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John Haselden has died of dementia complications. Haselden was a player for Rotherham, Doncaster and Mansfield but is better remembered by both Huddersfield and Reading for his work as a coach, physio and caretaker manager. The news report focuses on Huddersfield but he spent eight years at Reading during some of our best times at the old Elm Park. 

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/news/john-haselden-tributes-huddersfield-town-18011388

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Gregorio Benito Rubio, known as "Goyo Benito", a decorated central defender who spent the majority of his career with Real Madrid has died aged 73.

Goyo played more than 400 times for Real, scoring twice between 1966 and 1982 with a 2 year loan spell at Rayo Vallecano in the first two years in which he made 43 scoreless appearances.

In his time with Real he won La Liga and the Spanish Cup six times each and was also part of the 1981 Real Madrid side who lost the European Cup final to Liverpool in Paris.

He was also one of only two players, the other being José Martinez Sanchez "Pirri" to be personally bestowed with the Laureada by Santiago Bernabeu himself for his contributions to the club.

https://sportsfinding.com/goyo-benito-dies-fierce-banner-of-real-madrid/28110/

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17 minutes ago, MarcJWallace said:

Gregorio Benito Rubio, known as "Goyo Benito", a decorated central defender who spent the majority of his career with Real Madrid has died aged 73.

Goyo played more than 400 times for Real, scoring twice between 1966 and 1982 with a 2 year loan spell at Rayo Vallecano in the first two years in which he made 43 scoreless appearances.

In his time with Real he won La Liga and the Spanish Cup six times each and was also part of the 1981 Real Madrid side who lost the European Cup final to Liverpool in Paris.

He was also one of only two players, the other being José Martinez Sanchez "Pirri" to be personally bestowed with the Laureada by Santiago Bernabeu himself for his contributions to the club.

https://sportsfinding.com/goyo-benito-dies-fierce-banner-of-real-madrid/28110/

Another footballer dying in their early 70’s from dementia, 

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I think we can't rule out the possibility in the uk of footballers getting killed in riots over anger with no pay cuts for them.

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3 hours ago, MarcJWallace said:

Gregorio Benito Rubio, known as "Goyo Benito", a decorated central defender who spent the majority of his career with Real Madrid has died aged 73.

Goyo played more than 400 times for Real, scoring twice between 1966 and 1982 with a 2 year loan spell at Rayo Vallecano in the first two years in which he made 43 scoreless appearances.

In his time with Real he won La Liga and the Spanish Cup six times each and was also part of the 1981 Real Madrid side who lost the European Cup final to Liverpool in Paris.

He was also one of only two players, the other being José Martinez Sanchez "Pirri" to be personally bestowed with the Laureada by Santiago Bernabeu himself for his contributions to the club.

https://sportsfinding.com/goyo-benito-dies-fierce-banner-of-real-madrid/28110/

Wiki has him down as a Covid-19 death.

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João Marcos Coelho da Silva, the goalkeeper in Gremio's 1985 and 1986 Gaucho championship wins has died aged 66 of esophageal complications.

 

1 cap for Brazil in 1984.

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On 24/01/2020 at 18:23, Deathray said:

I misread the flash notice on this one as Louis Thereoux - interviewer - jailed for attempted murder and fell of my chair in disbelief....

 

It's some nutter he interviewed by the name of Joe Exotic. Might kill himself so good for here.

Curious....

This is a previous forum mention of Joe Exotic, who since Deathray's post, achieved global fame as main character of Netflix' quarantine hit "Tiger King".

He's now hospitalized with Coronavirus:

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2020/04/star-of-netflix-s-tiger-king-joe-exotic-hospitalised-for-coronavirus-in-prison-reports.html

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Radomir Antić dead at 71. Won La Liga with Atletico in 96, also managed Real and Barca as well as taking the reins for Serbia's choke in the 2010 World Cup. 

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40 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Radomir Antić dead at 71. Won La Liga with Atletico in 96, also managed Real and Barca as well as taking the reins for Serbia's choke in the 2010 World Cup. 

Often forgotten that he scored the goal that kept Luton up and sent Man City down in 1983, prompting that David Pleat dance across the Maine Road pitch

 

EDIT: Spanish media reporting that cause of death was NOT coronavirus related and he had been sick for a number of week. Inevitably given that he died in Madrid, people started to wonder 

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50 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Radomir Antić dead at 71. Won La Liga with Atletico in 96, also managed Real and Barca as well as taking the reins for Serbia's choke in the 2010 World Cup. 

Pancreatitis, and not COVID, is the cause of death.

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Rather underrated manager in his time. And you can probably count the number of folk who worked for Barca and Real and was liked by both fans on one hand.

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Leeds legend and squad member of England World Cup Winning side in 1966 Norman Hunter admitted to Hospital with Coronavirus. Get well soon Norman.

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Frits Flinkefleugel, who was part of the AFC DWS who won Eredivisie in 1964, has died aged 80.

He also won 11 caps for the Dutch national team.

DWS made the quarter-finals of the European Cup the following year, they're an amateur team nowadays and are, astonishingly, the last team in the Netherlands to win Eredivisie whose colours weren't red and white.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2330135-oud-international-flinkevleugel-die-met-dws-historie-schreef-overleden.html

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Reports coming in that 1966 world cup winner Peter Bonetti has died aged 78 - is known to be in a nursing home with dementia.

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11 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

 

Reports coming in that 1966 world cup winner Peter Bonetti has died aged 78 - is known to be in a nursing home with dementia.

Chelsea confirms:

 

 

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The Reaper is overworking these days. Someone should tell Dilip Kumar to hide in the closet till it's safer out there!

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Just now, drol said:

The Reaper is overworking these days. Someone should tell Dilip Kumar to hide in the closet till it's safer out there!

 

He doesn't need to. I'm fairly sure the Reaper forgot what a Dilip Kumar is...

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I had him in a few pools, including the DDP.

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I presume the BBC saying after a long illness is code for not Covid-19.

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24 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

I presume the BBC saying after a long illness is code for not Covid-19.

 

Well, yes, he had dementia for years. 

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