Awful news always gave everything when he played and will stay a City immortal for that goal at Peterborough may seem insignificant to some younger fans but the joy we all felt that night was special . Thanks Paul.
I will never forget Peterborough away to get to wembley . Rip paul .
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Nobody that was there will forget that.
I was a 15 year old lad who with 7 others, bobbed school for the afternoon (with parents permission) to get the "pop and crisps" Coach 2 down to Peterborough. It left the Vic at 2.30pm as I remember.
I was stood right at the front and was up on the fence, and visibly on Sky coverage, when Paul Ware lashed in that most amazing free kick. It remains, and probably always will do, one of the best nights of my Stoke City supporting life.
I think i must've been sat on the fence next to you Dave, as i could be seen celebrating Warey's goal on Central News! Will never forget that goal & the mental that followed.
RIP Paul, a true Stokie, a Stoke legend, & as someone has also already said, a vastly underated midfielder who always gave 100%. My condolences to the Ware family.
I could relate to Paul Ware. He was the same age as me with the heart of a lion. If the current team show half as much fight as Paul did we will be ok. Best wishes to the Ware family. RIP Paul and thanks for the memories.
Terribly sad news, and the OP is beautifully put, Bunny. To me, Tupper represented all that was good about SCFC; fight; spirit; determination, and passion every time he donned the famous red and white stripes. He will be greatly missed by all who recall his exploits, and especially that goal against Posh, which my son, who is exactly the same age as Paul, describes as his greatest ever Stoke moment.
The club should have a minute's applause for the lad before the Norwich game, and as someone as said earlier, the cries from all the fans of 'There's only one Paul Ware' should be blasted out so loud that they will hear it at Boslum. Ironically, this terribly sad moment could be the thing to unite everyone, which would be a fitting and lasting tribute to a lad who served the club so well.
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to his wonderful family and those friends nearest and dearest to him. I hope these messages from your extended family give you strength at this sad time.
Paul Ware was one of the players in the generation when I fell in love with Stoke City. I wasn't at Peterborough to see that famous free kick but I was watching it in a bar with my dad on holiday. I remember it being called Strykers and me and my old man were the only Stokies in there but had a right mental much to the amusement of the bar owner. We walked back to the hotel singing Stoke songs. A 14 year old delirious in that he was going to Wembley with thousands of Stokies.
Rest in Peace Paul Ware. You are one of us and always will be. Stoke City has lost a cherished member of its family. We will always be with you.
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