I went to school with his son Giles, We were good mates. His dad was always a good laugh. No matter what what ever scrapes we got in I can never remember Graham dishing out a bollocking, apart from when i wrote my name on his car in the dirt. I'm sure he was only mad because he had to wash it ;D
As life goes on and we all get older you realize how cruel life is. God bless and my thoughts are with all the Pepper family.
He broke my shin pad and cut my left shin to ribbons with a studs up challenge. It hurt like hell, but I couldn’t show it. I carried on playing until half time and when I came into the dressing room Micky Bernard was sick because he could see my shin bone.
I told Doc Crowe, “Just strap it, cause I’m gonna do the bastard.” There was revenge to be had.
Post by kathwarburton on Sept 28, 2009 18:23:14 GMT
Graham - We grew up together and travelled all over the country supporting Stoke we had numerous good times. I will remember you always, especially every time I visit the Brit. You were a special mate for 60 years! You fought your illness with courage and dignity yet during these times you always showed consideration and concern for other people and especially my family and we offer our sympathy to all yours at this sad time.
Post by johnfarmersshirt on Sept 28, 2009 19:55:24 GMT
Graham was a Great bloke and a True Stoke fan. He was gutted when he couldnt go to the match because of his illness. Graham built my extension and half of those on Westbury Park and Clayton! He will be sadly missed but will no doubt be giving em "Maggie May" and "Delilah" when he gets up there. RIP Graham, condolences to Carol, his family and friends.
If and when anyone gets to find out the time and date of the funeral could it please be posted on here? I for one would love to go and pay my last respects to a top top bloke!
I am a friend of Graham's family and I thought that I'd let you all know that your words are a source of comfort to them. Also, various posts from this thread will be,"...designed into a picture and framed for the funeral next week".
I was only talking to him a couple of weeks ago - a top, top bloke and he will be very sadly missed.
Post by Cyprusdelilah on Sept 29, 2009 7:13:41 GMT
One of my memories I will always remember of Graham was when I was last over. The first friday I was there in the Duke of York pub having a drink, bumped into is sister literally got talking, phoned Graham, 15 mins later he was in the Duke. He took me out every friday and saturday for 2 months and stoke games some away.
Then to cap it off he was working somewhere in Cheshire, so the morning I left he picked me up with the workmen dropped them off. Went on to Manchester airport were my flight was delayed for 2 hours, but he still stayed with me. He will always be in my thoughts.
RIP Pep we used to play football on the land next to St Paul's church where his funeral service is taking place, unfortunately as we are abroad we won't be able to attend and I would like to wish Carol and all the family our sincere condolences.
I'm glad everything went well yesterday, just sorry could'nt make it. Me brother and his wife went. I am sure Graham got them laughing up there already, what a bloke, they don't make them like that anymore.