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1 minute ago, arghton said:

39 years???!! And due to an operation that went wrong...horrible way to die.

 

And not even a serious operation. He'd retired from football the previous year and went in to have some work done on a knee ligament that was giving him grief.

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Gunther Wienhold, the goalkeeper in the West German Olympic side at the Munich games, has died aged 72.

He was a teammate of Uli Hoeness and Ottmar Hitzfeld in this particular squad.


https://www.swr.de/sport/fussball/sc-freiburg/guenther-wienhold-gestorben-100.html

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On 16/09/2017 at 12:26, charon said:

Not exactly in the Spirit of the Thread, but might lead to a thread of its own after tomorrow.

 

The All Ireland fitba final is then, and it might bust the Curse of Mayo.

 

https://www.thesun.ie/news/1536512/all-ireland-winner-with-1951-mayo-team-blasts-claims-of-a-curse-as-nonsense-and-says-stephen-rochfords-men-will-beat-dublin-to-the-sam-maguire/

 

66 years of failure down to allegedly pissing off a priest on the way home after last winning it in 1951.

 

Interestingly from 'our' point of view, there are two elderly survivors from that team, and as long as The Curse lives, they would be highly obitable.

 

Padraig Carney and Paddy Prendergast.

 

Dubs win tomorrow and I might do one for them.

Yes, I'm shoehorning in here, sorry.

 

Of interest probably only to charon, ha, but Paddy Prendergast has died: https://westernpeople.ie/2021/09/26/death-announced-of-mayos-1951-all-ireland-hero/

 

Padraig Carney died in 2019.

 

Sub Mick Loftus is still alive according to the article.

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8 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Yes, I'm shoehorning in here, sorry.

 

Of interest probably only to charon, ha, but Paddy Prendergast has died: https://westernpeople.ie/2021/09/26/death-announced-of-mayos-1951-all-ireland-hero/

 

Padraig Carney died in 2019.

 

Sub Mick Loftus is still alive according to the article.

Makes the BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/gaelic-games/58697687

 

I can only think it’s because of the curse as Irish Sport news ( with no link to Northern Ireland ) is pretty rare on there 

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Martin Burleigh, former keeper for Newcastle, Darlington, Carlisle and Hartlepool, being reported dead aged 70: 

 

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Ian Riddell, who played at full-back for Berwick Rangers in their famed 1967 victory over [Glasgow] Rangers has been reported dead.

A precise age is unknown, but the report from the Berwick Rangers website notes he was in his early eighties.

https://berwickrangers.com/ian-riddell/

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8 hours ago, MarcJWallace said:

Ian Riddell, who played at full-back for Berwick Rangers in their famed 1967 victory over [Glasgow] Rangers has been reported dead.

A precise age is unknown, but the report from the Berwick Rangers website notes he was in his early eighties.

https://berwickrangers.com/ian-riddell/


His son is the actor Derek Riddell (b. 1967, wiki) of No Angels, Doctor Who, Ugly Betty, Silent Witness etc.

His wife was Scottish stage actress Hope Ross (IMDb), who also had recurring roles in Taggart. She died on 24 October 2018, as per this tweet from her son:
 

 

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Fred Hill (wiki), England player back in 1962 who also made appearances for Bolton Wanderers, Man City, Halifax etc., dead at 81.

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Nikos Tsoumanis, a left-back for numerous clubs in his native Greece has been found dead in his car aged 31 and Police suspect foul play.

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A couple of months ago I made a list of surviving coaches of the finals of the three main European club competitions (European Cup/Champions League, UEFA Cup/Europa League and the now defunct Cup Winners' Cup). After much consideration of when to cut off the first two lists out of fear of them getting too cluttered, I decided to cut them off in 2002.
First mentioned team was the winner of the final.

 

European Cup/Champions League (until 2002)

Spoiler

Nottingham Forest - Malmö FF (1979)
Bob Houghton (b. 1947) - Malmö FF


Hamburger SV – Juventus (1983)
Giovanni Trapattoni (b. 1939) - Juventus

 

 

 

Juventus – Liverpool (1985)
Giovanni Trapattoni (b. 1939) - Juventus

 

 

 

Steaua București – Barcelona (1986)
Emerich Jenei (b. 1937)
Terry Venables (b. 1943)

 

 

Porto – Bayern Munich (1987)
Artur Jorge (b. 1946) - Porto

 

 

 

PSV – Benfica (1988)
Guus Hiddink (b. 1946)
António “Toni” José da Conceição Oliveira (b. 1946)

 

 

Milan - Steaua București (1989)
Arrigo Sacchi (b. 1946)
Anghel Iordănescu (b. 1950)

 

 

Milan – Benfica (1990)
Arrigo Sacchi (b. 1946)
Sven-Göran Eriksson (b. 1948)

 

 

Red Star Belgrade – Marseille (1991)
Ljubomir “Ljupko” Petrović (b. 1947) - Red Star Belgrade

 

 

Marseille – Milan (1993)

Fabio Capello (b. 1946) - Milan

 

 

Milan – Barcelona (1994)

Fabio Capello (b. 1946) - Milan

 

 

 

Ajax – Milan (1995)

Louis van Gaal (b. 1951)
Fabio Capello (b. 1946)

 

 

Juventus – Ajax (1996)

Marcello Lippi (b. 1948)
Louis van Gaal (b. 1951)

 

 

Borussia Dortmund – Juventus (1997)

Ottmar Hitzfeld (b. 1949)
Marcello Lippi (b. 1948)

 

 

Real Madrid – Juventus (1998)

Jupp Heynckes (b. 1945)
Marcello Lippi (b. 1948)

 

Manchester United – Bayern Munich (1999)

Alex Ferguson (b. 1941)
Ottmar Hitzfeld (b. 1949)

 

Real Madrid – Valencia (2000)

Vicente del Bosque (b. 1950)
Héctor Cúper (b. 1955)

 

Bayern Munich – Valencia (2001)

Ottmar Hitzfeld (b. 1949)
Héctor Cúper (b. 1955)

 

Real Madrid – Bayer Leverkusen (2002)

Vicente del Bosque (b. 1950)
Klaus Toppmöller (b. 1951)

 

 

 

 

UEFA Cup (until 2002)

Spoiler

 

 

Juventus – Athletic Bilbao (1977)
Giovanni Trapattoni (b. 1939) - Juventus

 

 

 

 

PSV – SEC Bastia (1978)
Kees Rijvers (b. 1926) - PSV

 

 

 

 

Eintracht Frankfurt - Borussia Mönchengladbach (1980)
Jupp Heynckes (b. 1945) - Borussia Mönchengladbach

 

 

 

Ipswich Town – AZ (1981)
Georg Keßler (b. 1932) - AZ

 

 

 

IFK Göteborg – Hamburger SV (1982)
Sven-Göran Eriksson (b. 1948) - IFK  Göteborg

 

 

 

 

Anderlecht – Benfica (1983)
Paul van Himst (b. 1943)
Sven-Göran Eriksson (b. 1948)

 

 

 

Tottenham Hotspur – Anderlecht (1984)
Keith Burkinshaw (b. 1935)
Paul van Himst (b. 1943)

 

 

 

 

 

Real Madrid – FC Köln (1986)
Georg Keßler (b. 1932) - FC Köln

 

 

 

 

Bayer Leverkusen – Espanyol (1988)
Erich Ribbeck (b. 1937)
Javier Clemente (b. 1950)

 

 

 

Napoli – Stuttgart (1989)
Ottavio Bianchi (b. 1943)
Arie Haan (b. 1948)

 

 

 

Juventus – Fiorentina (1990)
Dino Zoff (b. 1942)
Francesco Graziani (b. 1952)

 

 

 

Inter Milan – Roma (1991)
Giovanni Trapattoni (b. 1939)
Ottavio Bianchi (b. 1943)

 

 

 

Ajax – Torino (1992)
Louis van Gaal (b. 1951) - Ajax

 

 

 

 

Juventus – Borussia Dortmund (1993)
Giovanni Trapattoni (b. 1939)
Ottmar Hitzfeld (b. 1949)

 

 

 

Inter Milan – Austria Salzburg (1994)
Gianpiero Marini (b. 1951) - Inter Milan

 

 

 

 

Parma – Juventus (1995)
Nevio Scala (b. 1947)
Marcello Lippi (b. 1948)

 

 

 

Bayern Munich – Bordeaux (1996)
Franz Beckenbauer (b. 1945)
Gernot Rohr (b. 1953)

 

 

Schalke 04 – Inter Milan (1997)
Huub Stevens (b. 1953)
Roy Hodgson (b. 1947)

 

Inter Milan – Lazio (1998)

Sven-Göran Eriksson (b. 1948) - Lazio

 

Parma – Marseille (1999)

Alberto Malesani (b. 1954)
Rolland Courbis (b. 1953)

 

Galatasaray – Arsenal (2000)

Fatih Terim (b. 1953)
Arsène Wenger (b. 1949)

 

Liverpool – Deportivo Alavés (2001)

José Manuel “Mané” Esnal Pardo (b. 1950) - Deportivo Alavés

 

 

Feyenoord – Borussia Dortmund (2002)

Bert van Marwijk (b. 1952)
Matthias Sammer (b. 1967)

 

 

Cup Winners' Cup

Spoiler

FC Magdeburg – Milan (1974)
Giovanni Trapattoni (b. 1939) - Milan

 

 

 

 

Anderlecht – Austria Wien (1978)
Hermann Stessl (b. 1940) - Austria Wien

 

 

Barcelona – Fortuna Düsseldorf (1979)
Joaquim Rifé (b. 1942) - Barcelona

 

 

 

Valencia – Arsenal (1980)
Terry Neill (b. 1942) - Arsenal

 

 

Dinamo Tbilisi – Carl Zeiss Jena (1981)
Hans Meyer (b. 1942) - Carl Zeiss Jena

 

 

 

 

Aberdeen – Real Madrid (1983)
Alex Ferguson (b. 1941) - Aberdeen

 

 

 

Juventus – Porto (1984)
Giovanni Trapattoni (b. 1939) - Juventus

 

 

 

 

Ajax – Lokomotive Leipzig (1987)
Hans-Ulrich Thomale (b. 1944) - Lokomotive Leipzig

 

 

Mechelen – Ajax (1988)
Aad de Mos (b. 1947) - Mechelen

 

 

 

 

 

Sampdoria – Anderlecht (1990)
Aad de Mos (b. 1947) - Anderlecht

 

 

Manchester United – Barcelona (1991)
Alex Ferguson (b. 1941) - Manchester United

 

 

 

Werder Bremen – Monaco (1992)
Otto Rehhagel (b. 1938)
Arsène Wenger (b. 1949)

 

 

Parma – Antwerp (1993)
Nevio Scala (b. 1947)
Walter Meeuws (b. 1951)

 

 

Arsenal – Parma (1994)
George Graham (b. 1944)
Nevio Scala (b. 1947)

 

 

Zaragoza – Arsenal (1995)
Victor Fernández (b. 1960)
Stewart Houston (b. 1949)

 

 

Paris Saint-Germain – Rapid Wien (1996)
Luis Fernández (b. 1959)
Ernst Dokupil (b. 1947)

 

 

Barcelona – Paris Saint-Germain (1997)
Ricardo Gomes (b. 1964) - Paris Saint-Germain

 

 

 

Chelsea – Stuttgart (1998)
Gianluca Vialli (b. 1964)
Joachim Löw (b. 1960)

 

 

Lazio – Mallorca (1999)
Sven-Göran Eriksson (b. 1948)
Héctor Cúper (b. 1955)

 

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Ian Rush & Roy Evans at Roger Hunt's funeral

 

Rush looks very old all of a sudden

 

Former Liverpool players Ian Rush and Roy Evans

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Leicester City legend and charity fund raiser Alan Birchill has been rushed to hospital according to Twitter sourced.

 

He was a summariser for Radio Leicester commentary until a few years ago.

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11 hours ago, Bibliogryphon said:

Leicester City legend and charity fund raiser Alan Birchill has been rushed to hospital according to Twitter sourced.

 

He was a summariser for Radio Leicester commentary until a few years ago.

That's Alan Birchenall, rather than anyone else. The good news is (or not, depending...) that he's home (also according to Twitter sources) and was taken to hospital as a precaution. He was a big campaigner for defibrillators in public places following a cardiac arrest almost 5 years ago.

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George Kinnell, who played 130 games for Aberdeen between 1959 and 1963 has died aged 83.

After leaving Aberdeen for Stoke City, he played 91 times for The Potters in three years before moving to Oldham, Sunderland and then Middlesbrough, retiring after a spell in Australia with Juventus Melbourne.

He was also a cousin of the legendary Jim Baxter (1939-2001)

https://www.afc.co.uk/2021/10/17/in-memoriam-george-kinnell/

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On 13/10/2021 at 16:56, The Old Crem said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58903956
David Brooks has been diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin Lymphoma. Survival rate is about 90% for that stage so hopefully he won’t be a DDP hit in the coming years. 

Fellow Welshman Dan Barden diagnosed with Testicle Cancer aged 20. https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/12437322/norwich-goalkeeper-dan-barden-diagnosed-with-testicular-cancer

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