Hero, ex-Villan and villain all in one. Brendan Ormsby was an
experienced centre-back, picked up by Billy Bremner towards the end
of the 1985-86 season and his solidity at the back did much to help
Leeds on their FA Cup and promotion challenge the following year.
Neither of those chases succeeded, and both games were to prove
painful for Ormsby. In the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, it
was his attempt to shepherd the ball out of play that allowed
Coventry to score a crucial goal, and in the play-off final against
Charlton, he was carried off with a ligament injury that kept him
out of the game for two years. He was fairly popular with the fans
and very solid at the centre of the defence, but he didn't fit into
Wilko's plans and was picked up by Doncaster on his release.
Although he continued to play in the lower divisions - and had a
brief spell with Waterford in Ireland - he was dogged by persistent
injury problems until his retirement from the game in 1995.
Paul Ormsby says: Hello, I'm Brendan's nephew. I used to get
loads of respect at school because my uncle used to play for Villa.
I was a centre half myself for school & sunday league &
like my famous unc I used to get stuck in to the opposition, taking
no prisoners, but fair with it. I really admire him for what he
achieved, although he wasn't high profile I thought he was an
excellent defender & deserved more success.
Chris Ormsby says: My son's name is Brendan Ormsby. Our
ancestors came from Ireland. Brendan is a percussionist and Music
Therapist. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Paul Surplice says: He's part of my family! I have never meet
him but I am trying to locate to him. His uncle and aunts are my
mothers half brothers and sisters! If any one could help please do.
aimee kingscott says: hello my name is aimee kingscott and
brendan orsmby is my uncle his safe and me moms bro.ask him if ya
dont believe me.
Poppy-May Cole says: hi my name is poppy-May and i was brendans
girlfriend is school i was hes first propa gilfriend and i had i my
firdt kiss in the cloakroom with brendan.Bren if ur reading this i
still love ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andy Ormsby says: Just thought I'd join this thread. Brendans
dad (Pat I think) is my Dads cousin. Never met him, but watched him
play on the TV a few times. There's only United, and they wear red.
Glenn Ormsby says: Brendan's my uncle and here in Australia I'm
very proud of him. I was really popular at school because of him
(despite having red hair!) Love the website too!!
Mark Kingscott says: hello my name is Mark Kingscott and Brendon
Ormsby is Grandfathers brothers son-in-law.
Martin Edwards says: I was the kid in the crowd that Brendan
celebrated his QPR goal with, he grabbed hold of me and we
celebrated on the fence at the front of the kop
Kev O'Flannagan says: My neighbour's cousin's boyfriend's
sister's boyfriend's uncle's mate Trevor saw him at Villa reserve
game in the 80's.
Phil Rudd says: I used to Referee in the Birmingham Boy's
League, and remember Brendan very well, playing for Northfield
Terriers and Villa Boy's I think. Quality at that age stands out a
mile, as it did for Gordon Cowans (Villa & Bari) and Steve
Lynex (West Brom & Leicester).
Jonathan Sapier says: I used to walk my dog at the same time as
him on the same field and he is a friendly and amiable fella. I saw
him in the centre of Leeds today 16th Dec 2003 and we had a brief
Ina Smith says: Brendan is my little brother his the youngest of
9 brothers and 4 sisters he used to be a proper little rogue always
cheeky and happy wen i see the size of him now its hard to think
wen i used to change his nappies.
Shashi Jina says: I played with Brendon when he ws at Ladywood
Comprehesive in Brum. I made my debut at Centre Half becasue he had
to play for England U13 (or sometihng like that) We played together
for about 3 years and he was the best ever in the air. I think my
last game with him was in a Semi Final of some School Cup where he
got sent off. Do you ever remember playing against Goerge Dixon
School at their ground when their team chased us near the Bus stop.
We lived to tell the tale!! Glad to hear you had a great career. I
now live in the USA and have two boys
faif says: hiiiii, my mate aimee is brendans neice!i have no
idea who he is but i do no e was down the villa the uva day
Simon Williams says: Hay brendon it little willo. What you up to
still in Finland are you going to come out and see me play with my
Dad? Tomo, Luke and Mark says hi, Tomo is still practicing his
headers. See you, you perfert
Adam Ankers says: hello, Brenan Ormsby is my uncle and i just
want to say i am proud of him and so is the whole family.
Steve Marriott says: Well well,Mr Ormsby!Or should that be
REG?????? Of course I'm only presuming that you might occasionally
read stuff on this site,if so great maybe I'll get an e-mail from
you???I only recognise one name amongst the above and that was
Shash Gina,hiya Shash how's it goin bud??For anyone else who's
wondering,I went to the same secondary school as REG and played in
the same school team for 5 years and attended many trials with him
plus our Sunday side Ryland Star.Great days!!!!
Liam Ormsby says: hi i am liam and i am Brendon ormsbys son.
just seen the site and i am very proud of him.
Simon Williams says: Hay Brendon it's little willo, i have no
trainning today because i am injured, so i thought i would drop a
line on your website. I want to tell everyone about that sporney
goal brendon scored for the Villa against West Ham about 15 years
ago, i was only 4 so i dont reamember it, but my Dad tell's me the
west ham defender cleard the ball from the edge of his box and it
went to brendon 5 yard on his side of the half way line and he
broughtit down on his cheast and hit it first time and went
straight in the top corner, and that was the winner, My Dad says
brndon walked of because he thought it had gone no were then he
herd a cheer and it he looked up and saw the players running toward
him and heard the crowd roawing and realised that it had gone in
and he ran of celebrating, but come on Brendon you can tell me it
was a clerance right? My Dad swears by it as well. And the funny
thing was tha it was the winner can you imagine how big headed he
was after that, well i know my Dad told me. See you Bren take
Liam Ormsby says: hey simon its liam ormsby how u doing in
finland it was not bloody spawny it was a great goal against west
ham good luck in finland and brendon looks forward to seeing u
playing for some great finland side
Fact Hunt Baggins says: Quality player....... well for us in
them days,..... and now sadly these too my dads brothers nephews
friends mums sons best mate saw him play a few times...... ang on!
thats me innit
natasha says: hey im tash brendans friends dad gary williams who
aslso used to play for leeds i fink!! anyway hey wooo and liam
fancies me mate katie hamilton
Liam Ormsby says: iv dont fancy katie hamilton
Kev Smallman says: Ryland Star.I have an original program from
waaaaaaaaaaay back when !...done in felt pen and original purple
photocopy. My Dad (George Smallman), was the manager, my brother
Alan (who I believe was recently in contact with Marriot the
DJ),also played and we still have a photo of him receiving a medal.
I remember (I'm the younger brother by the way of Alan), when I was
tiny being put in goals by my big brother and saving most of
Brendan Ormsby's goals....I think. I also have two of the little
medals presented to the team in the loft... somewhere. The program
is near enough mint(ish) and lists all the players on what I think
was a cup final which they won ? Have to dig it out !