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    Quote Originally Posted by the 12 th man
    Thats the thing superfrank,some households swear by cornflakes and wouldn't dream of serving porridge in the mornings.


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    You're going straight you are straight as an arrow... you're going straight back to hell !

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    Actress Dana Reeve (wife of Christopher) aged 44,lung cancer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the 12 th man
    Actress Dana Reeve (wife of Christopher) aged 44,lung cancer.
    She never smoked either the 12th man.

    I see John Junkin died too. Watched him in loads of sitcom over the years - great character.

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    Jimmy Johnstone: Celtic Legend, Lisbon Lion and former Shels player
    God rest you Jinky we'll never forget you

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    Just heard on the news of the death of Gene Pitney after a gig in Cardiff.
    Remember his music when he was a huge star in the 60s and listening to him on Radio Caroline and Radio Luxembourg.
    Brings back memories - seems he was a sound bloke and still packing 'em in at concerts.
    Remember his collaboration with Marc Almond in the 80s (or 90s??).
    May he rest in peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirhamish
    Just heard on the news of the death of Gene Pitney after a gig in Cardiff.
    Remember his music when he was a huge star in the 60s and listening to him on Radio Caroline and Radio Luxembourg.
    Brings back memories - seems he was a sound bloke and still packing 'em in at concerts.
    Remember his collaboration with Marc Almond in the 80s (or 90s??).
    May he rest in peace.
    Awww...I liked him

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    Looks like someone got a hold of his heart after all........
    Bye bye Stan. Go off back to collecting cones you useless git.

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    Ha ha....cant get that song outta my head since heard he died! He is feckin haunting me!

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    Funnily enough havent heard the song in yonks, and that has now lived in my head since this morning! Actually if Whitney Houston had married Gene Pitney, would she be called Whitney Pitney?
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    So farewell then John Lyall, manager of West Ham who took over from Ron Greenwood and the last manager of a team outside the top flight to win the Cup.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan
    So farewell then John Lyall, manager of West Ham who took over from Ron Greenwood and the last manager of a team outside the top flight to win the Cup.
    Great manager and gentleman too. Never given enough credit IMHO for the work he did with the Irons - sacked unfairly too. RIP John Lyall.

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    Gene Pitney RIP, John Lyall RIP, Dana Reeve RIP, Jimmy Johnstone RIP

    Dave Couse if your watching this, have you ever considered Endless Art II?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAURO 7
    Funnily enough havent heard the song in yonks, and that has now lived in my head since this morning! Actually if Whitney Houston had married Gene Pitney, would she be called Whitney Pitney?
    Well as it happens legally ... YES but as he died it's not going to happen unfortunately... and the way things are going for the Diva we might be saying Whitney RIP before long

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    Larry LaPrise

    With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is
    worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

    Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the
    age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the
    coffin.

    They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started...
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan
    They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started...
    Owls fan - love your posts - you're a hoot.

    Getting coat...........

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    So farewell then....

    Brian Labone. Tributes were paid today to former Everton and England defender Brian Labone.

    The 66-year-old, who won 26 England caps, was found collapsed in the street near his home in Maghull, Merseyside, at 11.25pm yesterday.

    He was understood to have been walking home after a night out.

    A passer-by called for an ambulance and paramedics tried to revive the former Toffees skipper but he was declared dead on arrival at hospital.

    Labone made 534 league appearances for Everton in a 13-year career.

    Everton director of communications Ian Ross said: “Everyone at the club is devastated.

    "In the pantheon of Everton greats, Brian Labone is right up there with the very best. He was one of the club’s favourite sons and a hugely respected figure. He was regarded as a ‘professional’s professional’ before that term was ever used.

    “But not only was he a great footballer, he was also a lovely bloke. I’ve never met anyone who met Brian who didn’t like him.

    “He still worked at the club as an ambassador on match days, showing guests around the stadium. He loved to do that because it meant he was still dealing with Evertonians. He was passionate about the football club and a great Merseysider.”

    Labone was due to appear in England’s 1966 World Club squad but pulled out as he was getting married.

    He later played a key role in the England World Cup squad of 1970.

    Labone, who was booked only twice and scored two goals in his career, retired at the end of the 1970-71 season due to an Achilles injury.

    He won two league championships and an FA Cup winner’s medal.
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    So farewell then GRANDSTAND.

    Sports show Grandstand is to be phased out by the BBC, 48 years after it first went on air. The corporation said the weekend show would be phased out by 2009 as part of an overhaul of coverage but added there would still be as much sport on TV.

    Director General Mark Thompson is expected to announce the move when detailing a review of BBC output.

    It is aimed at ensuring programming and content meets the challenges of the digital, on-demand world.

    Adapt output

    Other programmes and genres have come under similar scrutiny, and on Tuesday the BBC will also set out how it plans to adapt its output over the next five or six years in areas such as journalism, drama, music and children's programmes.

    By all means get some decent live sport, but don't destroy an iconic piece of programming

    James, Northampton, UK


    Have Your Say: Should Grandstand be scrapped?

    Sports programming on Saturday afternoons originally ran within Grandstand on BBC One - a Sunday version on BBC Two was added in later years.

    However, in recent years sports coverage has been broken down into individual programme segments such as Football Focus and Final Score.

    This year's coverage of the Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games was shown without the Grandstand banner.

    It is thought events currently covered by BBC Sport within Grandstand, such as the Grand National, will now also be given their own programmes.

    GRANDSTAND VIEWING
    It was first screened on 11 October 1958
    The show was the first time sport had been shown live every weekend
    Past presenters include Frank Bough, David Coleman and Des Lynam
    The theme tune was composed by Keith Mansfield
    Events covered include the 1966 World Cup Final, FA Cup finals, Wimbledon finals and Grand Nationals

    BBC executives believe that in the new digital, on-demand world, in which people consume news, sport and entertainment on computers and mobile phones as well as through radio and TV, Grandstand is associated with the past rather than the future.

    BBC Sport executives said the decision did not affect the broadcaster's commitment to sport, and that it was "more about rebranding than revolution".

    Grandstand has been presented by the likes of Frank Bough, David Coleman, Des Lynam, Bob Wilson and Steve Ryder.

    Lynam, one of the show's most famous faces, said Grandstand had "outlived its time". He told BBC Radio Five Live: "It's a bit of a dinosaur.

    "In the '50s and '60s, people were delighted to sit down on a Saturday afternoon and watch whatever was on television, the miracle of television in those days.

    "But now with a multi-channel television base you can't just do that."

    The show's founding editor Sir Paul Fox also supported the decision to end the show.

    'Another era'

    "It comes from another era and I think it was high time that it came to an end, quite frankly," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

    But Bob Wilson, who presented hundreds of Grandstand programmes, said it was still "an amazing brand name" and was synonymous with BBC Sport.

    The BBC also had a responsibility to cover "wonderful emerging sports" as well as major events, he added.

    Fellow former presenter Steve Ryder, now working for ITV, said it was a "tremendously sad day" but in recent years there had been feeling the show may be coming to an end.

    He said it was always felt that abolishing Grandstand would represent a "fundamental gesture" about the BBC's commitment to sport.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan
    So farewell then GRANDSTAND.
    Goodbye and all that to Grandstand, but anything that gets Claire Balding off the tv is a good thing. But really who still misses Sports Stadium these days? The strains of Europe's "The Final Countdown" as theme music still brings a tear to the eye.
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    Grandstand was great in its day compared to The World of Sport with Dickie Davies which was on ITV which was just had wresting for the afternoon. I suppose since the Beeb lost cricket, England rugby games,Ryder Cup and a host of other events, the days of GrandStand had to be numbered. Just one more nail in the coffin of all my youthful memories.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    There was a better selection of sports on TV when programmes like Grandstand and Sports Stadium were in their heyday. Usually you would get
    things like Horse Racing, Golf, GAAball, Hurling, some soccer on occasions,
    you would also get things like Showjumping ,Gymnastics, athletics etc when there were major championships taking place. None of those latter sports has been seen on RTE this year so far !
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    So farewell then Grant McLennon of the go-betweens. Dies in his sleep age 48, major loss. Absolute best band of the 80's without doubt. Saw them in 86 supporting REM at the point, great stuff.

    Will be sadly missed..
    Last edited by PaulB; 08/05/2006 at 9:19 AM.

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