at 5.59pm today, on the D-road on his way back from the match. A great man.
He was with my uncle, Terry, his best mate and it was sudden. No pain. He was with his great pal, after watching his Stoke City win. Dead on arrival at the North Staffs.
A bigger Stokie you will not find than Peter William Bunn. He took me and my brother everywhere. He died aged 72. 72 - what a number, eh? It was written in the Potteries stars that if he went, the number 72 had to be involved, and just as Praise and Grumble concluded.
Thanks for the greatest gift ever dad, for taking me and Phil by the hand and to the Victoria Ground, to truly belong.
Please don't anyone post how football isn't important at times like this - it was to Dad. Family and Stoke City were everything to him. He was everything to his family.
Unwell for the last two years, he shuffled like a penguin from Fenton Bowling Club to the ground after a pint or two, to watch the team who meant everything to him.
Can't believe that I won't be seeing him with his manager's coat on again. But the script was written by the footballng gods - 3pm Saturday kick off, Stoke win, and he's with his best mate.
I tried my best to be the son you deserved dad. To be half the man you were is my wish. I'll be there, in your seat hopefully in block 23 on wednesday night. I'll be there in the bowling club with a pint beforehand too. I wish I wasn't.
Strange how Gerry Sargeant also passed away recently - they spent many an hour together on away trips and at the Vic.
We won 1-0 dad, and three generations of the Bunn's were there to see it. It's what you would have wanted dad. You saw us win our one meaningful trophy dad, and you struggled down to the Cup Fnal too. We are due on MOTD soon, too. Remember how you would lie on the living room floor whenever we lost and MOTD was on?
What are the main challenges facing the new government? You mean apart from a total lack of political nous and knowledge of the real world? The central problem is the lack of true radicalism. When this country was great, we didn't have the welfare state, a National Health Service or free education. What we did have was an empire, no income tax and a fucking big navy. You don't need a PhD to work it out, do you?
"This is the moment, it's Archer to Guptill, 2 to win! Guptill's going to push for 2 they've got to go! He's got to go to the keeper's end! He's got it!!! England have won the World Cup! By the barest of margins! By the barest of all margins!"
Bunny, really shocked to hear this and know how proud you are about your Dad. A great tribute to a great man. My thoughts are with you and the family at this sad time. I've read about how he influenced you and know what an impact he had on your passion for Stoke city. I'm sure that all stokies on this forum and beyond William share my thoughts and you should know that "we'll be with you" RIP William Peter Bunn