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Sadoldgit posted this 3 weeks ago

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Seems that as the media expands more and more people become "famous".

It's a shame people die, and we all will, but I guess it gives more people immortality by having a record stored prominently online - is it too early to say that about Eric?

Is it too early to say about Ray, as great a footballer as he was and was an alcoholic, he was regularly stopped drink driving near me in Cobham (google it) - if he'd killed someone he'd have been vilified.....just sayin

 Yes he would. But he lived in an era when drink driving was something a great many people did, especially footballers. In the 70’sand 80’s it wasn’t a big deal for the members of the public. I am not saying it wasn’t wrong. I did it myself though as did all of my mates. It doesn’t make him a bad human being. 

SaintBristol posted this 3 weeks ago

Originally posted by Sadoldgit

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Seems that as the media expands more and more people become "famous".

It's a shame people die, and we all will, but I guess it gives more people immortality by having a record stored prominently online - is it too early to say that about Eric?

Is it too early to say about Ray, as great a footballer as he was and was an alcoholic, he was regularly stopped drink driving near me in Cobham (google it) - if he'd killed someone he'd have been vilified.....just sayin

 Yes he would. But he lived in an era when drink driving was something a great many people did, especially footballers. In the 70’sand 80’s it wasn’t a big deal for the members of the public. I am not saying it wasn’t wrong. I did it myself though as did all of my mates. It doesn’t make him a bad human being. 

 He had at least 2 convictions for drink driving.  Most recently a year ago. 

Cobham Saint posted this 3 weeks ago

Originally posted by SaintBristol

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Originally posted by SaintBristol

On an earlier note I met Ray Wilkins through work and he was a really nice bloke

 Same here but you wouldn't have wanted to be walking or driving down Fairmile Lane after closing time - though to be fair there were / are plenty of "clebs" who still do...drive that is...

 I'm pretty sure he didn't drive down Fairmile Lane.  He had his problems, he captained his country and was genuinelly loved by his peers. 

 He'd did. And for the other points, that's no doubt true. The poin t is that drinking and driving isn't and was never clever. Am only saying it from someone who has seek a family devastated by it. Made worse by the fact I also knew the driver.

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Cobham Saint posted this 3 weeks ago

seek = seen btw

lifeintheslowlane posted this 3 weeks ago - Last edited 3 weeks ago

The Crafty Cockney Takes His Final Bow at 60.

RIP Eric Bristow. lou_sad

Edit: Opps bit late to the show.

Sadoldgit posted this 3 weeks ago

Originally posted by SaintBristol

Originally posted by Sadoldgit

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Seems that as the media expands more and more people become "famous".

It's a shame people die, and we all will, but I guess it gives more people immortality by having a record stored prominently online - is it too early to say that about Eric?

Is it too early to say about Ray, as great a footballer as he was and was an alcoholic, he was regularly stopped drink driving near me in Cobham (google it) - if he'd killed someone he'd have been vilified.....just sayin

 Yes he would. But he lived in an era when drink driving was something a great many people did, especially footballers. In the 70’sand 80’s it wasn’t a big deal for the members of the public. I am not saying it wasn’t wrong. I did it myself though as did all of my mates. It doesn’t make him a bad human being. 

 He had at least 2 convictions for drink driving.  Most recently a year ago. 

 Again, I am not condoning drinking and driving but also again, there was a big drinking culture amongst footballers in the 60s 70s and 80s which led to many of the players having alchohol problems later when they hung up their boots. He was very open about his battle with alcoholism. It can't be much fun. Look what it did to George Best. Jimmy Greaves suffered with it. It could well have prompted Wilkins' early demise. Any form of addiction is not healthy but it doesn't make someone a bad person.

Saint CD posted this 2 weeks ago

Dale Winton  .... just 62 !

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saintbletch posted this 2 weeks ago

Dale Winton has pushed his last shopping trolly, painted himself orange for the last time and is no longer in it to win it.

RIP.

Goatboy posted this 6 days ago

dinger posted this 6 days ago

Originally posted by Goatboy

 I feel bad for never having heard of him. Was he any good?

Dubai_Phil posted this 6 days ago

Originally posted by Goatboy

 Just read a bit of the back story.

Obviously a shock to everyone he was even in Oman, but had health issues for some time.

And yes Dinger he had some great dance tracks and mates who saw him live loved him

dinger posted this 6 days ago

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

Originally posted by Goatboy

 Just read a bit of the back story.

Obviously a shock to everyone he was even in Oman, but had health issues for some time.

And yes Dinger he had some great dance tracks and mates who saw him live loved him

 Well I'm sorry to hear that. I hope I didn't sound flippant. Usually in touch with music, but this guy had passed me by. x

Dubai_Phil posted this 5 days ago

No worries Dinger.

We'll wake you up when it's all over

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 5 days ago

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

No worries Dinger.

We'll wake you up when it's all over

 Please add me to the list Phil.

RIP Nipper...shitty age to have life cut short. lou_sad

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Nottarf Krap posted this 5 days ago

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

No worries Dinger.

We'll wake you up when it's all over

 Please add me to the list Phil.

RIP Nipper...shitty age to have life cut short. lou_sad

 I'd never heard of him either. Just read that he earned $250,000 a night on tour. That's a lot of cabbage for spinning records.

Fatso posted this 5 days ago

Did he do weddings?

dinger posted this 5 days ago

Originally posted by Fatso

Did he do weddings?

I DJed a wedding once. Got paid in beer. I feel now that I might have been short-changed.

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Nottarf Krap posted this 5 days ago

Mini Me from the Austin Powers movies has passed away.

Dubai_Phil posted this 5 hours ago