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 Post subject: Re: Book of Remembrance
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A man who played football with his head...Rest in Peace


Biggest name in football next to Pele. RIP to this footballing giant


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 Post subject: Re: Book of Remembrance
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Dutch Football Legend Johan Cruyff Dies of Cancer Aged 68 - I hope his coffin is just tight enough for the Cruyff Turn and him to nutmeg the Devil.

I meant the above in the best possible taste, what a footballer, what a man too. Shit, I smoke too and couldn't play anywhere near as good as he could even if I had four legs.

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Johan Cruijff as a player then as a coach was the one individual above all others who opened my eyes.

I remember Ajax in the European cup final back in 1969 when AC Milan beat Ajax on the break yet the orchestration came from Johan.

Even then in a major final he did the stuttered run up when taking a penalty.

Oh thank you so much, I feel that I have lost one eye and a huge part of my brain.


The greatest TEAM player that ever played the game. Pure Genius.

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The greatest player in his era, outrageously skilful, his brain was as quick as his feet. Pure, unadulterated GENIUS. RIP Johan. Such a player is not around these days, all about workrate and fitness and running..skill takes a bad third place in modern football.

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RIP Ronnie Corbett. The worst centre forward ever.......

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 Post subject: Re: Book of Remembrance
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I remember as a young boy getting to school and joining my mates standing in the corner of the classroom by the coke fire.
Standing by that fire which came up to our chins we discussed the fight, the one that we had listened to on the radio during the night.

That big old ugly bear had been beaten, we couldn't work out how that was possible because all he faced was some fresh faced kid with so much to say.
We thought he said so much because he was in fear, we learned better over the next decade or more.

Quite simply he was the greatest, and thats probably underplaying his role in taking his race forward and opening our minds to see war as a stupid folly.

The World can't thank you enough, rest in peace Champ. Unforgettable.

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 Post subject: Re: Book of Remembrance
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Absolutely. A giant of a man. Brash and arrogant, but humble and caring - a very complex man, and a great man.

It shames America and probably 'white men' everywhere just what the situation was for blacks in the 1960s. No wonder there was anger, there was violent unrest. Ali took protest to a new level, and did as much as many others to change the status of black men and women throughout the world.

His like will not be seen again. RIP big man.

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 Post subject: Re: Book of Remembrance
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My biggest surprise is that Muhammad Ali has not been given a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.

Any reason?

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 Post subject: Re: Book of Remembrance
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My biggest surprise is that Muhammad Ali has not been given a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.

Any reason?


I am sure you are well aware of the criteria for that honour. I know it's fishing season, but..............

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 Post subject: Re: Book of Remembrance
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knocker knowles wrote:
My biggest surprise is that Muhammad Ali has not been given a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.

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I am sure you are well aware of the criteria for that honour. I know it's fishing season, but..............


Strike that, I hadn't checked the criteria, I just imagined any great American could be awarded a place at Arlington.
Ali for me is in that select few humans alongside Neil Armstrong and William Shakespeare, people who define history.

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knocker knowles wrote:
suiging wrote:
knocker knowles wrote:
My biggest surprise is that Muhammad Ali has not been given a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.

Any reason?


I am sure you are well aware of the criteria for that honour. I know it's fishing season, but..............


Strike that, I hadn't checked the criteria, I just imagined any great American could be awarded a place at Arlington.
Ali for me is in that select few humans alongside Neil Armstrong and William Shakespeare, people who define history.


Iconic for sure

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Carlos Alberto..RIP

Did anyone score a more iconic world cup goal?

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Carlos Alberto..RIP

Did anyone score a more iconic world cup goal?


Only Archie Gemmill

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 Post subject: Re: Book of Remembrance
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The one where that Argie punched the ball into the net?

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The one where that Argie punched the ball into the net?


I thought it was God who did that.

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The one where that Argie punched the ball into the net?


I thought it was God who did that.


Nope, it was definitely a shortarse argie.

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So FIFA are going to try to stop our football teams respecting the fallen by wearing poppy's.

I trust when the next FIFA official pegs it, teams will be banned from wearing black armbands ?

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 Post subject: Re: Book of Remembrance
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Tommy Gemmell, this right footed left back, scored in not one, European Cup final, but two.
50 years on, like his good friend "jinky" he will forever be a lion..rest in peace.

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It was players like Tommy Gemmell and Giacinto Facchetti who changed the way many of us saw the role of fullback play.

Who could ever forget that great European Cup final goal in Lisbon and what a relief it was after wave after wave of scintillating attacking football.

If anything the 70 final gave us an insight as to how good Dutch football would become during the next decade.
Not only Ajax but the wonderful talent at Feyenoord of Van Hanegem and the vastly underrated Wim Jansen.

RIP Tommy, you were a trailblazer as well as a magnificent sportsman.
A golden time for tactical innovation.

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"Magnificent Sportsman"..ask Helmut Haller. :D

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"Magnificent Sportsman"..ask Helmut Haller. :D

For those who don't know have a look on YouTube.


You do impress me with your knowledge Cannock, not many would pick up on that.

Truth be told Tommy could have been sent off both games against West Germany he just didn't connect in the away match.
Good side in those games Scotland if they had been better organised, the talent was there but they were far to eager and brave to the challenge.

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 Post subject: Re: Book of Remembrance
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Watch the "Phoenix from the flames" version

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 Post subject: Re: Book of Remembrance
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Ronnie Moran..
The revered former player, captain, coach and caretaker manager – and much more besides – passed away this morning.
Its impossible to measure this man's contribution to LFC over his 49 years service.
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CANNOCK WOLF wrote:
Ronnie Moran..
The revered former player, captain, coach and caretaker manager – and much more besides – passed away this morning.
Its impossible to measure this man's contribution to LFC over his 49 years service.
Rest in Peace


It certainly is, before club coaches went on FA courses they used to travel to Anfield and Melwood looking for Liverpools secret method.

They would see the star players giving 100% playing 5 and 6 a side games.

They waited for more, but within those small sided games lay Liverpool's secret.

Ronnie Moran was the master of simplicity and the master of keeping everything geared to the next game with no player above of himself.

RIP to a true football man.

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CANNOCK WOLF wrote:
Ronnie Moran..
The revered former player, captain, coach and caretaker manager – and much more besides – passed away this morning.
Its impossible to measure this man's contribution to LFC over his 49 years service.
Rest in Peace.


This one is a little self indulgent,
Brian Baker..a non league football legend and friend of mine has passed away.
Like Ronnie Moran, its impossible to measure this man's contribution to Chasetown FC, over his 63 years service.
But I guarantee he will still be talking football now somewhere..a great guy, now you can rest.

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John Phillips 1951-2017

It only seems like yesterday when Tommy Docherty bought him for Villa and threw him into the deep end.
Always looked quality.

RIP.


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Regis and Armfield..two men from different times, both men of to be admired

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The Flowers of Manchester will never be forgotten

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The Flowers of Manchester will never be forgotten



Indeed, we will never know how great they could have become.

Nice link this:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football ... t-11976919

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