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Confirmed by his god brother and Arthur Bunting's son Paul, what a tough year he's having.

(Apologies for the swear word in there but you can't really blame him)

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4 minutes ago, Roy Boy said:

Silky skills and effortless grace are my memories of him - RIP 

I'd guess early to middle 60s but not sure exactly 

Meant to quote Ullman....

Edited by Les Tonks Sidestep

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8 minutes ago, Ullman said:

Desperately sad news, I'm genuinely shocked to hear it. Steve must still have been a relatively young man.

Looks like he made his Fev debut in 1976 so I'm guessing he was around 58/59 ish.

Like Roy suggests, he looked like he was gliding across the pitch when he ran, he used to be the king of the intercept.

RIP Steve, it was an absolute pleasure watching you play.

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I saw his last game for Fev which was a Challenge Cup preliminary tie loss against Hull KR in 82. He actually signed for Hull shortly after and before the CC deadline - meaning he ended up winning the cup the same year.

Sad news. RIP.

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1 minute ago, Old Frightful said:

Looks like he made his Fev debut in 1976 so I'm guessing he was around 58/59 ish.

Like Roy suggests, he looked like he was gliding across the pitch when he ran, he used to be the king of the intercept.

RIP Steve, it was an absolute pleasure watching you play.

I'd've guessed about the same - a bit younger than me. Absolutely one of the classiest players of his time. He didn't run so much as glide through defences. RIP.

 

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2 minutes ago, Lowdesert said:

Did a lot of good work outside of the game.  Good player, great bloke.  So sad to see him pass at this age.  RIP Steve.

He did indeed, working for Dove House in Hull for some time, if memory serves.

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19 minutes ago, Old Frightful said:

He did indeed, working for Dove House in Hull for some time, if memory serves.

I had forgotten about his work for Dove House.

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        Problem with growing old you hear of the players you have watched over the years pass away,and it becomes much too frequent.Steve was a class player at centre or stand off and was a gentleman on and off the field.R.I.P..

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Steve was a true gentleman. He was kind and appreciative of effort. Featherstone as a club was fortunate to have him both as a truly gifted player and also as a steady hand at the helm when he was Rovers chairman. At 59, his sudden death has come far too soon. My sincere condolences go to his family and friends at this time. RIP Steve.

Edited by Graham

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