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Ron Greener

Post by Dn1 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:27 pm

RIP :thumbdown:

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by ron-harbertson-hero » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:26 pm

A great servant of the club, at a time when players were almost servants. Many great memories from my childhood. A model professional. A certainty for the Quaker's hall of Fame.

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by Andrew Wilkinson » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:34 pm

Sad news. Lovely, modest man. Went to his house with Ray Simpson to talk to Ron and Brian Henderson for the Farewell To Feethams book. It was a pleasure to chat to them.

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by Comfortably_numb » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:31 pm

RIP - had a decent innings. Proper Darlo legend. Thoughts to his family and friends.

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by footifan » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:23 pm

THE Man Mountain.
I had the pleasure of not only watching him play, I had the honour of playing against him on several occasions.
Not the tallest of centre halves but his positioning & timing were his biggest assets, gave me the best tip ever about timing a jump to head the ball.

I doubt if his games played for Darlo will ever be broken... 490 first team games

In his later years it was a privilege to be in in his company many times in the Ron Greener Suite...

Always a gentleman & certainly a true Darlo legend :clap:

RIP SIR

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by TFDM » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:59 pm

Very sad to hear he's gone.

Only spoke to him a handful of times but when I did he was an absolute gentleman.

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by onewayup » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:14 pm

Ron and Lenny green exceptional in that Chelsea game,man mountain R.I.P
Great darlo player,lovely man.an honour to have known the man.condolences
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Re: Ron Greener

Post by moodymonica » Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:22 pm

Echo everyone's sentiments, When the word legend is bandied about in todays era most don't even understand what the kind of service the elder generation gave to the sport and what they did and got paid in relation to todays professionals. A true gent and DARLO LEGEND. Rip Ron the world is a sadder place without you in it

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by darlobhoy » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:04 am

God bless Ron - an absolute Darlo legend.

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by ArmchairDiehard » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:21 am

Very sad news
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stayhigh13 wrote:I would hazard a guess as someone with a long throw who is also tall.
What about Steve Backley?

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by joejaques » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:35 am

RIP Ron, can only echo the sentiments above and thank him for the memories.
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Re: Ron Greener

Post by QuakerPete » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:05 am

It can't be said enough, a real legend and a true gentleman who will never be forgotten

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by loan_star » Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:14 am

I like the idea of a minutes silence. The minutes applause is getting old hat now and it would be a nice change to revert to the silence in honour of Ron.

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by Henley » Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:38 am

I never saw him play (although I used to deliver his milk in Blackwell!), but there's no doubting he is someone the club should be immensely proud to be associated with.

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:37 pm

I never had the pleasure of seeing Ron play for the black and whites, but he was always very friendly on the odd occasion I saw him at the Arena and Heritage Park. I remember taking my dad to see a home game just before he passed away at HP and Ron Greener was a lovely gentleman and made my dad feel at home as they had a good chat. Ron I don't think your appearance record will ever go, unless Whitey decides to carry on playing!! It would be very fitting to have a minutes silence tonight, like Robbo I don't like a minutes applause either. RIP Ron and condolences to all his family.

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by swadquaker » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:59 pm

Through and through, my hero as a kid. RIP. A true legend.

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by footifan » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:50 pm

Knowing Ron as I did, I am sure the 1 minutes applause to celebrate his life would have been preferred...

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:40 pm

The minutes silence was impeccably observed and it was far more poignant than a minutes applause, in my opinion.

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by loan_star » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:47 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:The minutes silence was impeccably observed and it was far more poignant than a minutes applause, in my opinion.
Agreed, a fitting tribute.

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by Darlogramps » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:54 pm

footifan wrote:Knowing Ron as I did, I am sure the 1 minutes applause to celebrate his life would have been preferred...
Does it matter? For me, it's the gesture of commemorating his life that is important. Whether that's through a silence or applause doesn't really matter.
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Re: Ron Greener

Post by uncovered » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:36 pm

His family stated they would prefer a minutes silence, as has been stated, impeccably observed.

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by footifan » Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:58 pm

Well if that is what the family wanted fair does & well done to the crowd for doing it well... no reason why they shouldn't. :clap:

I always think the silence thing is always a little sad... I want to be remembered with lots of laughter & noise... Always look on the bright side of life is already planned :D

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by Henley » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:32 am

footifan wrote:Well if that is what the family wanted fair does & well done to the crowd for doing it well... no reason why they shouldn't. :clap:

I always think the silence thing is always a little sad... I want to be remembered with lots of laughter & noise... Always look on the bright side of life is already planned :D
Not before March, I hope!

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Re: Ron Greener

Post by footifan » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:12 pm

Not in my plans... :D

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