ron healey

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  1. bluemoonno1

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    just found out that my daughters friends grandad is ron healey, use to be a goalkeeper for city in the 70s, I dont know much about him apart from that he played second fiddle to joe corrigan, so didnt get many games,

    anybody got any info on him,
     
  2. sir malcom

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    <a class="postlink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Healey" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Healey</a>
     
  3. Monksie

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    Certainly can. Reserve 'keeper from the late 60s to mid-70s before going to Cardiff. Replaced the injured Joe Corrigan for the home leg of the 1970-71 European Cup-Winners' Cup semi-final against Chelsea and made an error that saw us knocked out.

    He was also City's stand-in for Corrigan at my first match, a 3-1 home win over West Ham in April 1972.

    <a class="postlink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Healey" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Healey</a>
     
  4. bellbuzzer

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    seem to remember him dislocating his little finger,running to the dugout with it dangling down at 90 degrees
     
  5. bluemoonno1

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    thanks for the info, hopefully I will get to meet him soon, hope hes got some old photos and storys to tell.
     
  6. lancs blue

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    It's barm so STFU.
    Bit harsh, we were a goal down from the first leg and had a very injury-weakened side out and from memory rarely looked like scoring in that second leg. Regardless of Healey's error we were going out anyway.
     
  7. oakiecokie

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    Almost certain that Big Mal gave debuts to people like Jeffers,Healey,Towers and maybe Tony Henry ?? and the likes.
    Seem to remember that Chelsea scored just before half time at the Platt Lane End,from a corner.
    Had it not been for injuries (over both games), I always felt we could have won the European Cup Winners Cup in two successive seasons.
     
  8. Bill

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    was at the chelsea game. gutted.
     
  9. thelegde

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    Spot on Oakie Cokie, we had a team of kids out at the Bridge, had no luck at all during the game, and expected to finish em off at home. Our side for the home leg was stronger but we never played to our ability in that one, no blame on Ronnie, we were poor as a side in the second leg. In my opinion he was always too small to be a top keeper.
     
  10. laserblue

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    i was of the same opinion. strangely though he was usually better in the air than on the ground while 6'5" joe corrigan (in his early days) was better on the ground than in the air. in fact corrigan was originally so erratic in the air that he was nicknamed dracula (because he didn't like crosses) & cinderella (because he was always late for the ball). as we know he did improve greatly & became a city legend.

    i remember ron healey dislocating a finger but can't remember who it was against. the ball was cleared but he couldn't attract the ref's attention so he flung himself to the floor & rolled around until the ref stopped play.
     

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