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As explained in my message on the general discussion page (Can anyone sell ad space?). I still need more contributions for the BBS Book please
This thread is about Sir Steve.
If anyone has comments, tributes, memories, views on his strengths and weaknesses, or even personal encounters, please post them here.
I've already got a few 'Coppell is God' one liners, so I'm looking for material which provides a bit more detail .
please post your comments by the end of March
07-03-2000, 09:37 PM
At the end of last seasons match at QPR I waited outside the players entrance along with ammiller who was ratfaced.
After a bit of banter with Fred Scuttle, Fan, Clinton (and his mum!) the Great Man emerged wearing a club tie.
ammiller slurred something along the lines of "Steve, Steve, can I have your tie?"
"I'm sorry", came the reply, "I can't give it away I've got a function to attend this evening - drop me a line and I'll post it on to you"
ammiller was too tired and emotional to recall this conversation but I wasn't and I dropped Steve a line a couple of days later as he requested on ammillers behalf.
Within a week, a letter had arrived containing said tie.
ammiller wears it continually as a tribute to the legend that is Sir Steven Coppell OBE.
A gentleman and a scholar.
Get your trousers on son, you're nicked!
08-03-2000, 12:49 PM
Oi Regan - NO!!!!!
That is a complete slur (if you excuse the pun) on my character to suggest I was ratfaced.
I have met a few bbsers and they will vouch for the fact that I do not partake in alcohol on match day as it contravenes the terms and conditions of the law of the land of entering a Sports Stadium when an event is taking place.
I will however, lift this self-imposed embargo on April fools day on a once-off basis.
PS - I am wearing Stevie's tie as we speak.
See you all at Foolham
Sandy of Cornwall
08-03-2000, 08:13 PM
I've got some photos of Sir Steve with his arm round me taken in the early 90's. If I get them copied, do you want them? If so, I'll need your snail mail address.
I also remember back in the early 90's, I took my children frequently to watch the players train at Mitcham and Sir Steve suggested some of the players, including Andy Gray and Alex Dyer, have a kick around with Jamie (my youngest) which the players gladly did.
Neil the Eagle
09-03-2000, 04:40 AM
Originally posted by ammiller on 03-08-2000 08:49 AM
I have met a few bbsers and they will vouch for the fact that I do not partake in alcohol on match day ...
OOOOH! You fibber
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