Heard of this last night ... very sad .. a regular home and away , not just the mass turnout games
Spent a few enjoyable pre seasons with him in the Austria era , one such trip , we visited the site of the Mauthausen concentration camp , where prisoners were worked to death in a quarry visit a effected us all , but remember Collsy who as Johnny says above had a heart of gold was greatly moved by what he saw and read
A big loss on the Stoke front , another through thick and thin supporter to leave us , condolences to all
I sat by Collsy on the disabled coach to Swansea,little did i know that would be the last time I travelled with Dave. We have lost a REAL Stoke fan who was always there home and away there and seen it all through the good and bad times RIP mate, you will be missed.
Sorry to jump on to this thread but with a few on here mentioning the Black Lion at Trent Vale was wondering if anyone on here remembered a chap called Sidney, cant recall his surname unfortunately but know he used to be a regular in there..
Got to chat to Sidney quite abit a year or so ago during a hospital stay. When I was back in hospital at the end of last year I'd heard he'd passed away during an operation he'd been waiting a while for, was so sad to hear he never made it back out after treatment.
Spent a good few hours chatting all things Stoke to him & he was always talking about the Black Lion too. He promised the whole ward a pint in the Lion when he was discharged but I'm lead to believe he never made it out of hospital unfortunately. Hospital staff who had looked after Sid were apparently all treated to a pint & buffet in the Lion after Sids death at his request. Sid was a legend of the ward due to his time spent on there his bubbly character & I'm guessing they'll be a good few reading this who knew him too, probably Dave himself would have known him. Rest easy Dave & Sidney.
Came on many of my away coaches, seem to remember on the two I took to Germany we had to keep telling him whatever you do don't mention the war.Top bloke and although could be a bit moody as John says by and large he had a heart of gold.
Very sad to hear this..spent many an hour with him travelling home and away in the nineties and noughties and many since..rest in peace mate you will be sorely missed by The Blackie ,Trent Vegas and Stokies alike.