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[Albion] Tony Grealish



Lenny Rider

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Just realised Semi Final day, 23rd April, is the 10th anniversary of ‘Paddy’s’ sad passing at the age of 56.

For younger NSCers he led us out at Wembley in May 1983 due to Steve Foster’s suspension.

Hoping someone at the club, Edward David perhaps or the FA has also clocked this and he will get some kind of mention on the day of the game?
 








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Just realised Semi Final day, 23rd April, is the 10th anniversary of ‘Paddy’s’ sad passing at the age of 56.

For younger NSCers he led us out at Wembley in May 1983 due to Steve Foster’s suspension.

Hoping someone at the club, Edward David perhaps or the FA has also clocked this and he will get some kind of mention on the day of the game?
Maybe a quick e-mail to PBOBE ?
 


abc

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I wish his memory no I’ll will But he was an inferior replacement for Brian Horton who I regard as the greatest Albion player in my time as an Albion supporter
I didn't know he had died!:( I was a big fan of Horton and Grealish and not sure I would put one ahead of the other as players but Horton arguably had the biggest influence in what was the greatest ever team at that point in our history, so fair shout.
To be fair, making comparisons between players in different periods of Albion history ( lets say Horton v Lawrenson v Zamora v Vicente V Caicedo for example) is great for a discussion but its impossible to say which was/is the greatest I think. Perhaps 'favourite' is more to the point - Graham Mosely and Steve Penney are two of my all time favourite players in my time as an an Albion Supporter but cant see them making a shortlist of 'greatest'!
 




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Hoping someone at the club, Edward David perhaps or the FA has also clocked this and he will get some kind of mention on the day of the game?

Have you made sure the club are aware, so they can mark it?

Is there any precedent for the club/FA publicly marking anniversaries like this?
 




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I didn't know he had died!:( I was a big fan of Horton and Grealish and not sure I would put one ahead of the other as players but Horton arguably had the biggest influence in what was the greatest ever team at that point in our history, so fair shout.
To be fair, making comparisons between players in different periods of Albion history ( lets say Horton v Lawrenson v Zamora v Vicente V Caicedo for example) is great for a discussion but its impossible to say which was/is the greatest I think. Perhaps 'favourite' is more to the point - Graham Mosely and Steve Penney are two of my all time favourite players in my time as an an Albion Supporter but cant see them making a shortlist of 'greatest'!

Case was the ultimate centre midfielder for us, hard as nails, yet a great player. Once we (yet another financial crisis) dispensed with him, he went on to be Stains best player for 6 years. In the top flight!
 




Cowfold Seagull

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I wish his memory no I’ll will But he was an inferior replacement for Brian Horton who I regard as the greatest Albion player in my time as an Albion supporter
Praise indeed for Nobby, you rating him above the current crop of Albion midfielders in Caicedo, MacAliister and Mitoma.
 


ken tiler

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Praise indeed for Nobby, you rating him above the current crop of Albion midfielders in Caicedo, MacAliister and Mitoma.
Absolutely a brilliant all round footballer and leader unmatched by any player since. Not my favourite Albion player of all time. That award goes to Peter O’Sullivan.
 


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Case was the ultimate centre midfielder for us, hard as nails, yet a great player. Once we (yet another financial crisis) dispensed with him, he went on to be Stains best player for 6 years. In the top flight!
Including one match (FA Cup?) against us at the Goldstone where he almost single handedly played us off the park. 0-2.
 






Lenny Rider

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Have you made sure the club are aware, so they can mark it?

Is there any precedent for the club/FA publicly marking anniversaries like this?
I’m not sure there is a precedent, then again you probably don’t get many teams playing in an FA Cup semi final on the 10th anniversary of the death of the only man to lead them out in an F A Cup final.

It would be a nice touch to have his picture up on the screen on 56 minutes ( he died at 56), Billy Greening has contacted the club, by chance I’m out with Jack Pearce Vice Chairman of the FA at a St George’s Day lunch so I will mention it as well.

If it doesn’t fit in with the way the FA do things fair enough, but there’s no harm in asking is there?
 


Lenny Rider

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I wish his memory no I’ll will But he was an inferior replacement for Brian Horton who I regard as the greatest Albion player in my time as an Albion supporter
Open to question, inferior?, became an integral part in a team that then finished the highest it ever had, 13th in 81/82, and got to the FA Cup final the year after that.

But that’s why we all love the Albion 👍

FWIW we are now in an era where Mark Lawrenson, IMHO the greatest player to pull on an Albion shirt, might be now challenged for that accolade.
 




Icy Gull

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Case was the ultimate centre midfielder for us, hard as nails, yet a great player. Once we (yet another financial crisis) dispensed with him, he went on to be Stains best player for 6 years. In the top flight!
May have been Tony Millard or Ron Pavey, not sure, but I was at the Goldstone to talk through joining some supporters club membership (forget exactly what it was) on the day Case was transferred to Saints. I was told that it was ideal for Albion that he had been offloaded…as his legs had gone :lolol:
 


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I’m not sure there is a precedent, then again you probably don’t get many teams playing in an FA Cup semi final on the 10th anniversary of the death of the only man to lead them out in an F A Cup final.

It would be a nice touch to have his picture up on the screen on 56 minutes ( he died at 56), Billy Greening has contacted the club, by chance I’m out with Jack Pearce Vice Chairman of the FA at a St George’s Day lunch so I will mention it as well.

If it doesn’t fit in with the way the FA do things fair enough, but there’s no harm in asking is there?

You're absolutely right, there's no harm in asking.

Mind you, doing so at a lunch a few hours before the game kicks off probably won't do much either way.
 




Lenny Rider

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You're absolutely right, there's no harm in asking.

Mind you, doing so at a lunch a few hours before the game kicks off probably won't do much either way.
I’ve got to phone him about the lunch on Monday so will make sure to mention it then 😂 (And it’s on Friday so I’m sure if he can do anything he will)
 
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Lenny Rider

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I remember a game at the Goldstone where someone in the west stand shouted " Oi Grealish! Let's see some Magic! Disappear!"

A tad harsh I thought.
Not as harsh as the minutes silence for Ted Croker, broken on 48 seconds with the cry of “”Why don’t you f*** off Codner” 🙈
 




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