And we continue in the Villa View series interviewing our former player, coach and manager, the one and only (I feel we need a drum roll here) John Gregory.
Part one: Click Here
Love how he talks about the players telling him to stay up in the stands after a period up there following a ban. I sit by the bench and used to enjoy the banter, but boy oh boy, he didn`t half whistle and shout at the players!
Whistling at the players!
The one day he kept having a go at Southgate who then came over and told him to shut up. Then started on Steve Stone. Stone went passed and swore. John Gregory stepped back, arms folded, I assume to have a little think. I was wondering if he`d bring Stone off. But no, after a minute or two, Steve Stone (he has no hair, but we don`t care!) ran past and JG shouted ‘You`re alright you are Stevie.` Ha. Proper man.
So here it is, the nearly men.
Hilarious about 9 mins 30 seconds in. I`d forgotten about the phone line he`d had put in. No one answered it!!!
Dion on the blower to John Gregory
And onto the finale… The great FA Cup run and then, sadly, ‘that` FA Cup final! JG says “It still haunts me.”
Just image, yet another ‘what if`… if we`d brought in Muzzy Izzet.
And on his departure. “I`ve regretted it ever since. I was a mug.”
Tip top interview by Villa View and great honesty from John.
And a few more gems from John Gregory in what was left following the Villa View comprehensive interview: