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#1 Sportbilly

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 04:13 PM

Sad to announce the loss of Mr John Flynn.....a dear 'knottla' friend of mine who in recent years worked the one of the main turnstiles. Fev through an through. I would expect the club rightly will be having a minutes silence in johns memory on sunday. RIP John
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#2 Vic Johnson

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE (Sportbilly @ Feb 5 2010, 04:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sad to announce the loss of Mr John Flynn.....a dear 'knottla' friend of mine who in recent years worked the one of the main turnstiles. Fev through an through. I would expect the club rightly will be having a minutes silence in johns memory on sunday. RIP John


You would have to check with the club, but I think you will find that a one minute silence has to be approved by the RFL
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#3 oldrover

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 04:29 PM

very sorry to hear this. i worked with John many years ago for McAlpine when they were building drax power station. i also believe he was one of the founders of knottingley rockware, along with Reg Rowbottom. as you saysportbilly, a rovers stalwart. condolences to johns family.

Edited by oldrover, 05 February 2010 - 04:30 PM.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE (oldrover @ Feb 5 2010, 04:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
very sorry to hear this. i worked with John many years ago for McAlpine when they were building drax power station. i also believe he was one of the founders of knottingley rockware, along with Reg Rowbottom. as you saysportbilly, a rovers stalwart. condolences to johns family.

Had many a jocular quip with him. Sad to hear of his passing. RIP

#5 H@nLey

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:24 PM

RIP Mr Flynn. My condolences go out to his loved ones.
FOr as long as i can remember John has been working the turnstiles... RIP Big guy!!

#6 Maureen T-k

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:38 PM

Known John for many a year, sad to hear of his passing, condolences to his family and friends
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#7 Mick H

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:47 PM

That is sad news! Great guy!

#8 LOWFIELD

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:54 PM

Very sad im a good mate of his son David, always made me smile did John, especially the way he wouldnt let anyone get past him on that turnstile with a freebie unless he gave them the 3rd degree. He also used to frighten my niece to death quizing her about her age as she went in the junior entrance. Rovers lost a great fan there

#9 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 10:21 PM

Very sad to hear this. There was no truer fan of Rovers than John Flynn. When I worked at the club running the Cashline John couldn't do enough to help, collecting from agents, manning turnstiles and the door in the clubhouse for organised events, infact he'd do absolutely anything he could to help the Rovers cause. Nothing was too much trouble for John, he was a real gentleman and he'll be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Heartfelt condolences to his family. RIP John.

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#10 GARY....S

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 10:21 PM

Sad to here of the passing of John known him for a lot of years,a very nice guy as sport billy says fev through and through .Been told that as a mark of respect Johns turnstyle will not be open on sunday.rest in peace John you should get a good view of the Rovers games from now on...

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#11 PJT

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 11:13 PM

Sad news. He was in the next bed to my uncle a few years ago in PGIand had a few convo's about all things Fev.


Condolences to his family and friends

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 02:54 PM

So sad to hear about John we have known him a lot of years from travelling on the knottingley bus a true gentleman
RIP John
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#13 DMS

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 04:47 PM

Sad news indeed. RL clubs are built on people like John. A sad loss to his family and a sad loss to FEV.
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#14 Sportbilly

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 07:04 PM

I have been informed by the club that there will be an announcement at the game but no minutes silence.
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#15 Bob Fowler

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 07:08 PM

So sad to hear about John he was inspirational to me becoming a volunteer and always gave good sound advice. RIP John and condolences to his family.
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#16 Alan Brookes

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 08:02 PM

A true gentleman and no bigger Rovers fan than him.
A sad loss to all.

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#17 Steve Smith

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:07 PM

John was a wonderful bloke, he was on the turnstile when I used to do it, and when I sold programmes before that, he's been volunteering for years. Blue and white was in his blood. He will be sadly missed, RIP John.

#18 F.Slater

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:19 PM

Very sad news indeed, John helped me immensely during my time working at the Rovers. He was a genuine bloke who will be sorely missed.


Deepest condolences to his family


RIP John


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#19 Bob Crowther

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:52 PM

A great guy. Always made my day by asking if I was an OAP. Condolences to the family.

#20 bigjohn

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:28 AM

I did not know John but to loose someone in the family that is Featherstone Rovers is always sad.
I hope Johns family will accept my deepest sympathy.





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