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very sad news - without Eric darts today would be nowhere near as big as it is.

I have always liked following the sport and put most of that down to watching Eric winning everything in the 80s.
he will always be the biggest name that sport will ever have.

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Herd wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:11 am
Quality player ,seemed a nice guy, loved the Tango ads ,er thats it !
Uncle Fester lookalike in later years, sorry to hear that his bypass surgery was not a success, much too young to go and being from the same era it was a privilege Ray.... :barscarf:

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Sidney Pugh, Harry Cook, William Parr, Leslie Lack, Bobby Daniel, Hugh Glass, Cyril Tooze, Herbie Roberts and Bill Dean. RIP.

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DB10GOONER wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Sidney Pugh, Harry Cook, William Parr, Leslie Lack, Bobby Daniel, Hugh Glass, Cyril Tooze, Herbie Roberts and Bill Dean. RIP.
:shock: plane crash?

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goonersid wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:35 pm
DB10GOONER wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Sidney Pugh, Harry Cook, William Parr, Leslie Lack, Bobby Daniel, Hugh Glass, Cyril Tooze, Herbie Roberts and Bill Dean. RIP.
:shock: plane crash?
Nope. World War 2. :cry:

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Jllyod Samuel former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers player who died today in a car accident aged just 37..

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Ray Wilson, aged 83.

A truly world class left back, a world cup winner and a humble bloke who went ton to be an undertaker when he finished playing.

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RIP Jerry Hopkins, author of my favourite biographies of Jim Morrison and Elvis Presley.

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Chas of Chas and Dave today RIP even if he was a Scum fan.

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Kevin Beattie passed away earlier in the week - a proper defender. Ipswich fans are requesting a statue of him, not sure that is practical, they already have one of Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson.

Sadly slipped into gambling and alcohol problems I believe and sold his medals

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Kevin Beattie passed away earlier in the week - a proper defender. Ipswich fans are requesting a statue of him, not sure that is practical, they already have one of Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson.

Sadly slipped into gambling and alcohol problems I believe and sold his medals

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:( I am greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Mary Oliver. For those not familiar with the name or her work, she; for me is America's greatest ever Poet. I am just so sad to hear of her passing. :(


This for me is one of her finest poems it had and still has great personal significance for me:


The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice –
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do –
determined to save
the only life you could save.

By: Mary Oliver (Poet) Born 10th September 1935 Died 17th January 2019. RIP - A Genius among the greats.

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StuartL wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:48 pm
Kevin Beattie passed away earlier in the week - a proper defender. Ipswich fans are requesting a statue of him, not sure that is practical, they already have one of Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson.

Sadly slipped into gambling and alcohol problems I believe and sold his medals
I used to go in the away end each weekend as a kid to watch him, Whymark, Mills, Mariner, Wark, Osman, fat cvnt Brazil, Thijssen, Osborne (scored the winner against us in FA cup final, '78), Burley, Gates, Brian Talbot was Arsenal eventually, and a top player for us.

The best thing was, John Lyall and the wonderful Bobby Robson. Two proper footy blokes and real gentlemen.

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The Arsenal Way wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:53 am
StuartL wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:48 pm
Kevin Beattie passed away earlier in the week - a proper defender. Ipswich fans are requesting a statue of him, not sure that is practical, they already have one of Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson.

Sadly slipped into gambling and alcohol problems I believe and sold his medals
I used to go in the away end each weekend as a kid to watch him, Whymark, Mills, Mariner, Wark, Osman, fat cvnt Brazil, Thijssen, Osborne (scored the winner against us in FA cup final, '78), Burley, Gates, Brian Talbot was Arsenal eventually, and a top player for us.

The best thing was, John Lyall and the wonderful Bobby Robson. Two proper footy blokes and real gentlemen.
Yeah, they had a hell of a team back then - look likely to be relegated to the third tier but they have still won the league title more recently than the Middlesex vagabonds.

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Gordon Banks
Never get bored of seeing the save. Everything about the clip is brilliant. The half volley cross, the leap from Pele and bullet header and of course the save. Top top keeper. Best England ever had.
RIP

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