Football Obituaries

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by zztop, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    "And there... he... goes...!"

    Absolutely brilliant at making something boring sound exciting. Another icon of my younger days sadly gone.

    RIP and thanks for the memories.
     
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  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    RIP.

    One of the great sport commentators.

    Showed so much passion and enthusiasm for Motorsports bringing it to many generations.
     
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  3. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Hopefully they will be resuscitated for one more occasion on Tuesday at 7.45pm.
     
  4. Spoiler alert.
    Apparently they will lose this game 3-0 before winning the remainder of their games this season, culminating in a 7-0 win against us at Wembley, including a Wilshere hat-trick.
     
  5. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Here's a different one. My uncle passed away this weekend. He used to design and put together the Watford home programs in the late 70's and early 80's. My Dad was a West Ham supporter and my Uncle a Watford fan, but my uncle got me into Watford in the nick of time. I'm eternally grateful he did.
    One Christmas program had a Watford FC quiz with some great prizes for the winners. My uncle gave me all the answers, (well he wrote the thing so he knew them)! I didn't enter as I really didn't want to cheat.
     
  6. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Sorry to hear about Your Uncle Diamond, the gentleman who you have to thank for supporting a great club, hopefully many more great memories to come!
     
  7. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Sincere condolences Diamond. Treasure the memories.
     
  8. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Shame to hear about the loss of the man who introduced you to Watford.

    Was he behind the change to having square programmes?
     
  9. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    I honestly don't know. I will check later this week if his name was in the square design.
     
  10. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    My condolences to you @Diamond. If your uncle did have any input in making the programmes square I would like to thank him as they were much easier to store in a pocket than the rectangular ones
     
  11. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Many condolences Diamond.
    They were my formative years as a season ticket holder and I must have bought every programme.
    He did a great job.
    RIP.
     
  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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  13. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    He had been ill for a while I think.
    Hot shot Lorimer.
    RIP.
     
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  14. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

  15. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet Academy Graduate

    What a player he was. He seemed to dominate Match of the Day in my youth and thumped in all manner of long range rockets (it seemed) every week. RIP.
    Staggered to see he only gained 21 Scottish caps, not quite sure why so few. There must have been a lot of great Scottish forwards/midfielders in his international era I guess.
     
  16. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Scotland made a few major tournaments in the '70s. WCs of '74 and '78 and did have quality players,every good team had a couple of Scottish players. Souness,Bremner,Hansen,Robertson,Gemill etc.
    From memory Alan Hansen didn't get many caps either.
     
  17. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet Academy Graduate

    Thanks for posting this Top 20 Goals Smudger, I remembered quite a few of those. Lorimer, not really a great fan of the far post tap in was he?!
     
  18. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    So sorry to hear this news. There were certainly some great players in that ‘Dirty’ Leeds team and he was one of the best. It’s easy to forget how good some of the players of the past were.
     
  19. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  20. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

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    Would have had a lot more caps as with Tony Currie and Glen Hoddle but there was a suspicion of players with ball skills in the England set up. Flair and invention was loved by fans but not by the England manager at the time. Results were the be all and end all. Extremely gifted and enjoyed himself on and off the pitch. Might be described by some as a luxury player but who would not want an entertainer in their side over a plodding carthorse ? He had a plethora of clubs but will be well remembered by those at the club he started out Huddersfield and those at Leicester after which he became something of a football nomad and wild child.

    https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...former-england-leicester-forward-dies-aged-72


     
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  22. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I'd never seen that before, I can imagine Pedro doing that one day.
     
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  23. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    What a wonderful player he was and yes that goal against Ipswich was ridiculous. I think it started Match of the Day for many years.
    Yet another lost to Alzheimer"s or similar diseases.
    RIP.
     
  24. Warrington Hornet

    Warrington Hornet Reservist

    Great character and player. That goal against Ipswich was that good you can see the referee applauding it!
    RIP.
     
  25. It did indeed !
     
  26. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    My dad’s favourite player, he remembers being a young lad and getting there early just to watch Frank Worthington warm up. I say warm up, he just did tricks and entertained himself while the others warmed up. It’s a shame that more footage of him doesn’t exist, especially of his time at Leicester. Definitely a life well lived by the sound of it.

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  27. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

  28. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Similiar reason to how I ended up working for the railway. I never went off the rails as a youth.
     
  29. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

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  30. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    So young and so sad :(
     
  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Alan McLoughlin passed away from cancer aged 54.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56985844

    Scorer of one of the most famous goals in Republic of Ireland history against Northern Ireland in 1993 to send them to the 1994 World Cup.

    And had a fine career at Swindon and Portsmouth.
     
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  32. wiltsorn

    wiltsorn Academy Graduate

    I played against Alan Mc in a charity match at Swindon many years ago. As it was a Steve McMahon 11 including Phil Thompson and Ian Rush etc we thought he was one of the celebs playing. When he walked through us and side footed the ball home we realised who he was!
     
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  33. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    That's very sad news indeed.
    I remember him,fine player.
    RIP.
     
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  34. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Jeez. Great player. Remember him scoring a belter for Swindon against us in Harrison’s second season as gaffer. RIP.
     
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    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

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