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Ron was my manager ay Tranmere Rovers. He signed me from Falkirk in 1972. What a man, a true leader.
I remember uncle Ron coming down to falkirk to see his family eg his father Frank and sister Victoria. One instance was when his father was very ill and the first thing he would ask for was his sisters home made soup and cream cakes from Matheson bakers which were his favourite. He was always a favourite with his dad as he made it is a footballer so proud of him a brother and an uncle. Love you Ron xx
19-05-21Susan Johnston mallet
Great player. I was watching Liverpool 1966. Good luck big man.
I remember going to Villa Park for the cup semi final against my team Chelsea, it was so exciting and remember the Liverpool players running out and this colossus of a man came towards us, I had never been that close to a player before but he looked huge and his legs shone with oil, they were huge, I will never forget that sight. Also those were the days, supporters were all in together, no segregation and a wonderful day out. I cried at the end and this lovely Liverpool male supporter hugged me, took my scarf and said he would wear for me at Wembley. I will never forget that occasion, wish people weren’t so hateful now, it is sport.
I met Ron Yeats during National Service days 1960’s. We played in the RASC team that won the Army Cup. Alex Young of Everton was also part of the team. Ron & Alex were good mates. I used to arrange for free train tickets for them for week-ends. We had a very strong side with International players. Ron and Alex played for the British Army. They needed to play a friendly match prior to playing against a strong French Army side. They decided to play us, as we were then the strongest team n the British Army at that time. Ron Yeats was centre half, I played centre forward for 6 Training Battalion RASC . Normally playing with Ron, first time in opposition, I shouted at him, he would have a problem. After 20 minutes, I hit a screamer into the Army goal. We played 10 minutes over time until the British Army side made it 1 - 1.
I nursed Ron at Broadgreen hospital it must have been 67/68 he thought the world of me and called me his princess When.he went to theatre I had to personally look after his jewellery he said if you look after them I know I will come back safe and sound bless him.
01-09-20Elenid perry Lowe
Ron was well built tall 15 year old centre half playing for Aberdeen Lads Club The first time I played against him I will never forget.
As a 15 year old 5ft 4 7 stone weakling the ball came to me 30 yds from the Lads Club goal and as I heard him coming towards me I had the audacity to push it through his legs and was so exited I panicked and shot past an open goal. Some minutes later I went to receive a pass in a similar position but next thing I knew was that I was actually the first man in space as this man mountain sent me careering skywards before landing in a crumpled heap at his feet, I am pretty sure he was just reminding me not to try that again!,! To this day I do not understand how Aberdeen FC lost out on 2 of the best players to come out of the City in Ron Yeats and Denis Law
Big Ron now lives in Knowsley Village. Not in the best of health these days which is a shame to see as he is atrie refs legend.