Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Lance Uppercut, Nov 27, 2011.
Not often you and I agree but I think you're right
I have to admit, listening to that applause at the Liberty stadium was very very emotional.
This is just so weird.
So so so sad. Can't believe it. RIP.
Im struggling here not sure how Given and Collins will get through this
No doubt, the old guy holding his son in the crowd looked devastated, puts a lump in your throat
I honestly feel like crying right now - for Gary, his family and friends and the Welsh people, but for the horrible memories and feelings it brings back to the surface
Yes very. We are listening on radio and I could cry myself for him. He always seemed such a nice lad. Horrible to think what he must have been going through to do this
Shocked to be honest. Tragic news.
This is horrible. It seemed like yesterday when he was still playing on the football pitch.
I could of cried for different reasons.
I hate that football fans can't shut up for a minute to allow the respects to the recently passed be paid.
From Dan Walker who interviewed him on FF yesterday.
It is completely puzzling, and upsetting.
It was hard to believe when I switched the game on and the news was being discussed, even more sad when I read online that it was suicide, extremely sad.
Cottee seems geniunely gutted.
Shocking news and even more so knowing that it may be suicide.R.I.P
Switching off SSN now, it's all very upsetting. If it's possible to look at the positives then for him he can stop fighting and due to him being such a public figure it aids the understanding of mental illness.
Society has a long way to go in that regard.
That's another thing I don't understand...doing it at home as my mate did when the likelyhood is a loved one would find them.
My mate's daughter found her Dad.
Any answers popper?
Jesus, that was out of the blue. Seemed like a genuinely nice guy.
They applauded him for a minute.
I woke up this morning and this was the first piece of news that I heard about. I dont' even really know about the guy like that but it's such terrible news. The fact that so much is going for him but yet he decides to take his own life. Puzzling. Troubling. I'm left speechless. Poor start to my morning. This is just terrible
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Bellamy won't feature for #LFC today. Asked to be removed from the squad.
Your words, my thoughts. Always liked hime as a player and a person. What a sad day.
Unfortunately not, studies into such things generally leave you with more questions than answers.
Nows not the time, but depression and suicide are such huge problems in society the only thing you can hope is that it claiming someone like Gary Speed helps raise awareness and prompts public discussion.
To be expected
I know how it works Lance fs. I just think the minutes applause is used because they know that not everyone will respect the silence.
Which is sad no ?
There must be loads of players affected by his death. As well as the Welsh players he played with and managed, there are all his old team mates from club football. Apparently Shay Given (former NUFC teammate) was seen crying before kick off in the Swansea vs Villa game,
I don't believe that was the case in this instance. Seemed like a spontaneous thing derived from emotion.
That's awful. Unfortunately people don't think about who could find them, maybe they can't think of anything else. I knew a few lads years ago - one hung himself in the local park at 14 years of age, he was found by other kids playing in the park. The other hung himself in the top bedroom in their house, he was found by his brother.
A girl I went to school with years ago took an overdose. She went to bed one night, took whatever she had, then crawled into bed to die. She was found by her mother the next morning when she went to get her up for school. I'll never forget our school principal standing up in assembly, she was in tears and telling us all what happened.
He has been a premanent fixture in my footballing life since I was a child
The Leeds side although their style wasnt overly popular was so effective. Wilkinson really put together a good side with Speed, McAallister, Strachen, Batty. So hard to beat
It was actually supposed to be a silence but people broke out in applause.
Yep. I think I know what Stobzilla is getting at, but I don't think that they applauded him just because they think not everyone will respect the silence, it's just that some felt that that would be a better way to pay respect to Speed and I think it worked well. Some still respected the silence but in the end a lot applauded and chanted "There's only one Gary Speed.", a great tribute to him.
In this case they asked for a minutes silence that became applause about 10 seconds in.
Not necessarily, not in the UK. Maybe it's a way of getting over the dismay, getting up on one's feet collectively.
You are viewing this in a far too negative lense
It was a minute silence that turned into a 45 second applause, it was spontaneous.
Sadly, so true. Cheers.
I think that was to do with his contact lenses. He had the physio sort it out for him, but the cause of that may have been due to crying.
Collins of Aston Villa is the Wales captain. Will be difficult for him but he's coping well so far.
On reflection, you are probably right.
this is shocking and totally out of the blue.
robbie savage is nearly crying on BBC News channel
Savage is on BBC news, looks on the verge of tears
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