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    Haha, the ****ing Telegraph. Even for them that's ****house.
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    Eff me, that's a poor show. Even our red tops might've shown slightly more restraint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
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    Anyway, yeah great actor, RIP.
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    Sir Tom Finney has died aged 91.

    No words needed. R.I.P.


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    Genuine legend. One team man and a genuinely great man in every sense.

    Vale Tom, we won't see your like again.

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    I spent my yoof in Preston and, as Brumbers says, Tom is a genuine 24 carat legend up there - yet his passing will attract no more than a ripple on the back pages down here and I suspect not a mention on the front - can't help but contrast that with all the fuss about Thatcher's death - it ain't right

    I wouldn't be surprised if they sold out at Deepdale today - its an atmospheric place when the reserves are playing in front of a couple of hundred, so it'll be an absolute cauldron this afternoon - the lad will get a reet good send off

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    By all accounts an absolute gentleman, and a truly world class player.

    I remember reading Bobby Moore's autobiography , and he was selecting a Best XI of the England players he had shared a pitch with. Finney's career was over when Moore started playing, but apparently he came out of retirement for a friendly match where Moore was also playing, and that enough for Moore to pick him for his first choice XI.

    As Brumby said, we won't see his like again.

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    Wow, Charlotte Dawson committed suicide.

    I didn't actually know who she was, as in what TV show she was on etc, but she obviously came to prominence with her very public fight with depression.

    Very sad, gotta wonder how something like that falls through the cracks.
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    RIP Harold Ramis

    From the BBC.

    Writer and star of Ghostbusters passes at 69.

    Groundhog Day his magnum opus tho, clearly. Quite something to coin a phrase that enters common parlance.

    Vale.

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    Vale Mr Nathan Berry

    Only 23, and completely healthy until a couple of weeks ago. Horribly sudden and dreadfully sad.

    Just an awful couple of weeks in Australian sport.
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    Peaches Geldof found dead this afternoon. 25 years old
    "It was an easy decision to sign. I could have gone elsewhere, I had calls, but it never entered my mind it's not about the money."
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    RIP Craigos. A true CW legend. You will be missed.

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    Jeez.

    If she the Geldolf girl I'm thinking of she has a couple of little ones.

    Very sad when someone so young goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    I got great enjoyment in going to the game and shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowd
    Proudly against the bring back Bennett movement since he is injury prone and won't last 5 days.

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    I guess it's becoming redundant for myself and others of my aged years to say "for those of a certain age this is a bit sad", we're getting older and of course people that affected us were often even older, yet:

    For those of a certain age Sue Townsend's dying is a bit jolting, well basically it's Adrian Mole dying.

    Surely the only tribute with the equally lamented Mr Dury

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    Very sad.

    As one understands she'd been in poor health for a number of years. Her diabetes had cost her her eyesight.

    She bore her woes with typical humour and stoicism.

    Vale.

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