Ex-England footballers RIP

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by bamboo43, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Very sad news. A straightforward sort of man who continued to serve England as a coach for many years.
     
  2. Grasmere

    Grasmere Active Member

    R. I. P. Ray.
     
  3. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I am very sad to hear this, but I am not surprised. The poor man was yet another '66 dementia victim, it's almost comforting to know that he is out of his pain.
     
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  4. Grasmere

    Grasmere Active Member

    He also had advanced prostate cancer which was originally diagnosed in 2005. Very sad.
     
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  5. kopite

    kopite Member

    Ray was a great goalie who I saw play many times. When he was playing for Liverpool he was living next door but one to my brother in Formby. Never got to meet him in person but a great guy by all accounts. RIP Ray.
     
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  6. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    And now Bobby Charlton has also been diagnosed with dementia, the same ghastly thing which has already killed four of his old '66 teammates. What a terrible story.
     
  7. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Saw Ray Clemence play for Spurs a number of times in the early '80s - I hitched to the Spurs v Liv game at Anfield on 15th May '82 - in video attached - when Ray C got the remarkable ovation from the Kop... I was at the other end savouring the fact that Spurs were 1-0 up at the time.. inevitably losing 3-1 to three lucky strikes.

    Met Clemence at Bisham once in January '85 when Spurs had a practice game v Oxford Utd, and he and G Mabbutt were the ones cracking jokes and chatting to the one or two of us hangng around..

    Seemed like a really nice bloke. Great goalie.

     
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  8. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    'Football must address dementia scandal'
     
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  9. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Happier Days:
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  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

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  12. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

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  14. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    RIP Jimmy Greaves
    Truly a footballing legend.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
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  15. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Well said Kevin. Sad day today. When I think of Jimmy, I see his sad eyes in congratulating the victorious England team at Wembley in 66'. Hard to say well done to your mates when you have taken no part in the victory.

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  16. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Very, very sad to hear this, loved Greavsie, a true great and, of course, a very funny and witty man. I bet he’s already putting on a most wonderful double act again with the Saint somewhere…

    Fitting and poignant in a way that he should pass on the day that Tottenham play Chelsea, where I’m sure it will unite both sets of fans for a short while at least.

    RIP Jimmy.
     
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  17. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

  18. kopite

    kopite Member

    RIP Greavsie. One of the greats.
     
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  19. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I am very sorry to hear that Greaves is gone. Though dogged by bad luck (1966) and his own personal weaknesses (booze) he was by all accounts a great player and a friendly, unpretentious sort as well.
     
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  20. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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