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Paul McGrath - Gentleman & Legend

Paul McGrath - Gentleman & Legend

I went to the Paul McGrath / Ron Atkinson night that we'd publicised on Vital over the last few weeks. Great night... really, GREAT. I was too lazy (read - I was having a drink) to take photos and wasn't going to front page about it but then I just read this from fellow Vital Villan and so nearly the champ of the heads and tail game (mainly because he was sort of, kinda, how do I put this nicely? Oh yes, he was cheating!) JONAH:

What a bloke McGrath is. I asked him if he was aware of the esteem he is held in by villa fans.

I told him that I had been a villa fan for 50 years and there was no player, before or since him in that time that was held in such esteem by villa fans.

He said he knew about it, but didn't understand it as he didn't know what he had done to deserve it.

We use the term legend far too often, but that bloke deserves that title and so much more.


Says it all really doesn't it? Think of all the big headed players, all the ego's that fly about and then you get a true legend like Paul McGrath and he doesn't know what all the fuss is about. What a gent.



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday November 15 2009
Time: 12:05PM

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Gave him one of our Ooh Ahhh Paul McGrath t-shirts, said it seems everyone wants something FROM him so I wanted to give something to say thanks and to give him a laugh. Job done, he laughed! Never been that bothered meeting people but to shake his hand and say thanks was tops I must admit.
the fear
15/11/2009 12:08:00
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Gave him one of our Ooh Ahhh Paul McGrath t-shirts, said it seems everyone wants something FROM him so I wanted to give something to say thanks and to give him a laugh. Job done, he laughed! Never been that bothered meeting people but to shake his hand and say thanks was tops I must admit.
the fear
15/11/2009 12:08:00
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Yep. An awesome night Fear. I'm not one for hero worship myself but if anything I came away with an even higher regard for Paul that I had when we got there. How orange was big Ron???????
jonah
15/11/2009 12:13:00
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Yep. An awesome night Fear. I'm not one for hero worship myself but if anything I came away with an even higher regard for Paul that I had when we got there. How orange was big Ron???????
jonah
15/11/2009 12:13:00
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More orange than mr orange from orangevilla I think Jonah.
the fear
15/11/2009 12:18:00
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More orange than mr orange from orangevilla I think Jonah.
the fear
15/11/2009 12:18:00
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Great night, Paul looked well, Big ron was good value and we got a bonus extra in Jim Walker, i will post my pics when Fear sorts the site out............:)
trekker
15/11/2009 16:36:00
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Great night, Paul looked well, Big ron was good value and we got a bonus extra in Jim Walker, i will post my pics when Fear sorts the site out............:)
trekker
15/11/2009 16:36:00
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I told McGrath that he was the first player I ever saw score at Villa Park on my first trip back in 1996. He said "I scored? I am not surprised actually ask your dad, I scored lots of goals". Top bloke, Big Ron's speech was brilliant and Jim Walker was a gentleman too. Probably the best ex-player event I have been too.
young_jonah
16/11/2009 09:38:00
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I told McGrath that he was the first player I ever saw score at Villa Park on my first trip back in 1996. He said "I scored? I am not surprised actually ask your dad, I scored lots of goals". Top bloke, Big Ron's speech was brilliant and Jim Walker was a gentleman too. Probably the best ex-player event I have been too.
young_jonah
16/11/2009 09:38:00
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