Former Chairman Eric Alexander passes away

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  1. Shirley

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    Haha, when I first heard that tale it was the Bury chairman after they had just won promotion!

    Met Albert in a Brussels hotel when we played Lierse in 1969, got his autograph along with Joe and Malcolm and most of the players. A very friendly gentleman I seem to remember.

    RIP Eric.
     
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  2. oakiecokie

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    I believe so Gary.
     
  3. Fred_Quimby

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    Wasn't his great grandfather our first manager/chairman?
     
  4. Radcliffe 1309

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    RIP Sir I started watching the blues in 1967 and you were in charge of the club in one of our greatest era's.....respect
     
  5. Radcliffe 1309

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    Incidentally...how old was Eric does anyone know ?
     
  6. xgorton

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    He was 86,I remember his dad Albert when I first started going in 62.
     
  7. Didsbury Dave

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    He wrote a book about his time at City some time ago. I really enjoyed it at the time.

    I’m sure the club will honour his enormous contribution to our history.
     
  8. Gary James

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    It's an often repeated story but it infuriated Eric. He was there and said that he made comments about the money coming in but not about the players. His dad was a knowledgeable football man who had lived and breathed City, working for the club at various levels (without pay) from boyhood - he sold match programmes at Hyde Rd in early 1900s - through to setting up the youth set up and then on to chairman. Utd had asked Albert on to their board in the late 50s/early 60s but Albert refused saying he was a City man. Eric was proud of his family's contribution. A wonderful dynasty which was destroyed by Swales and his supporting directors.
     
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  9. oakiecokie

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    Thanks for this enjoyable piece Gary and something I bet not many City fans knew/know about.
     
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  10. Stevieatlasblue

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    Never knew it was his sports shop. I used to pass it on my travels to Maine road. R I P sir.
     

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