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Hardy

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #750 on: June 18, 2010, 09:49:50 AM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/8746884.stm

Andy Ripley - One of the good ones

Yes - one of the men who turned up in '73, I'm fairly sure.

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« Reply #751 on: June 18, 2010, 09:58:14 AM »
He was indeed Hardy - Here's his quote from the day:
Andy Ripley, the England No 8, was moved by the Irish welcome. “Ireland was just brilliant, and Dublin is a place that steals people’s hearts, and quite rightly. We got a really big cheer, and then for the next 80 minutes the Irish kicked **** out of us.”

Hardy

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« Reply #752 on: June 18, 2010, 10:15:49 AM »
I was there that day. An unforgettable occasion.

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« Reply #753 on: June 18, 2010, 11:03:43 AM »
Don't doubt for a minute you were there Hardy.

Have my doubts though about the other 200,000 odd who claim to have been there. The "GPO in 1916"/ "Thomond Park 1978" of a certain generation.

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« Reply #754 on: June 18, 2010, 11:36:15 AM »
The standing ovation for England as they ran out has reached about five minutes duration in my memory by this stage. I'd like to see it again. I'm sure it was approaching a minute anyway.

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« Reply #755 on: June 20, 2010, 04:32:55 AM »
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« Reply #756 on: June 20, 2010, 10:16:18 AM »
no doubt Gizmo has been re-united with his busking master...

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« Reply #757 on: June 21, 2010, 05:30:44 PM »

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« Reply #758 on: June 21, 2010, 11:57:30 PM »
Frank Sidebottom - freaked the crap put of me when I was a young 'un

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1257872_frank_sidebottom_dies_after_collapsing_at_home

Same here Gab, didn't know what the fcuk he was.
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« Reply #759 on: July 10, 2010, 03:16:12 PM »
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« Reply #760 on: July 10, 2010, 07:15:08 PM »
Right wing head case. RIP

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« Reply #761 on: August 10, 2010, 08:06:19 PM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/athletics/8902712.stm

Antonio Pettigrew aged 42.

USA 400m World Champion who admitted doping and was stripped of his 400m relay Olympic Gold.
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« Reply #762 on: August 11, 2010, 12:29:41 PM »
Jimmy Reid, saviour of Clyde shipyards, dies aged 78

'Commanding figure of great humanity' led work-in that forced Tory government to keep Upper Clyde Shipbuilders open

BBC website.
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« Reply #763 on: August 31, 2010, 02:02:49 PM »
Laurent Fignon the former Tour De France winner has died aged 50.
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maddog

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #764 on: August 31, 2010, 02:07:56 PM »
Laurent Fignon the former Tour De France winner has died aged 50.

Thats sad news. Unfortunately Laurent will be remembered more for the Tour he threw away in 89 rather than the 2 he won. A great talent.

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