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Gary Speed RIP

random manrandom man Posts: 1,518
edited November 2011 in The bottom bracket
I've just read the news that Gary Speed, Wales football manager, has died aged just 42. Some things just should not happen, and this is one of them.

Condolences to his family, a very sad loss.

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  • Wirral_paulWirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    I read this too - he lives not a million miles from me near Chester and i saw him recently at my nephew's footie tournament.

    Hung himself it seems!! RIP Gary Speed :(
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,686
    Fantastic player for Bolton, could play as a defensive or attacking midfielder, great passing and shooting.

    RIP
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Really shocked when I saw this, but it goes to show that mental health issues don't discriminate on the basis of fame or wealth. Can't imagine what his family is going through right now.
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Really shocked by the sad news, he always seemed to me a really likeable guy. And he had done a great job in getting Wales into a more respectable ranking. His loss to football is nothing though compared to the loss to his family and friends.

    My deepest condolences to his wife and children.
  • rc856rc856 Posts: 1,144
    Shocking and very sad.
    I see a lot of depressed people through work etc and it's easy for us to think 'how can he be depressed when he's a football manager/has a wife and kids etc'
    :(
  • RIP, a model professional & talented manager.

    deepest sympathy to his friends, former teammates and family.
  • nickwillnickwill Posts: 2,735
    I saw him play many times when he was at Leeds. Always gave of his best and was a model professional. Subsequently I've followed his career with interest. He always came across as one of the good guys. A sad loss.
  • DIESELDOGDIESELDOG Posts: 2,087
    afx237vi wrote:
    Really shocked when I saw this, but it goes to show that mental health issues don't discriminate on the basis of fame or wealth. Can't imagine what his family is going through right now.

    Really sorry to to hear this, a top player,

    But also to quote in such circumstances. I see no mention of "health" issues, I must be missing something.

    L n H

    DD
    Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

    www.onemanandhisbike.co.uk
  • Speed was an unsung hero, and one of the most underated footballers ever - He was a great professional, and possibly the most consistently good player of all time. One of those that got on the pitch and did his job each and every time. Sad, sad loss.
  • Ill never understand what makes someone take their own life such a tragic loss RIP Gary Speed
  • RiggaRigga Posts: 939
    Horrible news, really shocking, just so sad, RIP :(
  • DIESELDOGDIESELDOG Posts: 2,087
    notlongnow wrote:
    Ill never understand what makes someone take their own life such a tragic loss RIP Gary Speed

    See my quote.

    Been there.

    Love n hugs

    DD
    Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

    www.onemanandhisbike.co.uk
  • RIP such a terrible shame.

    A person must be in a "very dark place" when they think taking their own life is the best option. Selfishness is a character trait that would manifest itself throughout your life and others would know you as being selfish, while the act of suicide is pehaps the ultimate act of selfishness, it doesn't mean the person taking their life is actually selfish.

    I've known several people that have committed suicide and I would not have described a single one of them as selfish as a person.

    I don't know how many on here have personally known any suicidees but all the ones I've known have all been male. Is it a predominantly male act?
    Tail end Charlie

    The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
  • T.C.T.C. Posts: 495
    I've followed Wales home and away since the eighties- saw him make his debut against Costa Rica. sad , shocked, gutted , numb. As footballers go, he was always pleasant. Met him loads of times, as recently as August at the national Eisteddfod, gorffwys mewn heddwch Gary
  • jim453jim453 Posts: 1,360
    DIESELDOG wrote:
    notlongnow wrote:
    Ill never understand what makes someone take their own life such a tragic loss RIP Gary Speed

    See my quote.

    Been there.

    Love n hugs

    DD

    With respect, as I get the feeling you've been to some dark places, you can't have been to this particular place or you wouldn't be here now.

    As a Leeds fan I've followed Gary Speed's career closely. Seemed like a very good guy to me. Sad.
  • Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
    So sad, thoughts going out to Gary Speed, his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 21,101
    Poor kids :(
  • Always sad that someone is so low and unhappy that the only solution they can see is to kill themselves..
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    Haven't got a clue who he is sorry but that's just tragic, however he died, at 42, way too soon for anyone to lose their life ....
  • DIESELDOGDIESELDOG Posts: 2,087
    jim453 wrote:
    DIESELDOG wrote:
    notlongnow wrote:
    Ill never understand what makes someone take their own life such a tragic loss RIP Gary Speed

    See my quote.

    Been there.

    Love n hugs

    DD

    With respect, as I get the feeling you've been to some dark places, you can't have been to this particular place or you wouldn't be here now.

    As a Leeds fan I've followed Gary Speed's career closely. Seemed like a very good guy to me. Sad.

    Yes Jim, I have, but as you rightly say, not that particular place, well not to that extent. My BIL did though. So I do have first hand knowledge and experience albeit one that I would dearly love not to have.

    Suicide is vile, but the final act of a very, very desperate person.

    Love n hugs

    DD

    PS, probably not a good idea to confess to being Leeds only fan :wink:
    Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

    www.onemanandhisbike.co.uk
  • Missed this thread. Very sad :( RIP Gary.
    "That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college! " - Homer
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,947
    It's a tragedy in so many ways

    Don't know the causes but fame and fortune are no protection from illness. It can be a dark and lonely place.

    My deepest sympathy is with the family

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
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