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« on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:27:00 »

Dreadful news. One of my first heroes. Aged 75.
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« Reply #1 on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:28:12 »

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« Reply #2 on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:32:41 »

Shit thats awful news Sad he used to sell my mums insurance back in the late 70's and early 80's lovely man.

RIP to a true Swindon legend, a title bandied around far too easily these days.

Remembered more in football for this though.

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« Reply #3 on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:37:12 »

Shit thats awful news Sad he used to sell my mums insurance back in the late 70's and early 80's lovely man.

RIP to a true Swindon legend, a title bandied around far too easily these days.

Ernie definitely qualifies for legendary status.
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« Reply #4 on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:46:38 »

Sad news, bloody Alzheimer’s seems to be getting ever more common.

Rather embarrassing that both Wolves and Coventry have it as main stories on their club sites and we have nowt.... (although I suspect they have considerably more people working in PR/media than we do.)
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« Reply #5 on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:50:31 »

Swindon Town's recent trait of being slow to react to these sort of events are always quite disappointing.

Ernie Hunt is one of the big names within our history.

So long, Ernie.
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:50:38 »

(although I suspect they have considerably more people working in PR/media than we do.)
I suspect this to be true as you suggest, would be nice for the club to acknowledge his passing at least though.
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:54:15 »

Ernie definitely qualifies for legendary status.
Agreed. Very sad news.
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« Reply #8 on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 13:05:42 »

Sad news I always hear my father in law talking about the greats of Swindon days gone by and this mans's name was always mentioned
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« Reply #9 on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 13:52:33 »

I enjoyed playing against Ernie in schools and youth football, as we were about the same age. A really nice guy, and I have good memories of watching him playing for the Town later.
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« Reply #10 on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 14:05:15 »

Was in the team when I started going to the County Ground and quickly became a hero. Many happy memories of watching him play.

RIP “Ernie”.  Thanks for those memories.
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« Reply #11 on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 16:36:06 »

My old man told me loads of stories....Ledge..
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« Reply #12 on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 16:56:55 »

Long before my time, but I have heard many, many people talk very highly of him. RIP Ernie
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« Reply #13 on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 16:58:25 »

RIP Ernie, too young to have seen him play, but my Dad has some good memories of watching him.

A couple of links if anyone is interested

http://www.ccfpa.co.uk/?p=33297

A nice write up about him, and a longer video about the donkey kick, and Ernie at Wembley in 1987 trying to re-create it.

http://www.rodbournehistory.org/?author=0&paged=40

Some interesting pictures of Ernie, including a couple with Davy Jones of the Monkees

PS Met him once in the Club Shop in 2004 when he was selling his "Joker In The Pack" Autobiography (along with other ex Swindon players, Arnold Darcy, Bobby Woodruffe, Keith Morgan and others who where there supporting him); had a nice chat with him, very sociable.
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« Reply #14 on: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 17:11:01 »

Also some more of him in this film scoring a couple too at the end, a good watch if you haven't seen it.

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