the only way back then) & was, very simply, a solid, high class professional.
Very greatful, Bluenose, to be kept up to take. 65 is no real age. I hope he wa a generally happy gentleman in his later years. RIP.
Bobo, he always seemed happy enough to me. He walked his dog regularly and then spent a lot of his time spread between half a dozen or so pubs.
He spent a lot of his time in the Social club I use (thoug I usually saw him in the other pubs).
The majority of the blokes in the "club" are in their 60's, 70;s or 80's, so all knew im and he had a lot of respect / friends, thoug he was a bit of a "loner" in some respects.
I'm too young (mid 40's) to remember his playing days, but having been out in the local pubs this afternoon, there is genuine shock at his death.
A lot of these "Older Players" may have been forgotten by the vast majority of the "modern fan/player". Though I never saw him play, I'm glad that some of you guys may have fond memories of him.
BTW - I hope you survive this season (even though I've got money on Welshburn, Wigwam and your lor to go down as a "rather good" treble.
Always had respect for the way you did
your business in te "Prem" I actually never thought I'd think that Birminghamshould try to emulate Bolton (or Stoke etc) - no offence and all that
Aye fella you picked the right word there! Cheers for the other info.