Dementia in Football

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Meg
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Dementia in Football

Post by Meg » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:21 pm

Sad to read today that Gordon McQueen has just been diagnosed with vascular dementia - and he’s only just turned 68. When I worked in Beth, our regular Friday after work “meeting” used to be in his local - and he was a regular at the corner of the bar.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56168698

So sad ...

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Re: Dementia in Football

Post by Kittywake » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:54 pm

I think Gordon might originally be a Kilbirnie boy, Meg. 'Go-Go' had a great pro career and was a tall and skilful no nonsense defender who was just as likely to score a headed winning goal for his team in the dying seconds of a match as he was to prevent one being scored against them.
Hoping he keeps well.

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Re: Dementia in Football

Post by Meg » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:11 pm

Kittywake wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:54 pm
I think Gordon might originally be a Kilbirnie boy, Meg. 'Go-Go' had a great pro career and was a tall and skilful no nonsense defender who was just as likely to score a headed winning goal for his team in the dying seconds of a match as he was to prevent one being scored against them.
Hoping he keeps well.
Yes - he was from Kilbirnie - but think maybe his girlfriend at the time was from Beith. He really was a handsome big laddie. Our footballers seem to have a higher rate of dementia than other sports.

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