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 Hugh McIlvanney
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Fri 25 Jan 06:36

Waking up to the sad news that the great Hugh McIlvanney has passed away.

Always enjoyed his journalism and the world of sports reporting will be a much poorer place without him.

RIP

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jan/25/hugh-mcilvanney-veteran-sports-reporter-dies-aged-84
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 Re: Hugh McIlvanney
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Fri 25 Jan 08:07

Loved listening to him speak also. Had a great eloquence about him. Not sure we will ever see his like again in journalism.
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 Re: Hugh McIlvanney
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Fri 25 Jan 08:54

I thought he had died a while ago. Did he maybe have a journalist brother?

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Hugh McIlvanney
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Fri 25 Jan 09:04

Quote:

The One Who Knocks, Fri 25 Jan 08:54

I thought he had died a while ago. Did he maybe have a journalist brother?


William McIlvanney was his brother. He was a writer and poet. He died a few years ago.
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 Re: Hugh McIlvanney
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Fri 25 Jan 09:23

Great journalist, will be sadly missed.
RIP Hugh.
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 Re: Hugh McIlvanney
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 25 Jan 09:51

He had a warm rapport with Big Jock over many years and wrote some great stuff.

A colossus among sports writers - RIP.
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 Re: Hugh McIlvanney
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 25 Jan 10:47

The world's a poorer place as of today. A wonderful journalist who wrote and spoke with humility, style and class.

RIP Hugh.



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Hugh McIlvanney
Topic Originator: parfection  
Date:   Fri 25 Jan 13:49

Echo all of the above. I loved McIlvaney’s writing on a diverse range of topics. His book on boxing is fabulous and he is the standard to which all good sports writers should aspire. A very sad day indeed. RIP Hugh.
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 Re: Hugh McIlvanney
Topic Originator: Oxpar  
Date:   Fri 25 Jan 14:58

RIP Hugh. Had a column in the Sunday Times for years which was brilliant. Sad news.
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 Re: Hugh McIlvanney
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 26 Jan 11:38

The greatest sportswriter of his generation. Football, boxing, horse racing, whatever. He mastered them all.
RIP Hugh.
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 Re: Hugh McIlvanney
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Wed 30 Jan 12:23

Wonderful series of interviews on BBC Sounds:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02wfnvv/members

I've listened to first three so far , brings back some great memories of football and boxing in the 60s/70s/80s.

Really worth listening to.
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