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Bobby Prentice R.I.P.

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jambovambo
1 hour ago, corryjambo said:

 

Is that the one in the under 23 international at Tynecastle when he waltzed round players on the bye line coming in from the left wing.

 

 What an incredible piece of skill it was and I still remember it to this day.

Great goal. I guess there’s not footage of it. Andy Gray scored the other three. 

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Pants Shaton

Sad news.

 

Before my time but clearly a bright spot in those dark years for Hearts.

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davemclaren

Talented player i used to see him in the Laird and Dog on a Sunday night in the mid 70s. 

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maggieb

Thanks for the memories sir , you are joining some team up there, god bless you ....RIP

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Maroon Sailor

I used to sit on the wall in the South Enclosure and loved it when Bobby got the ball. His end product was erratic and sometimes held on to the ball too long but you knew there was always a feeling of expectation when he got the ball at his feet and started running at defenders.

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BarneyBattles

Can’t help but feel we should make a gesture here to let his family know the regard he’s still held in by the Hearts support.

 

Flowers or donation to charity or something. 

 

Maybe I’m just being sentimental but I’ll happily chip in. 

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The Goalscoring Knee

Just wish there was more footage in existence of him flying up the park. Rab Prentice with the wind in his sails was a sight to behold.

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Glamorgan Jambo

A player who could drift and dribble past opponents with total ease. And my first favourite player,

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John mcCartney
24 minutes ago, BarneyBattles said:

Can’t help but feel we should make a gesture here to let his family know the regard he’s still held in by the Hearts support.

 

Flowers or donation to charity or something. 

 

Maybe I’m just being sentimental but I’ll happily chip in. 


me too

 

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Morgan
39 minutes ago, BarneyBattles said:

Can’t help but feel we should make a gesture here to let his family know the regard he’s still held in by the Hearts support.

 

Flowers or donation to charity or something. 

 

Maybe I’m just being sentimental but I’ll happily chip in. 

Yep, I’ll do that, Barney.

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Danny Wilde

Terrible news this. RIP Bobby. Honest to god they don't make wingers like Rab Prentice any more. Great memories from the otherwise dismal 1970's.

 

Prentice run - Prentice dribble - Prentice cross - Busby header - GOAL!

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Morgan
53 minutes ago, maggieb said:

Thanks for the memories sir , you are joining some team up there, god bless you ....RIP

Cool. mags.

 

Lovely wee message.

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JAYEL

Sad news ☹️

 

RIP Bobby 🇱🇻❤️🇱🇻

 

If only that shot shot had sneaked under the bar  😧

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maggieb
39 minutes ago, BarneyBattles said:

Can’t help but feel we should make a gesture here to let his family know the regard he’s still held in by the Hearts support.

 

Flowers or donation to charity or something. 

 

Maybe I’m just being sentimental but I’ll happily chip in. 

I’m in 

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Morgan
1 minute ago, Danny Wilde said:

Terrible news this. RIP Bobby. Honest to god they don't make wingers like Rab Prentice any more. Great memories from the otherwise dismal 1970's.

 

Prentice run - Prentice dribble - Prentice cross - Busby header - GOAL!

:yas:

 

Let’s do the Hibs at the weekend in memory of Mr Prentice.

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Walter Kidd

Sad news. RIP Bobby on the Wing. 

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BarneyBattles
Just now, Morgan said:

Yep, I’ll do that, Barney.

 

Could the mods do something through JKB to organise a collection?

 

Memorial garden plaque, ask a family friend or member if any favourite causes or charities. 

 

Don’t really know any mods to ask. 

 

 

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grumpy rebus
2 hours ago, Morgan said:

Almost cried myself, Mart. Not ashamed to admit that.

 

These runs of his, nose in the air, beat his defender (or three!) then went back and beat them again just for the Hell of it.  Magic stuff.

 

And often again and maybe again. I am sure he was once quoted as saying he liked beating players more than scoring. He was brilliant but frustrating. Oh for a player like him now though. 

 

And like you Morgan, there was a tear in my eye when I heard this news. 

 

RIP Bobby. And thanks for the memories. 

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Morgan
3 minutes ago, grumpy rebus said:

 

And often again and maybe again. I am sure he was once quoted as saying he liked beating players more than scoring. He was brilliant but frustrating. Oh for a player like him now though. 

 

And like you Morgan, there was a tear in my eye when I heard this news. 

 

RIP Bobby. And thanks for the memories. 

A sad day, grumpy, that’s for sure.

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Morgan
5 minutes ago, BarneyBattles said:

 

Could the mods do something through JKB to organise a collection?

 

Memorial garden plaque, ask a family friend or member if any favourite causes or charities. 

 

Don’t really know any mods to ask. 

 

 

@Maple Leaf will get this going, I’d think?

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maggieb
1 minute ago, Morgan said:

Cool. mags.

 

Lovely wee message.

Thanks Captain, I don’t want to bring back bad memories at this time but this lad used to get dogs abuse on the park, the team just now could do with watching ,instead of sulking or disappearing he would get the socks down and try like f

a hell of a lot of good memories,what a guy

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jamboozy
5 minutes ago, grumpy rebus said:

 

And often again and maybe again. I am sure he was once quoted as saying he liked beating players more than scoring. He was brilliant but frustrating. Oh for a player like him now though. 

 

And like you Morgan, there was a tear in my eye when I heard this news. 

 

RIP Bobby. And thanks for the memories. 

Agree with you there grumpy, football is entertainment based, and wee Bobby Prentice was brilliant, you felt your heart beating faster as he surged forward.

He was one of my favourites when me and my pals used to stand under the tv gantry in the 70s. RIP wee man.

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Morgan
2 minutes ago, maggieb said:

Thanks Captain, I don’t want to bring back bad memories at this time but this lad used to get dogs abuse on the park, the team just now could do with watching ,instead of sulking or disappearing he would get the socks down and try like f

a hell of a lot of good memories,what a guy

Good to hear from you for the second time in a week or so.

 

Sorry it has to be under this circumstance though.

 

As you say, what a guy.

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Sir Gio

Remember when first going to matches,  the guy's fondness of Rab.

 

Sorry to hear of his passing 

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Morgan
1 minute ago, jamboozy said:

Agree with you there grumpy, football is entertainment based, and wee Bobby Prentice was brilliant, you felt your heart beating faster as he surged forward.

He was one of my favourites when me and my pals used to stand under the tv gantry in the 70s. RIP wee man.

Why didn’t you just say ‘Refreshments sign’?  :lol:

 

Excellent post JB, right from the heart. :thumbsup:

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BarneyBattles
8 minutes ago, Morgan said:

@Maple Leaf will get this going, I’d think?

 

Thanks. Boys like Bobby are the link to the old and new. 

 

The last generation of player who used to get the bus home with fans after the game and genuinely played because they loved the thrill  of playing and entertaining. 

 

I am (or was!) too young to recall the Scotland U23 team a few posters mention when Prentice scored a cracker but looked up the team lines that night (found the link on hibs net thread). 

 

Bloody hell. That team would take some beating now

 

http://www.fitbastats.com/scotlandu23/game.php?gameid=40

 

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jamboozy
4 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Why didn’t you just say ‘Refreshments sign’?  :lol:

 

Excellent post JB, right from the heart. :thumbsup:

there was refreshments:laugh2: probably didn't notice as I was barging to the shanty for my 5/6 piss of the day Morg.

Indeed, it is from the heart mate, I'm sitting at my desk on a small refit job at Straiton feeling a bit sad for Bobby's family and close friends, you know? it never gets any easier does it buddy?

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Morgan
1 minute ago, jamboozy said:

there was refreshments:laugh2: probably didn't notice as I was barging to the shanty for my 5/6 piss of the day Morg.

Indeed, it is from the heart mate, I'm sitting at my desk on a small refit job at Straiton feeling a bit sad for Bobby's family and close friends, you know? it never gets any easier does it buddy?

It doesnae, mate. It really doesnae.

 

The Shed was the place, like.  :thumbsup:

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jamboozy
Just now, Morgan said:

It doesnae, mate. It really doesnae.

 

The Shed was the place, like.  :thumbsup:

very fond memories:thumbs_up:

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Francis Albert

 Just caught up with this. Bobby Prentice dead!

One of the greatest players of the last 50 years. Alas not consistently so but then very few of even the greatest are.

Great memories of the "New Messiah" as an Evening News headline once described him when he first appeared.

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Maple Leaf
30 minutes ago, Morgan said:

@Maple Leaf will get this going, I’d think?

 

Noted.  :thumb:

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PsychocAndy

R.I.P

One that excited us growing up. I remember Rab, Drew Busby and Malky Robertson, coming to the Drylaw and District Player of the Year. We didn't like Malky, he hadn't long arrived at the club, and we thought he was going to take his place in the team.  Rab came over to us junior supporters, introduced Malky and said he was his mate and he was sure we would give him a big cheer at Tynie. We loved Malky after that.

As others have said, he was a shining light in the dark days.

We all called him Rab because Drew Busby called him Rab.

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Notts1874

He gave us plenty excitement in what were truly shite times for Hearts. Lovely guy who will be missed.

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Roxy Hearts
2 hours ago, Jambob said:

He could light up a game on his day. The goal at Tynecastle for the Scotland under 23s is one of my lasting memories of him.

I was there that night because of him. What a performance. 

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Punks No Deid
5 hours ago, dannymack said:

RIP Rab/ Bobby... On the wing

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RIP Rab/Bobby sad sad news 😞

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Jambo-Fox
5 hours ago, alwaysthereinspirit said:

That's horrible news.

'WE'VE GOT BOBBY BOBBY BOBBY BOBBY PRENTICE ON THE WING, ON THE WING.

Bobby oh Bobby Prentice .....

 

great memories, very sad news. 

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Jamhammer
1 hour ago, Maroon Sailor said:

I used to sit on the wall in the South Enclosure and loved it when Bobby got the ball. His end product was erratic and sometimes held on to the ball too long but you knew there was always a feeling of expectation when he got the ball at his feet and started running at defenders.

A dying art. Gotta love that kind of player. Before my time as a Jambo but RIP sir

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Notts1874
1 minute ago, Jamhammer said:

A dying art. Gotta love that kind of player. Before my time as a Jambo but RIP sir

I was in the enclosure as a boy....under the T for travel. Memories are hazy but I remember my grandad saying he was a proper winger. Most of my recollections are probably from youtube.

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FruitJuice

One of proudest was  Rab making me a cup of tea.   I used to get the same bus to the game as him.  I'd be going into the city centre to have a look at the record shops and he would be going to the game I was paying into to.  RIP Rab.  

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SE16 3LN

This is very sad news

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Robbo-Jambo

Brilliant fast winger. 

 

One of my first heroes. 

 

RIP

 

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Kiwidoug

Very sad news.  What an exciting player he was.

 

Does anyone know what he has done since his retirement from football?

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TypoonJambo

One of my first heroes. RiP Bobby 

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Heehan14

Sad news indeed - RIP Bobby and condolences to his family and friends.  Another of my Hearts idols from the 70’s passed too soon. Along with many others I was in the crowd for the U23 game vs Denmark - crowd numbers were swelled by many Hearts supporters attending just because he was in the squad, and we were rewarded with a stunning goal. Also have another recollection of Bobby changing his stride pattern as he chased down a ball towards the school end before pinging over a cross that resulted in one of the goals in a 2-2 draw with Aberdeen, with all four goals coming in the first ten minutes or so of the game. Could be frustratingly inconsistent as a player but it’s the positive memories that stand out. One of my favourite players when I was a kid.

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Craig Herbertson

Condolences to Rab's family and friends. He was a mesmerising player, magnificent on his day. Alan Anderson once told me that Rab would beat a couple of players, the whole team would advance and then Rab would turn round and do it all again for fun.

 

Another boyhood hero  sadly gone.

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Turkishcap

RIP Bobby, like many here one of my heroes as well and always expectation when he got the ball.

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dbusby6

So sorry to hear about this. Bobby was one of my all time Hearts heroes along with Cruikie and Drew Busby. Condolences to his family and friends. 

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Toxteth O'Grady

My first favourite player. Rest in Peace

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