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. Thank
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
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. Andy. Manchester.
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
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 &
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 chat.
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 commentatiin!
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 care
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
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 !