Darren Fletcher's break from football

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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Er... Does it really matter how much remorse someone expresses on an internet forum? Let it go ffs...
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    fecking hell, absolutely gutted for the lad. He was arguably our best player against Sunderland and he was showing signs of his old form, now this. I hope he makes a full recovery, the extended break suggests there is no timescale for it. Damn.
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    :(:(:(

    all the best fletch,...get well soon...
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    Now I feel bad for all the times I called him shit lately.

    But seriously, I hope he can make a full recovery.
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    Grinner Fat gutted, hairy shouldered, stinky Arse.

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    JFK had the same disease and look what he acheived.
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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    Yes. If he'd suddenly passed away, he nor anyone closely associated to him would've have read it either, so why should it be different in that case (as you seemed to imply with the initial 'it's not a tragedy' comment)? It's about being respectful more than anything I'd have thought, whether that respect has any genuine impact on Fletch isn't really relevant.

    As I said, I don't particularly care. Had a mate text me saying 'That's Fletcher gone then. Sweet, new midfielder.' earlier today - doesn't really bother me, some people don't really give a shit about footballers on a personal level and I've no issue with that. I was just saying despite how Twigg went a bit over the top as he likes to (as does redevil2), there was a valid point in there it'd just make things a bit easier, if anything, if there was just another thread (new or otherwise) about how this would affect or midfield. This thread could easily be derailed which couldn't happen if the midfield issue wasn't brought up, quite simply.
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    Cina hell hath no fury like a Cina scorned

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    Awful news. Get well soon Fletch.

    Although worryingly when I read it I did think "maybe Fergie will actually buy a midfielder now".
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    BaldwinLegend Full Member

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    He was seriously ill though. Didn't realise till recently just how bad his health was and the lengths they went to to cover it up. Also didn't realise this was what Fletch has...
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    Man Utd Mrs We all love our MUM

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    He needs to take time out so he doesn't compromise his health anymore. It's a terribly debilitating disease at it's worst.

    Get well soon Fletch....you'll be missed !! :(
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    If I see Fletch in a convertible I'll start to get worried.
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    I had no idea the poor lad had colitis . My son had UC and was very poorly - in a sportsman it must be horrendous , also it can lead to Crohns disease which is even worse
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    feck that's awful. I know a thing or two about chronic bowel diseases. Can't imagine being able to be fully focused in a match with that disease lingering in your conscience.
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    Sojiro Formerly MST3K

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    Get better soon fletch, a terrible thing to happen.
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    so sorry for him. I know its pessimistic, but I just don't see a way back for him with this illness. "Extended leave" in football language is unprecedented isn't it? He doesn't look well, and although will always have periods of remission, but perhaps playing for united and all that it means will not be the best circumstances at keeping the illness at bay. And for his families sake, surely this might be a priority. I wouldn't at all be surprised to hear about his retirement from the game in the months to come...

    Such a bummer for him...he's 27 isn't he? Just when most players enter the peak of their ability and talent in the game.
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    Gazza Magic Carpet Pilot

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    fecking hell, horrible news for him. Hope he makes a full recovery.

    Fergie in his 1996/97 "diary" book he talked about a youth player he was dealing with who had colitis and eventually would have to retire.

    I was in hospital with a serious virus that at first they thought was either Crones or colitis. It was just the more awful awful pain in my stomach ever, coupled with huge weight loss and loss of energy/appetite, a horrible couple of weeks. I do remember my parent and the doctor talking about crones as though it was the worst of the two illnesses and how even colitis can make the rest of your life very inconvenient/painful.
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    Terrible news.

    I knew the whole virus thing seemed a bit unclear. This fills in the details for us now. Fletcher's been very brave to recover in the first instance and get back in our team. Some of us have been too harsh on a few of his performances without seeing the full picture. At least now we know what he's had to deal with and it's right that he takes time off to try and eliminate it completely. Hopefully we'll be seeing him fully fit and healthy soon enough.

    In the meanwhile our midfield is further decimated now.
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    :(

    Terrible news!
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    Get well soon Darren! Hope he and Vidic get the warm welcome they deserve at Old Trafford when they fully recover
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    It's been obvious for a long tine that something pretty serious was wrong. His dominated energy in his game and sporadic appearances told us that. Real shame for him and Manchester United. I'd be worried for his career at this stage.
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    kotler 'I told Drogba where to stick it'

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    Rest easy fletch
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    Rams extremely handsome, intelligent, gay and talented

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    Shit man..

    First & foremost I wish him him all the best with his recovery.
    I hope I'm wrong but I'm affraid that's it for a career in football at the highest level.
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    Get well soon Fletch! Sad news.
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    I don't think he has to ever worry about getting a warm reception at OT.

    You will be missed Fletch.

    Now lets put a curse on that fecker of a referee who gave you that stupid red card against the Arse which caused you to miss the CL final that year... I wonder if that bastard feels a little worse today, because he should.
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    peterstorey Specialist In Failure

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    Shame for the guy, who always seemed the model professional. I was a bit shocked how rough he loooked when I saw him return in the reserve game against us back end of last season. Hopefully, he can manage to get back playing after a break.
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    I have had UC for 21 years and fortunately I have a mild case and I take medication all the time for it. I do have flare-ups though, often brought on by stress, but not too often, fortunately. I am able to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle but of course nothing like the rigours of a professional athlete. I know someone who had to have her colon removed in a very severe case of the disease which would be the worst case scenario. I hope Fletcher does not have such a severe case and that it can be managed with medication and appropriate rest. Severe cases do put people at higher risks for cancer so I have to have a colonoscopy (great fun!!) every 3 or 4 years and people at high risk would have one every year.
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    that is such sad news :( hope he can return for us at some point. can't imagine having an illness like that. credit to him for trying to stick it out but as others have said, health comes first
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    Hope he makes a full recovery...he will definitely be missed.

    I think this is the icing on the cake. We really do need to spend in January. It is not a matter of quality in midfield anymore because the numbers are against us.
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    I suffer from ulcerative collitis it ended my pro football career at 24 hope Fletch is more lucky than I was.
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    Rado_N Grinner ruined my tagline

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    feck, just had a mate text me about him taking this extended break, hadn't heard the 'virus' thing was the club covering though. Horrible news, hope he can come to manage the condition. Getting back to playing would be a bonus to be honest, I just hope he's OK in the long term.
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    Terrible news for the lad. Hopefully he recovers quickly and can continue to have an impact at the highest level.

    On a team front this is dreadful news. We just seem to have no luck with midfielders in the past few years. As a fan, I just hope the club doesn't have a repeat of the Hargreaves situation where we kept waiting year on end for a player to come back and it just never happened. Best of luck to Fletcher, but ultimately we need to move quickly and address what will be a significant loss to the team if we're serious about maintaining the high standard sets at United.
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    Gutted. Remember reading about him in the magazine of the Scandinavian United Supporter Club just after we had picked him up. The headline was something to the effect of "Fergie isn't worried about losing Beckham, because he's got this kid coming through."

    That made him the first United player "my" age I ever knew about, so he's always been one of my favourite players and seeing him fulfill his potential as one of our most influncial players back before this struck him was fantastic! Such a shame that this hit him as he was entering what would normally be his best years as a player, for the club and fans alike, but more than anything for himself.

    All he should do now is focus on his health, and then when he's better he can start thinking about football again. Hoping with every fibre that he can make a full recovery, and that'll we see him don the kit once more!
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    still cannot believe this news.

    I hope he recovers fully.
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    Fiskey Can't stop thinking about David Nugent's hot naked

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    Absolutely gutted for Fletch, always been one of my favorite players. Just feel that this could well be the last we see of him, such a debilitating illness and the fact that he's looked so ill, the previous excuse of a virus, it all doesn't look good.

    Always felt he was destined to captain United, such a shame that it might not happen now.
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    Really gutted for him.

    I'd never heard of it until a month ago when my father in law was diagnosed with it.
    He's quite down and 'uncomfortable' so God only knows what it must be like for an athlete.
    I got the impression that is was 'controlled' rather than cured so am gutted for him.

    All the best Fletch!
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    fecking Hell!!

    Get well soon Fletch!!!!

    I suffer from a similar related condition but less severe and even had surgery few months back.Still suffer from it but in control now and I know its fecking terrible!:(:annoyed:
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    What a petty thing to bring up.
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    A shame for the lad i hope he can recover from this.
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    :( Just did a wiki read and it sounds horrible. Hopefully he can make a full recovery.
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    Absolutely gutted for our Darren. Here's wishing him the best of luck, a quick recovery and back in front of the Stretty as soon as possible.

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