Cymru Football 11 years since the death of Gary Speed

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Ten years ago today. He was in no small part responsible for meteoric rise of Welsh football.
RIP

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Dan Walker pays tribute to Gary Speed following 10th anniversary of his death - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/59440483

Gary Speed remembered, 10 years on - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/59424431
 

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Still remember hearing it on the radio. Awful. Great bloke by all accounts. We pulled into a services once on a school 6th form trip. He was putting petrol in his car. All the girls were screaming and wetting themselves. All the lads were buzzing cause it was Gary Speed. What a bloke. He just chuckled and drove off. RIP Gary.
 

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One of those moments that you’ll remember where you were when you heard the awful news. I’ve never felt so affected by the death of a person I didn’t know personally. It must have been absolutely devastating for his family. His legacy for Welsh football will last a long time.
 

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RIP Gary.

Never forgotten.
 

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His legacy for Welsh football will last a long time.
I heard someone say that his fingerprints will be all over Welsh football forever. I thought that was a perfect way to describe his impact.
 

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gary speed programme on radio wales after call rob
 

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RIP the fact his works from 10 years ago is the reason Wales are where we are is a true testament.
 

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Still remember hearing it on the radio. Awful. Great bloke by all accounts. We pulled into a services once on a school 6th form trip. He was putting petrol in his car. All the girls were screaming and wetting themselves. All the lads were buzzing cause it was Gary Speed. What a bloke. He just chuckled and drove off. RIP Gary.

I put Sky News on, and there was a video of him training with the Welsh team. I assumed he'd been snagged by a PL club, I think someone had just been sacked. Then I saw the words at the bottom of the screen and was in complete shock. Then there were the circumstances, and just immense sadness that he felt that was the decision he had to make.

Always put in a good shift for Wales, never seemed to pull out of Welsh squads, and was always a good player at PL level. I had doubts when he was made Wales manager, but knew he would give the job his all. The Norway result made me change my mind about his ability. 2 weeks later, he was no longer with us. A bit like with Whitts, it never really sinks in and the first split second of hearing either name I think of them as being alive and with us.
 

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There was a touching interview with the BBC bloke who did Football Focus with Speed the day before. Dan something. I want to say Dan Snow but its not Snow.
try the OP ade
 

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11 years, still raw tbh.
We do have him to thank for us getting to 2 EUROS and a WC, actually made us decent to watch again.
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I edited the thread title to 11 years as well
 

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11 years, still raw tbh.
We do have him to thank for us getting to 2 EUROS and a WC, actually made us decent to watch again.
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It is incredible to think that 11 years have passed, and in a football sense, how he started the ball rolling for an incredible decade for Welsh Football, but thoughts also with his family for a decade of pure heartache.

This anniversary also serves as a reminder that there are always people who will listen to your problems and not be judgmental.
 

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