Gary Speed Dead / RIP

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    EricaNo7 Full Member

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    Not often you and I agree but I think you're right
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    moses control

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    I have no idea either, yet.
    I have to admit, listening to that applause at the Liberty stadium was very very emotional.
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    This is just so weird.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    So so so sad. Can't believe it. RIP.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    What about Phil?
    Im struggling here not sure how Given and Collins will get through this
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    Rado_N Grinner ruined my tagline

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    No doubt, the old guy holding his son in the crowd looked devastated, puts a lump in your throat
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    MUFCgal Full Member

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    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 :(
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    EricaNo7 Full Member

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    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
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    RK Full Member

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    Shocked to be honest. Tragic news.
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    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    This is horrible. It seemed like yesterday when he was still playing on the football pitch.
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    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

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    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.
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    WR Formerly Wayne_Rooney

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    From Dan Walker who interviewed him on FF yesterday.

    It is completely puzzling, and upsetting.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    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.

    RIP
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    Spoony The People's President

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    Cottee seems geniunely gutted.
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    Drifter American

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    Shocking news and even more so knowing that it may be suicide.R.I.P
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    Smores Full Member

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    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.
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    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?
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    Jesus, that was out of the blue. Seemed like a genuinely nice guy.

    RIP.
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    Lance Uppercut Loves turn based games

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    They applauded him for a minute.
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    Edmeiste Banned

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    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


    RIP.
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    Your words, my thoughts. Always liked hime as a player and a person. What a sad day.
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    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.
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    Rado_N Grinner ruined my tagline

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    To be expected
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    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

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    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 ?
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    rednev God Save My Gracious Queen

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    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,
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    Lance Uppercut Loves turn based games

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    I don't believe that was the case in this instance. Seemed like a spontaneous thing derived from emotion.
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    MUFCgal Full Member

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    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.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    What about Phil?
    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
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    Rado_N Grinner ruined my tagline

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    It was actually supposed to be a silence but people broke out in applause.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    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.

    Expected.
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    SharkyMcShark Horrified

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    In this case they asked for a minutes silence that became applause about 10 seconds in.
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    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
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    It was a minute silence that turned into a 45 second applause, it was spontaneous.
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    Marching Admin

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    Sadly, so true. Cheers.
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    WR Formerly Wayne_Rooney

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    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.
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    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

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    On reflection, you are probably right.
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    Kelvin Banned

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    this is shocking and totally out of the blue.
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    Rado_N Grinner ruined my tagline

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    Savage is on BBC news, looks on the verge of tears

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