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1625 FOOTBALL: The Premier League have confirmed that a minute's applause will be observed before all matches this weekend in honour of Gary Speed, who made 535 appearances in the competition.

 

IMO A minutes applause is crap! But thanks to the mongs who cant respect someone its what we have to do.

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Personally I prefer a minutes silence, it seems more respectful.

I'm sure I have a Gary Speed compilation film on my old PC, one of Pedro's I think, I will try and get it on here.

 

I'm still absolutely gutted, I adored him :(

 

It is more respectful.

 

After seeing the tributes at bellend road its all I have really thought of this afternoon. Mostly "Why?"

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aye i prefer the silence as well, but i guess it's to make sure no retard ruins it.

 

At that city game there was some moron shouting something like "cityyyyyyyyy" or along those lines during the silence they had, at the end of the clip when flicks to the city fans ya can see a few in the crowd spun round glaring.

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Personally I prefer a minutes silence, it seems more respectful.

I'm sure I have a Gary Speed compilation film on my old PC, one of Pedro's I think, I will try and get it on here.

 

I'm still absolutely gutted, I adored him :(

 

I think thats the one I posted above, cant be sure though.

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aye i prefer the silence as well, but i guess it's to make sure no retard ruins it.

 

At that city game there was some moron shouting something like "cityyyyyyyyy" or along those lines during the silence they had, at the end of the clip when flicks to the city fans ya can see a few in the crowd spun round glaring.

 

People like that should be banned from football grounds IMO

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probably just been some pissed up fan out for the day and being daft etc but to keep 50k people silent with drink and the like involved takes some doing i guess,

 

applause is odd but at least it drowns anything out

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Personally I prefer a minutes silence, it seems more respectful.

I'm sure I have a Gary Speed compilation film on my old PC, one of Pedro's I think, I will try and get it on here.

 

I'm still absolutely gutted, I adored him :(

 

It is more respectful.

 

 

In your opinion. People can pay their respects however they like, as long as they're actually paying respect to the departed.

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Thing is Tecato, the "minutes applause" , to my understandinf, is meant to be a celebration of the life of the person. Whilst I'm not suggesting his isn't worthy of celebration , I don't think the mood anywhere on Saturday will be particularly celebratory.

A silent stadium , to me, is more fitting on this occasion. As I said before, after the minute, I'd expect to hear his name sung from each and every person.

 

But that is just my opinion.

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Thing is Tecato, the "minutes applause" , to my understandinf, is meant to be a celebration of the life of the person. Whilst I'm not suggesting his isn't worthy of celebration , I don't think the mood anywhere on Saturday will be particularly celebratory.

A silent stadium , to me, is more fitting on this occasion. As I said before, after the minute, I'd expect to hear his name sung from each and every person.

 

But that is just my opinion.

 

I agree entirely...my way of thinking is that you have an minutes applause to celebrate someone who has had a 'normal' life span, but for someone who dies young, I just think a minutes silence is more fitting.

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Thing is Tecato, the "minutes applause" , to my understandinf, is meant to be a celebration of the life of the person. Whilst I'm not suggesting his isn't worthy of celebration , I don't think the mood anywhere on Saturday will be particularly celebratory.

A silent stadium , to me, is more fitting on this occasion. As I said before, after the minute, I'd expect to hear his name sung from each and every person.

 

But that is just my opinion.

Well said.

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Thing is Tecato, the "minutes applause" , to my understandinf, is meant to be a celebration of the life of the person. Whilst I'm not suggesting his isn't worthy of celebration , I don't think the mood anywhere on Saturday will be particularly celebratory.

A silent stadium , to me, is more fitting on this occasion. As I said before, after the minute, I'd expect to hear his name sung from each and every person.

 

But that is just my opinion.

 

Well I wasn't disagreeing or agreeing with that. I think it's a subjective thing is all, and it's not factually 'wrong' to clap instead.

 

I prefer a minutes silence, personally.

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Tuesday saw the Premier League confirm that a minute's applause would be observed ahead of this weekend's matches in memory of the late Gary Speed.

 

Meanwhile, we've been asked to publicise calls from various quarters for fans to attend the game wearing toon scarves in a visible show of support - and we're happy to do so.

 

 

From The Telegraph, Wednesday - as yet unconfirmed:

 

Newcastle United will hold a vocal tribute to Speed ahead of Saturday’s Premier League fixture with Chelsea.

 

As well as a minute’s applause to acknowledge the tragic death of their former midfielder, there will be a rendition by an opera singer of the Welsh hymn "Bread of Heaven" before kick-off.

 

The East Stand of St James’ Park may be asked to hold aloft cards which will read ‘No 11’ – a reference to the jersey Speed wore during his six-year spell on Tyneside.

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Tuesday saw the Premier League confirm that a minute's applause would be observed ahead of this weekend's matches in memory of the late Gary Speed.

 

Meanwhile, we've been asked to publicise calls from various quarters for fans to attend the game wearing toon scarves in a visible show of support - and we're happy to do so.

 

 

From The Telegraph, Wednesday - as yet unconfirmed:

 

Newcastle United will hold a vocal tribute to Speed ahead of Saturday’s Premier League fixture with Chelsea.

 

As well as a minute’s applause to acknowledge the tragic death of their former midfielder, there will be a rendition by an opera singer of the Welsh hymn "Bread of Heaven" before kick-off.

 

The East Stand of St James’ Park may be asked to hold aloft cards which will read ‘No 11’ – a reference to the jersey Speed wore during his six-year spell on Tyneside.

 

The hymn and card holding is way over the top imo. I think the scarf, minutes silence, then fans deciding to sing or applaud would have been fitting. I fucking hate orchestrated shite like this.

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