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The Passing of former player Ron Saunders

Ron Saunders

36 goals for The Angels in 1956-57

Sad news has reached the club of the passing of Ron Saunders at age 87.  He played for the Angels as a forward in the 1950’s scoring 39 goals in 53 appearances during season 1956-57 - a prolific rate by any standards. 

Of course as most know, Ron went on to have a very successful football career at the very highest level.  He served Portsmouth as a player but went on to have arguably an even better career in management.  He led Aston Villa to a Football League title in 1980-81, the equivalent of today’s Premier League title and also managed Villa’s great rivals Birmingham City.

RIP Ron Saunders

Published Saturday 7th December 2019