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    Viv Anderson
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    Default Gordon McQueen

    Yet another retired player affected by that awful fucking disease.

    All the best in your battle Gordon.


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    Fingers and toes crossed for you Gordon. Really hope you pull through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    Fingers and toes crossed for you Gordon. Really hope pull through.
    Sadly Gary, it's all about living with dementia until the inevitable decline occurs.

    I spoke with Dave Serella - who I know from way back - at an ex-Forest players of the '60s/70s function in 2019, and he'd been afflicted by it for a couple of years by then. I was surprised by how well and generally healthy he appeared, but he told me that fortunately the event coincided with one of his "better days". He made no attempt to hide his completely justifiable contempt towards the PFA (and Gordon Taylor in particular) for it's chronically-poor response to helping former players of that era who had since been diagnosed with dementia.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    Sadly Gary, it's all about living with dementia until the inevitable decline occurs.

    I spoke with Dave Serella - who I know from way back - at an ex-Forest players of the '60s/70s function in 2019, and he'd been afflicted by it for a couple of years by then. I was surprised by how well and generally healthy he appeared, but he told me that fortunately the event coincided with one of his "better days". He made no attempt to hide his completely justifiable contempt towards the PFA (and Gordon Taylor in particular) for it's chronically-poor response to helping former players of that era who had since been diagnosed with dementia.
    It's all so very sad.

    I remember Dave, especially when he was attacked by those Geordie scum in '74.


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    Default Re: Gordon McQueen

    I was attacked by a bloke claiming to be Gordon McQueen in a pub in Bakewell on the way back from a game against Man City in the early 90s.


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    I remember him from matches against Man U in the 70s, a proper hard man, who gave absolutely no quarter.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    „Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.”

    — Joe Strummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    I remember him from matches against Man U in the 70s, a proper hard man, who gave absolutely no quarter.
    Played in a decent Scotland team too.


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    I met Gordon years ago when my junior team was on a tour of Scotland. He did a good Q&A and stuck around a while to show us his caps and medals. Seemed like a decent bloke. Sad news.


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    I always liked the story Mick Mills tells of the 77 England Scotland game. As the teams walked down the tunnel the blood drained from the England players faces when they hit the wall of noise and McQueen leaned over to Mills and whispered in his ear ‘can ye smell the whisky millsy? Can ye smell the whisky?’


 

 

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