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Anstonian Posted on 08/11/2019 15:43
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Was listening to phone in on radio Leicester and Alan Young was mentioned.

Remember a few years back he was regular pundit yet never hear anything of him now. Anyone know what happened there?

I like Piper but the odd 80s reference was always welcome.
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foxinabox Posted on 08/11/2019 16:06
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He used to be called Pumpkin, was on here for a while, got driven off because of the very light abuse, had a breakdown etc. I have no basis for comparison among Scots footballers, but he seemed to me to be in poor mental health.

It's why Gary Lineker won't get himself a username and come on here.

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mickyhoss Posted on 08/11/2019 17:08
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Youngy had a serious stroke. he's still struggling. Bentleys Roof legend
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mac_ Posted on 08/11/2019 17:22
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Sh’t post that foxinabox to be honest.
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foxinabox Posted on 08/11/2019 17:26
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I know. It happens. He has my sympathy because I'm also struggling with the consequences of a major stroke.

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mac_ Posted on 08/11/2019 18:03
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It does. No worries.
I’m aware you were poorly pal, it was just the connection with this place and poor mental health.

There’s a few on here that suffer I reckon, and I also reckon this place has been and still is a tonic for some sufferers.

For some folk Bentley’s Roof has been quite literally a life saver. Even with all the c’nts on here.

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foxinabox Posted on 08/11/2019 18:17
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sydrock Posted on 08/11/2019 18:24
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Keep your pecker up fiab and all others with probs.
Anyway fiab, G. L. could even be using an alias on here, he couldn't be suffers, could he? er No!
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Anstonian Posted on 08/11/2019 22:41
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I can remember him regularly bigging up the roof on the commentary.

Anyhow sad to hear he is not doing too good.

Chin up FIAB.
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Surffers Posted on 08/11/2019 23:21
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Never forgive him his Oldham hat trick against us in the FA Cup on a bleeding freezing night at Oldham in 1979 after battling through the snow to get there .

Apart from that loved the guy in a blue shirt a true Jock Wallace ace .
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RoyalBerkshireFox Posted on 09/11/2019 00:46
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I could have sworn I heard he had passed away last year. So good news for me that he is still alive. I hunk his book was the last book I read.
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stokiefox Posted on 09/11/2019 04:42
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Meet the Big Man at funday 2011 ..when I ended up Reffin when MR G dropped out
Youngy told me I was the worst Ref ever took it as a compliment

Ps

That was before Jonathan Moss arrived on the scene!!

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shanetko Posted on 09/11/2019 04:55
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Sorry to hear that foxinabox hope you’re starting to recover. And if not I hope things improve soon.

Mental health definitely no joke. I should know. Hope Youngy feels better soon too.
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mickyhoss Posted on 09/11/2019 07:44
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@Foxinabox: my stroke has left me paralysed but believe me there is hope. If you need to talk I'm only too happy to do so
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foxinabox Posted on 09/11/2019 11:51
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That's ever so generous, Micky [^]

Every stroke is different, they say. Mine left me with chronic aphasia (I can say part sentences, if I'm lucky) and partial paralysis down my right hand side. There's no point in feeling bad about it, because it won't go away, and I try and extract as much humour out of it as possible.

I didn't get found for two days. The idea of a stroke had never occurred to me before, and I couldn't work out what mysterious force was keeping me on the ground instead of enabling me to get up on my bed.

I felt that things would be alright if I managed to get up there, the paralysis would go away and everything would be hunky-dory. I seem to remember that it took me two hours or so to achieve that, more by luck than judgement because my spacial awareness was all gone to pot.

It was a fu cking nuisance being in the LRI tubed and cathered up to my eyeballs while some hospital employee tried to teach me the words to 'toothbrush' and 'chair'. I could understand what was said to me, and my reading comprehension was fine, I just couldn't remember the most basic words, let alone pronounce them.

I was not the ideal patient. The majority of the staff couldn't wait to get rid of me, with the exception of one nurse who wanted to marry me. She was 24 and a single mother and she looked great.

I gestured that the general condition of me made that unlikely and she said 'Oh, you'll get better'. Once I was up out of my bed I would accompany her for smoking breaks and she would natter on regardless of everything. She probably saved my sanity.

When my friend came round to see me off to the convalescent home I was getting her address and phone number. He was struck dumb (although not as much as I was), and he said 'I can't believe you have actually pulled, with a girl less than half your age, while you can't speak. What are you like?'

I've learned to live with it now, can't drum (which is my biggest sadness, though I was a sh it drummer, when all is said and done) and can't speak (which is alright, I used to speak a load of rubbish at the best of times, and I was very much a lone wolf anyway). That's why I've never sought to join the XXXXXXney Roofers, though I might one day, who knows?

I think you're amazing, Micky. When I said that you deserve the OBE I meant it, though you'd probably say 'Badges! I don't need no stinking badges!'

Anyway, sorry to go on like this, best of luck to you and Alan Young and best-wishers on here [smi]



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channys6thswan Posted on 09/11/2019 12:11
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Micky put us all one up against the world a long while ago. You’ve just made it two, FIAB.
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kendalfox Posted on 09/11/2019 12:44
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Blimey FIAB I thought I was in a XXXXXX world after my wifes demise and looking after her for 23 years, losing my eldest lad and family in the trauma's of Cancer.

good luck in you're recovery mate, my father in law went through it and recovered sufficiently to live his life through walking aids and various gadgets given to him to aid his eating and drinking.

best of luck
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foxinabox Posted on 09/11/2019 13:02
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I'm not that bad, Kendal. I can walk, and I have gained a central purpose in life by moving in and looking after my mother, who will be 100 next month and suffers from vascular dementia. That's a bit trying, but it means she won't have to go in a nursing home, which would be death to her.

She's as deaf as a post and so my communication with her is a bit up and down, but we manage [^]
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mickyhoss Posted on 09/11/2019 13:28
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My missus fcuked off when I was in hospital. She had a stroke in January this year. Hey ho
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foxinabox Posted on 09/11/2019 13:51
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I didn't have a girlfriend at the time, which was some relief. I wouldn't have wanted her to look after me, at the same time wishing she was somewhere else.

I'd probably have been fairly nasty to her to give her an excuse to leave, which wouldn't have been ideal, but it would have been best.

I would really rather have somebody hating me rather than being forced to look after me. Unless they're paramedics, in which case they would get a wage and they'd know what they were doing.
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Oadlad Posted on 09/11/2019 13:58
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Never apologise for 'going on', it reminds that some of us a so lucky.
A few years ago I was in the front passenger seat of my neighbour's car on the way to the KP and bent over to re tie a shoe lace.
I got up and was seeing double. Every player was double marked and I got more for my money.
It was classed by the General as a mini stroke. You could have knocked me over with a feather.
It cleared up after few days but, as I said, lucky.
Good luck to both of you, you set a fine example.
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bnet Posted on 09/11/2019 14:13
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i'm impressed by you attitude to life Foxinabox, quite inspirational to be honest, love a positive attitude and i'd never have guessed that you've gone through what you have [^]
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mickyhoss Posted on 09/11/2019 16:10
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TIA transient ischemic attack. Usually its a warning. I've had 4 in 16 years since my biggy.
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Surffers Posted on 09/11/2019 22:30
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Great posts from Micky and fox just shows those with real challenges overcome them by shear strength of the human spirit.

Makes a change from the whining halfwits, good luck to both of you and hope the present run in league is giving you joy .
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Higher_Power_Fox Posted on 10/11/2019 14:59
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Really sorry to hear that Foxinabox, your one of the best posters on the roof, and long may it continue.
And keep us all informed about the young nurse [;)]
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Wombat Posted on 10/11/2019 15:31
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I like that Bentley's Roof is a cross-section of personal places

There are ex-Hooligans, millionaire businessmen, left wing, right wing, family men, single men, car-givers, care takers, old boys that were at games in the 50's, Boot-Boys & Skins from the 60's & 70's, casuals from the 80's.

Posting on a forum like this, we are blind to your skin-colour, sexuality, etc and just gauge character, politics, end sense-of-humor, etc from the words we choose to type.

Regardless of this myriad of backgrounds, we all value the comeraderie and feel-good factor the Roofers community provides.

Freedom of speech and to know fellow Leicester fans are out there listening/supporting/empathizing is good to know.

Hope everyone enjoys their Sunday.
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borebage53 Posted on 10/11/2019 20:28
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My best wishes to you Foxinabox. Your bravery and humour is good to behold![^]
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channys6thswan Posted on 10/11/2019 21:05
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Wombat, can you put one of the Roof’s car-givers in touch with me. Thanks.
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dirtybollard Posted on 10/11/2019 21:49
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You can have mine it's an Allegro.
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megafox Posted on 10/11/2019 23:53
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A very emotional read. I too am so sorry to hear of the plight of FIAB and others who have found themselves in the same situation. The remarkable thing is how resilient the human soul can be in such situations and that comes across here too. I've been very lucky so far to have avoided anything life threatening, but I did have a severe reaction to an illness picked up while backpacking in Morocco a few years ago. I was in constant pain and might not have been able to walk again, but I surprised myself by feeling positive about my future and assumed I would somehow manage to cope. I was fortunate enough to make a full recovery after a successful operation, but I do sometimes wonder how long my positive attitude would have lasted if things hadn't gone so well.
The difference it has made to me is that whenever I'm feeling a bit down for any reason, I think about what it would have been like if I hadn't been so lucky, and what it must be like for anybody else who's not so lucky either. Sadly, I can do no more than sympathise and assure you all that I for one do understand if you find yourselves in a dark place. You are not forgotten. And don't ever lose your sense of humour!
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Adumass Posted on 11/11/2019 09:47
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the positivity, the attitudes, on display in this thread put me to shame. i definitely tend to the other side of the coin.

all power to you FIAB, micky, and the others in similar situations [^] it is powerful reminder, an inspiration.
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mickyhoss Posted on 11/11/2019 09:55
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Kind words, chapeau. I always remind myself that if I hadn't have had my illness then mini filbo wouldn't have happened. I'd love as many Roofers as poss to have their photo took with it, that would be a beautiful thing to take with me.
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Filbo65 Posted on 11/11/2019 09:57
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What bnet and adumass said.
All the very best, fiab.
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sixthswan Posted on 11/11/2019 10:07
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Bravery comes in many forms. Much respect for those who fight on. Resiliance is a great human trait [^]
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foxinabox Posted on 11/11/2019 13:23
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The young nurse, HPF, well, thereby hangs a tale...

I went through two months at the convalescent home. During this time I was coming off cannabis and nicotine. As anyone knows who has been through this routine, you feel great, but heaven help those who cross you.

I'd been walking about with 3kg weights that I had managed to promote from the physiotherapy area permanently in my hands. Some people tried to take them off me, but they got bared teeth and a snarl and they decided to abandon this approach.

I was determined to get the better of this paralysis and the more weightlifting, cycling, balancing on a board I could do the better. Most of all I was anxious to get home, and find out the damage that had been done to my drumming and to see whether that was reparable.

I'd also taken on board a tenant, Salim, who was 20, and all right when I could keep an eye on him. He'd had three months in control of my flat now, and I wasn't entirely confident that he would make a good job of it.

I'd reached the point now when I could remember enough words to keep a text commentary going with this girl. It would be a lie to say that I necessarily took it all that seriously - I had enough common sense for that. The important thing about her was that she hadn't known me before (the first sight of me that she'd had was as a stretcher-bearer to me coming into the ward, though I didn't remember that at the time), and she still found me lovable. It's impossible to put a price on that. Only those who've been in my situation could possibly know the gratitude I felt for her.

Anyway, I got home in the ambulance only to find a partially wrecked door and one of my downstairs windows smashed. Salim had been carrying on a relationship with a 16-year-old Pakistani girl who was bad news. I'd tried to warn him about this. She probably wore the shortest skirt that had ever been worn by a Muslim woman, and she was meant to be living with someone else. Things took their invariable course while I was at the convalescent home, resulting in damage to my property which Salim was in no position to fix, despite the fact that I hadn't been around to pick up the rent.

I put him up against the wall and shouted 'Rent. Now. Cu nt' which was about the limit of what I could say, but it seemed to get the message over, and he went running off to the cashpoint.

In the meantime I went into the studio room, put a couple of tracks on by Culture with Sly & Robbie, in the hope that playing along with some music would work to dispel my gloom. It didn't. I sat back and listened to what I'd come up with on tape. There was no way out of my despair as it became obvious that I would never play the drums again. Three months ago I'd managed to play 'Gaucho' by Steely Dan absolutely perfectly - the first time I'd ever done that, and the following night I'd had my stroke and it was all over.

I felt numb. The next thing that happened was my phone rang. It appeared to be Katie, my nurse. I wondered why she would ring, rather than text, since that was how we communicated. It wasn't Katie.

Instead it was a young black male who said 'I'm going to fu ck you up, bro, I pure mean that, you get me...', and loads and loads of colourful ethnic abuse that went on for five minutes or so. I have literally never been that angry, and I couldn't say a word back to this fu cking cu nt because of my disability.

I texted Katie the next day and said 'Will you give me the name and address of that guy who has access to your texts, because I'm going to kill him'. She never replied. I don't blame her.

That was probably the worst day of my life. I genuinely hope that you've found it amusing - I certainly do, there's no point in not doing so. At least I managed not to have another stroke.

Thanks to everyone for their kind wishes [^]
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mickyhoss Posted on 11/11/2019 14:18
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I was making bread the other week whilst listening to Steely Dan
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foxinabox Posted on 11/11/2019 14:35
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At least the drummer who played on 'Gaucho' - Jeff Porcaro - is dead, at 38, from a heart attack brought on by excessive cocaine abuse.

So I guess that I can play 'Gaucho' better than he can, even if it's a mess [;)]
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