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Myles
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R.I.P.

I've only seen playbacks but as well as all the talent he had, you had to be made of hard stuff back then.
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R.I.P Pelé, football's first superstar.

He had a good innings.

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R.I.P. Pele.

I wish I'd seen him play live but the first WC I can remember is the 1974 Final. I'll check out some vids on YT later today especially the 1970 Finals & no doubt be amazed by his skills all over again.
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Dame Vivienne Westwood: Punk, Activist & Fashion Designer, aged 81.

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/202 ... es-aged-81

R.I.P.
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RIP Pele.

Out of all the players from before my time his name and achievements always stood out ahead of the rest.

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Myles wrote:
29-12-22 20:42
R.I.P.

I've only seen playbacks but as well as all the talent he had, you had to be made of hard stuff back then.
I was speaking to my Dad about Pele's toughness as a player & he said Portugal kicked him out of the 1966 WC. The punishment he received was absolutely ridiculous & tbh scandalous. At least the glorious 1970 tournament made up for his earlier, enforced absence in England.
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RIP Pele....

Too young to watch him play live but rented the VHS of the 1970 finals several times as a kid and it had a huge impact on us all (think I spent a fair part of my childhood trying to engineer a situation where I could dummy the keeper and run round him and score... ). What a player. :chanting:

Re-watched Escape to Victory the other day (I love that film), he's great in it as well, even though he's required to play a Trinidadian! :xmasthumbsup:

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In the USA here as a kid growing up, Pele was the only soccer player we really knew or heard about

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Gianluca Vialli, 58. R.I.P.
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This is a tough one.
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A pictorial tribute to Gianluca Vialli
1964-2023

https://calcioengland.com/2023/01/06/a- ... 1964-2023/

A true icon both on and off the field, one of calcio’s great figures has left us, but he’ll never be forgotten

Riposa in pace, Luca

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Heartbreaking. R.I.P Gianluca.🌹
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Bukayo Saka = future GOAT.

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RIP Gianluca. He was a great player for a number of teams including Juve, and one of the first big foreign names I can remember coming to play in England. It was lovely to see him part of the European Championship winning coaching staff.

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CalcioEngland wrote:
06-01-23 12:36
A pictorial tribute to Gianluca Vialli
1964-2023

https://calcioengland.com/2023/01/06/a- ... 1964-2023/

A true icon both on and off the field, one of calcio’s great figures has left us, but he’ll never be forgotten

Riposa in pace, Luca
Thanks for sharing, that picture of the Samp banner outside Luca's hospital in December is hugely poignant and a reminder why so many of us hold Italian football and its fans so dearly.....

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https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... won-hearts

This quote :sadface:
“I’m convinced that our children follow our example more than our words,” said Vialli in an interview with Alessandro Cattelan for Netflix in Italy last year, reflecting on his relationship with his own two daughters. “I have less time to be that example, now that I know I won’t die of old age, so I try to be a positive example.

“I try to teach them that happiness depends on the perspective with which you look on life, that you shouldn’t put on airs, that you should listen more and speak less. Laugh often, help others. That’s the secret of happiness.”

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Really good player. Really good guy from all impressions. But I will never forgive Vicini for starting him over Baggio in the semifinal of Italia 90 against Argentina.

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R.I.P. to a real winner but also a true gentleman. He will be missed.

https://football-italia.net/we-all-want ... ca-vialli/

A beautiful piece by Giancarlo Rinaldi remembering the great man.
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People dropping like flies.....hmmmmmmm
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/lis ... 09427.html


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