Thank you to Oldmanred for bringing my attention to the very sad news that Dave has been diagnosed with early-stage dementia. He bravely appeared on Radio 2 this morning to discuss the issue concerning brain damage and continually heading a football.
I can confirm that Dave is a top fella and a very modest one who would never profess to being anything other than an average defender at best during his career, but no one could ever question his courage or his committment when he played for us. It looks as though he's approaching his current predicament with the same desire that he used to attack the ball in the air.
Very best of luck with your fight Dave.
Very sad news...Thanks for sharing Otis.
Nowt to add except awful illness that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy or their family.
If I remember right Dave was one of the players physically assaulted as they left the pitch when those jolly Geordie scamps invaded the pitch. Back 4 that day Winfield, O'Kane, Chapman and Dave. 4 more genuine honest football lads you'll struggle to find
Last edited by Otis Redd'un; 15-02-17 at 21:43.
As for the FA's shameful part in the affair, the word scandalous doesn't even come close to describing it. Not that the pathetic response from our own spineless committee helped bring even a small element of justice or fairness to bare.