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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Bradywasking » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:12 pm

Ray Wilkins RIP

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Gunner Rob » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:28 pm

Ray Wilkins RIP
really sad news, a great guy.

he played for Chelsea and United...but I still didn't hate him.

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Postby nut flush gooner » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:52 pm

Ray Wilkins RIP
really sad news, a great guy.

he played for Chelsea and United...but I still didn't hate him.
100%, really nice guy you wouldn’t know he played for Chelski the way he commented on other teams.

RIP

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby LeftfootlegendGooner » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:44 pm

RIP, a gentleman of the game

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Postby OneBardGooner » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:02 pm

All of the above - He always came across as a very well mannered, polite person, also what I did like about his punditry was that he always tried to be constructive in his critical assessment of players and games. Ray Wilkins RIP.

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Postby Rosie_titters » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:22 pm

Yeah agree with above. RIP Ray 'Butch' Wilkins. Always came across as a nice bloke on the Telly and can't think of anytime when he played us that i didn't like him.

So Sad,

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Postby StuartL » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:41 pm

All of the above - He always came across as a very well mannered, polite person, also what I did like about his punditry was that he always tried to be constructive in his critical assessment of players and games. Ray Wilkins RIP.
He was a co commenator on a few of our games a few years back - he always called us The Arsenal , respect given.

Thoughts for family and friends

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby GranadaJoe » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:54 pm

When he was at the chavs I thought he was a really good player, but when he went to manure he became king of sideways passing.

One pundit famously said, "He can't pass, can't shoot, can't tackle and the only time he goes forward is to toss the coin."

I always thought he seemed a decent bloke and 61 is way too young.

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Nos89 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:18 pm

Sad to hear the news. I remember the tail end of his career at QPR. Always thought he must be quality not many Englishmen go to Italy and are successful at a time Italian football was technically the best league at the time. He also turned out for Merson's testimonial. He was fantastic and really stood out against the talent that played in the friendly.
Came across really well as a pundit. Didn't shy away from tough questions, and I liked the fact he never hid the fact he was Chelsea, but remained impartial.
Gonna miss him on SSN. RIP Ray Wilkins.

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby A11M11 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:52 pm

Bye bye matey, RIP.

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby DB10GOONER » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:09 am

Wilkins was a conundrum for me. He irritated the piss out of me with the way he made almost everything about Ingerland and Ingerlish players during commentary. I could not give a flying fuck about Interlull football and don't want to hear about it whilst watching club football. And the way he went from being a "United man" during their success to being a "chelsea man" during their success was nauseating.

But...

He was a true gentleman, always respectful and courteous and there are some great stories coming out about how he helped young players and fans etc. And I loved the fact he ALWAYS called us The Arsenal.

RIP to a true gent of the game. A sad loss.

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Herd » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:11 am

Quality player ,seemed a nice guy, loved the Tango ads ,er thats it !

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby rich31 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:22 pm

As a kid growing up in the seventies supporting Arsenal there were one or two players that most kids worshipped outside of their clubs own players.Ray wilkins was one of them for me...he was just such a big name and a star at that time.I remember seeing a picture of him sitting on a Rayleigh Chopper in some football mag and thinking how cool he was (he probably looked and felt quite silly really as captain of chelsea sitting on a kids bike!!) Anyway he came across as a nice bloke as the years went by and the tributes to him are testimony to that. 61 is no age really.R.I.P. Ray .

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby mcdowell42 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:01 pm

BREAKING: Five-time world darts champion Eric Bristow has passed away aged 60 following a heart-attack this evening. #SSN https://t.co/2pq8nH6SlZ

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Nos89 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:39 am

Eric Bristow RIP
Darts first superstar. Heart attack aged 60. Sad news.


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