I noticed we were wearing black arm bands versus Pompey. Anyone know who has passed away??
Paul Kellett, Posted 01/12/2007 at 23:58:27
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Before the kick-off, they had a minute's spontaneous applause for Graham Paton (sp?), who died 10 days ago. He was a Portsmouth bloke, apparently, so I"m guessing our players wore the black armbands as a sign of respect.
After looking through the gallery, it seems that the Pompey players weren?t wearing a black armband.
Could it be after Dave Hickson?s heart attack?
Have to admit when I saw the armbands I got a bit worried about Dave Hickson but thankfully he seems to be recovering. Didn’t notice anything on the OS about it, but I only glanced over it quickly this afternoon.
Black armbands were for Graham Paddon who was an assistant manager at Portsmouth used to work with Alan Ball on the South Coast. Only 57 when he passed on.
The black armbands were for England :)
It seems that it was the Graham Paddon who played for West Ham. I remember watching him playing for Norwich against Swindon Town (my local team at the time).
He must have been in his late teens then but he was Norwich’s best player at the time.
Only 57 when he died.
Evel Knievel was a reknowned Pompey fan, he would often entertain fans at half time at Fratton Park with his wheelies in the centre circle..