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  • mr chips
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    John Stalker.

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  • Arthur Guinness
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    Bruno Ganz (Hitler)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBWm...&feature=share

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  • Piquet
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    A wonderful tribute by Pelé on his friend Gordon Banks

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    “I have great sadness in my heart today and I send condolences to the family Gordon was so proud of,” Pelé said. “I scored many goals in my life but people always like to ask about the one I didn’t score, because of that save. While it was indeed phenomenal my memory of Gordon is not defined by that but his friendship. He was a kind, warm man who gave so much to people. I am glad he saved my header because it was the start of a friendship I will always treasure. Whenever we met it was like we had never been apart.”
    Gordon Banks, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 whose diving, twisting save to thwart Pelé in 1970 is lauded as one of the greatest feats of goalkeeping, has died aged 81

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  • Piquet
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    RIP

    A report here https://www.balls.ie/football/balls-...ireland-390403 on him playing for Pats v Shams in the League of Ireland and denying Eamon Dunphy a goal.
    Last edited by Piquet; 12th-February-2019, 11:14.

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  • Waterfordlad
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    Originally posted by blackwarrior View Post


    Sad. A true class act and a great goalkeeper.
    Very true.

    ”They think it’s all over... it is now “

    RIP

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  • blackwarrior
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    Originally posted by Arthur Guinness View Post

    Sad. A true class act and a great goalkeeper.

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  • Arthur Guinness
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    Gordon Banks.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ngE9RCAdWaE

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  • isola ciarrai
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    What a man, and possibly the last of his type - bookies son from Salford (not Manchaster as he corrected many interviewers), rugby league fan, one of the first working-class as real people with an inner life (Arthur Seaton - Don't let the bastards grind you down), ladies man - Joan Baez, Carly Simon, Billie Whitelaw, Jacqueline Bisset, Shelley Winters and Diana Quick, and one of his three wives being Anouk Aimee (A Man and a Woman). Scholarship boy all the way from Salford Grammar to RADA - now it's all ex-Eton posh boys. Declined CBE and knighthood, unlike so many other 1960s young heros - Jagger, McCartney etc,
    Quote:"I think the Sir thing slightly perpetuates one of our diseases in England, which is snobbery, And it also helps keep us 'quaint', which I'm not a great fan of."
    Died a wine lover and owner of racehorses - screw the Oscars - that's a life.

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  • Waterfordlad
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    Originally posted by mr chips View Post
    Any report I've seen said he was 82 WL.
    You’re right, the original reports I saw said 92!

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  • mr chips
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    Any report I've seen said he was 82 WL.

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  • Waterfordlad
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    Think he was 92 rather than 82?

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  • blackwarrior
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    Originally posted by mr chips View Post
    Albert Finney, aged 82. He was a star long before I really became aware of him, but that changed when Miller's Crossing came out (feck, 29 years ago now). Apart from that, his stand-out roles for me were in the (final two) Denis Potter TV dramas, Karaoke and Cold Lazarus, and his performance in Before The Devil Knows You're Dead.
    Not to mention Erin Brockovich. I hadn't realised that he received four Best Actor Oscar nominations, as well as one Best Supporting Actor.

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  • mr chips
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    Albert Finney, aged 82. He was a star long before I really became aware of him, but that changed when Miller's Crossing came out (feck, 29 years ago now). Apart from that, his stand-out roles for me were in the (final two) Denis Potter TV dramas, Karaoke and Cold Lazarus, and his performance in Before The Devil Knows You're Dead.

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  • Piquet
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    Hugh McIlvanney the Legendary Sports Journalist died last week.

    He mostly wrote about Football but among his greatest works was an interview with Muhammad Ali in the days after the Rumble in the Jungle.

    according to the London Independent,

    "Patrick Collins, president of the Sports Journalists’ Association, said on McIlvanney’s retirement in 2016: “To call him a great writer is like describing Muhammad Ali as a useful heavyweight.” "

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/o...-a8746056.html
    Last edited by Piquet; 28th-January-2019, 20:35.

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  • Piquet
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    Mark Killelea, Fianna Fáil TD, Senator, MEP died yesterday.

    RIP

    Allegedly, in his first day in the European Parliament, as he began his lunch, one of his French colleagues wished him "bon appetit". Markeen replied "pleased to meet you, Mark Killelea"

    Allegedly.

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