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The NRL has been saddened following the passing on Tuesday of former leading referee Kevin Roberts, aged 76.

Mr Roberts officiated in 272 first grade matches in a distinguished career from 1975 through to 1988.

He refereed three grand finals (1983-85), six State of Origin matches (1982, 1984-86) and four Test matches (1984, 1986).

Roberts was a Life Member of the Eastern Suburbs Referees Association, the South Sydney Referees Association and the NSW Rugby League.

As a player, he also represented South Sydney in 13 first-grade games (1960-62 and 1964-65).

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John Young, astronaut, aged 87

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42592057

 


"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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Denis Jackson 

One of the Barrow  greats and was once described as " pound for pound one of the toughest men in rugby league.

Thanks for the memories Denis.

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On 09/01/2018 at 6:33 AM, Bleep1673 said:

Sad to say, I've never heard of any of them until now. Sorry.

Where have you been for the last century?  Moody Blues member,  Immediate Records co founder, astronaut John Young??

 

Even if you re a youngster I m sure all the above have featured on TV or newspapers in the last few decades.

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RIP Bella Emberg


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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19 minutes ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

RIP Bella Emberg

What, again? This seems to get spread around the internet every six months. She's like the British Abe Vigoda. Except that, after many many false alarms, Abe's actually dead now.

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Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Susan Ertz)

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8 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

What, again? This seems to get spread around the internet every six months. She's like the British Abe Vigoda. Except that, after many many false alarms, Abe's actually dead now.

ITV News coverage of her death. Announced by her agent.


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" - Mark Twain

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53 minutes ago, Bearman said:

Genuine legend for multiple reasons.


"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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When I was just beginning to become aware of Football, and sport in general, Cyrille was one of the first to catch my eye. Even from a position of ignorance, I could see he was one hell of a player. Learning more about the man over the years just increased my respect for him.


Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Susan Ertz)

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No age. Many  footballers, especially from this era,  seem prone to early deaths, I wonder why.


“Few thought him even a starter.There were many who thought themselves smarter. But he ended PM, CH and OM. An Earl and a Knight of the Garter.”

Clement Attlee.

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8 minutes ago, ckn said:

I remember hating The Cranberries with a passion, but that is awful news, and very sad.


Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Susan Ertz)

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4 minutes ago, Lounge Room Lizard said:

Very sad and leaves 3 kids as well.

that's the worst part, poor kids

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