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That’s very sad to hear about Alan Ball.  A true club legend.

Condolences to his family and friends. 

I’m sure he’ll be away to the goalies union in the sky. 

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34 minutes ago, weeredbook said:

Shattered .

One of the all time greats . There will never be a greater servant to Queen of the South Football Club .

Great Goalie .

Great man .

Thanks for the many wonderful memories.

Rest in peace Alan   .My thoughts are with all your family .

Great keeper always brilliant against us.

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R.I.P. Alan. Fantastic keeper and a true Queens legend. Still have vivid memories of him playing on at Ayr in the Scottish Cup with a broken ankle. 

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Really sad news.

I saw him play a good few times when I was a young kid, but I became a regular at just about the time he finished.  But I remember him greeting our Cub group and showing us round the ground before that, and I remember being blown away when he got mentioned on Football Focus ahead of his 800th appearance.  

Lots of posters on the relevant thread on this forum have struggled with the concept of what 'club legend' means this week.  With Ball there is no room for doubt. 

 

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Although it was a good result today it doesn't really matter after the news of Alan Ball, RIP big man true club legend and a true gentleman. 

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Really sad news. Just what others have already said - the term "club legend" can probably be over-used these days, but not in the case of Allan Ball.

I remember travelling through to Falkirk to watch his 800th appearance for the club. Was also lucky enough to meet, chat with him and get my picture taken with him when we were over on our European adventure in Copenhagen.  An absolute gentleman.

RIP big fella.

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Really sad news. I don’t know the man, and never saw him play but I’m still feeling incredibly sad about this news.

People like Allan Ball make this club what it is, and we will truly never see his like again.

Rest in peace.

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Can’t find the words. Can only say Allan Ball, Allan Ball, Allan Ball was wonderful.

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26 minutes ago, Hawk said:

Although it was a good result today it doesn't really matter after the news of Alan Ball, RIP big man true club legend and a true gentleman. 

I know what you mean, but it does matter and he would have been the first to say so. After his family Bally lived for his football. If he was at all conscious of it he would have been delighted with today's result. 

Devastated at the news. Sleep well my friend. 

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Allan Ball was the first "proper" footballer I ever met. He was an absolute gent and a top, top keeper. RIP Bally.

Edit to add for anyone interested there is a really nice piece about Bally on the QOS official site.

QOS Great

Edited by Distant Doonhamer

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RIP ALLAN BALL .   a true giant off a man .  queens legemd . lovely guy to talk too . i will miss you allan .  god  bless you

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Sad news. I never met the man personally or seen him play. His association with the club will surely live on though (in some capacity) i hope and i can only echo that my thoughts are with him and his family this evening. 

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Sad news about Alan Ball. Way before my time but was always aware of his role on the board and as a figurehead.

What's the deal with Queens players going to Peterhead - Willie Gibson and Derek Lyle there atm, and now looking to sign our Under 18s keeper apparently. This after Dzierkawski moved up there. Is this just a coincidence or is there more to it?

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4 minutes ago, Margaret Thatcher said:

Sad news about Alan Ball. Way before my time but was always aware of his role on the board and as a figurehead.

What's the deal with Queens players going to Peterhead - Willie Gibson and Derek Lyle there atm, and now looking to sign our Under 18s keeper apparently. This after Dzierkawski moved up there. Is this just a coincidence or is there more to it?

Confirmed on official site that Ryan Gibson is going to Peterhead on loan.

Another to Peterhead

 

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Big game on Tuesday now, we all know the financial benefits of progress. First real test of the season don't see any reason why, with the way we are playing, we can't go and get something. I just hope we play to our strengths and attack.

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33 minutes ago, Margaret Thatcher said:

Sad news about Alan Ball. Way before my time but was always aware of his role on the board and as a figurehead.

What's the deal with Queens players going to Peterhead - Willie Gibson and Derek Lyle there atm, and now looking to sign our Under 18s keeper apparently. This after Dzierkawski moved up there. Is this just a coincidence or is there more to it?

Willie Gibson didnt join Peterhead from us though, he was at two clubs in between. Grant Anderson did though, you missed him. And Mark Millar went the other way slightly further back.

All just a coincidence though. No club connection. The keeper one is simply because he is Willie's brother really and Peterhead dont have another keeper. If he wasnt able to get a lift with his brother he wouldnt be going. Its a good opportunity for him though.

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4 hours ago, Hawk said:

Although it was a good result today it doesn't really matter after the news of Alan Ball, RIP big man true club legend and a true gentleman. 

Alan Ball really is a legend seen him play many games he really was a top class goal keeper.

It was after he retired from playing that I got to meet him we played together in the same snooker team he really was a nice guy never a bad word to say about anyone .

RIP Alan 

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9 hours ago, sidofthesouth said:

Really sad news. Just what others have already said - the term "club legend" can probably be over-used these days, but not in the case of Allan Ball.

I remember travelling through to Falkirk to watch his 800th appearance for the club. Was also lucky enough to meet, chat with him and get my picture taken with him when we were over on our European adventure in Copenhagen.  An absolute gentleman.

RIP big fella.

Made his debut against Falkirk as well. Strange how these things sometimes work out. 

 

Not often a club sees a player of that caliber or indeed, loyalty. 

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