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Sadly died this morning ! Thoughts n prayers with his family and friends R.I.P

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Marvin
2 minutes ago, Selkirkhmfc1874 said:

Sadly died this morning ! Thoughts n prayers with his family and friends R.I.P

 

Just seen it on news. Great player in his day. RIP..

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sassenach

RIP you Boro legend 😭

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Salad Fingers

Just seen this on the news. 

 

Great guy. Always enjoyed his interviews. I remember the one at the 94 WC where he couldn't remember the name of the theme park the players went to on their day off. It was Disney world.

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Tommy Brown

A great short summary on his career on BBC news there.

A truly genuine man and football great.

Sad to here.

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Homme

Rip Jack. 

 

One of the greats. 

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Vlad Magic

Just caught this sad news.

 

I had the pleasure of his company a number of times. A keen fisherman his second home was Ballina Co Mayo. We were fishing for sea trout and moored up on Bartra Island for lunch. He was there with a few pals. Picnic with a couple of glasses of red.
 

A lovely lovely guy. Really humble with a wicked sense of humour.

 

We ended up fishing up the Moy the following day and he joined us along with his wife.

 

RIP Jack. 
 

 

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jambokev

Great character on and off the pitch.

R.I.P.

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jamboozy

Glad he made up with his brother, great central defender, hard as nails.

RIP Jack.

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copa-mundial

R.I.P. Jack 

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sassenach

I've recovered my composure now, after first opening this thread.

 

Big Jack was a rarity - a Geordie who played for Dirty Leeds but would never have to buy himself a drink in Middlesbrough.

 

His Boro side won the 1973-74 Second Division title by a record 15 points, in the days when it was only 2 points for a win. He then quickly established them as a solid top half First Division side, which was no mean feat after nigh on 20 years out of the top flight.

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John Findlay

Really down to earth fella. Told it straight. World cup winner. You cant get any better than that.

RIP Jackie Charlton.

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Harry Potter

RIP Jack

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LeylandJambo

R.I.P. A proper legend of the game.

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SE16 3LN

Now, Jack was a real legend. Immense footballer, Coach and a huge man off the pitch. 

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Toxteth O'Grady
19 minutes ago, Vlad Magic said:

Just caught this sad news.

 

I had the pleasure of his company a number of times. A keen fisherman his second home was Ballina Co Mayo. We were fishing for sea trout and moored up on Bartra Island for lunch. He was there with a few pals. Picnic with a couple of glasses of red.
 

A lovely lovely guy. Really humble with a wicked sense of humour.

 

We ended up fishing up the Moy the following day and he joined us along with his wife.

 

RIP Jack. 
 

 

I remember watching a program of him fishing the Moy. He loved it there

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Boy Daniel

Stood his ground both on and off the Pitch. Another great player gone.

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suds66

Sad news.

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Carl Fredrickson

RIP Jack

 

Loved watching Ireland when he was manager - a proper team at international level. A few average players who worked their socks off with him. The class players did their part too. 

 

My brother worked with/was friends with Tommy Charlton (another brother) who was said to be the best footballer of the Charltons. He chose a career in mining. 

 

Jack, like Clough, was always worth listening to when being interviewed. Some guy that he was English, is a hero in Ireland and is liked/respected by so many Scots. 

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gashauskis9

When he spoke, people listened.  RIP big man.

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jambo3tevie

So Sad, RIP Jack

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Radio Ga Ga

Sat beside him on a flight from Alicante to Newcastle about 30 years ago, one of the most down to earth 'celebrities' I've ever met. RIP Jack

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pablo
47 minutes ago, Vlad Magic said:

Just caught this sad news.

 

I had the pleasure of his company a number of times. A keen fisherman his second home was Ballina Co Mayo. We were fishing for sea trout and moored up on Bartra Island for lunch. He was there with a few pals. Picnic with a couple of glasses of red.
 

A lovely lovely guy. Really humble with a wicked sense of humour.

 

We ended up fishing up the Moy the following day and he joined us along with his wife.

 

RIP Jack. 
 

 

 

I'm not a fisherman or even the outdoors type, but that sounds really cool. Good memories.

 

RIP Jack. Very likeable guy

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The Real Maroonblood

He always came across as a genuinely top bloke.

Sad to hear of his passing.

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iantjambo
1 hour ago, Salad Fingers said:

Just seen this on the news. 

 

Great guy. Always enjoyed his interviews. I remember the one at the 94 WC where he couldn't remember the name of the theme park the players went to on their day off. It was Disney world.


I remember it was either an interview after an Ireland match or he was a pundit, but he couldn’t remember the name of a Swedish player and so referred to him as “the big blonde Swedish lad” 😂😂

 

Terrific character.

 

RIP Jack

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novoman

Big character 

Big loss 

 

RIP Jack

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The Real Maroonblood
1 minute ago, iantjambo said:


I remember it was either an interview after an Ireland match or he was a pundit, but he couldn’t remember the name of a Swedish player and so referred to him as “the big blonde Swedish lad” 😂😂

 

Terrific character.

 

RIP Jack

Brilliant.

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heartandsoul

So sad news. RIP Big Jack.

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Seymour M Hersh

Bill Shankly wanted to sign Big Jack when he first arrived at Liverpool but a (at the time) myopic board wouldn't give him the cash. At the same time he wanted to sign Dave Mackay and Brian Clough.  Anyhoo, RIP Jack a genuine footballing legend. 

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Dallas Green

RIP

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Turkishcap

Watched him a lot during the 70's Sprtscene and Scotsport, good memories. RIP.

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Debut 4

Geordies I worked with years ago used to joke that Jack and Bobby “never pulled on the famous black and white!”.....but in truth they were fiercely proud of two great Geordie born and bred footballers, of which there have been many.  
 

A sad day as another down to earth, old school great leaves us.

 

RIP.  
 

 

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maroonsgotop
Posted (edited)

great man who was a hero in both England and Ireland.

 

I was at Gary Mackay's testimonial dinner when he was the guest speaker. As other's have said he was very much a down to earth humble guy with a wicked sense of humour

 

RIP big Jack 

Edited by maroonsgotop

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denz190512

First Norman and now Jack, 2 LUFC legends in such a short space of time

RIP 

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Mikey1874
Posted (edited)
40 minutes ago, Seymour M Hersh said:

Bill Shankly wanted to sign Big Jack when he first arrived at Liverpool but a (at the time) myopic board wouldn't give him the cash. At the same time he wanted to sign Dave Mackay and Brian Clough.  Anyhoo, RIP Jack a genuine footballing legend. 

 

A different era.

 

No freedom of contract for players as well. Teams would have been very different. 

 

But stability instead allowed one of the great, possibly underrated centre half partnerships with Norman Hunter. 

Edited by Mikey1874

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complete control
52 minutes ago, heartandsoul said:

So sad news. RIP Big Jack.

Sad to hear. Leeds legend. 

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heartandsoul
4 minutes ago, complete control said:

Sad to hear. Leeds legend. 

He certainly was.

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NLTFTh

Sad te hear, 

 

RIP Big Jack.. 

 

A true footballing great!

 

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Ballitojambo

RIP Big Jack, they don't make them like that anymore.

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DETTY29

Great player.

 

Leeds, England and Ireland legend,

 

RIP.

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The Frenchman Returns

RIP Jack

 

Hopefully Bobby and him resolved some of their differences before he passed.

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Cruyff

Sad news

Tough as old boots as a player & great character.

RIP Jack

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Rizla

Terribly sad news

RIP true gentleman.

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Eno

Sad news.

 

Had the pleasure of his company when he was a speaker at Neil Berry's testimonial evening at the Sheraton Hotel. Great stories and wit typically associated with a Geordie. He had time for everyone and obliged with signatures etc (I got him and other guests to sign my dinner menu which I still have)

 

R.I.P. Big Guy

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Celtic1ICT3

Gave me his autograph on the back of a cigarette packet I found! Absolutely decent guy.

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Boston Jambo

Back in 1967, at Wembley, he played most of the game against Scotland with a broken toe. No subs back then, big Jack had to play up in attack due to his lack of mobility. He managed to grab a goal too. Brave man, it was painful to watch him hopping about.

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Section Q

Scottish fans of the day loved to hate the guy but he was a centre half of the age.

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Kidd’s Boots
3 hours ago, Vlad Magic said:

Just caught this sad news.

 

I had the pleasure of his company a number of times. A keen fisherman his second home was Ballina Co Mayo. We were fishing for sea trout and moored up on Bartra Island for lunch. He was there with a few pals. Picnic with a couple of glasses of red.
 

A lovely lovely guy. Really humble with a wicked sense of humour.

 

We ended up fishing up the Moy the following day and he joined us along with his wife.

 

RIP Jack. 
 

 

Loved his field sport as well as fishing. I remember him cropping up from time to time on BBC 2 during the late 70's early 80's in documentaries.. sounds like great memories you have of him.

 

RIP Jack

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Jamdub

RIP 'Big Jack' a one man club as a player for Super Leeds and a great down to earth guy.

 

There will be a few glasses of Guinness raised in your memory in the Republic of Ireland where you were loved.

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