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Thread: Keith Pontin

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    Keith Pontin


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    That is sad, I'd heard he wasn't well.
    Far too young.
    RIP Keith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacAdder View Post
    That is sad, I'd heard he wasn't well.
    Far too young.
    RIP Keith.
    Very sad; I heard he had dementia and the effects of football were blamed.

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    Oh dear a mate of mine played alongside him at Barry, I think, he said he was a lovely man , he was a bloody good defender. RIP

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    So sad, life really is too short, RIP

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    Very sad news. RIP Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCFCC3PO View Post
    Very sad; I heard he had dementia and the effects of football were blamed.
    Same as Brian Clark it is very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmarksplott View Post
    Same as Brian Clark it is very sad.
    Sad news .

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    Sad news RIP Bluebird.

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    RIP

    64 years young, no age at all, very sad.

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    I remember him well. I think he joined the Post Office when he hung up his boots.

    RIP Keith

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    RIP very sad.

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    Good player

    RIP

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    He and his wife were on a cruise that I was on about five years ago.
    We had a few beers together and he spoke passionately about playing for City and Wales.

    Real nice guy.

    May he Rest In Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock_Flock_of_Five View Post
    I remember him well. I think he joined the Post Office when he hung up his boots.

    RIP Keith
    He was a postman, delivered to my house a few times. He'd been diagnosed with dementia some time ago and so was very young by the standards of that desease - wasn't there an interview with him fairly recently when his wife mentioned that it may well have been heading a football that was responsible for his problem?

    Keith Pontin was a no frills centreback who was one of the better players in the City side which struggled for much of the late seventies and early eighties in the old Second Division and he was good enough to have fitted into a side nearer the top of that league - his retirement from the professional game in his mid twenties came as a big shock at the time.

    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    He was a postman, delivered to my house a few times. He'd been diagnosed with dementia some time ago and so was very young by the standards of that desease - wasn't there an interview with him fairly recently when his wife mentioned that it may well have been heading a football that was responsible for his problem?

    Keith Pontin was a no frills centreback who was one of the better players in the City side which struggled for much of the late seventies and early eighties in the old Second Division and he was good enough to have fitted into a side nearer the top of that league - his retirement from the professional game in his mid twenties came as a big shock at the time.

    RIP
    It could well have contributed to him heading of the ball leading to dementia. I mentioned about Brian Clark having the same diagnosis I know this because my wife runs a care home and she cared for Brian until he passed his father had the same fate, both true gentlemen.
    Brian's wife Gill tried to get the FA to look into it deeper but I am not sure how far they got , I think when Jeff Astle died they started to ask questions as the old leather balls were much heavier when wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Former Labour leader View Post
    When I saw this thread I thought the worst but then that it couldn’t be as he is far too young.

    This really is tragic and so sad. I remember him playing like it was yesterday :-(

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    That is terrible news especially when you consider his age.
    Decent player who more than held his own on the pitch.
    Dementia is a horrible disease RIP .

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    Indeed , a horrible illness , lost my old man over 6 years to dementia .

    If I am diagnosed with that , I am off to Switzerland

    Rest In Peace Bluebird

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    Quote Originally Posted by Former Labour leader View Post
    R.I.P. Keith

    Fond memories of standing on the Grange End, cheering you on as a teenager

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    RIP Mr Pontin, great servant for City.

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    Wow, that's very sad news. I don't know how old he was (I'm guessing early to mid 60's?) but obviously must have been suffering for several years already with the dementia. Seems likely that there will be a link to heading the ball as he was a defender. He was a constant in the City side from the late 70's - early 80's, just at the time I moved back to Wales and I was able to attend home games regularly, so I remember him well.

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    RIP, Keith. Thanks for the memories.

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    Sad to read this.

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    I knew Keith when he was in his twenties then lost touch when I moved away. A great guy. It brings these things up close and personal

    RIP mate

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    Fond memories of Keith. A great centre half. RIP

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