Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs of being 3,473 Miles from Upton Park and West Ham United (Aug 2011 - May 2016)
As the father of two lads aged 22 and almost 18 I was very shaken by last weeks news of Dylan Tombides death from testicular cancer,. In his photos he looked like he could have been one of my boys mates and by all I have read he was a very talented and brave young man. I salute you Dylan and my heart goes out to your family and other loved ones. For the record, this piece will not be sold, but I would be happy to give it to the family as a token of my appreciation and respect - I shall contact Rob Pritchard at the Club about that.
awful and somehow unbelievable. All that youth, talent, strength. Very Sad.
Very moving - thanks for putting that up John. Next time I shall hug my lads a little bit longer and a little bit tighter too.
Damn!Condolences to all involved. Class act and an inspiration to us all.
No problem. It was just a little something I knocked up after such tragic news. I'm proper gutted for the lad and his family.
Nice one Mark!
nice one A.P...condolences to Dylans family
Ahoy There Slippery ! Hows It Going My Old China ? Sad circumstances made a littlr cheerier seeing your name.. Everything Kuschty ?
Thanks A.P. Not so bad mate...still ticking over enough too scrape by...hope your 'mob's' ok.. i must comment on and say much respect & a big thankyou to the Crystal Palace fans at the Boleyn ground the other day for their dignity shown during the minutes clapping for Dylan before the game and nearly all of them joining in on the 38th min clap too...
Glad to hear all of that Slippery. The Palace fans seem to have given a good account of themselves first season back - you can certainly hear them on the box!