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Offline Damo70

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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #120 on: March 22, 2020, 07:00:44 PM »
Honourable mention for a Villa legend who never actually played for Villa. Bosko Jankovic who died at the age of 42.

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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #121 on: March 22, 2020, 07:04:24 PM »
Honourable mention for a Villa legend who never actually played for Villa. Bosko Jankovic who died at the age of 42.
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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #122 on: March 22, 2020, 07:27:10 PM »
Scored two goals when Middlesbrough beat Ipswich in 1981, the day we won the league.

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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #123 on: March 22, 2020, 07:36:25 PM »
Scored two goals when Middlesbrough beat Ipswich in 1981, the day we won the league.


He went on to study and practice law. I thought he died in a car crash but Wikipedia says he died of 'natural causes'.

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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #124 on: March 22, 2020, 07:39:22 PM »
Died of natural causes, aged 42, during a civil war. Hmmm.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #125 on: March 25, 2020, 06:37:21 PM »
Horrible news about Whitts, a talented player who could cover three different positions with no problems.

Such utility players are hard to find, so I think MO'N should have kept him, rather than let him go for a pittance. Made the winning goal for GB in O'Neill's first home game with a perfectly-placed cross from the left.

Oh, and he was supposed to be a smashing lad as well.

So why do the good die young?

Offline Kimaster1976

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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #126 on: March 26, 2020, 06:15:32 AM »
Yes I remember that Reading game like it was yesterday still how 14 years has flown by since i will never know! where he whipped it in for Barry to score the winner, I was sat in the stands perfectly in line with where he crossed it from so had the best view possible.

I know he died by falling in a pub but have they said how or why it happened? it was reported as if its just an everyday occurance and death by pub is a regular thing but surely its not.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #127 on: March 26, 2020, 11:49:41 PM »
Hi Kim.

Apparently, the police are to conduct an inquiry into PW's death early next year.

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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #128 on: March 27, 2020, 09:16:48 AM »
Dying from falling down stairs is a more common occurrence than you might think.

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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #129 on: March 27, 2020, 09:51:16 AM »
Especially if a bit tipsy. A bloke at our place died going down the steps at new street after a Friday night session in town.

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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #130 on: March 27, 2020, 10:13:55 AM »
Dying from falling down stairs is a more common occurrence than you might think.

I'm sure I remember a stat of it being about 1 person a day nationwide. It was possibly one of the first things I ever looked up on the internet, a bit of research inspired by a feckless layabout I had the misfortune to house share with at the time that used it as an excuse not to go to work at least once a month, every month. Falling down the stairs, that is. Not the dying bit.

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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #131 on: March 27, 2020, 02:29:23 PM »
In our local paper there was an article about a bloke who had died after falling down the stairs at Wetherspoons in Bournemouth whilst on a stag do.  Apparently he was the third person over recent years to die in that manner in the premises!

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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #132 on: March 03, 2021, 08:22:52 AM »
Peter Whittingham's pub stairs fall death 'accidental' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56250437

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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #133 on: March 03, 2021, 09:28:44 AM »
Peter Whittingham's pub stairs fall death 'accidental' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56250437

What a tragic story. RIP.

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Re: Peter Whittingham
« Reply #134 on: March 03, 2021, 11:19:16 AM »
Heart breaking - just goes to show you just never know when your time is up

On a serious note - the majority of us will run to the pubs for an almighty bender once they open normally. Makes you realise we all need to be careful

 


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