Ugo Ehiogu sadly has passed away after collapsing

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Postby DasNutNock on Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:46 pm

His last tweet:

Gave a homeless girl £10 last night in Dalston.She didn't ask or beg.Random impulsive act from me. Not gona lie. Felt good. #dosomethingkind

One of football's real gents - will be missed. Awful news.
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Re: Ugo Ehiogu sadly has passed away after collapsing

Postby davids cross on Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:53 pm

By all accounts a genuinely lovely man.

And in this case I absolutely believe it.

Good player too. RIP Ugo.
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Postby Jumby on Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:59 pm

DasNutNock wrote:His last tweet:

Gave a homeless girl £10 last night in Dalston.She didn't ask or beg.Random impulsive act from me. Not gona lie. Felt good. #dosomethingkind

One of football's real gents - will be missed. Awful news.


Really nice gesture, although absolutely no need to tell the World about it, I hate it when people do that.

Awful news about his passing, 44 is no age to die :(
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Postby smuts on Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:02 pm

RIP Ugo.

Just awful. :(
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Re: Ugo Ehiogu sadly has passed away after collapsing

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:08 pm

Jumby wrote:Really nice gesture, although absolutely no need to tell the World about it, I hate it when people do that


Perhaps his motivation was to encourage others rather than to be boastful?
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Postby westham,eggyandchips on Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:10 pm

Merson was in bits on Sky.

Another sad sad loss.
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Postby Gep on Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:18 pm

RIP big man. Sad Sad News. :cry:
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Postby Eggchaser on Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:33 pm

Always liked him as a player.
Very sad news. RIP Ugo.
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Postby StevePottsGoalsReel on Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:48 pm

Funny how in football (especially back in the pre-social media days) you sometimes just have an instinctive liking for someone based on not very much other than how they handle themselves on the pitch.

Ehiogu was very much one of those players for me - always came across well and someone I really hoped we'd sign for a number of years. Was a very solid player and it seems by all accounts a very decent bloke too. Not even working for Spurs seems to have damaged his reputation!

Really sad news and thoughts are with his family - 44 is no age and a heart attack for someone who was presumably still training every day is such a shocking way to go. RIP big man.
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Re: Ugo Ehiogu sadly has passed away after collapsing

Postby since86 on Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:51 pm

Jeez, 44..always picked him for my fantasy football league team, a player I grew up with in a way.
By all accounts a top bloke.

Rest in peace Ugo
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Re: Ugo Ehiogu sadly has passed away after collapsing

Postby davids cross on Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:55 pm

StevePottsGoalsReel wrote:Funny how in football (especially back in the pre-social media days) you sometimes just have an instinctive liking for someone based on not very much other than how they handle themselves on the pitch.

Ehiogu was very much one of those players for me .


Really well described point....

Me too.

Just that feeling of "I like him"...... :thup:
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Re: Ugo Ehiogu sadly has passed away after collapsing

Postby WCpete on Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:09 pm

No one is immune at any age. It's always a shock when such a young man in such apparent good health dies from organ failure. Very sad news. I wish is family, friends and family love and peace. RIP.
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Postby frankiemac on Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:05 pm

incredibly sad, RIP
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Postby brooking_1980 on Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:23 pm

Awful news, so young. Feel for his family. RIP.
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Postby Bamber Gascoigne on Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:48 pm

RIP Ugo
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Re: Ugo Ehiogu sadly has passed away after collapsing

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:29 pm

StevePottsGoalsReel wrote:Funny how in football (especially back in the pre-social media days) you sometimes just have an instinctive liking for someone based on not very much other than how they handle themselves on the pitch.

Ehiogu was very much one of those players for me - always came across well and someone I really hoped we'd sign for a number of years. Was a very solid player and it seems by all accounts a very decent bloke too. Not even working for Spurs seems to have damaged his reputation!



Thinking back to the Villa team he played in, a lot of the players in that team "seemed " decent blokes. No doubt someone will correct me.
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Postby Hatcham Iron on Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:46 pm

Puts life in prospective RIP Ehiogu :crest:
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Postby arlhe on Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:50 pm

RIP. Makes you realise tomorrow is just a group of blokes kick a ball around.
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Re: Ugo Ehiogu sadly has passed away after collapsing

Postby Jumby on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:12 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Perhaps his motivation was to encourage others rather than to be boastful?


No, people do it to paint themselves in a good light, they want everyone to know what they did. I do good deeds every week, I don't even tell my girlfriend about them most of the time, I certainly wouldn't even think to take to the Internet to tell the World, the gesture is for the person I'm helping, not for me, it feels nice to help someone but that's as far as it goes, people that see it can hopefully be inspired.

I don't want to dwell on that, or take anything away from Ehiogu, great player in his prime, always seemed like one of footballs good guys and this is awful, must be awful for those close to him and certainly shows that none of us are safe from this kind of thing, I'm sure he was still a very fit adult, scary.
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Re: Ugo Ehiogu sadly has passed away after collapsing

Postby WestHamByTheSea on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:54 pm

One of those strange and sad ironies... the same day Ugo passes away (physically fit, only 44 years old etc), Iggy Pop hits 70 years old. Doesn't prove or disprove anything of course, but only highlights the lack of predictability about when and how it happens.

I remember when we sold Rio to Leeds, and the rumour went round (probably wishful thinking) that we were gonna spend most of the 18 million on getting Ugo and Southgate in... what a spine for our team of attacking talent we had back then that would have been!

He was a terrific defender, and by all accounts a top bloke too.

RIP Ugo.
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