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Cyril Regis

Post by DCWat » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:05 am

Just seen on the breaking news that he has passed away - only 59 - no age at all.

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Post by Quicknick » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:11 am

Very sad. A great striker. Cancer?

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Post by DAVETHEVICAR » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:12 am

Really sad news
RIP Cyril

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Post by claretdj » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:13 am

Heart attack last night.. rip Cyril Regis..

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Post by Reecey1987 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:13 am

Heart attack

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Post by JPS71 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:40 am

RIP Cyril

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Post by Diesel » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:51 am

Dreadful news.

RIP Big Man.

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Post by houseboy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:56 am

Great player. Hope his family are bearing up.

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Post by TeesClaret » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:57 am

Great player. Always remember that cracking game 1978/79 Manure 3 West Brom 5. Laurie Cunningham and Cyril Regis unstoppable. RIP.
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Post by turfytopper » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:01 am

Very sad to hear. Such a young age. A true legend of the British game.

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Post by ashtonlongsider » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:06 am

Really sad news and a total shock. RIP Cyril Regis an excellent striker playing in an attractive WBA side under Ron Atkinson.

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Post by Lord Beamish » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:10 am

Along with Team Mates Brendan Batson and Laurie Cunningham(also taken too soon), Regis helped blaze a trail for other Black Footballers in this country. He was a part of a Revolution in this Sport.
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Post by Herts Clarets » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:18 am

Shocked to read this news, 59 years old is way too young. I remember him as an all action bustling centre forward with a habit of scoring spectacular goals. A trail blazer for black footballers in an era when they were subject to abuse, along with his 2 WBA colleagues. A sad day for football. RIP Cyril.

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Post by ClaretTony » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:19 am

What sad news. Above all, he was a very good player but just been reading again about the abuse he, Batson and Cunningham had to deal with.

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Post by elwaclaret » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:34 am

One of my first memories of football was seeing Atkinson's WBA on TV. They had three black players when very few teams had one. How they never challenged for the title tells more how dominant Liverpool were. Regis, Batson and Cunningham.... Robson and Moses in the middle supplying ammo. About a billion pounds worth of talent in todays market.

RIP Ciril Regis, always seemed a Gent in interviews, and to become an England international at tht time was a hell of a feet. Happy memories. God Bless

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Post by ClaretTony » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:43 am

TeesClaret wrote:Great player. Always remember that cracking game 1978/79 Manure 3 West Brom 5. Laurie Cunningham and Cyril Regis unstoppable. RIP.
They reckoned this was the game that went on to land Ron Atkinson the Man United job.

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Post by Tall Paul » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:46 am

Maybe we could show him some respect and spell his name correctly.

RIP Cyrille
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Post by 1Simpleton » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:47 am

Nice one Cyril, nice one son.
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Post by Paul Waine » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:53 am

RIP Cyril Regis.

And, a reminder to us all to take care of our heart.

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Post by tim_noone » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:07 am

He was interviewed last year on some subject.came across as a real nice bloke who showed the good side of a footballer. RIP

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Post by BarstewardsEnquiry » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:18 am

Sad day for English football
RIP Cyrille Regis
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Post by JohnMac » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:32 am

A top player and a top bloke.
RIP Cyril

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Post by edison » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:49 am

sad news

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Post by bobinho » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:06 pm

Awful news.

Remember seeing him at the turf for Coventry in the early 80’s. Think he scored too, but my memory plays tricks these days so I could be wrong.

RIP to a legend of the English game.

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Post by TVC15 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:13 pm

A brilliant footballer - absolute powerhouse of a centre forward. The team he played in at West Brom were very enjoyable to watch and that game when they ripped United apart is one of my earliest vivid memories of football.

But even more important than how great a footballer he was for Albion and Coventry is the legacy he left behind for black footballers. The term role model can be over used but if anyone in football has ever fit that description it's Regis. The way he conducted himself on and off the field in the face of what he was up against is actually quite hard to get your head around.

The good die young eh
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Post by moaninclaret » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:10 pm

Got fond memories of the big fella, top class player and a top class bloke, RIP CYRIL. i remember the song NICE ONE CYRIL, a lot of people will know that one

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Post by FactualFrank » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:11 pm

RIP Cyrille.

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Post by aclaretinstevenage » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:20 pm

Always enjoyed his powerhouse displays in that WBA side under Atkinson with Batson and Cunningham and not forgetting Remi Moses all trailblazers for black footballers at the time. Ironic that Atkinson then shot himself in the foot with some pathetic racist remarks about Marcel Desailly - off air or not.

RIP Cyrille Regis.

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Post by Diesel » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:51 pm

Wasn't he related to Robert Regis, who had a brief spell with us in the 80's?

Might be wrong, often am.

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Post by Joe Buck » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:09 pm

Used to love watching West Brom on match of the day with Regis and co.

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Post by TVC15 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:21 pm

Diesel wrote:Wasn't he related to Robert Regis, who had a brief spell with us in the 80's?

Might be wrong, often am.
I'm sure he was - but can't remember how. Robert Regis is now 50 so only 9 years younger than Cyril.

John Regis the sprinter - was Cyril's cousin

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Post by piston broke » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:23 pm

One of my favourite all time CFs. Top line leading striker.
Great role model and bloke.
RIP Cyrille
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Post by ALP » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:49 pm

A very sad day for football and also the nation, the work that these players did under a torrent of abuse is world class.

Sleep tight Cyrille I will never forget watching you play; rest in peace and condolences to the family

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Post by Diesel » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:00 pm

TVC15 wrote:I'm sure he was - but can't remember how. Robert Regis is now 50 so only 9 years younger than Cyril.

John Regis the sprinter - was Cyril's cousin
I might be getting mixed up with Dave Regis, who is definitely a relation, Robert could be too though?

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Post by SussexDon1inIreland » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:04 pm

Shocking news

RIP Cyril

GREAT GREAT Player

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Post by Cirrus_Minor » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:09 pm

Sad news about a very good player and campaigner against racism.

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Post by 50 shades of Grey » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:23 pm

59 years old ? absolutely no age, RIP Cyrille Regis. A real memory of my childhood, watching him for West Brom on MoTD.

Just imagine terraces full of people shouting the most vile abuse at people like Regis, it's just beyond belief.

Ironic that there's a thread on this messageboard of fans still behaving like that in 2018. Oh yeah, that'd be the lovely hannover fans shouting monkey chants at African footballers.

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Post by Diesel » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:41 pm

50 shades of Grey wrote:Ironic that there's a thread on this messageboard of fans still behaving like that in 2018. Oh yeah, that'd be the lovely hannover fans shouting monkey chants at African footballers.
Why have you brought that over to this thread?

Delete it and I will delete this.

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Post by Pimlico_Claret » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:32 pm

moaninclaret wrote:Got fond memories of the big fella, top class player and a top class bloke, RIP CYRIL. i remember the song NICE ONE CYRIL, a lot of people will know that one
Don't want to sound pedantic on a sad thread, but that song was for Cyril Knowles, ex Spurs player, common misunderstanding. RIP Cyrille
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Post by elwaclaret » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:08 pm

Pimlico_Claret wrote:Don't want to sound pedantic on a sad thread, but that song was for Cyril Knowles, ex Spurs player, common misunderstanding. RIP Cyrille
Quite right. I'd forgotten that.

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Post by TVC15 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:29 pm

Diesel wrote:I might be getting mixed up with Dave Regis, who is definitely a relation, Robert could be too though?
His nephew was Jason Roberts.

Some good stuff on the BBC website from Dion Dublin and Brian Deane.
Deane starts crying through his interview.

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Post by john'sroseyspecs » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:41 pm

Just seen the Brian Deane interview. To see a tough man that upset years after he played himself underlines the unbelievable **** black players went through. And probably still do

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Post by elwaclaret » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:53 pm

john'sroseyspecs wrote:Just seen the Brian Deane interview. To see a tough man that upset years after he played himself underlines the unbelievable **** black players went through. And probably still do
What Black players go through today does not even bare comparrison to what those young lads went through in the 70's / early 80's. You obviously didn't live through that time to make such a comment (not belittling you, just fact). NF Mass demonstrations every week, Coppers who were often encouraged to turn a blind eye because their bosses wanted "them" keeping in their place. Racism wasn't sought out then it kicked you in the head with a Nazi salute as you fell.

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Post by Pimlico_Claret » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:56 pm

elwaclaret wrote:What Black players go through today does not even bare comparrison to what those young lads went through in the 70's / early 80's. You obviously didn't live through that time to make such a comment (not belittling you, just fact). NF Mass demonstrations every week, Coppers who were often encouraged to turn a blind eye because their bosses wanted "them" keeping in their place. Racism was sought out then it kicked you in the head with a Nazi salute as you fell.
I remember some knuckle draggers on the Longside in the '70's who used to chant' we're Nazis from the Turf '. Pretty depressing stuff looking back.

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Post by john'sroseyspecs » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:55 pm

elwaclaret wrote:What Black players go through today does not even bare comparrison to what those young lads went through in the 70's / early 80's. You obviously didn't live through that time to make such a comment (not belittling you, just fact). NF Mass demonstrations every week, Coppers who were often encouraged to turn a blind eye because their bosses wanted "them" keeping in their place. Racism wasn't sought out then it kicked you in the head with a Nazi salute as you fell.
Your post is what I was trying to get at. Deane is from the next generation but still rightly feels the same prejudice and hurt as Regis' time. I remember Burnley crowds giving abuse to black opposition players but cheering our black players.

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Post by tim_noone » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:04 am

john'sroseyspecs wrote:Your post is what I was trying to get at. Deane is from the next generation but still rightly feels the same prejudice and hurt as Regis' time. I remember Burnley crowds giving abuse to black opposition players but cheering our black players.
I only recall abuse for George oghani at Bolton.

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Post by fidelcastro » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:39 am

tim_noone wrote:I only recall abuse for George oghani at Bolton.
Then you must've either been deaf or you didn't go very often.

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Post by Woodleyclaret » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:47 am

Rip a great player and a campaigner against real racism not the fake news that players like Bong are calling racism.

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Post by TVC15 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:51 am

It was not that many years ago that we sat next to racists in the lower Jimmy Mac.
Every game he would go on about burning tyres and the stewards would do nothing. Few fans reported him - including myself but nothing was ever done.
Not sure what happened to the idiot but at the start of one season he was just not there and we never saw him again. Unfortunately the same season we had 2 new incumbents new sat next to us - members of the English Defence League....absolute dick-heads. We moved seats to the other side of the stand eventually after enduring a season with them. One of them I know had a life ban from the club but still got on every week and spouted hus racist bile.

All clubs have clamped down on racism recently - unfortunately that does not mean there are any less racist Burnley fans.

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