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    When I was about 10 speedway was pretty popular and used to be on 'World of Sport' every Saturday at about 1pm. We'd stick bits of card in the back wheels of our bicycles and the rider we'd all pretend to be was Ivan Mauger. He was so far ahead of the rest of the field that it was silly. A true master of his discipline.

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    N/A Sorry.
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    ^ A bit late mate he died in 2011.

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    Shit I went on the NRL latest score and this story was there. My mistake.

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    Former All Black and National MP Tony Steel dies aged 76

    4 May, 2018 5:05pm



    Tony Steel, a former All Blacks wing who played nine tests, has died in Hamilton aged 76.
    Steel was a former National MP and spent 10 years as headmaster of Hamilton Boys' High School. Born in Greymouth on July 31, 1941, the West Coast Rugby Union today tweeted the news of his passing.
    Steel played for the All Blacks between 1966-68 and was one of four players of the 1967 touring squad to Canada, Britain and France known to be suffering, or have suffered, from dementia. Steel was living in permanent care in Hamilton.
    The others are Waka Nathan, 77, who has stage two Alzheimer's disease, Graham Williams, and Mac Herewini, who died after a series of strokes in 2014.

    The Herald revealed the plight of the four players two years ago after a series of stories on the 1964 Taranaki Ranfurly Shield team, where five players have either died with or are suffering from dementia conditions.

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    None of the current shower of gobshites are fit to lace his boots.

    Ray Wilson: England World Cup-winning defender dies



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    Ray Wilson, a member of England's World Cup-winning side, has died, aged 83.


    At 32, the left-back was the oldest player in Sir Alf Ramsey's starting XI which overcame West Germany 4-2 in the 1966 final at Wembley.


    He spent most of his club career at Huddersfield Town before moving to Everton where he helped the Toffees win the 1966 FA Cup.


    Derbyshire-born Wilson, who also played for Oldham and Bradford City, had been diagnosed with
    Alzheimer's disease.


    The Terriers said in a statement they were "devastated" to learn of Wilson's death and added: "He was a regular supporter at home match days alongside his eldest son Russell despite battling Alzheimer's disease."


    Everton
    also paid tribute to their former player, saying Wilson was "unquestionably one of the finest footballers to wear the royal blue jersey".

    Former Toffees boss Joe Royle, who made his Everton debut the year Wilson helped them to 1966 FA Cup success, said: "He is a World Cup winner and played in the last England team that had four, maybe five, world class players. He was certainly one of those.

    "He was the best of his kind at the time. And he was a top guy, always there with a smile or a helpful word. I played a few reserve games with Ray and it was like listening to a maestro. He knew his stuff."

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    Troy Waters, 53, dead after long battle with leukaemia

    TRIBUTES have begun flowing for boxing Hall of Famer Troy Waters who died following a long battle with leukaemia.

    He was 53.
    One of three boxing brothers — Guy and Dean were the others, each of whom won national titles and fought internationally — Troy Waters was one of Australia’s most stylish, accomplished and successful fighters of the 1980s and 1990s.

    He had been battling acute myeloid leukaemia, a rare form of blood cancer, since July 2014 and underwent brutal chemotherapy sessions and a bone-marrow transplant in December 2014 courtesy of his big brother, former Australian heavyweight boxing champion Dean.
    After numerous lengthy stints in hospital, it appeared he was finally recovering. Then eight weeks later it was back.
    Troy did strength and conditioning training with the Central Coast Mariners who posted their condolences on social media today.





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    Wimbledon and US Open-winning tennis star Maria Bueno dies aged 78



    Brazilian tennis star Maria Bueno, who won three Wimbledon singles titles and four at the US Open in the 1950s and 1960s, and helped usher in the modern women's game, has died at the age of 78 after suffering from mouth cancer.




    Bueno was admitted to the Nove de Julho hospital in Sao Paulo on Tuesday.


    On Friday the hospital released a statement confirming her death. It declined to provide more details out of respect for her family.

    "A very sad day for sports. Brazil and the world lost a true tennis legend," tweeted the International Olympic Committee, one of several sports organisations and professional tennis players to praise Bueno's contribution.


    Nicknamed "The Tennis Ballerina" because of her graceful style, Bueno spent most of her career on the court before the professional era.

    She won 19 Grand Slam titles overall, seven in singles, 11 in doubles and one in mixed doubles, between 1959 and 1966. She also reached the singles final at both the Australian Open and the French Open.


    Bueno was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1978 and was more recently contributing regularly to Brazilian television at Wimbledon, the US Open and other major tennis events.

    She won her first major at Wimbledon in 1959, when she was 19.


    In Tennis Encyclopedia, Bud Collins described her at the time as "the incomparably balletic and flamboyant Bueno".

    "Volleying beautifully, playing with breathtaking boldness and panache, the lithe Brazilian became the first South American woman to win the Wimbledon singles," Collins wrote.


    Adored in Brazil after winning the trophy, Bueno became one of the symbols of the country's change from mostly rural to urban and modern.


    Bueno was ranked No 1 in the world in 1959, 1960, 1964 and 1966. She was the first non-American woman to win Wimbledon and the US Open in the same season.


    Billie Jean King, who beat Bueno in the 1966 Wimbledon final and later helped start a women's professional tennis tour, said the Brazilian was one of the players that made tennis less of a men's game.

    "Maria was a big star who caught the interest of the fans at a time when the men took centre stage. She helped lay the groundwork for what was to come," King told Bueno's website in 2009. "She deserves to be recognised."

    Bueno said men were key to her game.


    "It was only because I trained with men that I developed my speed. People said I looked effortless, but that was from training with guys," said Bueno, who played without a coach.


    From 1957-67, a decade in which she was dominating on the tennis court, Bueno won 65 singles tournaments, 90 doubles titles and 15 in mixed doubles. She was runner-up in 45 other competitions.

    Injuries and illness shortened her career, including spending eight months in bed in 1961 because of hepatitis.

    Her last major title came in 1968 when she won the doubles title at the US Open alongside Margaret Smith Court - one of her biggest rivals in singles.

    Bueno and Smith Court faced each other in five major finals, with Bueno winning two of them.

    Bueno's career took a downturn as the Open era started in 1968 because of arm and leg injuries. But she returned to tennis years later and won her final tournament at the Japan Open in 1974.

    Off court, Bueno also had an interest in fashion and played in dresses tailored by English couturier Ted Tinling.


    In 1964, she surprised the public at Wimbledon with a white Tinling dress that had a pink underskirt and matching pink underwear.

    "There was a gasp from one end of the court," Bueno recalled years later. "And the people at the other end didn't know why, until I changed ends and served from there.

    "Later I wore panties that resembled the club colors, which outraged the club committee and they brought in the all-white clothing rule."


    Born in Sao Paulo, Bueno started playing tennis at the age of six and entered her first tournament at 11. At 17, she left Brazil for the United States.

    Despite being considered a future star after winning national tournaments at a young age, Bueno was shy about her achievements.

    "I'm not good," she told the Associated Press after being named Female Athlete of the Year in 1959. "I'm afraid of everyone I play."

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    Golf loses a legend in Peter Thomson


    Australian golfing great Peter Thomson has died after a battle with Parkinson's disease.
    The five-time British Open champion had been fighting the disease for the past four years.
    Based in Melbourne, Thomson was two months short of his 89th birthday.

    Thomson died at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday morning.
    He is survived by his wife Mary, a son and three daughters, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    The first Australian to win the British Open, Thomson claimed the title five times between 1954 and 1965, a record equalled only by American Tom Watson.
    On the American senior circuit he won nine times in 1985.
    As well as a great player, Thomson served as president of the Australian PGA for 32 years, designing and building courses in Australia and around the world.
    He also helped establish the Asian Tour and worked behind the scenes for the Odyssey House drug rehabilitation organisation where he was chairman for five years.
    In 1979 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his service to golf and in 2001 became an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his contributions as a player and administrator and for community service.



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    Multiple Classic-winning trainer John Dunlop dies aged 78

    Multiple Classic-winning trainer John Dunlop has died at the age of 78.
    Dunlop saddled two winners of the Derby in Shirley Heights (1978) and Erhaab (1994).






    He also won the St Leger three times, the 1000 Guineas three times and the Oaks twice, with the 2000 Guineas the only British Classic to elude him.
    Dunlop was awarded an OBE for his charitable work and was responsible for over 3,500 winners before retiring at the end of the 2012 season, having first taken out a licence in 1966.

    Married to Susan in 1965, Dunlop's two sons, Ed and Harry, are both successful trainers.

    Ed Dunlop said in a statement to Press Association Sport: "Very sadly my father died last night after a long battle following surgery in Worthing Hospital.


    "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the amazing staff at both Chichester and Worthing Hospitals for all they did for him.

    "Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course."


    Very few big races escaped the grasp of John Dunlop during his long and illustrious career.

    His death at the age of 78 sees racing lose one of its most respected and considered figures.

    Twice winner of the Derby with Shirley Heights (1978) and Erhaab (1994), Arundel-based Dunlop also saddled three St Leger victors among his 10 Classic triumphs in Moon Madness (1986), Silver Patriarch (1997) and Millenary (2000).

    Other big wins on his roll of honour included three 1000 Guineas winners - Quick As Lightning (1980), Salsabil (1990) and Shadayid (1991) - and two Oaks in Circus Plume (1984) and Salsabil (1990), with the latter also winning the Irish Derby, as did Shirley Heights.

    Only the 2000 Guineas eluded him of the five Classics run in Britain.

    Dunlop was awarded an OBE for his charitable work and was responsible for over 3,500 winners before retiring at the end of the 2012 season, having first took out a licence in 1966.


    Married to Susan in 1965, Dunlop's two sons, Ed and Harry, are both successful trainers.

    Born at Tetbury in Gloucestershire, Dunlop first took out a training licence in 1966 and was champion trainer in 1995.

    Another highlight in an illustrious career which saw 74 Group One victories was the flying sprinter Habibti, winner of the July Cup, Nunthorpe, Haydock Sprint Cup and Prix de l'Abbaye in 1983.

    Lahib won the Queen Anne Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in 1992, while Bahri won the St James's Palace Stakes and QEII in 1995.
    Arguably one of the finest horses to pass through the doors of Dunlop's Castle Stables yard was Sakhee, who finished second in the 2000 Derby to Sinndar and then fourth to Giant's Causeway in the Coral-Eclipse.

    The Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned colt joined Godolphin for his four-year-old season, winning the Juddmonte International and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe before being beaten a nose by Tiznow in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
    David Probert is among the jockeys wearing a black armband in memory of John Dunlop in the bet365 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock pic.twitter.com/NpzTk33EOL
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    5 of the best for John Dunlop

    John Dunlop trained a host of top-class horses in his highly-successful career spanning six decades. Keith Hamer selects five of the Arundel maestro's finest to have graced the track.

    HABIBTI
    The decision to switch Habibti to sprinting after running in the English and Irish 1000 Guineas of 1983 proved inspirational as she swept all before her winning the July Cup, Nunthorpe Stakes, Haydock's Sprint Cup and the Prix de l'Abbaye in brilliant style. Not surprisingly she was crowned horse of the year.


    MILLENARY
    The last of his three St Leger winners, Millenary went on to be one of the stalwarts of the Dunlop stable. Triumphant at Doncaster in 2000, the son of Rainbow Quest raced on until an eight-year-old, winning every season from the age of three. His name is on the roll of honour of most of the major staying races, including with his last success coming fittingly in the Doncaster Cup in 2005.

    SALSABIL
    An exceptional filly meticulously nurtured by her trainer, not only to land the 1000 Guineas and the Oaks in 1990 but also to go on and defeat the colts in the Irish Derby when her victims included Epsom hero Quest For Fame. After becoming the first filly to strike since Gallaria in 1900, Salsabil was described by Dunlop as "the best animal I have ever trained and is quite outstanding".

    SHIRLEY HEIGHTS
    Probably the best colt John Dunlop ever trained, Shirley Heights won both the English and Irish Derby in 1978. A fair two-year-old, the son of Mill Reef improved considerably at three, winning the Dante Stakes before claiming two Classics in game fashion by narrow margins. He sustained a tendon injury when being trained for the St Leger and was retired to stud.


    SILVER PATRIARCH
    A thoroughly game performer, Silver Patriarch endured a tough Classic campaign in 1997 but was brought back to his best by his trainer when it mattered. Just touched off in the Derby, he was beaten in both the Irish equivalent and the Great Voltigeur but was primed to the minute to lift the St Leger. The following season he made amends for his narrow defeat at Epsom by lifting the Coronation Cup.

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    Motorcycle racer William Dunlop killed in Dublin crash



    Motorcycle rider William Dunlop has been killed in an accident at the Skerries 100 road races in Dublin.

    The 32-year-old from Northern Ireland, part of the famous Dunlop motorcycle racing dynasty, was taking part in practice at the time of the fatal incident.

    During his career, he recorded 108 Irish National Road Race wins, including 15 at the Skerries circuit, which claimed his life.

    He is understood to have been taking part in an open race practice session on his R1 Yamaha when he crashed on the third lap.

    In a statement, the Loughshinny Club, which organises the Skerries 100, said they "deeply regretted" that William Dunlop had passed away "following injures received in a tragic accident that occurred during practice".

    It added: "The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club extends their heartfelt sympathy to William Dunlop's family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as this very sad time."

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    ^ Racing was in his blood RIP

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    Was a classy player, one of the clodhoppers few that actually tried to play football. RIP.

    Former Leeds player Paul Madeley dies aged 73

    ‘The late Don Revie christened him his ‘Rolls Royce’ and to us he was just that’

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    Former Leeds player Paul Madeley has died at the age of 73, the club have announced.


    Madeley spent his entire 17-year career with the West Yorkshire side, winning two First Division titles, the FA Cup, and the League Cup under manager Don Revie.

    He also played 24 times for England during the 1970s.

    “Paul Madeley passed away peacefully today (July 23rd) surrounded by his family in Leeds,” read a statement from his family, published on Leeds’ website.

    “Paul was a much-loved husband, father and brother and the family are extremely proud of his achievements in life and on the field for Leeds United and England.

    “He was born in Beeston, a stones-throw from Elland Road, and only ever played and supported Leeds United.

    “The late Don Revie christened him his ‘Rolls Royce’ and to us he was just that — a class act as a husband and a father who always had time for everyone he met.

    “Paul’s wife Ann and sons Jason and Nick would like to thank everyone for their support and well wishes.

    “At this difficult time, we ask for privacy as we grieve a great loss.”

    Madeley, who mainly operated in defence or midfield but played in every position other than goalkeeper for Leeds, made more than 700 appearances for his hometown club.

    He made his first-team debut in 1964, a season which ended with Leeds winning the old Second Division title, and went on to play a major role in the most successful era in the club’s history.

    During his Elland Road career, the Whites won the First Division in 1969 and 1974, as well as finishing runners-up five times.

    They also won the 1968 League Cup, the 1972 FA Cup and were beaten in two European finals; the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1973 and the 1975 European Cup.


    “Everyone at #LUFC is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of #LUFC legend Paul Madeley. Our thoughts are with his family and friends,” Leeds wrote on their official Twitter account.

    Madeley made his international debut against Northern Ireland in 1971, with his final appearance for his country coming six years later against Holland.

    Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani tweeted: “Incredibly sad to hear about the passing of a Leeds legend. RIP Rolls Royce — my condolences to Ann, Jason, Nick and the rest of his family.”

    Former Leeds defender Dominic Matteo said Madeley was a “Rolls Royce of a player” and “could play anywhere on the football pitch”.

    East Leeds MP Richard Burgon said he was “sad and shocked” by the news, adding: “A Leeds lad and an all-time great in a team that defined the club and our city. He was a Champion. A Champion of Europe.”

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    i saw him play many times when living not far from elland road,an absolute GENTLEMAN.RIP.PAUL.

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    Former Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne dies aged 66

    Sergio Marchionne, the former Chairman and CEO of Ferrari, has died in hospital at the age of 66.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Ferrari confirmed on Saturday that Marchionne would not be returning to work after suffering health complications following surgery in Zurich. By Wednesday FCA chairman John Elkann issued a statement saying Marchionne had passed away in hospital.
    "Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone," Elkann said. "I believe that the best way to honor his memory is to build on the legacy he left us, continuing to develop the human values of responsibility and openness of which he was the most ardent champion.
    "My family and I will be forever grateful for what he has done. Our thoughts are with Manuela, and his sons Alessio and Tyler. I would ask again everyone to respect the privacy of Sergio's family."



    Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne dies aged 66

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    Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies aged 36 following battle with leukaemia

    AUSTRALIAN golfer Jarrod Lyle has died aged 36 following his long battle with cancer.

    Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia confirmed Lyle’s death on Thursday morning.
    Lyle entered palliative care late last month after ending his treatment for leukaemia.
    He is survived by his wife Briony, and daughters Lusi, 6, and Jemma, 2.
    In a statement his wife said: “It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us.
    “He passed away peacefully at 8.20pm last night, having spent his final week in Torquay among his family and close friends.
    “Lusi, Jemma and I are filled with grief and now must confront our lives without the greatest husband and father we could ever have wished for.
    “At the same time, we have been blessed and overwhelmed with the messages and actions of support from around the world and feel comforted that Jarrod was able to happily impact so many people throughout his life. Our humble thanks to you all.



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    Lance Thompson dies, aged 40: Tributes flow for 'Thommo'

    The NRL is in mourning following the death of former Dragons and Sharks forward Lance Thompson.
    A wholehearted second-rower, who made his debut as a teenager for St George in 1995, he played in the grand final the following year, as well as St George Illawarra's dramatic loss to Melbourne in the 1999 decider.
    Thompson played 201 games in the red and white before departing for Cronulla, playing three seasons with the Sharks before retiring in 2008.
    Police Media said police were called to a Cronulla residence at 9pm on Thursday after receiving calls about a man's welfare.
    Police Media said the death is not being treated as suspicious and have indicated it does not appear to have been an incident involving self-harm.
    A report will be prepared for the coroner.

    A two-time Australian Schoolboys representative while attending Kingsgrove High, Thompson played his junior football with Hurstville United before being graded with the Dragons.
    He played five games with City Origin from 2001-07 and was often knocking on the door for NSW Origin selection.
    "Lance was a colourful, earnest rugby league character and a loyal friend of many at the Dragons," Dragons chief executive Peter Doust said.



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    I didn't notice Jimmy McIlroy had died.

    Jimmy McIlroy dead: Burnley mourn 'greatest ever player' who led Clarets to First Division championship

    Northern Ireland international regarded as the club legend and netted 117 goals in 439 appearances and was called 'a giant of a man'






    Title-winning Burnley legend Jimmy McIlroy has died at the age of 86.

    The striker is regarded as the club's greatest ever player and netted 117 goals in 439 appearances as the Clarets won the First Division in 1960.


    He was given Freedom of the Borough in December 2008 and was given a testimonial match by Burnley in 2009.

    The club tweeted: "The club is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our greatest ever player. A giant of a man.


    "The thoughts of everyone connected with the club are with his family and friends at this sad time. Rest in peace, Jimmy."


    Signed by the Clarets from Glentoran in 1950, McIlroy was capped 55 times by Northern Ireland.

    The creative, attacking player was at the heart of a Burnley team who did not finish outside the top seven in the top flight between 1956 and 1963 - the year he left the club to join Stoke City in a move that caused fury among the club's supporters.

    He ended his playing career with Oldham Athletic where he also had a spell as manager.

    Burnley named a stand at their Turf Moor ground and McIlroy continued to live in the Lancashire town following the end of his playing career.

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    I watched him at many a game and I can only concur with the author that only chronic knee problems denied him a stellar club and international career.

    RIP

    Former England and Ipswich Town defender Kevin Beattie dies, aged 64




    For those of a certain age, the news that Kevin Beattie has died will be greeted with utter disbelief. Because, for a whole generation of English football fans, the Ipswich Town defender was regarded not simply as a gifted prospect. For a time in the mid-Seventies, he was the man who was going to change the game. He was the future.

    Quick, brave and resourceful, as comfortable passing the ball as he was resolute in the tackle, as creative as he was dogged, when he emerged as the centrepiece of Bobby Robson’s superb Ipswich side, he looked as if he might alone lift English football out of its backwoods doldrums. The closest thing we have ever had to an English Paolo Maldini, when he was declared the PFA’s inaugural young player of the year in 1974, everyone agreed: the future looked bright with Beattie at the back.

    His international debut as a 21-year-old in 1975 was so mature and accomplished it confirmed what had become the widespread insistence: Beattie was the answer to all our defensive needs.

    Despite his long association with Ipswich, he was born in Carlisle and was first noticed as a boy by Liverpool. But when he turned up for a trial on Merseyside and there was nobody to meet him at Lime Street station, he caught the first train home.

    Robson proved far more assiduous in his courting of the young prospect and persuaded him to sign for Ipswich; Bill Shankly, the Liverpool manager, would later describe it as the biggest miss of his career. Beattie returned Robson’s kindness, sticking with Ipswich despite courting from more sizeable clubs. A consequence of his loyalty was a lifelong connection with the Ipswich fans: for them, he remained the greatest.

    Sadly, injury curtailed all the hopes invested in him. Almost every time he was called up to national duty, a chronic problem with his knee would intervene. It meant easily the most gifted defender of his era was restricted to just nine international caps.

    His club career was stalled, too: he played 296 times for Ipswich. If luck had been on his side, he would have played twice as many. After missing countless games, including the 1981 Uefa Cup final, he was finally obliged to retire at the age of just 28 when his knee gave way for the last time. Several aborted comebacks with non-League clubs ended in pained disappointment. The truth was, the future was no more.

    Arriving so much earlier than he anticipated, retirement was not easy. Without the financial cushioning that today’s top players enjoy when they hang up their boots, he was never secure. Unable to work because he was obliged to care for his wife, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, eventually he found himself on the wrong side of the law. In 2012 he was convicted after admitting to taking payment for work on BBC Radio Suffolk while claiming benefits.

    Ultimately he resolved the issue and continued to supply his punditry to the broadcaster. Indeed, he was working for BBC Suffolk last Saturday, on the day Ipswich lost at Hull City. As they learnt from him of a defeat which rooted their club to the bottom of the Championship, how the listeners must have wished he was still able to pull on a blue shirt. Such was the confidence he once brought, they knew if he were around, all would be well.

    The sad truth is, everything seemed to end sooner than it should have done for Kevin Beattie. Now that he has died at the age of just 64, in Suffolk the sense of loss will be particularly acute.

    Although he was not local, he was long ago absorbed into Ipswich’s fabric, regarded as not just one of their own, but the finest there has ever been. The minute’s applause in his memory before Tuesday night’s home fixture with Brentford will ring loud and long.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football...tie-dies-aged/






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    kevin beattie a household name.r.i.p.

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    The kingpin of that legendary Ipswich side. Great player.

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    Obituary: Bob Jane - An Australian Original

    It is difficult to describe the life of Bob Jane without descending into hyperbole, omitting a large amount of his achievements or making it sound like one is describing several peoples' lives.
    Such was the 88-year life of Jane, who passed away after a battle with prostate cancer, in Melbourne on September 28.
    In many ways Jane straddled different eras of the sport's history in Australia and came to define what would become the professional standards that the sport enjoys today, whether one is talking about drivers, team owners, sponsors, track owners or promoters.
    The imprint Jane leaves on Australian motor racing is wide and deep, and may never be matched.



    https://www.supercars.com/news/champ...lian-original/

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    an unsung hero if there ever was one,ENZO CALZAGHE a self taught boxing trainer who trained 3 world champions in an old shed in newbridge, south wales died yesterday
    he was only 69.he coached his son JOE to a record 46-0 fight record.
    R.I.P.

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