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  1. Chazz Rheinhold

    Chazz Rheinhold Well-Known Member

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    Heartbreaking
    Glasgow Rangers hero Fernando Ricksen reveals how he will make his 'final appearance' in heart-breaking video filmed from his hospice bed as he battles motor neurone disease
    • Fernando Ricksen has been battling motor neurone disease for past six years
    • He filmed an emotional video for his fans from St Andrew's Hospice, Airdrie
    • Played for Glasgow Rangers from 2000 to 2006, winning seven major trophies
    By Sebastian Murphy-bates For Mailonline

    Published: 08:07, 10 June 2019 | Updated: 11:27, 10 June 2019

    Rangers legend Fernando Ricksen has revealed that a fundraiser this month will be his 'final appearance' after six years battling motor-neurone disease.

    In an emotional video filmed from his hospice bed, the 42-year-old ex-Holland player tells his fans it is now 'very difficult' to attend public events.

    Speaking through a speech-generating device at St Andrew's Hospice in Airdrie, he says: 'Hello. I'm having a special night on the 28th. "Since it's getting very difficult for me, this will be my final night. Come and make this a night to remember. Hopefully see you soon, Fernando.'

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    Ricksen was in the Rangers squad from 2000-2006, during which time he won two titles, three League Cups and two Scottish Cups.

    An Evening with Fernando Ricksen will be held at GoGlasgow Urban Hotel, with TV football host David Tanner, ex-Rangers centre-back Marvin Andrews, comedian Dee Maxwell and singer Lynsey Glen also appearing. Tickets cost £70.

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    Fernando Ricksen (left, in his hospice bed, and, right, playing for Rangers) has revealed that a fundraiser later this month will be his final appearance

    While fighting the disease, the former Holland international has been raising cash for others suffering from MND.

    A documentary titled 'Fernando Ricksen - The Final Battle' chronicled his struggle. Director Ronald Top said he was inspired by a tattoo on the former player reading: 'I am a warrior. A warrior with a fighting spirit. I will never give up and never surrender.'

    Fans across the world sent Ricksen words of support as they wrote messages to him on social media.

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    Ricksen (pictured with his wife, Veronika, left, and, right, at the IBrox) has been battling the disease for six years

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    Pictured: Veronika hugs her husband as their daughter Isabella looks on during a benefit game in Sittard, Netherlands in 2014

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    Ricksen (pictured with his wife, Veronika, and his daughter, Isabelle in 2014) spoke to his fans in a heart-breaking video filmed from his hospice bed

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    Fernando Ricksen is pictured walking onto the pitch at the Ibrox for a tribute match following his devastating diagnosis

    One said: 'There is only one Fernando Ricksen. No colours no rivalry- only love from one human being to another.'

    Another wrote: 'I've said a prayer Fernando, keep strong, your family must be so proud of you'.

    Describing him as 'a true fighter in every sense and meaning of the word', one urged him: 'Keep strong Fernando.'

    Ricksen also played for AZ and Zenit Saint Petersburg during his career, winning 12 international caps for Holland.
     
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  2. GlassHalfHull

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    Poor bloke, that's dreadful to see. I agree Chazz, it's heartbreaking.
     
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  3. Duffens_Briefs

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  4. Kempton

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    Just look at that bane's face as he looks at his Dad.
     
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  5. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

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    I just came across this which I haven't seen for ages, but Les Dawson still makes me laugh. I also never get tired of listening to his story on how his style of comedy started in Hull. I'm pretty sure it was St Andrews club down West Dock Ave where it happened.
     
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  6. balkan tiger

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    There's a blizzard coming.
     
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  8. Chazz Rheinhold

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  10. Stockholm Tiger

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    I'm in Norway on business this week and I've been lucky enough to have seen some of the works of Edvard Munch in person. Of course the scream is his most famous piece.

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    However, for me his seminal work was Monster......

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  12. Chazz Rheinhold

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    Is that really from the club?
    Agree the first bit but it’s poor form the second from them.
    Could see Liverpool pulling out of it
     
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  13. DMD

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    "0fficial." :emoticon-0105-wink:
     
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  14. tigerscanada

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    As City supporters, we are on the right side of this triptych without doubt.
    "Garden of Earthly Delights" my arse :emoticon-0105-wink:

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  15. Stockholm Tiger

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  16. Chazz Rheinhold

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    Tonight the kids asked if I will put the central heating on!! As if
    But Christ it was a near run thing

    It is June isn’t it!??!
     
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  17. Plum

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    I've lit the fire 2 nights running now. Lovely!
     
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  18. tigerscanada

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    Nice scene - where is it, Oslo ?

    Love Scandinavia - worked in Norway (iron ore mine - processing mill) North of Trondheim in '67. Spent a few happy days & nights in Stockholm & district.
    Passed through Hell a number of times whilst travelling between Trondheim & Steinkjer in N. Trondelag. Great memories.
     
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  19. Stockholm Tiger

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    Yes I think we spoke about some of your Stockholm trips.I was in Oslo Monday and most of today but I'm in Stavanger now. As usual its full of English and Scots who are changing shift for the offshore industry....
     
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