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elginCity

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Good man was Des, and ever youthful, but well remember the raised eyebrows when he became a father at the age of 72 with his much younger bride. My thoughts are with his 16 year old son.
 

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Loved the time he was a guest on Morecambe & Wise 😁
They were in front of a firing squad in one sketch, and Des enjoyed being one of the men with a rifle! :) They knew each other from way back, and Des never minded being targeted by them. Understandably enough, it did annoy him a bit when a few copycats started joining in. RIP, Des.
 

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It's a very sad day for English football. Ray was brilliant for England, Liverpool and Spurs, a bit like RedPaul I always preferred him in goal for England rather than Shilts. At that time I wasn't really old enough to know who was better, I just liked Ray more. He was revered by Liverpool fans. I just heard Mark Lawrenson tell of the last game of Ray's first season with Spurs when fate would have it it was at Anfield with Liverpool needing to win to win the League and the reception he received from The Kop when he was defending that end made hairs on Lawro's neck stand. I remember watching it on MtoD or Big Match, whichever it was on, and it made such an impression me at that time as I'd never seen anything like it before.
 

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In RaWZ we trust....Amen.
Another of the household football names from the era of 1970s gone.
Only conceded 16 goals in 42 league games when Liverpool won the Championship in 78/79.

He was from a era of outstanding English goalkeepers,Shilton or Clemence what a tough choice for the England manager at the time.
 
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