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1 Posted 27/10/2018 at 15:52:43
Seems he's been out injured for some time... just returning.
2 Posted 27/10/2018 at 16:23:45
3 Posted 27/10/2018 at 16:35:12
Everyone's gone soft. People are taken ill all the time. How many more programmes are they going to cancel? And if not, why not?
4 Posted 27/10/2018 at 16:55:23
Good that Brighton beat Wolves 1-0 to stop them leapfrogging over us!
5 Posted 27/10/2018 at 17:22:01
Are you being serious with that Hoddle post?
6 Posted 27/10/2018 at 17:42:10
7 Posted 27/10/2018 at 17:44:42
8 Posted 27/10/2018 at 17:52:37
I'm not defending MK but I didn't find the comment offensive. Obviously I don't know the extent of how unwell he is, but it must be fairly serious IMO if they cancelled the show.
9 Posted 27/10/2018 at 18:06:24
10 Posted 27/10/2018 at 18:10:01
11 Posted 27/10/2018 at 18:11:03
Or am I being too harsh? Pfftuwey!
12 Posted 27/10/2018 at 18:12:33
13 Posted 27/10/2018 at 18:15:27
But it sets such a bizarre precedent. He was taken ill and they cancel a programme? I think there is a total lack of perspective in that decision.
14 Posted 27/10/2018 at 18:19:35
I remember watching WWF in my younger days and a performer died in the ring (Owen Harte). The show went on.
Even more recent, I believe one of their commentators suffered a heart attack during a live TV Broadcast. The show went on with utmost professionalism and respect for the injured party. Cameras were kept away while he received urgent medical attention and his dignity kept.
I did not see the BT broadcast but believe it should've continued on a somber note and it would also have acted as a vehicle for BT to provide updates to concerned viewers on the incident. As a professional and a football man, I'm sure it would be Glen's wishes.
15 Posted 27/10/2018 at 18:21:29
On the topic of past players falling ill/passing away, I was shocked to read about the truly great player Kevin Beattie's funeral yesterday, a full month after he died. I completely missed any announcement of his death last month.
Duncan Edwards and Tony Kaye were before my time, but from what I know of them Beattie played a similar game and was just as key to the Ipswich team he played for.
Some really nice tributes from old team mates on 'The Beat', not least (for our Northern Ireland Blues) his centre back partner, Alan Hunter. Their manager Bobby Robson described them as 'bacon and eggs' as they went together so well!
Beattie would cost a fortune in today's market. A giant of a player, in every way.
16 Posted 27/10/2018 at 20:12:48
Back to the main thread, I am sorry to hear about Glenn Hoddle. Good player and coach. He was, I feel unfairly sacked by England for views which were bizarre but blabbered out by a man who I never thought "got" what was needed to manage England. Unlike you, Jay, I think his punditry demonstrates how silence is best for him. Hope he is okay.
Michael K, you remind me of my late mother in law who often hit the nail on the head but with toe-curlingly bad timing.
17 Posted 27/10/2018 at 21:28:22
18 Posted 28/10/2018 at 14:50:27
19 Posted 28/10/2018 at 15:19:11
20 Posted 28/10/2018 at 15:29:12
21 Posted 29/10/2018 at 21:16:25
22 Posted 29/10/2018 at 21:21:14
Isn't Juventus's new stadium only 45 to 55 thousand?
23 Posted 29/10/2018 at 21:22:31
24 Posted 29/10/2018 at 21:23:07
26 Posted 29/10/2018 at 21:50:14
27 Posted 29/10/2018 at 21:52:37
29 Posted 29/10/2018 at 22:14:46
Both live on Herts/Essex border. Their quick, direct train journey to WHL has been replaced by going into Liverpool Street then out to Wembley on the tube. Frankly, I'm amazed Spurs get the crowds they get at Wembley.
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