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How many of the fallen were footballers?

A Colonel of the Grenadier Guards signs The Ball
A Colonel of the Grenadier Guards signs The Ball

Would these people have become great footballers if they hadn’t sadly died in the first world war?

Campbell

Cole

Gascoigne

Gerrard

Owen

Robinson

Rooney

Terry

Playfair

Written by on Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

3 comments on this post

  1. what a pointless waste of young Gibbons

    There’s always a few of them on every war memorial

  2. that’a bit f*****g depressing

  3. irv, I couldn’t agree more — but read (and watch) subsequent posts for lighter notes all round. Ypres was a difficult place to be; steeped as it is in a history that most of us would probably rather forget but which I believe we are duty-bound to remember.

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