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RIP Bob Woolmer
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Seven years gone but never forgotten..............God Bless Bob Woolmer...............One of lifes great thinkers........And a million miles ahead of the pack......... X
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Amazing to think it is seven years since Bob passed away.

He revolutionised cricket coaching and it was a travesty that he was never offered the England job. Of course, he'd never have had a free hand with England and that's what he would have wanted.

RIP Bob.
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#3
Yes, RIP Bob.
When I interviewed Alan Richardson recently, he had only the most positive things to say about Bob as his coach when he was with the Bears.
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#4
Hard to believe 7 years have gone past. Still reckon the club should name a stand after him.
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Ten years ago......
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08hmfyz
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#6
And still no recognition of his achievements at Edgbaston.
LE - aka John
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(14-03-2017, 08:02 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: And still no recognition of his achievements at Edgbaston.

Nor of Dermot Reeve, Gladstone Small, Tim Munton, Allan Donald, Brian Lara etc.

Still, I imagine there will be plenty of new heroes being feted when City T20 arrives!
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#8
But 1994 was exceptional and recognition is long overdue
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#9
I agree

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(15-03-2017, 06:20 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: But 1994 was exceptional and recognition is long overdue

I was being ironic - lost in email translation! Undecided

That team provided memories that I will cherish until I'm carried off.

It's a shameful omission that apart from the stuff in the museum(s) there is no other recognition of their achievements anywhere else in the ground.

I recall there was supposed to be a consultation on this with member a couple of years back.

Presumably there was large consensus in favour of naming the west stand after a Mr Motorpoint!

I suppose that now the brand is "Edgbaston" that the chances of this ever happening are slim to none.
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#11
Ashley Giles tweeted:
"Will be thinking a lot about the great Bob Woolmer this next couple of days. Great man, brilliant coach. Wouldn't be where I am without him"
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#12
Alison Mitchell produced a very informative and moving program about Bob & his passing that was boroadcast last night, & will be available to download on the BBC website.
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
It is Warwickshire County Cricket Club!
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(17-03-2017, 05:16 PM)The Good Mugabe Wrote: Alison Mitchell produced a very informative and moving program about Bob & his passing that was boroadcast last night, & will be available to download on the BBC website.

Yes, link here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08hmfyz
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#14
Brian Halfords article on the Club's official site

http://warwickshireccc.com/news/remember...1948-2007/
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#15
Pleased to read there is some recognition of Bob and 1994 at the ground albeit in a place most spectators will never venture.

I would love to see a section of the ground renamed the 1994 stand. Visitors and new supporters would then be asking why.

Anyway, thanks Bob Dermot et al for a fabulous year of watching cricket.
LE - aka John
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#16
More about the hospitality box named after Bob Woolmer:
https://warwickshireccc.com/news/wocca-m...ce=Twitter
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(18-03-2017, 12:08 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: Pleased to read there is some recognition of Bob and 1994 at the ground albeit in a place most spectators will never venture.

I would love to see a section of the ground renamed the 1994 stand. Visitors and new supporters would then be asking why.

Anyway, thanks Bob Dermot et al for a fabulous year of watching cricket.

The 501 too which will never be beaten. I agree there should be a stand named after Bob or the team or the year

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(18-03-2014, 11:59 PM)Paul Wrote: Hard to believe 7 years have gone past. Still reckon the club should name a stand after him.

He would be at the back of the queue for having a stand named after him - To my mind the following should be prior considered before Woolmer - viz:

Dennis Amiss - MJK Smith - John Jameson - WG Quaife - Tiger Smith - Tom Dollery et al.
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(14-03-2017, 08:02 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: And still no recognition of his achievements at Edgbaston.

He's not alone there is he eh? What about QUAIFE - LILLEY - TIGER SMITH - AMISS - MJK SMITH et al.
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#20
Dollery is already recognised at the club. None of the names mentioned achieved the success of Bob and his 1994 team
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