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  1. Barchullona

    Barchullona Well-Known Member

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    During lockdown I bought a number of books by Clive James. In one of them, a collection of his TV reviews (a sign of how good the writing is that they are still funny and insightful 40 years later, and are even if you haven't seen the programmes). He mentions Des O'connor on Morecambe and wise, saying he is bright enough to play along, happy for the million or so's worth of free publicity. He made the pertinent point this sort of taking the mickey out of a person watched by millions is only really funny when it is done by someone watched by even more millions. When done by second raters performing in pokey clubs, as became a stock thing, in front of a dozen people it isn't.
     
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  2. Kempton

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    RIP, Ray Clemence.
     
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  3. Duffens_Briefs

    Duffens_Briefs Well-Known Member

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    Ray Clemence dies aged 72
    RIP.
    Great keeper for Scunthorpe Utd, Liverpool, Spurs and England.
     
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  4. Febbos

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  5. Chazz Rheinhold

    Chazz Rheinhold Well-Known Member

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    Skeggys most famous son RIP
    Class goalie who played with a smile on his face.
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  6. boltontiger

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    Ray Clemence. Met him on a P&O Cruise ship going around the Caribbean a few years back. He gave some interesting talks about his time in football. Seemed to be a really nice guy and was always ready with a bit of banter and a smile if you said hello to him.
     
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  7. TIGERSCAVE

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    There are some wonderful twitter tributes being paid to him. RIP
     
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  8. GLP

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    RIP Ray Clemence a really talented keeper.
     
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  9. Posintilclosin

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    Brilliant goalkeeper. Always enjoyed watching him
    Play and listen to him in the media. R.I.P.
     
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  10. HullPhil

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    Always rated him above Shilton. England management didn't...
     
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  11. Chazz Rheinhold

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    Liverpool FC (@lfc) Tweeted: @RayClem1 Everyone at #LFC is sending you their best wishes, Ray. #YNWA ❤️ https://t.co/93v4s6lnuq


    brings a lump to the throat
    Ray going back to Anfield playing for Spurs and the applause and respect is just brilliant
     
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  12. Duffens_Briefs

    Duffens_Briefs Well-Known Member

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    Saw him playing for Liverpool on a few occssions. He played for England under 23s at BP vs Sweden, back in the day. England won 2-0. Great keeper.
     
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    i was at that one. possibly the first bp game i went to.
     
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  14. tigers1970

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    Never rated him tbh
     
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  15. tigerscanada

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    RIP Ray Clemence.
    One of a number of great England keepers.
     
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    Eric Hall, football agent.

    Hall secured Gary Lineker's first ever boot deal, and was agent to the likes of Dennis Wise, Neil 'Razor' Ruddock, Tim Sherwood and Paul Walsh.

    He also claimed to be claims to be the first agent ever to have goal and appearance bonuses written into players' contracts.


    "I was the first agent to bring in bonuses and the funniest deal I ever did was when I was looking after Dennis Wise and John Fashanu at Wimbledon...

    "I got a call from a guy called Dave Beasant, who I knew was a player but I didn't know much about him.

    "He told me he was moving from Wimbledon to Newcastle and asked if I could do the deal, so I said I would and I travelled up to meet the club.

    "I'm giving it all my shtick - 'This player's great and I want bonuses of £9,000 a goal and after 10 goals an extra £100,000.'

    "Newcastle said, 'Our pleasure, Eric.' I came out of the meeting and Dave said: 'Eric, do you know what position I play? Goalkeeper.' "


    https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer/soccer-news/breaking-eric-hall-dead-ex-23021560
     
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  17. petersaxton

    petersaxton Under New Ownership

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    He did well. Getting £9k to concede a goal and after conceding ten goals an extra £100k.
     
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  18. petersaxton

    petersaxton Under New Ownership

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    Eric Hall was certainly my favourite players agent.
     
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  19. HullPhil

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    You have favourite agents?

    I must get out more...
     
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  20. petersaxton

    petersaxton Under New Ownership

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    You don't need to get out - just watch them on TV.
     
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