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Colin Bell RIP
« on: January 05, 2021, 07:32:15 PM »

Sad to hear of the passing of Manchester City legend Colin Bell - he was often seen at Moss Lane sitting incognito at the back of the main stand for Alty night games. RIP
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Re: Colin Bell RIP
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2021, 08:05:05 PM »

I saw him at Maine Road a lot. Great player. Sad days.
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Re: Colin Bell RIP
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2021, 10:35:41 PM »

Very sad to hear the news

What a cultured player he was.
 
RIP Colin Bell.
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Re: Colin Bell RIP
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2021, 10:57:54 PM »

I was privileged to see Colin have an outstanding game at Wembley when England beat Sweden 3-1 in 1968. He was such a cool player, and always seemed to have time on the ball. He seldom wasted a pass. RIP Colin, and thanks for the memory.

Incidentally, if you'd told me that England's goalkeeper that night would later turn out for Alty, I doubt I'd have believed you.
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Re: Colin Bell RIP
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2021, 08:31:23 AM »

very sad news indeed,was one of my favourite city players
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Re: Colin Bell RIP
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2021, 09:56:23 AM »

I saw the clips on the local news last night. The pitches looked like the Somme compared with Moss Lane.
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Re: Colin Bell RIP
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2021, 11:20:25 AM »

I saw the clips on the local news last night. The pitches looked like the Somme compared with Moss Lane.

It's a very different game since Colin Bells era.
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Re: Colin Bell RIP
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2021, 01:33:02 PM »

I'm not denying it. It was just an observation
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Re: Colin Bell RIP
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2021, 01:41:52 PM »

I'm not denying it. It was just an observation

Sorry, my comment was just a comment. Nothing critical or negative intended in any way.
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Re: Colin Bell RIP
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2021, 01:42:25 PM »

If he was as good as he was on those sorts of pitches (and he was) just imagine how good he'd be today.
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Re: Colin Bell RIP
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2021, 04:37:12 PM »

No offence taken CRT Butty.

I never went to games when I was a child but I do remember watching The Big Match in Black and White on a Sunday afternoon. Edgeley Park was a bit like that on Saturday with the piles of snow all around the perimeter.
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Re: Colin Bell RIP
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2021, 06:00:01 PM »

If he was as good as he was on those sorts of pitches (and he was) just imagine how good he'd be today.

Which makes me ponder on the likes of Messi on a mudbath pitch.
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Re: Colin Bell RIP
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2021, 06:55:01 PM »

I think he'd be outstanding, like Colin, on any surface. Class always tells.
He'd be great up front even on our Moss Lane pitch! 😉
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Re: Colin Bell RIP
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2021, 12:15:05 AM »

Sad to hear this. I used to deliver his papers when I was a lad. Really nice bloke and a great player.
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Re: Colin Bell RIP
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2021, 07:47:03 PM »

R.I.P. one of the true greats
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