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m a hill

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Trevor Francis
« on: July 24, 2023, 09:21:25 PM »
Sad to hear the passing of Trevor Francis today the first million pound player,I was in the City ground when Brian Clough introduced him to the fans ,R I P Trevor


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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2023, 12:26:13 PM »
I enjoyed the cut on TV last night of TF and Brian Clough being interviewed after the signing.  The questioner asked BC why he had signed him… “Talent, young man”!  Then he asked what dis he want him to do in the team…. “Score goals”!  If only we had someone to stop the hours before and after a game on tv these days when the commentators and pundits talk tripe trying to make out there’s so much to learn!  Would have been amusing hearing BC’s answers to today’s questions!  Sad for their families and friends, and particularly TF’s this week, but unfortunately it’s the route of travel we’re all on!

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Re: Trevor Francis
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2023, 08:22:04 PM »
And a million pounds is a similar amount but not signing on fee.

Re: Trevor Francis
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2023, 12:07:28 AM »
As a City fan of old, Trevor Francis spent one season at Maine Road and wrote himself into City folklore.

City were a different animal back then ( we were rubbish!!) and the signing of Trevor Francis made us all dream under the leardership of John Bond..........Francis swelled City's attendance by 5k .

Unfortunately back then there wasn't the widespread tv coverage that exist now, but Francis' debut for City away at Stoke was phenomonal, thousands of Blues travelling to the Victoria Ground to see Francis have a dream debut.
City were top of the league around Christmas beating an exceptional Liverpool team 3-1 at Anfield.

Unfortunately Trevor Francis was a little injury prone and missed a few games and City tailed off and finished 10th (I think)

2 goals in 5 games at Espana 82 and City fans continued to dream.........then Peter Swales sold him to Sampdoria!!

Trevor Francis is one of those players/pundits/people who seems to be universally liked........ R.I.P Trevor Francis


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