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Ron Saunders, Tingle Returns?

Ron Saunders, Tingle Returns?

Villa legend Ron Saunders has been speaking with the official site and says he expects the old 'tingle' to run through him. Amazingly he also says when he said he wouldn't return to the game when he quit football following his sacking from WBA in 1986 he meant it and doesn't even watch the game on tv.

Such a shame, if the board hadn't conspired, he could have built an empire at Villa. Meddling idiots.

Saunders will be on the pitch ten minutes before kick off, although with the forecast saying heavy fog and freezing conditions to continue, we'll just have to hope the fixtures aren't affected by the weather.

'I have not been back since I left over 25 years ago and I know that the ground has changed enormously. So I am looking forward to returning and seeing it for myself. I received a telephone call from the club saying Mr Lerner would like me to be there and I was very flattered and delighted to accept.'

'When I decided to quit football as a manager I said I would never return to the game and I haven't. I don't even watch it on TV. That was my decision and I have no regrets. But this is a different situation and I'm looking forward to meeting the new owners of the club so I can wish them well. I am sure there will be a tingle run through me.'


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday December 22 2006
Time: 8:24AM

Comments

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Oh god Fear did you have to tempt fate? I'd not even thought about a postponment but now you've said that..... :(
DeanoVilla
22/12/2006 08:31:00
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Don't worry Deano, with Ron there the clouds will part and sunshine will reign down over Villa park (and hopefully blind van der sar while gabby nips in and scores) :-)
jonah
22/12/2006 12:50:00
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Its Ron's day, and we have to hope that absolutely nothing, not even the elements or a Manchester United victory, ruins the occasion. Ron was an accomplished striker during his time at Fratton Park too. Wonder if he can be persuaded to work his magic on our goal shy strikers prior to kick-off?
glensider
22/12/2006 15:17:00
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Villa fans at work today are under the elusion from the Birmingham Evening mail! That Ron Saunders will be pitch side at half time. How many more mail readers have been given duff information?
Fletch
22/12/2006 15:49:00
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Trust The Brum Mail. Bill Howell at work again.
glensider
12/03/2007 00:34:00
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