Ron Atkinson took umbrage

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Ron Atkinson took umbrage

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From the Torquay Herald last week
TORQUAY UNITED'S GREATEST GAMES: A nice glass of sherry... followed by four-goal salvo from Robin Stubbs
Robins also recalls how his previous campaign (1963-64) was interrupted by serious illness.

He'd scored 20 goals by Christmas, before two holiday games against Oxford United away and home.

&quotI had a temperature for the game up there and didn't feel right,&quot he said.

&quotI was seeing two or three balls at times, went for one of them in front of goal and ended up heading their goalie in the throat.

&quotRon Atkinson (future Aston Villa and Manchester United manager) took umbrage, and we both got sent off.

&quotI played in the home game against them a couple of days later and then keeled over during dinner at the Redcliffe Hotel (Paignton) in the evening.

&quotBy the next morning I had a temperature of 107F, an ambulance was called and I was carted off to Torbay Hospital with pleurisy and pneumonia.

&quotI was out for a month, a shame really because I was going quite well at the time.&quot ... :00:00.000 ... ampdir=fwd
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