Ray Wilkins dies from heart attack.



eoghanacht

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I thought he was the "Butcher".

A good player and a better pundit.
It probably was the butcher.

I just call every Ray, razor, except D'Arcy no explanation needed.

A gentleman by all accounts too.
 

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RIP, came across as a nice guy, very interesting as a pundit probably the time spent with the great players in Milan gave him a wider perspective than the average talking head.
 

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It probably was the butcher.

I just call every Ray, razor, except D'Arcy no explanation needed.

A gentleman by all accounts too.
Aye. "Razor" was "Razor Ruddock", a man so tough that he burst into tears when equalising for Liverpool against Man U in a 3-3 classic. Wilkins was a lovely footballer to watch, but it was almost as if his playing career was an apprenticeship for his career as a pundit. He was one of the few who made you feel that he was watching the same match you were watching.

He certainly had the reputation of being a gentleman - and it was very widely reported.

AT one stage he covered Italian footie on Sundays and was always well worth watching.
 

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Fine footballer, very good pundit, and far too young to die. Sad day.
 

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Very, very sad news indeed. Came from a footballing family with a pedigree for success - a real credit to English football - he will be mourned by many, many fans.
 

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Excellent player, decent pundit and seemed like a nice fella. It's well known he hit the booze very heavy in recent times and it is sad to see. He done a bit of damage to us, Celtic, in his time in Glasgow but I still had a lot of time for him. His 1983 FA CUP final goal was just sublime. RIP.
 

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RIP , a young age to die. He was a fine footballer in his day.
 

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Always remember his widow's peak. He was in World up 1986 I think? One of the defenders nutmegged by Maradona for that goal.
 
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The joke going around was that the shock of scoring such a wonderful goal, resulted in premature baldness.
 

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He did not play in that game.
Did he not come on as a sub? But yeah, he wasn't one of the defenders left behind by Maradona. That was Peter Reid, Terry Fenwick, Steve Hodge, Peter Beardsley & Terry Butcher I think.
 

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RW passed away at a very young age. He was a very classy player, and a very good pundit who didn't resort to using platitudes like so many other pundits.

He was a heart throb back in the day too.

R.I.P.
 
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Did he not come on as a sub? But yeah, he wasn't one of the defenders left behind by Maradona. That was Peter Reid, Terry Fenwick, Steve Hodge, Peter Beardsley & Terry Butcher I think.
One of those comedy gold moments watching grey haired Reid, probably a bit on the flabby side for a pro-footballer, huff and puff his way out of the centre circle, as Maradona galloped, Gazelle like, into the English penalty box, to seal his place in ligindary wendy ball lore.

I liked Reid, but, it was obvious he was a "make that a supersize guv" type. Loved his Mum's cooking so much, that his lunch break during training was spent at her gaf, eating some home made pie, and downing a cuppa.
 


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