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Delighted for reg. My gran is his cousin. They lost touch years ago so unfortunately I’ve never met him but sounds like a good man with what he’s done and the way people speak about him. My gran still talks about him now saying he was a wonderful man when she knew him. He was the main reason she got into football and she still listens to the rams on the radio to this day at nearly 93. She says how reg is doing better than her being 2 years older!! She also went to the city celebrations for the cup final win to see reggie and it was there she was introduced to my grandad for the first time so he’s partly to thank for that too though he probably never knew. She’s pleased as punch as we all are.

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10 minutes ago, BramcoteRam84 said:

Delighted for reg. My gran is his cousin. They lost touch years ago so unfortunately I’ve never met him but sounds like a good man with what he’s done and the way people speak about him. My gran still talks about him now saying he was a wonderful man when she knew him. He was the main reason she got into football and she still listens to the rams on the radio to this day at nearly 93. She says how reg is doing better than her being 2 years older!! She also went to the city celebrations for the cup final win to see reggie and it was there she was introduced to my grandad for the first time so he’s partly to thank for that too though he probably never knew. She’s pleased as punch as we all are.

Great story. You should get them back in touch.

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2 hours ago, G STAR RAM said:

For all the people that use the word legend to describe players that have done very little...this man is one of the few that actually deserve that title. 

Not sure how good he was at football but obviously one of our FA Cup heroes, and as a coach and a person he was brilliant.

Well done Reg. 

Being a “legend” is one of my favourite topics .. so overused 

you were in the team that won the cup ? ... THAT is a legend 🐏

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I used to live on the same road as Reg and often saw him when I was getting home from a game. He would always stop me and ask how they had done. He also worked at the Recreation Ground on Field Lane in Alvaston. I often organised five a side games from work and would play there. Reg used to take the booking and would pop over to watch for a few minutes. Great bloke and I'm really pleased that he has been honoured. Congratulations Reg.

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I went to football training at the municipal in the early 1970's run by Reg. He went around all the lads asking where they had played previously and a mate of mine said he used to play regularly but had given it up, to which Reg replied 'You don't give up football son, it gives you up'. At 15 I didn't really understand what he meant but it has stayed with me ever since and in time I found out he was right of course.

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23 hours ago, BramcoteRam84 said:

Well that’s sort of the reason I posted as there will be some on here who know him who could point me in the right direction.

@loweman2 would be able to help I bet.

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23 hours ago, BramcoteRam84 said:

Well that’s sort of the reason I posted as there will be some on here who know him who could point me in the right direction.

 

3 minutes ago, Boycie said:

@loweman2 would be able to help I bet.

Funnily enough I can, I was round at Regs before Christmas as I had one of those large colour fa cup winners photos done for him as he had never seen it in colour apart of course from in real life on the day !

pm me your details @BramcoteRam84 and I will nip round when I get time, make sure that you send me all of the details of family involved going back a couple of generations as Reg is 94 remember as his memory isn’t as sharp as it was so the more names that I can tell him the better the chance of him recalling it !

include your email address so that it is easier to converse.

 

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38 minutes ago, loweman2 said:

 

 

Funnily enough I can, I was round at Regs before Christmas as I had one of those large colour fa cup winners photos done for him as he had never seen it in colour apart of course from in real life on the day !

pm me your details @BramcoteRam84 and I will nip round when I get time, make sure that you send me all of the details of family involved going back a couple of generations as Reg is 94 remember as his memory isn’t as sharp as it was so the more names that I can tell him the better the chance of him recalling it !

include your email address so that it is easier to converse.

 

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Awesome I will do. Thanks for your help @loweman2 and also thanks @Boycie.

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21 hours ago, loweman2 said:

 

 

Funnily enough I can, I was round at Regs before Christmas as I had one of those large colour fa cup winners photos done for him as he had never seen it in colour apart of course from in real life on the day !

pm me your details @BramcoteRam84 and I will nip round when I get time, make sure that you send me all of the details of family involved going back a couple of generations as Reg is 94 remember as his memory isn’t as sharp as it was so the more names that I can tell him the better the chance of him recalling it !

include your email address so that it is easier to converse.

 

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Couldn’t work the message service on here so tracked you down on twitter and sent you a message with my e-mail details.

I’ll pull together all the details I can.

Cheers

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I remember seeing him play at the BBG way back in 1967 when the manager was Tim Ward. So pleased he's finally got the recognition he fully deserves. Hope this freedom of the city honour comes with continuing attention, help,support etc-whatever for life and not just an award in name only. We need to cherish our old.

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