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Bob Willis RIP

Discussion in 'off topic' started by doctorf, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. doctorf

    doctorf left footed right winger

    Great bowler, commentator and Bob Dylan lover.
    RIP
     
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  2. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Blimey dropping like flies now. RIP will soon require a separate subsection...
    Set the bar high for grumpy old men.
    RIP Bob.
     
  3. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Sad to see another one go.

    Saw him once walking around at Old Trafford - he must have been commentating. He had the most intense 1000 yard stare I've ever seen.
     
  4. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Really sad news, didn't know he was ill. Great bowler & excellent grumpy commentator
     
  5. Salamander

    Salamander pfm Member

    Very saddened to read this, probably the best truly fast bowler of our generation, and someone who told it as it is.
    RIP Bob
     
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  6. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    3 Score years and ten. Far too young.

    RIP
     
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  7. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    Gosh - I surprised he was that old. Still, no great age these days.

    Part of my younger days driving the country listening to TMS on long wave, with Willis thundering down to the bowling line.
     
  8. clifftaylor

    clifftaylor Probably retired!

    There are many worse ways to spend 22 minutes of your time:
     
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  9. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Big Man City fan too.
    RIP Bob
     
  10. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    Immense in his prime - and loved his comments, especially on The Verdict. The Headingley test was etched in my memory as a young England fan.
     
  11. Dougie2404

    Dougie2404 cranky old git

    Another great sadly gone.
     
  12. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    Great bowler , pretty scary if you were facing him when he was on song .
     
  13. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    Great fast bowler. Never gave less than 100%. Dodgy knees but still came steaming in. Memory always suggests he took a wicket in his first over, often LBW beaten for pace.
     
  14. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Remainiac Terrorist

    As a kid - he was the guy you learnt to do an impression of when bowling. Fantastically weird run up.
     
  15. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    Great bowler. Led by examole and a first rate grump too. RIP. Always enjoyed Root's tease.....

     
  16. Ptah

    Ptah pfm Member

    Would be even better at the correct aspect ratio!
     
  17. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    Very sad, liked to watch him as a bowler and also later giving his opinions on the days play on Sky.
    RIP Bob
     
  18. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    There's a good TMS podcast where Brearley et al speak about him.
     
  19. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    RIP 'No nonsense' Bob.
     
  20. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

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