In Memoriam

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Postby Phil71 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:35 pm

Rutger Hauer.

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Re: In Memoriam

Postby Nuggets » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:51 pm

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.

"I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."
R.I.P Rutger Hauer you legend.
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Re: In Memoriam

Postby Phil71 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:17 pm

A great actor.
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Re: In Memoriam

Postby Ach » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:52 am

Mugabe gone
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Re: In Memoriam

Postby Royal Gooner » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:02 am

Ach wrote:Mugabe gone


A special place in hell for the man who ruined Rhodesia.
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Re: In Memoriam

Postby Phil71 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:17 pm

Ach wrote:Mugabe gone


Evil little c***.
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Re: In Memoriam

Postby Royal Gooner » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:36 pm

Chester Williams RIP

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Re: In Memoriam

Postby Ach » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:05 pm

Royal Gooner wrote:Chester Williams RIP

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South African rugby player?

Damn.

1995 still the GOAT rugby tournament and he played his part.

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Re: In Memoriam

Postby Royal Gooner » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:47 am

Ach wrote:
Royal Gooner wrote:Chester Williams RIP

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South African rugby player?

Damn.

1995 still the GOAT rugby tournament and he played his part.

RIP


The only black player of that 1995 All-Whites team that broke down the apartheid barriers.
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Re: In Memoriam

Postby Zenith » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:25 pm

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Fernando Ricksen: Ex-Rangers player dies aged 43 after motor neurone disease battle

Former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen has died at age 43 after a six-year battle with motor neurone disease, the Ibrox club have confirmed.

The Dutch international had been battling the condition since 2013.

Ricksen was a fans' favourite during his six-year spell at Rangers after being signed by Dick Advocaat in 2000.

He helped the club win the domestic cup double in 2002, the treble in 2003 and was captain for a trophy double in 2005.

Rangers said they were "deeply saddened" to be announcing the news of Ricksen's passing.

"The thoughts of everyone at Rangers is today with his wife Veronika, his daughter Isabella and all his family and friends," the club added.

After diagnosis in 2013, Ricksen spent his years battling motor neurone disease campaigning and raising money to find a cure for the debilitating condition, which affects the nerves and causes weakness over time.

His charity has raised over £1m in a bid to help scientists with research. Speaking to ITV News in June, when he used eye movements to talk via a computer, Ricksen urged those in sport to do more to help pressure drugs companies to find a cure.

"The sports world could put more pressure on the pharmaceutical companies," he said. "This disease is not lucrative enough so it has no priority.

"If tomorrow an MND epidemic came we would have a cure within a week. It's disgusting but a reality."

The former Dutch international also opened up about his own battle with the illness.

"Your body doesn't want to anymore but your brain is functioning without problems. You start losing the ability to speak. Then the legs start to get wobbly. Then you can't lift your legs anymore and you start falling.

"Don't give up," was his message to others inflicted with MND.

'He showed who he is, he never gave up'

Ricksen arrived at Rangers from AZ Alkmaar after starting his career at Fortuna Sittard and through his character, attitude, and commitment, quickly became a fans' favourite.

Rangers team-mate Arthur Newman played alongside Ricksen for three years, and says his friend was full of passion on the pitch.

"Straight from the beginning he gave 100% for the jersey, he was a winner," the Dutchman told BBC Scotland.

"He was a favourite of the fans because of what he gave on the park and also as captain of the team he gave 110% for the result.

"I think that's one of the reasons why he came back to Scotland. He wanted to stay there in the hospice, he treasured those really good memories of playing for Rangers.

"He was a strong character. In 2013 he came out with the news that he was suffering from MND and people thought he wouldn't last long.

"But he fought for nearly six years against it and that shows how he is as a person and as a character - never give up, always give 100% and go for it."

Ricksen left Ibrox for Russian side Zenit St Petersburg and was there reunited with Advocaat. He was part of the Zenit squad that reached the 2008 Uefa Cup final against Rangers, though he did not feature as the Russian side won 2-0.

Between 2000 and 2003, Ricksen won 12 caps for his country. Former Scotland striker Billy Dodds also played alongside him at Rangers and shared some fond memories.

"He would cause trouble in an empty house, but he was so genuine and that's what has saddened me," Dodds said. "It's ok talking about him as a player, but there was a good side to Fernando that a lot of people will miss.

"I remember one pre-season we were in Holland, and we had a bus journey and that's when he decided to open up a wee bit. I was sitting next to him and he just told me about his family, his journey and it wasn't easy.

Dodds added: "There was a thinking side to him, there was a bit of bedevilment, he wanted to kick you, but that's because he was a winner. Opposing fans loved to hate him, but he loved that, that made him tick and made him play."

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Awful disease. R.I.P.
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Re: In Memoriam

Postby Nuggets » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:14 pm

Ach wrote:Mugabe gone


I hope he rots in hell evil bastard.
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Re: In Memoriam

Postby Phil71 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:18 pm

Zenith wrote:BBC
Fernando Ricksen: Ex-Rangers player dies aged 43 after motor neurone disease battle

Former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen has died at age 43 after a six-year battle with motor neurone disease, the Ibrox club have confirmed.

The Dutch international had been battling the condition since 2013.

Ricksen was a fans' favourite during his six-year spell at Rangers after being signed by Dick Advocaat in 2000.

He helped the club win the domestic cup double in 2002, the treble in 2003 and was captain for a trophy double in 2005.

Rangers said they were "deeply saddened" to be announcing the news of Ricksen's passing.

"The thoughts of everyone at Rangers is today with his wife Veronika, his daughter Isabella and all his family and friends," the club added.

After diagnosis in 2013, Ricksen spent his years battling motor neurone disease campaigning and raising money to find a cure for the debilitating condition, which affects the nerves and causes weakness over time.

His charity has raised over £1m in a bid to help scientists with research. Speaking to ITV News in June, when he used eye movements to talk via a computer, Ricksen urged those in sport to do more to help pressure drugs companies to find a cure.

"The sports world could put more pressure on the pharmaceutical companies," he said. "This disease is not lucrative enough so it has no priority.

"If tomorrow an MND epidemic came we would have a cure within a week. It's disgusting but a reality."

The former Dutch international also opened up about his own battle with the illness.

"Your body doesn't want to anymore but your brain is functioning without problems. You start losing the ability to speak. Then the legs start to get wobbly. Then you can't lift your legs anymore and you start falling.

"Don't give up," was his message to others inflicted with MND.

'He showed who he is, he never gave up'

Ricksen arrived at Rangers from AZ Alkmaar after starting his career at Fortuna Sittard and through his character, attitude, and commitment, quickly became a fans' favourite.

Rangers team-mate Arthur Newman played alongside Ricksen for three years, and says his friend was full of passion on the pitch.

"Straight from the beginning he gave 100% for the jersey, he was a winner," the Dutchman told BBC Scotland.

"He was a favourite of the fans because of what he gave on the park and also as captain of the team he gave 110% for the result.

"I think that's one of the reasons why he came back to Scotland. He wanted to stay there in the hospice, he treasured those really good memories of playing for Rangers.

"He was a strong character. In 2013 he came out with the news that he was suffering from MND and people thought he wouldn't last long.

"But he fought for nearly six years against it and that shows how he is as a person and as a character - never give up, always give 100% and go for it."

Ricksen left Ibrox for Russian side Zenit St Petersburg and was there reunited with Advocaat. He was part of the Zenit squad that reached the 2008 Uefa Cup final against Rangers, though he did not feature as the Russian side won 2-0.

Between 2000 and 2003, Ricksen won 12 caps for his country. Former Scotland striker Billy Dodds also played alongside him at Rangers and shared some fond memories.

"He would cause trouble in an empty house, but he was so genuine and that's what has saddened me," Dodds said. "It's ok talking about him as a player, but there was a good side to Fernando that a lot of people will miss.

"I remember one pre-season we were in Holland, and we had a bus journey and that's when he decided to open up a wee bit. I was sitting next to him and he just told me about his family, his journey and it wasn't easy.

Dodds added: "There was a thinking side to him, there was a bit of bedevilment, he wanted to kick you, but that's because he was a winner. Opposing fans loved to hate him, but he loved that, that made him tick and made him play."

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Awful disease. R.I.P.


Yep. Terrible disease.

I have already told my family that I don't want to end up like that.

The law needs to be changed so that people can die with dignity.
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Re: In Memoriam

Postby Ach » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:20 pm

Really sad to hear that but now he's free from the pain

Remember having him on football manager back in the day. Quality little player for me.
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Re: In Memoriam

Postby UFGN » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:42 pm

RIP Peter Sissons, news reader and journalist
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Re: In Memoriam

Postby Phil71 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:49 am

UFGN wrote:RIP Peter Sissons, news reader and journalist


Yes, good shout.

I remember he defended Salman Rushdie so loudly he ended up getting a fatwah against himself as well.

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