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Post  bluenosekev on Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:44 pm

Big Ron at BCFC?

Makes sense as he only lives in Solihull. I would say Yes and a warm welcome.


Ron Atkinson lined up for director of football role at Birmingham City if Gianni Paladini succeeds in takeover
Gianni Paladini has revealed he wants to employ Ron Atkinson, the former Aston Villa manager, if he succeeds with his proposed takeover of Birmingham City.

Paladini is keen to recruit Atkinson in a senior role should his bid for the Championship club be accepted by current owner Carson Yeung, with an initial £25 million offer already rejected.
Atkinson, known as 'Big Ron', is a long-time friend of Paladini and has not worked in football since leaving Nottingham Forest in 1999. But Paladini, who is spearheading a bid with a consortium of Italian businessmen, has admitted the 73 year-old is likely to be handed a post at St Andrew's if he succeeds in buying Birmingham. Atkinson managed the club's bitter rivals Villa for three years in the 1990s.
Paladini said: "You need people with experience of business, of course, but also experience of running a football club. You have to know football.
"If we took over, I would probably ask someone like Ron Atkinson to help me. I have known Ron for years, we are good friends. He is local, and his knowledge and expertise is great. He is a personality.
"I have offices in London and business to attend to there, so I wouldn’t be at the club all the time. I would need somebody around to help. What type of role? It would be sporting director, something like that maybe."

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Re: Ron Atkinson at Blues.

Post  Raters on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:02 pm

Agree thumb up But not as manager

A wealth of experience, far better as an advisor than that money grabbing twat McManahan
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Post  bluenosekev on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:13 pm

Raters wrote:Agree thumb up But not as manager

A wealth of experience, far better as an advisor than that money grabbing twat McManahan

Definitely not as manager.

Makes sense behind the scenes tho & Big Ron being so local gets the thumbs up from me thumb up

Just a shame this takeover malarkey couldn't have been sorted in the summer.


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Post  bluenosebryan on Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:06 pm

bluenosekev wrote:
Raters wrote:Agree thumb up But not as manager

A wealth of experience, far better as an advisor than that money grabbing twat McManahan

Definitely not as manager.

Makes sense behind the scenes tho & Big Ron being so local gets the thumbs up from me thumb up

Just a shame this takeover malarkey couldn't have been sorted in the summer.


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sounds good to me Cheering
so if this does go ahead you sticking to your promise kev of renewing your ST once carson wrong fecks off lol!
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Re: Ron Atkinson at Blues.

Post  bluenosekev on Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:25 pm

bluenosebryan wrote:
bluenosekev wrote:
Raters wrote:Agree thumb up But not as manager

A wealth of experience, far better as an advisor than that money grabbing twat McManahan

Definitely not as manager.

Makes sense behind the scenes tho & Big Ron being so local gets the thumbs up from me thumb up

Just a shame this takeover malarkey couldn't have been sorted in the summer.


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sounds good to me Cheering
so if this does go ahead you sticking to your promise kev of renewing your ST once carson wrong fecks off lol!

Carson Wrong laughing

Yea might get a Season Ticket but you gotta remember we still got a shit midfield and a shit manager.

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wast hill

Post  baron von bluenose on Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:36 pm

big rons a regular a wast hills so i think he may already have some kind of roll anyhow
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Re: Ron Atkinson at Blues.

Post  bluenosekev on Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:47 pm

baron von bluenose wrote:big rons a regular a wast hills so i think he may already have some kind of roll anyhow

Hmmmm.

Anyhow Correct me if I am wrong but am sure Big Ron lives in Barnt Green, a stone throw from the Lickey Hills.?


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Post  evergreen blue on Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:50 pm


Correct me if I'm wrong also, but wasn't he born in Bordesley, just a stones throw from St Andrews. Banner
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Post  bluenosekev on Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:01 am

evergreen blue wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong also, but wasn't he born in Bordesley, just a stones throw from St Andrews. Banner


Born in Liverpool Trev & moved to Bordesley a few weeks after his birth.


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Post  Raters on Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:35 am


RON Atkinson today admitted that he would be interested in joining a new regime at Birmingham City.

And the former West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa boss revealed that he has held informal talks with Gianni Paladini, who is trying to buy Blues from Carson Yeung.

The Italian told the Birmingham Mail that he would look to appoint Atkinson to help him run the club, should his consortium be successful.

He said Big Ron’s role would be as sporting director, overseeing football operations from St Andrew’s.


Atkinson, 73, has no desire to return to football management – but such a supremo’s directorship would appeal.

He is a long time friend of Paladini’s, the Solihull-based former football agent and ex-QPR chairman.

The former soccer boss told the Birmingham Mail: “If a deal goes through then, yes, it would be of interest.

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Post  evergreen blue on Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:41 am


Thanks Kev. I knew he lived in Bordesley from early on in his life.

My Mum said I was born in the Queens Hospital, later known as the Accident Hospital, and I wasn't either.

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big rons a local

Post  baron von bluenose on Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:43 am

his mom and dad lived in lea village
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Post  lowdham bluenose on Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:30 am

I like Big Ron.

He's entertaining, he talks sense and has a great managerial record. What he did at West Brom in the late 70s/early 80s was brilliant....I still believe they were the most entertaining football team I have seen. He stabilised Man U and won cups and he did well at the shit.

However he would not make it as a manager now.

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Re: Ron Atkinson at Blues.

Post  hootie63 on Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:38 am

Not going to happen according to statement released today by BCFC. Was all going fine until they mentioned Ron Atkinson laughing

An official statement said: "The board of Birmingham City FC can clarify its position following recent media speculation regarding the ownership of the club.
"After comments made to the media, the club would like to place on record that there are no discussions taking place with any group associated with Gianni Paladini.
"A takeover bid was made to the board's lawyers by representatives of an undisclosed party but this was summarily rejected"


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Post  JayKaye on Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:43 pm

This seems to confirm what pandianni was saying that they are dragging their feet

They probably mean they haven't responded to the offer and therefore legally are not in discussion

Solicitors eh

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