Graham Spring

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Re: Graham Spring

23 Mar 2021 17:16 pm:

Egad, this is terribly saddening news.

RIP sir!
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Re: Graham Spring

23 Mar 2021 18:00 pm:

He is my first memories of kingsholm aswell as standing on that tump in all weathers and also st John's ambulance walking round the ground with a sheet that we used to throw coins in
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Re: Graham Spring

23 Mar 2021 18:25 pm:

Such sad news - RIP Graham.
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Re: Graham Spring

23 Mar 2021 19:12 pm:

Alfred Lord Tension wrote:A balloon disaster
Complex names
Tug-o-war
Silly half-time games
Interviews, Announcements
Unpronoucements
In our accent of choice
A perfect voice
The Kingsholm king
The breath of Spring
RIP Graham

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Re: Graham Spring

23 Mar 2021 20:10 pm:

Oxford Glaws wrote:Graham was one of the things that marked us out as different to all the other clubs; while they went for shouty local radio DJs, we had our very own John Arlott. How I loved looking at the team-sheets and seeing how many Pacific Islander names were on it, knowing we would be merrily entertained by Graham's rendering of them. A real legend.


“Viagra” Tuigamala is one example that springs to mind !
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Re: Graham Spring

23 Mar 2021 21:04 pm:

Very sad news. Gloucester rugby through and through and a BBC Sport Website obituary tells you something of the esteem in which he was held in the rugby world. RIP Graham.
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Re: Graham Spring

23 Mar 2021 21:25 pm:

Such very sad news. As many have said....the voice of Kingsholm.
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Re: Graham Spring

24 Mar 2021 08:27 am:

Condolences from a Wasp. I had the pleasure of meeting Graham many times, in the press room at Kingsholm. A delightful, unassuming man. Apart from the fact that he preferred to speak , rather than scream into the mic, his greatest virtue was the fact that he never made himself the centre of attention. It was about the game, not about him. When we were still at Sudbury, we had somebody just like him. A lovely guy named Sam Trude. I think he was from Devon and he had a wonderful rich accent. If only some of the people who 'announce' at other grounds would follow their examples. The screamers at Twickenham and The Rec should be placed in the stocks. They are not alone, but they are comfortably the worst.

RIP Graham
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Re: Graham Spring

24 Mar 2021 09:43 am:

RIP Graham.

Rise high “but mind the balloons”
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Re: Graham Spring

24 Mar 2021 11:04 am:

RIP Legend.
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