THE SAINT (RIP)

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  1. Blond Bombshell

    Blond Bombshell Well-Known Member

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    Ian St John passed away today, 82 year's old. Cornerstone of Shankly div 2 charge to greatness.
    Top bloke. RIP
     
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    RIP. Used to love Saint and Greavesy.
     
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    Another top player gone, RIP Ian
     
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    Loved watching him and Greavesie. RIP Ian.
     
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  5. Mr 55p

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    Surprised he was only 82. As a child at the time myself he seemed old when he was on the telly. RIP
     
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  6. Blond Bombshell

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    Yeah, sausage chips and curry sauce from Fulwell chippy then the whole family sat down to watch the legends banter - they were the start of proper football punditry, always remember The Saint laughing his head off to Greaves banter. Class entertainment pre-match.
     
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    RIP what a double act, thought Greavesy would have gone first with all his medical troubles.
     
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  8. Mikki Disco

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    rip - absolutely loved s&g on a saturday morning
     
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    RIP ISJ - Loved a Saturday lunchtime with him and Greavsie. Was a different time i those days - some times that was the only footage you saw of the midweek games
     
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    RIP.

    Like others S&J were essential viewing on Saturday dinner time. It marked the start of footy day which ended with match of the day and sandwiched in between was grandstand / world of sport and then sports report on the wireless, or a visit to Roker Park. Those were really happy days and The Saint was a big part of it.
     
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    The blokes laugh was infectious. RIP
     
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  12. SAFCDRUM

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    RIP. Saint and Greavsie such a great show.
     
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  13. flandersmackem

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    Such a shame to lose yet another great footballer whose personality was larger than life RIP
     
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  14. MACKEMLAD1973

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    Great player. Great punditry along with Sir James Greaves.
    S & G were simply the best pre match show and a must watch show. So much good info from them and what a laugh.
    Also surprised that he has gone before Jimmy.
    Mind you i also wonder how the likes of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards are still alive when others have left us early
     
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    loved Saint and Greavesy!! - The original "Soccer AM"
     
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  16. Guy Incognito

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    RIP Ian St John. Agreed, Saint and Greavsie was brilliant back in the day and essential viewing on a Saturday lunchtime. Genuine warmth, knowledge and humour from both of them, compared to today's bland, anodyne pundits or forced humour.
     
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  17. Blond Bombshell

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    Well said marra
     
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    Sad news rip
     
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    good footballer in his day and came across as a lovely bloke on TV.. R.I.P.
     
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  20. Bigmackem

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    Always recall the joke about a notice on the church notice board which said what would you do if Jesus came back to earth , some Liverpool wit wrote underneath move Ian St John to inside right !
     
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