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One of the good guys

One of the good guys

Alan Smith spoke of his admiration for Gary Speed both on and off the football pitch.

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Paul James (Cardiff City fan) says...

Im a proud welshman who has lived in the capitol city for 46yrs,and I"m totaly devastated to hear of the tragic death of our Gary Speed.A model pro,who played at the highest level in the top english league,for two decades.He was a gentleman off the pitch and I"m sure every manager who he has played under would say that he was one of the first to be put down on the team sheet.His work with the Welsh national team over the past handfull of games has been nothing short of a minor miracle,and I hope these lads can carry on the hard work and do us and Gary"s memory proud,by qualifying for the next major tournament.The whole nation is in mourning and our hearts and thoughts are with his family,over what will be a very difficult time for them.....

Posted 14:45 28th November 2011

John Carrarini says...

I have just heard the devastating news of Gary Speed's passing. As a Stoke City football fan of more than 50 years standing, nothing seems to shock, surprise or dismay anymore, but the sad news of Gary Speed's untimely death has really shook me to the core. He was one of footballs TRUE professionals who, in this modern era of massive salaries and even bigger ego's, showed both character, leadership & proper people skills, most of these qualities seem sadly lacking in todays game. 42 years old is no age, and I feel I speak for a vast majority of real football fans who admire his love & enthusiasm for the game, and his passion to play in the true spirit of the sport. He shone like a beacon in these dark times, and always looked fit and sharp enough to pull on his kit and put in a shift over 90 minutes. A real gentleman. Wales as a nation mourns, but the rest of the UK shares their pain. May I express my condolences to his family at this distressing, tragic and difficult time. God bless you Gary. Rest in peace.

Posted 15:36 27th November 2011

Dennis Frankland (Newcastle United fan) says...

I am very sadand shocked at the new of gary speed's death. I have fond memories when he played at newcastle utd, he was a key player to the team, scoring several exercent goals. my heart and condolences goes out to his family , he will be sadly missed. may he rest in peace.He may be gone, but he will always be fonding remembered, from a toon army supporter

Posted 15:19 27th November 2011

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