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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2024, 04:47:18 PM »
I'm absolutely stunned. He wrote for H&V regularly; at times he wrote more than I did. During lockdown he was thoughtful enough to keep in touch with many people and his inside knowledge (he never did reveal his source) was always handy when a new manager was being appointed. RIP Stu and my deepest sympathy to his family.

He certainly had his finger on the pulse regarding ITK and told me many things about what was happening.  He'd ring me regularly and it was just last week when we were speaking and he was telling me about a new job he'd just started, that and all other sorts of stuff.  He told me Dr Tony Shit Shoes was incoming before it was announced.

He and his family went on holiday to one of the Greek islands last summer to the same place as my daughter and hers were going.  It turned out to be the same hotel so she dug him out, easily recognised by his Villa shirt.  I shall miss our conversations which were never less than an hour.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2024, 04:48:49 PM »
Oh no I canít believe it. He regularly calls me. Weíd planned on going to see villa in Europe.

His poor family. His boys are wonderful.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2024, 05:01:09 PM »
Met Stuart once, before that game in 2015 we don't mention.

As other's have said he was great company.

Sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2024, 05:03:16 PM »
I cannot say that I knew the chap, but he appears to have touched a lot of people in here.

Sad news & I hope everyone is ok.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2024, 05:03:24 PM »
Sad news, he was always entertaining in off topic.

And had a highly satisfying loathing for the Albion.

I actually thought of him today when The Liquidator was played at the derby, reminiscing about how we sang "Fuck Off West Brom" at Amfy's wedding, before I heard the news.

RIP Stu & all my love to the wonderful Mrs G xx

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2024, 05:05:59 PM »
Weird place H&V.  I donít know any of you but when someone departs it still feels like a friend has gone.  RIP stu.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2024, 05:06:19 PM »
Sad news, he was always entertaining in off topic.

And had a highly satisfying loathing for the Albion.

He certainly did and one of my outstanding memories of him is us nearly getting thrown out of The Bartonís for singing FTA after beating them in that FA Cup quarter final, and then when they told us they would throw us out is we didnít shut up, singing Ďweíre not singing any more!í

Great night, that. The barman who tried to get us to pack up singing was losing his mind, no idea what to do with about 100 Villa fans taking the piss. Never saw that barman again after that night
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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2024, 05:09:21 PM »
Condolences to all H&Vers who appeared to have had the very real pleasure of knowing a very decent and wonderful man. My sympathies to his friends and family.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2024, 05:10:10 PM »
I'm absolutely stunned. He wrote for H&V regularly; at times he wrote more than I did. During lockdown he was thoughtful enough to keep in touch with many people and his inside knowledge (he never did reveal his source) was always handy when a new manager was being appointed. RIP Stu and my deepest sympathy to his family.

He certainly had his finger on the pulse regarding ITK and told me many things about what was happening.  He'd ring me regularly and it was just last week when we were speaking and he was telling me about a new job he'd just started, that and all other sorts of stuff.  He told me Dr Tony Shit Shoes was incoming before it was announced.

He and his family went on holiday to one of the Greek islands last summer to the same place as my daughter and hers were going.  It turned out to be the same hotel so she dug him out, easily recognised by his Villa shirt.  I shall miss our conversations which were never less than an hour.

He mustíve been on the phone all the time. I remember getting a call just as I was getting out of my car at home - I answered and we probably talked (well he did!) for two hours, my wife was really concerned as Iím normally on the phone for two minutes.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2024, 05:13:06 PM »
I didn't know him but his posts were always entertaining. Condolences to his wife and family. Very sad news.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2024, 05:19:51 PM »
Bloody awful news. Didn't know him too well but had a few chats with him in the Bartons and in Stour, lovely bloke.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2024, 05:20:17 PM »
Terrible news, and sincere condolences to Stuart's family. RIP my friend.
Back in 2013  we had a "break in"  in our house at night whilst we were asleep. They cleaned out most of the valuables downstairs and took both our cars. I posted on the forum about it and straight away I received a PM from Stuart. He gave me lot of advice about the claim process and kept up the guidance all the way through including how to deal with those friendly Assessors appointed by the insurance company to help me apparently. With Stuart's help I was able to legitimately expand the claim in a way I would never have thought of and certainly not something that the assessors would have told me about.
Wonderful man.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2024, 05:20:25 PM »
Weird place H&V.  I donít know any of you but when someone departs it still feels like a friend has gone.  RIP stu.
Yes, thatís how I feel. Iíve never met anyone, a few pmís, help, favours and advice here and there, but after probably twenty odd years of reading comments you do feel like you get to know people on this site.

Virgile Cane summed that up well. Reading this thread it seems the world is missing a very special person. My condolences to his family and friends.


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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2024, 05:21:00 PM »
Sad news, he was always entertaining in off topic.

And had a highly satisfying loathing for the Albion.

He certainly did and one of my outstanding memories of him is us nearly getting thrown out of The Bartonís for singing FTA after beating them in that FA Cup quarter final, and then when they told us they would throw us out is we didnít shut up, singing Ďweíre not singing any more!í

Great night, that. The barman who tried to get us to pack up singing was losing his mind, no idea what to do with about 100 Villa fans taking the piss. Never saw that barman again after that night

Also the semi-final against Liverpool in the same cup run, where we nicked some blokeís Liverpool flag (capture the flag!) who dared to venture into the Swiss Cottage after the match and walked into a wall of Villa fans off here, all hammered and loving the fact we had a pet Liverpool fan to play with.

And letís not forget the burning of the half and half scarf after the final. Got very lord of the flies, that.

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Re: Stuart Griffin - Cheltenhamlion
« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2024, 05:25:45 PM »
Very sad news.

He was a great poster and seemed a top person.

So sorry for his family and friends on here who know him.

 


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