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uptheboro
24 Jul 18 00:48
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For those not old enough to remember, a legend of the Leeds Utd side from the 70's and a legend from the collecting football cards era, the ones that came with a stick of chewing gum.
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Report paddy1 July 24, 2018 6:57 AM BST
i think he was mr leeds

certainly had a big say in the brian clough scenario
Report foxy July 24, 2018 10:04 AM BST
mr versatile played in every out field position Sad
Report stewarts rise July 24, 2018 3:45 PM BST
Yep was an excellent player in any position, possibly to his detriment, as i always thought he was good enough in central defence to be an England regular, RIP Paul.Sad
Report Capt__F July 24, 2018 5:24 PM BST
RIP
Report The Dragon July 24, 2018 8:29 PM BST
sorry to hear this news .. classy player best wishes to family and friends
Report geordie1956 July 25, 2018 9:53 AM BST
RIP to a great player

Taken from the Mirror today -

Jimmy Armfield in his autobiography said about Madeley "He once actually signed a new contract on what was virtually a blank piece of paper. I called him in to discuss terms and opened by saying we'll give you so much. He replied that he had no intentions of leaving Leeds so he might as well sign it and let me fill in the details. I said do you want 2 or 3 years & he replied by saying either way. I'll leave it to you. I just want to play for Leeds and that was that"

A different time of course but when you think of the money grabbers of today it does make you think!
Report sixtwosix July 25, 2018 2:13 PM BST
Back in the 70's I thought he was the best player in a very good Leeds team.
He made the game look ridiculously easy and never appeared to give the ball away.

RIP
Report DirkDiggler July 25, 2018 2:14 PM BST
RIP Paul Madeley. A class act.
Report stu July 26, 2018 8:53 AM BST
One of the very first names I actually remember when I first became aware of football, sad to here the news.
Report anxious July 26, 2018 9:07 AM BST
RIP A top player in a great team
Report pixie July 26, 2018 10:40 AM BST
I remember being bored, spending a lot of time in his DIY store in Truro as a kid as my Dad was doing up our house! He must have died a wealthy man judging on how much my old man spent!
Report ribero1 July 26, 2018 10:44 AM BST
Sold out for 27 million in 1987,so a pretty fair assumption pixie.
Report pixie July 26, 2018 10:46 AM BST
Wow! A multi talented man, Ribero!
Report scaredmoney July 26, 2018 12:04 PM BST
Had a sports shop in Leeds with his brother that did well too.

RIP
Report ribero1 July 26, 2018 12:14 PM BST
John Madeley his brother,presumably ran the business during Paul's football career,come to think of I seem to recall they advertsed on tv for a while with both brothers featured.
Report diabolicalliability July 27, 2018 3:59 PM BST
what a player , what a team  RIP
Report Try My Best July 29, 2018 4:57 PM BST
You were all class Paul. Played with fantastic grace and style. How we could do with you now.
Report currant bun August 2, 2018 12:16 PM BST
RIP Paul Madely
Report The Dragon August 3, 2018 11:52 PM BST
we arec all gettin olderCry
Report LoyalHoncho August 7, 2018 2:40 AM BST
I'm a veteran and have seen some great, great English and Scottish sides( believe it or not ) but at a certain stage of the late 60's into the 70's Leeds played the finest football I have ever seen, anywhere in Britain.  With even a moderate amount of luck they would have won ALL THREE EUROPEAN TROPHIES. Madeley, a Leeds boy, played a big, big part in that.  R.I.P.
Report ian merseyside August 7, 2018 4:45 PM BST
Really interesting post geordie1956.

RIP Paul Madeley.
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