Ray Wilkins passes away after suffering a heart attack

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    Sweet Square Full Member

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    Played for my local club just for the one day



    R.I.P Ray
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    A decent guy and gone all too soon. Sad what the drink can do to a person. RIP.
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    RIP :(
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    RIP Ray Wilkins. Quick story to share while he's in my thoughts: Those of us of a certain age will never forget a game at Old Trafford back in '84 when we beat Barca 3-0. Everyone recalls it as being one the best atmosphere's ever. Part of the reason was that Milan were sniffing after Bryan Captain Marvel Robson, and "Robson must stay" was sung with such venom we damn near took the roof off. Milan switched attention to Butch instead and quickly signed him. For months after a lot of diehard United fans were convinced we'd let the wrong midfielder go, such was the affection he was held in. Lovely footballer, and genuinely lovely bloke by all accounts
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    RedDevilUnited369 New Member

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    Sad news. Was a regular on talkSPORT and enjoyed listening to him.

    RIP Ray.
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    Rob67 Full Member

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    Agree with every word. We were in the Streford Paddock that night. What a memory.
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    So so sorry, Ray came over as a real nice guy and thought he was a class player for Utd, best memory his curling screamer v Brighton in the cup final.

    RIP Ray a really really nice bloke, sad.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    Awful news. Rest In Peace, Ray.
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    goldenballs Victoria's secret

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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member Scout

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    RIP, very sad news.

    I've just read some of the lovely tributes coming in from the football world and had a look at that peach of a goal he scored for us at Wembley in 1983.

    Great player, greater man seems to be the feeling. So long Butch.
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    Stay on your feet!

    :( RIP.
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    langster DJ Stink mouth, so soppy few pints very wow! Scout

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    Absolutely gutted. R.I.P. Ray. I'm sincerely going to miss his commentary and opinions.
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    Of his four seasons at OT, all but the first were blighted by injury. People soon forgot how good he was in his first season; he helped us to our best league finish since winning it in 1967, only two points off Liverpool.
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    Awful news, brilliant player. RIP.
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    Just saw this, thats a shame. RIP.
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    May he rest in peace. Thoughts are with all connected with him.
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    Such sad news. Thoughts with his family.

    Thanks Butch.
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    Not the right time.

    RIP
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    RIP Butch. My thoughts go out to his family.
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    Sad news, RIP.
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    Rest in peace Ray
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    I took my Mrs to United against QPR at OT in the early 90s. Ray was playing for QPR and he went up to take a corner at the Stratford End. My Mrs couldn't understand why he was getting such a great reception from the Stretty. When I said he was a former player and we were giving him respect, she thought that was incredible. Gone way too soon. Rip Ray.
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    Loved the way he spoke, really old world polite, not all the cynicism you get with a lot of pundits. He loved football and loved people. A true gentleman and there are too few of them.
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    Bryan Robson's emotional tribute to Ray Wilkins
    Ray was so respected by everybody and he was a real pleasure to know. He is a sad loss for football, but a bigger one for society, he told manutd.com.

    I played with Ray at England youth team when we were 17, winning the mini World Cup in Switzerland and I roomed with him on that trip, so we go back a long time as good friends both on and off the pitch.

    We played together for England and Manchester United for many years and we became very good friends.

    Ray was a great man, a real gentleman who was so courteous and he was like that with everybody who he met. He had all the time in the world for anybody in football, young players, team-mates, coaches, and of course supporters.

    He was a great player and supporters will have so many fond memories of Ray. I’ll always remember his goal against Brighton in the FA Cup final. He jumped over the barriers when he scored, running quickly to celebrate and it was a special moment that I’m sure so many will remember him by, because of his passion and enthusiasm was so infectious.

    Everybody will remember Ray as being a real gent. I can’t talk about him highly enough. He was a true gentleman of the game, he was in the top bracket.

    My thoughts are with all of Ray’s family and friends during this truly difficult time.

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    RIP.
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    Awful news. R.I.P Ray
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    R.I.P Ray. Gone too soon.

    Wasn’t old enough to watch him live but judging by what people here are saying, he was a top, top player and I’ll definitely try to remember to watch a few clips of him at United in his prime. Also, anyone watched the Wembley Cup 2015 on Spencer FC’s channel? Ray was manager for the opposing team, Sidemen United. Unfortunately he and his team lost but a decent watch nonetheless.
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    Sad news. RIP.
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    I don't think you get cardiac arrest just from drinking :confused:
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    Sad news - only 61. Far too young. Seemed like a real gent.
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    I remember watching him for Chelsea reserves in (I think) 1970. like everyone i'll remember him most for that cup final goal and his story that he ran so far celebrating it that he was useless for the rest of the game! RIP
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    RIP :(