The name of Clamp was a byword for ferocity in British football during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Eddie "Chopper " Clamp was accorded the lurid reputation of a psychopath ..... and is without doubt the "Hardest" ..... "Dirtiest" ...... "Brutal" player ever to play in the Football League . Stoke signed Clamp in 1962 ..... the "darker" side of Waddo's football ethos
Awfully sad news, mate. Chin up, keep smiling. As a seventy five plus myself, I know I'd want my two lads to wipe away a tear, then get on with life as a Stokie and shout just that little bit louder. RIP your Gordon.
Post by You want salad on kebab boss? on Jul 12, 2011 20:03:31 GMT
RIP Gordon, my thoughts are with you JSU and your family, keep your chins up matey been exactly where you are right now with my mum passing away a few months ago, be strong for yourself and those around you, hope the boys put in a performance for you and your dad against Chelsea "We'll be with you" will mean that extra bit more from now on !
"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious. " - Lombardi, Vince
Post by Malcolm Clarke on Jul 12, 2011 20:20:42 GMT
Very sorry to hear your news, and deepest condolences to you and your family. Football is about families almost more than anything else, because it's the way most of us started watching. Hopefully the wider family of Stoke City fans on this Board and elsewhere can do something, however small, to help you and your family through this difficult time.
Post by fishlovesoatcakes on Jul 12, 2011 21:00:08 GMT
Don't really know what to say apart from i'm so sorry for you and your family. Not got a clue who you or your dad are but my thoughts are with you. At least he managed to witness one of the best seasons in our history and was lucky enough to have a son like you. God bless mate
Very raw this, still, but as is tradition with our regular posters I would just like to say after your sudden passing yesterday whilst on holiday in north wales aged 77 that "i love you dad".
Season ticket holder for years sitting with his son (me) and his new season ticket, just delivered, won't get used by him this year.
I have lost my best mate without having the chance to say goodbye.
It's a hard thing to take especially as I have been by your side with your battle against cancer (unrelated to passing) for the last 18 months every step of the way.
At least you got the chance to see stoke in the top league again which I know you thought you would never see again.
I will look after mum I promise.
I know when stoke walk out against Chelsea and we'll be with you is played and I look down to see you not there it will never be the same and I will be in bits. I just hope the lads perform on that day and every other day for you because I will be asking them to for every game from now on.
Losing your father suddenly is something I experienced 2 years ago and I still think about him every day, although with time I now smile rather than weep. Sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
My Dad died suddenly a few days after getting his season ticket for the first season at the Brit. I still think of him every game before the the kick off and know my boys do too. My wife took up his season ticket and he lives on through her. He's always there in spirit, win, lose or draw, just like at the Vic.
Vis Unita Fortior - could never be better expressed.