Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby Bradywasking » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:59 pm

Wayne's very dear friend Steve aka Gus aka Percy has asked me to pass on these few words....

Kev if you could post the below I'd be grateful......


As you know by now your mate and mine Wayno has passed away. I don't know the full details but Wayne's life tragically came to an end on Friday evening.

Through the forum I got to know Wayno and I feel lucky and proud to call myself a mate of his. You will all know the laugh a minute, no holds barred and abrasive Mutley. Not all of you will know the generous, caring and wonderful husband and father of three children.

Wayno really was a one off and I best describe him as a 'force of nature'. How he combined the madness with so much love, compassion and generosity really was unique. You won't find another Wayno. They broke the mould, probably sensibly, when they made him.

I could list a hundred memories but a few that will stay with me forever are the New Years Eve our families spent together, camping with him and other friends and also the occasion he left the ground at half time so pissed he thought the game was done. We was 2-0 down at half time and it was only when he was half way home he found out we had won 3-2. The daft sod hadn't even noticed the Holloway Road was empty!

I've been thinking who will miss Wayno and I actually find it easier to list who won't so here they are:

Arsenal stewards or the 'hi-viz bastard spawn of Wenger gestapo' as he lovingly referred to them.

The Chelsea fans at Wembley Central station.

Curry house owners who suffered Wayno's love of ordering a meal and a drink and then leaving as soon as he had drunk the pint of Cobra. "We are just popping out for a fag" he would tell the waiters.

Oliver Giroud, no explanation required.

Arsene Wenger. I'd like to think he will miss being abused from the Clock End.

Anyhow, meeting to celebrate Wayne's life will be too complicated and too damn expensive. Can I suggest that next time you have a pint (or a cup of tea Augie) that you raise your glass, look to the sky and say "cheers Wayno". He will be up the causing mayhem with his old man and another friend Steve/Charlie!

My thoughts are with Zoe, Wayne's wonderful wife and his beautiful children Charlie, George and Freya.

I hope life is treating you all well and you never know we may meet again at The Arsenal one day soon.

There will be a pint on the bar for you both tonight Wayne and Steve my friends!

God bless!
Beautiful and from the heart... RIP Wayne..Didn't know you but those that did obviously thought highly of you...

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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby Chunky The Gooner » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:05 pm

Cheers for putting up the Steve/Gus Tribute. I remember the story where he left early. I think it was Bolton and a night game. Wayno told me his dad rang him later that evening and said ' we did well to come back' to which he replied 'what you on about we lost 2-0 !' His dad then explained to him that we were 2-0 down at half time and won 3-2 in the 2nd half. It then dawned on a sobering up Wayno that he'd left at half time and when his dad confirmed he must have he said ' I thought the tubes were empty !' Class.
R.I.P. Matey You always gave us a laugh and a lot of the time gave the mods a fright !!

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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby Henry Norris 1913 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:16 pm

so sad to hear a beloved member of the forum is gone

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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby REB » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:19 pm

Cheers for that Steve/Gus . Very touching and from the heart. Rip Wayne .

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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby StuartL » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:38 pm

Didn't know him personally - other than a few choice postings on here.....

Sounds like a great character to have been around, with no doubt many funny stories / memories.

Condolences to his Gooner friends, and family.

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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby g88ner » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:42 pm

Very sad news. Funny bloke and gone far too young.

Condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby officepest » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:06 pm

My heartfelt condolences to all his friends and family; such terrible news.

RIP Mutley.

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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby Belfast Boy » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:56 pm

Fuckssake can't believe this news, as DB said Wayno was certainly one of the guys that made the forum the totally unique, fresh and brilliantly bizarre place that we all held such sentiment for, and he would be big enough to apologise if he went overboard I still have one of his PM's in my inbox, nothin good lasts forever but surely taken too soon - RIP big un, and my condolences to your family, who must be absolutely devastated!!!

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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby Nos89 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:23 am

RIP, condolences to Wayno's family. sad news.

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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby LeftfootlegendGooner » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:52 am

Very sad news, he was a very funny guy.

RIP Wayno

Condolences to his family

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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby DB10GOONER » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:26 am

Lovely tribute from Gus/Percy/Steve.

My memories of Wayno are many and mostly unprintable! :lol: :wink: I'll always remember the night Wayno and Gus decided what the forum really needed was dwarf porn - and the ensuing panic!! :shock: :lol:

We went through a stage of major pisstakes on here years ago involving photoshopping, and Wayno could certainly dish it out - but he could always take it too and would often set himself up as the butt of a good joke. His banter with another of our former members, ds, was some of the funniest and most priceless stuff I've ever read on here.

I just feel heartbroken for his wife and kids. To lose such a wonderful dad so young is terrible. :(

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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby the playing mantis » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:04 am

rip and sincere condolences to his family

I know no one from here, but when I first joined mutleys post were one of the funny things that made this place much better than an ordinary forum.

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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby rodders999 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:05 pm

His avatar will be ingrained on my mind forever! You could never again unsee that.

Very sad news, condolences to family and friends.


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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby corkbarry » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:43 pm

Hard to believe that some so full of life is gone.


And a memorable Avatar


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Re: Wayno/ Mutley Gooner

Postby Sean » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:06 pm


RIP :(

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