Gary Speed

307 posts
User avatar
M-U-R-T-Y
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 1824
Joined: 03 Jan 2005 20:42
Location: Reading

Re: Gary Speed

by M-U-R-T-Y » 27 Nov 2011 13:14

It may seem disrespectful to you, but in their own way they were paying tribute to a Welsh legend. I thought it was touching.

Big Foot
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 8335
Joined: 30 Jun 2008 15:19
Location: #MagicOfTheCup #RoadToWembley

Re: Gary Speed

by Big Foot » 27 Nov 2011 13:14

Royal Lady
Chaney i really wish the crowd had stuck to the minutes silence, clapping just doesn`t seem right somehow.

Yes, I thought this. His death is a complete tragedy and he was so young. The PA guy specifically asked for a minute's silence and I felt it was a bit disrespectful for some to start clapping.

Agreed

User avatar
Royal Lady
Hob Nob Subscriber
Hob Nob Subscriber
Posts: 13751
Joined: 14 Apr 2004 10:17
Location: Don't mess with "my sort". Cheers then.

Re: Gary Speed

by Royal Lady » 27 Nov 2011 13:15

They could have paid their respects by adhering to the request for a minute's silence and then, after that, clapped and chanted his name. Normally, if a minute's hand clapping is preferred, this is announced over the PA system.

User avatar
philM
Member
Posts: 891
Joined: 23 Sep 2006 21:08
Location: Ruscombe

Re: Gary Speed

by philM » 27 Nov 2011 13:17

M-U-R-T-Y It may seem disrespectful to you, but in their own way they were paying tribute to a Welsh legend. I thought it was touching.


They probably talked to his family before the game went ahead. They may have asked for it, who knows. I just think they should have done as asked, there's lots of other time to clap and sing songs about him.

User avatar
FiNeRaIn
Hob Nob Subscriber
Hob Nob Subscriber
Posts: 6231
Joined: 22 Jul 2004 17:44
Location: Los Angeles

Re: Gary Speed

by FiNeRaIn » 27 Nov 2011 13:17

Horrible news, ive got a lot of respect for Gary speed. Player that was always around while growing up, solid workhorse with a bit of quality in there too. For me he typified everything RIGHT with modern day football and also in generations gone by. Not sure what drove him to this but frankly thats his business and it won't change my opinion of him and what he has done for the game.

RIP.


User avatar
M-U-R-T-Y
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 1824
Joined: 03 Jan 2005 20:42
Location: Reading

Re: Gary Speed

by M-U-R-T-Y » 27 Nov 2011 13:18

I do see your points, and to be honest I think I admired the spontaneity of it as a nice tribute. You ask the Swansea fans, they'll tell you that they definitely weren't being disrespectful.

Anyway... let's not derail the thread.

User avatar
Ian Royal
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 35156
Joined: 15 Apr 2004 13:43
Location: Playing spot the pc*nt on HNA?

Re: Gary Speed

by Ian Royal » 27 Nov 2011 13:18

Royal Lady They could have paid their respects by adhering to the request for a minute's silence and then, after that, clapped and chanted his name. Normally, if a minute's hand clapping is preferred, this is announced over the PA system.


Agree.

readingbedding
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 4396
Joined: 06 Dec 2005 21:10
Location: cutting them all away for four runs

Re: Gary Speed

by readingbedding » 27 Nov 2011 13:19

Fluff 5 live reporting that Gary Speed has died. No other details


Tragic.

Chaney
Hob Nob Subscriber
Hob Nob Subscriber
Posts: 1979
Joined: 11 May 2004 18:59

Re: Gary Speed

by Chaney » 27 Nov 2011 13:25

Current Wales striker Simon Church said: "I can't believe it what a great man and a true Welsh footballing legend a great inspiration to all. RIP Gary Speed."



howser
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 1651
Joined: 29 Sep 2004 20:27
Location: moray scotland

Re: Gary Speed, thread here

by howser » 27 Nov 2011 13:34

Certainly does deserve a thread, such tragic news that Gary Speed has died, a top player and proving to be an international manager of the highest order, everyones thought have to be with his familly and close friends who have lost such a valuable part of their lives, we certainly live in a dark world sometimes

RIP Gary,
May you sleep at peace forever now.

User avatar
leww_rfc
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 4454
Joined: 27 Apr 2009 19:29
Location: South Wales

Re: Gary Speed

by leww_rfc » 27 Nov 2011 13:47

So sad, such a Welsh legend will be missed so much.

RIP

User avatar
Silver Fox
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 21563
Joined: 15 Apr 2004 10:02
Location: From the Andes to the indies in my undies

Re: Gary Speed

by Silver Fox » 27 Nov 2011 13:53

RIP in peace but also 'greed about why can't people manage a minute's silence

User avatar
Focher
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 4113
Joined: 17 Apr 2004 12:04
Location: There's a sale at Pennys

Re: Gary Speed

by Focher » 27 Nov 2011 13:55

just been listening to Robbie Savage on 5 live, he said he spoke to him before football focus yesterday and everything was absolutely fine, he even asked to be back on football focus before xmas as he enjoyed doing it so much yesterday lunchtime.

its just utterly baffling, even if his Mrs told him last night she was leaving him to do this just doesnt add up.


User avatar
melonhead
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 14227
Joined: 30 Jul 2010 15:36
Location: on a thorn

Re: Gary Speed

by melonhead » 27 Nov 2011 14:02

woah,
shocking.


RIP

User avatar
muddyfeet
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 1944
Joined: 19 Nov 2010 11:40
Location: The pub

Re: Gary Speed

by muddyfeet » 27 Nov 2011 14:06

It's not the thread for a debate about it, but I suppose people can be severely depressed and cover it up well & carry on as normal

User avatar
who are ya?
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 2629
Joined: 18 Apr 2004 16:51
Location: Bracknell

Re: Gary Speed

by who are ya? » 27 Nov 2011 14:14

Completely shocked by this, I had to keep reading the screen for a while to believe I'd seen it.

RIP in peace

User avatar
Focher
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 4113
Joined: 17 Apr 2004 12:04
Location: There's a sale at Pennys

Re: Gary Speed

by Focher » 27 Nov 2011 14:15

muddyfeet It's not the thread for a debate about it, but I suppose people can be severely depressed and cover it up well & carry on as normal


im sure they can. They say that those who lock it inside are far more of a danger to themselves

peterroyal76
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 2427
Joined: 03 May 2009 20:14
Location: North stand B13.......where all the empty seats are!

Re: Gary Speed, thread here

by peterroyal76 » 27 Nov 2011 14:16

A true footballing legend, in a world of ego's and tossers where the word legend is bandied about too easily.
A top quality player, who may have one day been a top manager.

RIP Gary

User avatar
who are ya?
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 2629
Joined: 18 Apr 2004 16:51
Location: Bracknell

Re: Gary Speed

by who are ya? » 27 Nov 2011 14:24

Hands up anyone who's had a joke sent through about Gary Speed

*raises hand*

User avatar
leww_rfc
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 4454
Joined: 27 Apr 2009 19:29
Location: South Wales

Re: Gary Speed

by leww_rfc » 27 Nov 2011 14:25

:|

307 posts

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: st george and 15 guests

It is currently 19 Apr 2021 19:20