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privatehire
17 Feb 20 08:58
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Its with great sadness that i report the death of chris wilson  ( miss wales ). He was a regular on this forum for a long time.  I,m sure it was at last yrs n.o.s. i spent a couple of hours in his company after being introduced by p.f. He had a great knowledge of greyhounds and betting. He was a belle vue regular.
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Report sparrow February 17, 2020 9:27 AM GMT
Very sad to hear this as he was a good poster on here and as private has said very knowledgeable of the game. R.I.P. Miss Wales.
Report GLASGOWCALLING February 17, 2020 10:44 AM GMT
Sorry to hear the news, God Bless.
Report dr . atkins February 17, 2020 11:43 AM GMT
r.i.p another good dog man gone
Report woodmanchester February 17, 2020 12:41 PM GMT
Devastated. He was looking forward to his retirement and didn't say anything to me about ill health Sad
Report wondersobright February 17, 2020 12:52 PM GMT
met him only once briefly on a night at BV
he arranged a trophy presentation race for a few of the lads who were regulars on the bags back in the day
he also had legs in horses with the late ken slack which we sent a few messages back & forth about
remarkably a few years ago there was 1 day at ayr a horse that I had a small share in at the time ran in the same race as his horse with ken
neither won but small world!!
a really nice, knowledgeable, generous man
RIP Sad
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK February 17, 2020 1:35 PM GMT
Chat on here about few of his runners in Ireland  few years back
Very sad to here that
RIP
Report woodmanchester February 17, 2020 2:06 PM GMT
Chris laid me Farloe Barracuda in the Scurry and when the dog went wrong after winning his semi, Chris wouldn't take the money off me

Had lots of great times horse racing and dog racing with him

I will miss him greatly Love
Report irishone February 17, 2020 2:41 PM GMT
Sad news
Nice fellah
Nearly met up one year
At melbourne cup, sorry i missed him
R i p
Report eyeball February 17, 2020 2:42 PM GMT
Never knew him personally but it is a sad day for his family and friends so my condolences go out to them .
Report SlippyBlue February 17, 2020 3:04 PM GMT
I never met the chap but always read his knowledgeable posts on here, very sad news when we lose one of our own.
Report garryc February 17, 2020 4:19 PM GMT
very sad news
Report Deptford February 17, 2020 6:39 PM GMT
Very sad indeed.
Report casemoney February 17, 2020 9:21 PM GMT
RIP , was a top poster on here ,Seems an even better man in real life  ..Sad
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y February 18, 2020 6:57 AM GMT
I was shocked when i heard this yesterday morning....always had a drink with Chris when we where in the same place either side of the sea..
Used to always watch the football together in the boozer before heading down to Shelbourne on the big nights..
He was a lovely man and will be missed, thoughts with his family and many friends..
RIP
Report woodmanchester February 18, 2020 7:23 AM GMT
Big Everton fan

He was such an obliging fella
Report HGS February 18, 2020 12:03 PM GMT
Never met but always good posts. RIP. Sad
Report patrick starr February 18, 2020 2:37 PM GMT
Met Chris a few times thro pf after reading his knowledgable posts on here,a lovely man and very warm hearted.

Condolences to his very many friends and family.

RIP
Report UBLE/REGY February 18, 2020 3:14 PM GMT
I am sorry to hearSad

I used to banter with him on here over the qualities of the Belle Vue starter some years agoBlush

I did not know it was a man

But sounds a good dog man, a sad loss....condolences to friends and family,,rip
Report irishone February 18, 2020 3:41 PM GMT
Think he was an official in the belle vue owners club gery
Report UBLE/REGY February 18, 2020 3:56 PM GMT
ta...very sad
Report privatehire February 18, 2020 7:40 PM GMT
Any1 i speak to for 2 hrs and hardly lift my head to watch a race on a n.o.s. card had to av summit serious to say. To be fair could av listened to him all night. Wot e didn,t know about the game wasn,t worth knowing.
Report UBLE/REGY February 18, 2020 10:59 PM GMT
Sad
Report woodmanchester February 18, 2020 11:44 PM GMT
Genuinely nice fella and a good judge of character

Would do anything for anyone
Report irishone February 19, 2020 9:10 AM GMT
Yes he had you sussed out woody
Report Czechbet February 19, 2020 10:55 AM GMT
RIP very sad to hear
Report Catford Toteboard February 19, 2020 10:23 PM GMT
Never met him but he was an intelligent poster and seemed a proper dog man. RIP
Report SUNDERLAND GREYHOUND EXPERT February 20, 2020 4:13 PM GMT
Never met the man, but had plenty chat with him on here, kept me up to speed with the zoo. RIP my friend.
Report patrick starr February 20, 2020 11:35 PM GMT
I hope ppl will forgive me a little self indulgence here with this post but it's just to highlight how a simple post from a knowledgable forum member,that Chris was, can make a material difference to your life.

After diva had won the notts comp we sent her to bellers for the oaks..a trip unsuitable for sure but it seemed like a must do option at the time.

Chris's mate did late sectionals at all trial sessions and he went out of his way to message me after her trial there to say that divas late sectionals were exceptional,it may not have seemed much to him at the time but the fact he went out of his way to tell me the figures encouraged us to step her up in trip asap as soon as the oaks campaign was done which resulted in her winning debut over the trip on towcester opening night.

It's just a tale of how,despite all its negatives,forum posts and friends can have a direct influence on what happens in the field of play.

I sincerely hope Chris bet her that night at towcester.

RIP Chris,a true dog man.
Report Winja February 21, 2020 7:32 AM GMT
like others i never knew miss wales but was aware he was a knowledgeable contributor without an agenda that was kind hearted with corrections and advice.....on reading some of the additional attributes the man held its a shame i never knew him....condolences to his family and friends....
Report track record February 23, 2020 7:21 PM GMT
sad news read his posts on here with interest
rip
Report MALAY March 1, 2020 10:06 AM GMT
great thread,sad for you guys who lost a friend.
Report DroopysGregKinkysNap March 10, 2020 4:05 PM GMT
I never knew him personally but the thread hits hard at the moment with me so R.I.P to one of the doggy boys and hopefully his family are finding peace and strength in such utter heartbreaking times for them.
Report everton-fc March 15, 2020 12:00 PM GMT
Ah no way....sad news. RIP Chris.

Met Chris at BV and also at Everton games in the past.
Report Dav_vin03 March 18, 2020 4:04 AM GMT
Sad news
Report Middle_Of_March March 20, 2020 3:21 AM GMT
Sad news. Only knew him on here but he seemed a nice chap. RIP
Report bookie 25 March 21, 2020 9:19 AM GMT
Very sad news. Like others, I did not know him personally but used to post alot on here a few years back and he was a genuine poster. RIP.
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