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Dave Norcliffe (Groundhopper "LS8")

 



Garrincha's dog
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Nov 27, 2017, 2:20 PM

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Dave passed away on Sunday 19th November 2017, aged 49, after a year long battle with an aggressive strain of cancer ; what started as a lung tumour spread rapidly and despite much treatment and surgery Dave ultimately succumbed.

His love of football saw his support for 3 teams : Swindon Town (where he grew up), Leeds United (place of birth) and Barrow (from holidays in the lake district).
He used to post on here as LS8 and also in the past took photos for the Football grounds in focus website.

Although he was a groundhopper he was rarely, if ever, singled out as being one. A few posters on here knew him, others will have met him without knowing who he was. He tended to keep a low profile.

His final game was a GNSL fixture at Bibury the week before his passing, where he witnessed what I think was his highest ever score of 3-10. On the day his wife met me at his front door to see if I could persuade him not to go out. His nurse, his wife and myself all felt he wasn't up to it but with great defiance he said " what you people don't understand is just how much I am looking forward to this and how much good it will do me".

I know that he really enjoyed that last game just as I enjoyed over 33 years of friendship and attending games together.

Dave was just 49 and left behind a wife and grown up daughter and son.

RIP dear friend.


(This post was edited by John Treleven on Nov 27, 2017, 5:00 PM)


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Nov 27, 2017, 4:06 PM

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It really will be a party up there this Xmas, Ratty, Paul now Dave. Its an emptier hobby for the loss of them all.
Condolences to the family.
RIP Dave.



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(This post was edited by dottirofhod on Nov 27, 2017, 4:07 PM)


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Nov 27, 2017, 4:13 PM

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Re: [Garrincha's dog] Dave Norcliffe (LS8) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

It really is a sad time for those in the hobby.
Although I knew Dave Rat a little, there are many others on the circuit that I know to say hello to but don't know the names of.
Could it be possible, or indeed is it not to insensitive, to ask if anyone has any pics of those who have left us in the past year or so?
It would be good to be able to say goodbye privately to those we have stood by and reminisced with.


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Nov 27, 2017, 4:13 PM

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I've known Dave for the best part of ten years, I reckon, and I know for sure that every game I watched with him was much the better for being in his company. Lovely chap - lots of knowledge to share about football and always hugely amusing and entertaining. I will really miss him, but I've got plenty of good things to remember too.

RIP Dave - one of the best.


Trevor P
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Nov 27, 2017, 5:09 PM

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First came across Dave in 2010 at games in South Wales. He was a quietly spoken chap, well informed about a range of subjects and I found him very good company. Sarah was with him when we met up again a year later at Wakefield. It was a real pleasure to see them both on that occasion and I'm sorry there won't be similar meetings. What a sad time for us this month has been


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Nov 27, 2017, 9:04 PM

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Usually met Dave when he was out with His Dog. Quiet unassuming chap who kept himself to himself; I knew from Tim that he was very ill and hadn't actually met him for quite some time.
A very sad few weeks for our motley crew. So young....no justice.
RIP Dave


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Nov 29, 2017, 11:48 AM

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Extremely saddened by Dave's passing.GD kept me informed of his deteriorating condition and untimely fate. I last saw him at CB Hounslow in August where despite being diagnosed with a terminal illness he was determined to still venture out and about and enjoy his football.

A real pleasure to have known him.
RIP


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Nov 30, 2017, 10:51 AM

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I didn't know Dave, but very sad news, too young. Condolences to his family and friends. I can empathize entirely about his determination to go out and see a last game, obviously a top fella, and another sad loss to our group...



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Dec 1, 2017, 5:03 PM

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I didn't know Dave but as others have said it's always sad whenever one of our number pass on, especially when that person is so young.

RIP Dave



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Dec 5, 2017, 4:03 PM

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Has been a very sad month for the untimely deaths of groundhopping friends. I knew Dave through GD last seeing him at Baffins last season. RIP Dave


davy c
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Dec 8, 2017, 1:46 PM

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Re: [Chelsea Spud] Dave Norcliffe (LS8) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Very sad news. Lovely chap, will be sadly missed, of that there is no doubt

RIP




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