I know how you feel, Bunny. My first home game was when I was a lad and my dad took me along. And I have a video taken much later, him in his final days before the cancer took him, sat in his wheelchair, raising the SCFC cap from his head and shouting out 'come on you Potters!'
I live a long way away now: 'have done for decades. There's a part of me, though, that will always be walking into the old Vic, hand inside my dad's, to see John Ritchie score four goals in my 'debut'.
Post by Lakeland Potter on Nov 25, 2012 7:25:37 GMT
So sorry to hear the sad news Bunny - more than most of us you have had a heluva year. But what a great tribute you have paid to your dad. You can come and say summat at my wake - I'll bet you'll do a better job than most.
Your dad obviously raised you well and would be proud of you today. Family is very important, give each of yours a big hug today and every day.
RIP Bunny's dad, a good man a much loved father and a great Stokie.
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?
You were unforgetable Dad. Rest in Peace.
Lovely tribute there, bunny. Hope someone can say something as nice for me when I'm transferred to the bench in the sky. R.I P your dad.