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vfa
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Len Thompson- sad news
As quoted form the Herald Sun COLLINGWOOD ruck legend Len Thompson died of a heart attack at home today, three weeks after his 60th birthday. Early reports suggest he fell at home, at the time of his shock death. The winner of the 1972 Brownlow Medal and five Copeland Trophies, he was a member of Collingwood's Team of the Century. The Magpies recruited the 200cm Thompson from North Reservoir and he went on to play 268 games for the club in a career at Victoria Park between 1965 and 1978. He later played 20 games for South Melbourne and 13 for Fitzroy. ----------------------- Len Thompson did coach Preston in the late 1980s. He was a frequest visitor to vfl matches watching williamstown or Port Melbourne at most games. [/b]
paulamy
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That's numbing news, VFA. I went to Caulfield Cricket Club's annual sports day just before Christmas last year and Thommo was on the panel. He spoke brilliantly. Later in the day it was a privilige to buy him a beer and have a yarn. He was a tremendous fellow.
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bobbyborough
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[quote="vfa"]As quoted form the Herald Sun COLLINGWOOD ruck legend Len Thompson died of a heart attack at home today, three weeks after his 60th birthday. Early reports suggest he fell at home, at the time of his shock death. The winner of the 1972 Brownlow Medal and five Copeland Trophies, he was a member of Collingwood's Team of the Century. The Magpies recruited the 200cm Thompson from North Reservoir and he went on to play 268 games for the club in a career at Victoria Park between 1965 and 1978. He later played 20 games for South Melbourne and 13 for Fitzroy. ----------------------- Len Thompson did coach Preston in the late 1980s. He was a frequest visitor to vfl matches watching williamstown or Port Melbourne at most games. [/b][/quote] Great football champion regardless who you barracked for as I seen him play for South Melbourne after he left Collingwood. R.I.P. Go Borough!
bcarbonaro
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I heard it on the radio before I headed into uni and was shocked to hear the news.