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  1. Octopus of Odstock

    Your Personal Survivors

    After Habgood and Mesrob, I'm down to 15. One of whom i now see regularly (Martin) and that reminds me to check on my survivors list.
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    From Cleric To Relic

    10 years on and two of my former DDP picks Mesrob and John Habgood have gone within days of each other. Can't be msny in that survivor list now.
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    Political Frailty

    Sorry to hear this, my former MP. For all that he seemingly was anti-gay, anti-women and anti-ethnic minorities, he did actually try really hard for his local constituency in between berating Nelson Mandela.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    Frederico Rosa, who played in all three games for Portugal in 1986 has died, aged 61. All links in Portuguese thus far; https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cmjornal.pt/cm-ao-minuto/amp/morreu-frederico-rosa-antigo-jogador-do-benfica-e-internacional-portugues
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    Time Added

    Not at all. Id just love to have a definitive list for you but its so difficult to track some of these down. What I may do one of these days is go through a whole swathe of references but id need the quality time to do it. Its on my to-do list.
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    Time Added

    Tom Docherty b. 1924. Ex Norwich, Newport and Reading. Believed alive was definitely alive c. 2014. Definitely alive and born pre-1930 is Eddie McLaren who was born in 1929. Reading FCs confirmed oldest if the aforementioned Churchill and Docherty are gone. I see the recently deceased Johnny Walker wasnt on Ulitzer95 list , not that it matters now.
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    Time Added

    Stan Clements died November 2018. Add to the possibility of still living: Trevor Churchill : Reading and Swindon b. 1923.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    Shame on you all for not going for Mulamba. I always had faith in you Ndaye. *ignores fact that i never picked him on DDP in the 5 years I competed since...
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    Johnny Walker - how's he doing?

    Meanwhile the Johnny Walker that means the most to me, died earlier this week aged 90. Captain of Reading football club for ages.
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    Jean-Louis Trintignant

    I know him chiefly as nephew to Maurice ahead of his film career but that's just me.
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    Time Added

    Waiting for a valid obit for that footballer who passed away this year? Wait no longer. Not sure how many are on list of the lost but loads of sports people here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sports-personality/46554724 Nigel Sims is on there.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    On the Time Added thread, Maryportfuncity ponders if Broadis is the oldest living international and Fernando Roldan's name pops up. Well, I do believe he's still alive. The last details were in 2016; https://www.latercera.com/noticia/manuel-arriagada-a-esta-uc-hay-que-ponerle-mas-corazon/ where he is listed as being in a rest home. Having done as thorough a search as I can, I strongly believe a lot of the 1950 players that I knew little about have gone. Sure, there might be the odd one alive that I've got down as dead, but I can see it being no more than 2 out. So for 1950, I believe this to be as accurate as I can and all of these are either definitely or almost certainly alive (Saguier is my only real question mark): 1950 World Cup – 10 survivors MexicoPlayerDoB/Age 1Antonio Carbajal(1929-06-07)7 June 1929 (aged 21) ChilePlayerDoB/ Age 8Luis Lindorfo Mayanés(1925-01-15)15 January 1925 (aged 25) 9Manuel Muñoz(1928-04-28)28 April 1928 (aged 22) 12Andrés Prieto(1928-12-19)19 December 1928 (aged 21) 3Fernando Roldán(1921-04-01)1 April 1921 (aged 29) ItalyPlayerDoB/Age 8Giampiero Boniperti(1928-07-04)4 July 1928 (aged 21) -2Attilio Giovannini(1924-07-30)30 July 1924 (aged 25) 17Egisto Pandolfini(1926-02-19)19 February 1926 (aged 24) - Emilio Caprile (1928) ParaguayPlayerDoB/Age 9Darío Saguier(1926-09-11)11 September 1926 (aged 23) Definitely all dead: Brazil, Uruguay, Spain, Sweden, England, USA Believed all dead (but no information to confirm); Bolivia, Switzerland, Yugoslavia
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    Time Added

    Roldan was definitely alive in 2015. Ive not seen anything to say he's passed away but just to prove that old footballers dont always get obits is the fact that Mario Perez of the 1950 Mexico team was thought alive aged 91.I learnt yesterday he actually died as long ago as 1986! Ill keep delving into it.
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    Kiwi Karkers

    Graham McRae, former New Zealand racing driver, is now in a retirement home and is 'quite frail'
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    The Chequered Flag

    There's definitely now a large amount of candidates for a racing team on any DP; Cancer: John Andretti, v. Rooyen Parkinsons: Tambay, Laffite, Posey and W Fittipaldi General very poor health: Edwards, Lederle, Lauda, Moss, Schumacher, Pairetti, Herd, Jassaud Dementia: H Hahne Drinks/drugs: Melo Old: McAlpine, Rhodes, Marr, Ecclestone, M Walker, da Silva Ramos and so many more.
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