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Title: RIP Papa Diop
Post by: manic-road on November 29, 2020, 06:49:12 PM
Papa Bouba Diop - Senegal legend and former Portsmouth and Fulham midfielder - has died at the age of 42.
Title: Re: RIP Papa Diop
Post by: thick_mike on November 29, 2020, 06:52:31 PM
Thatís no age, poor kid
Title: Re: RIP Papa Diop
Post by: olaftab on November 29, 2020, 06:53:57 PM
That is a shock. Any idea what happened that led to his death?
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Post by: thick_mike on November 29, 2020, 06:59:21 PM
I read he had been ill for a while, didnít say what the illness was though.
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Post by: LukeJames on November 29, 2020, 07:01:31 PM
Remember him scoring the winner in the opening game of the 2002 world cup against the then world champions France, it was a huge shock. RIP.
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Post by: Ian. on November 29, 2020, 07:11:08 PM
Very sad news.
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Post by: LukeJames on November 29, 2020, 07:26:22 PM
I had no recollection of him playing for Blues.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 29, 2020, 08:28:24 PM
RIP.
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Post by: dave shelley on November 29, 2020, 10:03:41 PM
I had no recollection of him playing for Blues.

Two games, one goal.
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Post by: Lsvilla on November 29, 2020, 11:09:06 PM
I had no recollection of him playing for Blues.

Two games, one goal.
If only it had been against us - heíd have been a Hall of Famer
Title: Re: RIP Papa Diop
Post by: Brazilian Villain on November 29, 2020, 11:46:25 PM
I had no recollection of him playing for Blues.

Hopefully neither did he.
Title: Re: RIP Papa Diop
Post by: dcdavecollett on November 30, 2020, 12:13:32 AM
He was a really big unit.

I seem to remember him being the bloke who broke Darius Vassell's ankle in a game at VP.

What a shame to die so young.
Title: Re: RIP Papa Diop
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 30, 2020, 09:08:11 AM
He was a pretty good player and part of some giant Fulham and Portsmouth teams. Terrified me every time they git a corner.

Only 5 years older than me.
Title: Re: RIP Papa Diop
Post by: Damo70 on December 01, 2020, 08:54:19 PM
He has gone from a wardrobe to a coffin.
Title: Re: RIP Papa Diop
Post by: Pat McMahon on December 02, 2020, 10:48:54 PM
I ran the London marathon in 2006 and had a few beers in the pub after with friends.

One of them, an Aussie woman, brought a mate of hers who was on the physio staff at Fulham. Apparently Boupa Diop was built like a god but absolutely refused to do any weights. It was his natural build - natural for a full time sportsman that is.
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