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14 Feb 14 22:10
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More sad news. One of the greatest footballers of my lifetime has passed. Sad
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Report Woodshires February 14, 2014 10:10 PM GMT
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Report miscreant man February 14, 2014 10:11 PM GMT
Sad
Report pushkin99 February 14, 2014 10:11 PM GMT
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Report isright February 14, 2014 10:18 PM GMT
truly sad
Report lfc1971 February 14, 2014 10:18 PM GMT
It feels as if the world has changed, very sad news.
Report Monte Christo February 14, 2014 10:18 PM GMT
Sad RIP.
Report MrMeaner February 14, 2014 10:21 PM GMT
His modesty, humility, & great talent, puts a lot of today's footballers to shame.

RIP Tom.
Report MadVlad February 14, 2014 10:26 PM GMT
lfc1971
14 Feb 14 22:18
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It feels as if the world has changed, very sad news.


^ I've seen some serious over reactions and that is feckin up there !

ps condolences to the family of Mr Finney.
Report Mike Bassett England Manager February 14, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
BBC chief football correspondent Mike Ingham told BBC Radio 5 live: "He was a slight figure but incredibly brave. Bill Shankly considered him to be the greatest player to ever play the game.

"That's all you need to know."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26200831
Report deepdale February 14, 2014 10:34 PM GMT
Sir Tom is a relation by marriage, funeral will be a sad affair obviously but hopefully celebratory also
Report OldGold February 14, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
91 a grand age, RIP Tom.
Report breadnbutter February 14, 2014 10:48 PM GMT
respect

rip
Report Ovalman. February 14, 2014 10:50 PM GMT
Good innings and a Preston/ England Legend

RIP
Report GYR February 14, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
lfc1971 sums it up perfectly   madvlad is clearly from a younger generation and probably doesn t understand
Report rob_dylan February 14, 2014 10:56 PM GMT
Well before my time, but from what I had read he was one of the three best English players ever... Along with Bobby Charlton and Stanley Matthews.

RIP Tom Finney.
Report Mike Bassett England Manager February 14, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
Tom Finney would have been great in any team, in any match and in any age… even if he had been wearing an overcoat.

Bill Shankly
Former PNE Player and Liverpool Manager


To dictate the pace and course of a game, a player has to be blessed with awesome qualities. Those who have accomplished it on a regular basis can be counted on the fingers of one hand – Pelé, Maradona, Best, Di Stefano, and Tom Finney.

Sir Stanley Matthews
England, Blackpool and Stoke City


If you’re as good as Tom Finney was, you don’t have to tell anybody.

Bobby Moore
England 1966 World Cup Winning Captain


Sir Tom Finney was one of the greatest footballers there has ever been; he was the type of player that people would travel a long way to see.
He’s a great man and has contributed so much to football, especially in the Preston area. They love him there.
I’m a good personal friend of Tom’s and he is very well liked in the game. He was a fantastic player – one of the world’s top players without question.

Sir Bobby Charlton
Manchester United and England legend


My first experience of Sir Tom Finney is not one of joy – as I stood on the terraces of Hampden Park and watched him giving one of my heroes in the Scotland team, Sammy Cox, a roasting. Winding forward all these years and actually meeting the man restores any lost faith you might have in humanity as he is such a wonderful person and so humble. Why can’t we all be like that? A credit to the town of Preston, his football club and his family – well done, Sir Tom.

Sir Alex Ferguson, CBE
Manager, Manchester United


Sir Tom was a great help to me in the early stages of my management career. He has an incredible passion for the game and he is somebody I have got great admiration for. There is no doubt he was one of the greatest players, but to me he is also a great man.

David Moyes
Manager, PNE 1998-2002
Report GYR February 14, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
was very good value at £12 basic, and fifteen for the win    the palermo story with nat buck is one of the best ever
Report sofiakenny February 14, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
a true giant of the beautiful game.rip.
Report MadVlad February 14, 2014 11:01 PM GMT
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lfc1971 sums it up perfectly   madvlad is clearly from a younger generation and probably doesn t understand


^ I wish.
Report MadVlad February 14, 2014 11:03 PM GMT
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It feels as if the world has changed, very sad news.

^ He kicked a football,while I'm sure he was a nice family man and a gent to boot he did not change the world.
Report Coolsinger February 14, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
Too many legends appear to be passing recently.
R.I.P Sir Tom Finney.
Report Mike Bassett England Manager February 14, 2014 11:06 PM GMT
Please leave this thread Mad Vlad, you are embarrassing yourself.
Report stewarty b February 14, 2014 11:07 PM GMT
If he was good enough for Shankly to praise, that's good enough for me.
Report johnizere February 14, 2014 11:19 PM GMT
Aww... sad news. I remember my father going on about how great a player Sir Tom was. He was right.
Tom would put most of today's players to shame with his skills, conduct, and humility.
A truly great English footballer.

(I'm Welsh btw, not that it matters in this case)
Report brendanuk1 February 14, 2014 11:23 PM GMT
Sad
Report MadVlad February 14, 2014 11:25 PM GMT
Mike Bassett England Manager
14 Feb 14 23:06
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Please leave this thread Mad Vlad, you are embarrassing yourself.

I'm sure he was a nice family man and a gent to boot.


^ Yep I'm a tyrant.
Report Buell Mule February 15, 2014 12:00 AM GMT
Rest in Peace
Report throwthetellyoutawindow February 15, 2014 12:09 AM GMT
He is one of the names from yesteryear that keeps on poppin up obviously a great player for club and country.

Hope and trust he had a happy life and sounds like a true gent and family man.

Total respect and R.I.P Tom Finney.
Report tobermory February 15, 2014 1:46 AM GMT
was very good value at £12 basic, and fifteen for the win

Football so different with the maximum wage .

Play for Preston for £12 a week . Move to Man United and get...... £12 a week  Blush

He loved Preston no doubt but much less incentive for players to leave clubs like that back then .
Report efisio. February 15, 2014 5:16 AM GMT
Sad A true gentleman and a genuine legend R.I.P.

MadVlad 14 Feb 14 23:25 Joined: 23 Feb 12 | Topic/replies: 6,646 | Blogger: MadVlad's blog
Mike Bassett England Manager
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Please leave this thread Mad Vlad, you are embarrassing yourself.

I'm sure he was a nice family man and a gent to boot.


^ Yep I'm a tyrant.



No you are not a tyrant, just an attention seeking pr!ck, who will never achieve in life what Sir Tom did, and if it were you who died today, and Sir Tom was a betfairian forumite, I assure you he wouldn't be as disrespectful as you.
Report sparrow February 15, 2014 7:05 AM GMT
A wonderful player and one of the all time greats.
Efisio sums up MadVlad perfectly.
Report Alias February 15, 2014 7:27 AM GMT
GYR 14 Feb 14 22:54 Joined: 31 Mar 02 | Topic/replies: 18 | Blogger: GYR's blog
lfc1971 sums it up perfectly   madvlad is clearly from a younger generation and probably doesn t understand




CLEARLY? How do you know?

lfc1971 couldn't sum up 2+2.


MadVlad is on about perspective.


RIP TOM FINNEY.
Report jermaine defonebox February 15, 2014 8:23 AM GMT
Real sad 
Pretty sure he was on radio recently.  Sounded  ok
R I p
Report JRAS February 15, 2014 12:49 PM GMT
Only just heard this news. A sad day for the game as another great passes away. RIP Sir Tom
Report cardifffc February 15, 2014 12:53 PM GMT
very sad
Report johnn February 15, 2014 1:06 PM GMT
I am Scottish as was my old man. He once told me of going to Hampden for a Scotland England game and the whole of the side of the ground he was on applauding Tom Finney as he came to take a throw in. RIP.
Report Alias February 15, 2014 1:17 PM GMT
Interesting interview on Fivelive this morning. I didn't catch the name, but introduced as a friend and biographer of Tom Finney, the man told the Palermo story thus: Finney, then on £10 - 12 a week at PNE, was offered £130 per month plus extras (house, car etc) and £10K sign on fee, equivalent to £500,000 now. Preston insisted he stay, as per his contract. Very different in those days! The interviewee insisted Finney would have moved if he could, and said that had it happened now, when players move so easily, then he definitely would have left PNE. Who wouldn't, for money like that?
Report MadVlad February 15, 2014 2:24 PM GMT
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GYR 14 Feb 14 22:54 Joined: 31 Mar 02 | Topic/replies: 18 | Blogger: GYR's blog
lfc1971 sums it up perfectly   madvlad is clearly from a younger generation and probably doesn t understand




CLEARLY? How do you know?

lfc1971 couldn't sum up 2+2.


MadVlad is on about perspective.


RIP TOM FINNEY.


^ Spot on Alias some posters on here look for conflict.
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