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Ian Cant
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Deano- Top Man

Post by Ian Cant » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:40 pm

During the first Lockdown Deano continued to work for Newcastle declining to take any salary then offered to work for the police, again, with no pay. Brilliant.
Yesterday Deano was one of the first to arrive at the ground to help shovel snow off the pitch. Well done Deano and I hope Newcastle continue to win many more games.

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Post by Tiglon » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:48 pm

A proper leader. You can see Deano in the attitude and determination of the Newcastle team every week.

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Post by kk20gb30 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:01 am

Fond memories of the man both on and off the field - as a player and coach.
A degree of reconciliation with The Club would be nice and there is always hope at least.Still a legend and hero to many in these parts.

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Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:55 am

The number of people my age around Leicestershire who played rugby with their socks rolled down & shirt hanging out was huge, there were 2 Leicester Tigers when I started watching one with Deano & one without, very different teams.
To win is not as important as playing with style!

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Post by Traveller » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:12 am

Ian Cant wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:40 pm
During the first Lockdown Deano continued to work for Newcastle declining to take any salary then offered to work for the police, again, with no pay. Brilliant.
Yesterday Deano was one of the first to arrive at the ground to help shovel snow off the pitch. Well done Deano and I hope Newcastle continue to win many more games.
Absolutely. Top top man.

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Post by wellstiger » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:45 am

I worked and trained with Deano.
Fair, straight and hard as nails. Top bloke. Could do with losing a pound or two - but who's goin' to tell him. :smt018

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Post by Cagey Tiger » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:59 pm

wellstiger wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:45 am
I worked and trained with Deano.
Fair, straight and hard as nails. Top bloke. Could do with losing a pound or two - but who's goin' to tell him. :smt018
Oh, he knows, he knows :smt002

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Post by mol2 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:57 pm

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:55 am
The number of people my age around Leicestershire who played rugby with their socks rolled down & shirt hanging out was huge, there were 2 Leicester Tigers when I started watching one with Deano & one without, very different teams.
You could say the same about England.
When he arrived at the back of a ruck it moved!

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Post by Scott1 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:00 pm

Is it true that Deano sorted out the hardest player in Wales Phil Pugh?

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Post by JP14 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:38 pm

I played with my socks down, but that was more to do with the quality of the socks than continuing a great tradition by Deano. :smt003

No doubt a top bloke though.
"Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Failing, But In Rising Every Time We Fall" Confucius

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Post by LE18 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:29 pm

Just signed Mike Brown from Quins.

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Post by Dangerous4 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:05 pm

Those were the days. Following Tigers around the country, and always the chant of "Deano, Deano, Deano" every time he played. The pubs were a great place to be, and the roar within them. Fantastic atmosphere.

A true legend and a great guy. Shame he left. :smt023

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