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RIP Ron Flowers

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Last of the 1960 fa Cup winning team, a sad loss and by all accounts a lovely man.
 

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Bloody hell, RIP Ron Flowers, such an iconic footballer for the town and of course his sports shop.
 

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A true gentleman and wolves legend. RIP
 

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RIP Ron Flowers. Sad news indeed, but a wonderful Wolverhampton life to remember and celebrate.
 

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That's sad news. My dad told me a lovely story about a time he bumped in to Ron at a Shropshire gold course. Said he gave him lots of time for a chat and was a thoroughly likable gent. Thoughts are with his family and friends. You'd think Wolves might do a statue or potentially name something within the ground after him?
 

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That's sad news. My dad told me a lovely story about a time he bumped in to Ron at a Shropshire gold course. Said he gave him lots of time for a chat and was a thoroughly likable gent. Thoughts are with his family and friends. You'd think Wolves might do a statue or potentially name something within the ground after him?
After the Sir Jack statue that looks like it was ordered of Wish I think I'm good with statues. I agree we should have some recognition of one of our great players
 

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Ron was a lovely guy. My dad set up a sports shop in the 1980's in willenhall, and Ron chatted to him a lot about it. Was always really pleasant when in his shop too.
 

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After the Sir Jack statue that looks like it was ordered of Wish I think I'm good with statues. I agree we should have some recognition of one of our great players
The Sir Jack statue really is awful isn't it, such as a shame as the Wright and Cullis ones are superb.
 

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R.I.P. A great inspiration and role model to us young fans in the sixties.
 

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I always think the sir Jack statue looks more like Neil Sedaka (kids go ask your nan)
 

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Dad always told me about playing with his 222 air rifle in the back garden and accidentally shooting Ron Flowers in the shin (/not realising how far the pellet went). Came over and told him off unsurprisingly, but in a kind way! Brought my first expensive pair of trainers from his shop too. Seemed very pleasant. Surely deserves moving to a thread of its own...
 

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Such sad news. For those of us of a certain age, Ron was Wolves. Such a classy footballer - the heartbeat of that 50's / 60's team with Peter Broadbent. Always had time for the fans, whether we were primary school kids running round West Park collecting the balls as Wolves trained there, or as grown men just wanting to acknowledge how we had admired him.

RIP Ron
 

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Too young to have seen him play, but always remember the buzz going to his shop to buy football boots with my parents who are from the era of seeing him play.
 

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Such sad news. For those of us of a certain age, Ron was Wolves. Such a classy footballer - the heartbeat of that 50's / 60's team with Peter Broadbent. Always had time for the fans, whether we were primary school kids running round West Park collecting the balls as Wolves trained there, or as grown men just wanting to acknowledge how we had admired him.

RIP Ron
Like you, Bertie, I remember Ron Flowers very well. He was a class performer and a class gentleman. The highlight I remember of his playing days was when he scored against Newcastle in the third round replay of the FA Cup at Molineux in January, 1960, the year that Wolves went all the way to Wembley to beat Blackburn 3-0. That goal from about 35 yards out was a superb shot that never left the snow-covered ground and scorched it way into the net to make it 3-2 for Wolves. That was the turning point in that game and likely in that season's cup run. He was a magnificent attacking midfielder then and a wonderful person off the pitch. He is the last one of that glorious team to leave us and you are right, he was the heartbeat of the 50s team, along with Peter Broadbent and, I would add, Jimmy Mullen. But you can't underestimate the roles played by Bert Williams, Bill Slater, Roy Swinbourne, Johnny Hancocks, and Dennis Wilshaw. Wow! What a team that was. It makes me realize that time is getting short for us old'uns. All our stars of the 50s have now passed!
 

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Squeeze and I bought Micros first set of football boots from Ron Flowers sports as I remember. A sad day indeed.
 

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R.I,P. Ron.

My dad and I went to buy me some boots from Jimmy Mullin, who my dad knew. He invited us into the back room for a cup of tea and sitting there was Ron. He was such a nice bloke.
 
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