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  1. Octopus of Odstock

    FIFA World Cup Players

    Correct thread YW, thank you. Ngcongca is the third passing from the 2010 World Cup.
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    Oldest Living football league players

    What a quite brilliant find, thank you.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2021

    That's a pain in the bum...
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    Time Added

    Another Covid scalp apparently.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    Adam Musial, 1974 stalwart for Poland has died. Obit in Polish, but I expect one might turn up in English in due course, not least because he went from the bright lights of World Cup 1974 to playing for Hereford United for three seasons! - https://sport.onet.pl/pilka-nozna/kadra/adam-musial-nie-zyje-ostatni-wywiad-z-bylym-reprezentantem-polski/vckedhe
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Place of death was Salisbury. I think the death certificate has botched his date of birth, but I do think it's our man.
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Okay, this is my theory with Jim Jowett. Jowett's name was Sylvester James Jowett and there are/were very few Sylvester Jowett's around. I believe the birth date listed for SJJ is possibly incorrect. There is a SJJ who was born on the 24th January (not the 27th) 1930 and who died in May 1986 in Salisbury. So it's the wrong date, wrong year and wrong area for SJJ who played for York City and spent most of his life in Yorkshire. But this is my theory and it's all based on the complete lack of SJ's elsewhere of that age AND the fact it's the same middle name as well? I think it's got to be the same man. So how do you explain the difference? Well my theory is SJJ died on holiday or business suddenly. He would've been just 56. Through my other research, I have seen that a death certificate is only as good as the information provided. If a family member wasn't around and it was a business associate or something, they could easily have put the wrong birthdate as they might not have known. It's not 100% but I cannot believe there was another SJJ born just three days later in the month around the late 1920's/early 1930's - there's no evidence. Nothing on 192.com which you can find Ray Ruffett etc. on for example... Also, if SJJ is still alive, there's no evidence of it.
  8. Octopus of Odstock

    Oldest Living football league players

    Thanks for this. Jim Jowett died in the 1980s by the way. I'll find the information tonight and post it here.
  9. Octopus of Odstock

    FIFA World Cup Players

    Not good enough for OoO's strict rules.
  10. Octopus of Odstock

    FIFA World Cup Players

    Never played in a World Cup Finals game though...
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    Des O'Connor

    I liked Des O'Connor as a person. A genuinely warm, nice man who wasn't afraid to laugh at himself, had little ego considering his extensive career and only wanted to entertain. His programmes were too light and fluffy for my liking but he was a good egg. RIP Des.
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    Des O'Connor

    Bradley Walsh Nicky Byrne Matt Smith MC Harvey Wolf from Gladiators Rod Stewart Olly Murs Steve Harris and Martin Keown.
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    The Priests Of Father Ted

    Fergus O'Kelly has died https://www.irishpost.com/news/tributes-paid-to-actor-fergus-okelly-father-teds-laughing-priest-who-has-sadly-passed-away-197457 Played Father Barty Dunne, the 'laughing priest'.
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    Crashing Companies

    Glad you think the possibility of pending unemployment is a joke.
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    Crashing Companies

    I can tell you, as someone who works as a contractor to them, it's more than 10%. I'd say more like 40% at least.
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