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19 Aug 21 13:19
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god bless you denis
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Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- August 19, 2021 1:25 PM BST
Indeed, and his family.

Dreadful disease.
Report sparrow August 19, 2021 1:32 PM BST
Very sad news.
Report rommel August 19, 2021 1:43 PM BST
remember a pal telling one time about a clip he'd seen,with denis(always thought it was two n's)and ron ****(big handsome chump mug-liverpool),and ron deighted how he'd kicked denis up in the air,ron a biggg fat fkn chump,denis a world renowned player
Report rommel August 19, 2021 1:49 PM BST
....denis-to  his cedit just grinned,ron had a big fat smug smile on his fat face,ron was probs never heard of beyond the borders of merseyside,denis of world renown
Report rommel August 19, 2021 2:00 PM BST
ron *****
Report Angoose August 19, 2021 3:18 PM BST
Scotland and Manchester United legend Denis Law has been diagnosed with dementia.

Law, 81, who says he has Alzheimer's and vascular dementia, is the latest former player to reveal he is suffering from the degenerative brain disease.

His former United team-mate Sir Bobby Charlton was diagnosed with the condition last year.

"This will not be an easy journey especially for the people who love you the most," Law said.

"I know the road ahead will be hard, demanding, painful and ever changing and so ask for understanding and patience.

"I recognise how my brain is deteriorating and how my memory evades me when I don't want it to and how this causes me distress in situations that are beyond my control.

"I do understand what is happening and that is why I want to address my situation now whilst I am able, because I know there will be days when I don't understand and I hate the thought of that right now."

Law, a Ballon d'Or winner in 1964, won 55 caps for Scotland and scored 30 international goals to distinguish himself as one of the country's greatest ever players.

Alongside Sir Bobby Charlton and George Best at Old Trafford, the striker formed what was hailed the United Trinity.

Law - who started his career with Huddersfield Town, had two spells at Manchester City and played in Italy for Torino - won the European Cup, two English titles and the FA Cup in his 11 years at Old Trafford.

"Denis Law will always be one of this club's greatest legends and everybody at Manchester United sends our love and best wishes to him and his family," the club said.

"We know our fans around the world will also rally behind him. We applaud Denis's brave words and will continue to offer whatever support we can as he adapts to this challenging condition."

He says he is "determined to continue" watching the Premier League side and will remain involved in the community trust in his name as he is "trying to be positive".

"I have good days and bad days and aim to take each day as it comes adjusting my lifestyle accordingly," he said.

Law and his family are also fundraising for the Alzheimer's Society, who have offered the former footballer support.

"The charity is also doing amazing work with the sports industry, with its Sport United Against Dementia campaign, which I fully support," Law said.

"This really could make the biggest difference to former players, players, and fans alike."

A study in 2019 found that professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to die from dementia than people of the same age range in the general population.

Sir Bobby was the fifth member of England's 1966 World Cup-winning side to be diagnosed with dementia.

His brother, Jack, and Nobby Stiles, both died last year after suffering from brain functioning diseases believed to be linked closely to heading footballs, while both Martin Peters and Ray Wilson - who died in 2019 and 2018 respectively - also had the condition.

Stiles, Peters and Wilson were diagnosed with it while still in their sixties. In a BBC documentary screened in 2017, Stiles' son John told former England captain Alan Shearer he was "utterly convinced" heading a football was responsible for his father's dementia.

In 2014, a neuropathologist said that the death of former England and West Brom striker Jeff Astle was due to a brain condition caused by heading footballs.

New guidelines limiting professional players in England to 10 "higher force headers" a week in training have been introduced this season.

Astle's daughter Dawn has long pushed for research into a link between football and brain injuries, and worked with the Professional Footballers' Association on an advisory basis to help "shape the longer-term neurodegenerative care provision for former members and their families".

Alzheimer's Society chief executive Kate Lee said she hoped Law's "bravery in coming forward will encourage many others to seek the help they need".

"It's never been more important to fund crucial research and our vital support services and ensure that right now, past and present players, as well as fans, know our services are here and can get the dedicated dementia support they deserve," Lee continued.

The Denis Law Legacy Trust said it was "saddened" by the news.

"As a player, his grit and determination took him from the streets of Aberdeen to the pinnacle of world football and everyone at the Trust knows he will use that same strength now to take on this illness," said the Trust's chief operating officer, Mark Williams.
Report Airman August 19, 2021 6:23 PM BST
So So sad, a player who I worshiped and not ashamed to admit still do, along with others from Man Utd gave me and thousands others endless thrills and pleasure, his overhead scissors kicks were legendary, one he scored against the Spurs (think FA Cup round) (Stretford End) is still in the memory, god bless you Denis.
Report rommel August 19, 2021 9:06 PM BST
ron y e a t s,shouldnt have said renown twice haha
Report Capt__F August 19, 2021 10:14 PM BST
Best wishes to Denis
Report rommel August 20, 2021 8:38 AM BST
remember an interview with denis,he'd just been to see bestie(george was very ill  and not long after this he died)and he broke down...
Report Oldgit1 August 20, 2021 8:40 AM BST
So sad to hear of another great to get this terrible condition.
As a Scot one of my abiding memories of him is from Scotland's defeat of World Cup winners England at Wembley in 1967 when he and Jim Baxter took command of the game.
Report rommel August 20, 2021 8:42 AM BST
great player,all those great scots
Report rommel August 20, 2021 8:49 AM BST
old,heres highlights,theres a full game there too
Report rommel August 20, 2021 8:49 AM BST
Report rommel August 20, 2021 8:50 AM BST
Report olddesperado August 20, 2021 9:29 AM BST
Rommel your a bit of a complex character.
Report olddesperado August 20, 2021 9:33 AM BST
I have first hand experience of this illness.

If he has been diagnosed early the drugs they have now can slow it's progress quiet well in most cases.

Here's hoping anyway,

Good luck Dennis.
Report rommel August 20, 2021 12:48 PM BST
trust Denis is getting the best
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