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Re: Cables

Post by Harold7 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:17 am

This is very sad news and while I didn't know him personally I was taken aback when I read this last night.

Condolences to all concerned.

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Post by Tom » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:29 am

Thank you cables for all your wisdom and endeavour on here.

My condolences.

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Post by BR » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:57 pm

My virtual anorak has a black armband today.

My condolences to Stanley's family.

It's not too often that I'm lost for words, but I keep typing stuff and deleting it, because it doesn't do the man justice. I think I'll just sit back and re-read some of the humour (which usually contained a fair bit of wisdom) and wisdom (which usually contained a fair bit of humour) posted by Cables over the years.

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Re: Cables

Post by promanader » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:27 pm

So shocked to have just read this thread. My thoughts and prayers are with Stanley's family.

My association with Stanley goes back over twenty years. Not only a great supporter of Ulster Rugby, I have very fond memories of his dedication to our school's, always on hand to advise and get us to and from games in all weather when other parents did not take an interest.

Thanks for the memories.

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Re: Cables

Post by troupe86 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:19 pm

I am greatly shocked to hear of the news of his passing. Although I only knew Stanley through his moniker 'cables' on this very site, it was clear that he was passionate about Ulster Rugby, it's history and statistics. He was a 'go-to' man so to speak for many on the board and it was always with awe I viewed his knowledgeable posts and attention to statistical detail. I'm sure that he kept perfect records on all manner of things relating to rugby.

With your passing, there is a gap on the forum and in the minds and hearts of many that cannot be replaced.

RIP :salut:

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Post by mid ulster maestro » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:23 pm

I first read this post on Saturday evening and like BR I have been unable to put into words my thoughts about the man. Still can't.
We'll miss you Cables. Condolences to the Philips family.
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Re: Cables

Post by widerball » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:13 pm

Just picked this up , very sad news indeed.

Stanley will be sorely missed .

We worked together for many years, went our separate ways, and then met up again on Friday nights at Ravenhill.

It just won't be the same anymore.
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Re: Cables

Post by Glynncommando » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:23 pm

Have only just come across this very sad news. Shocked. I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting to Stanley on a few occasions - and picking his encyclopaedic Ulster Rugby brain on far more frequent occasion. He was an absolute gentleman and a font of knowledge - always imparted in good humour. I'd like to pass on my sincere condolences to the family circle and to his numerous friends here and further afield.
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Re: Cables

Post by BuckRogers » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:16 am

Sincerest condolences, not really sure what else to say that has not already been said. My thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

I have found that in the short term kind words are often of little comfort to the grieving but with the passing of time the fond memories of others do help to fill part of the void that comes with losing a loved one.

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Re: Cables

Post by Setanta » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:48 am

Condolences to the family. Never met the man but he always helped out and accurately with my long-distance support statistics and was always polite and positive.
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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:33 am

Nice avatar BR :)

Nice touch, and I'm sure cables would have approved. :thumright:
Sadly the days of people using proper English are went

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Post by pwrmoore » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:59 am

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:Nice avatar BR :)

Nice touch, and I'm sure cables would have approved. :thumright:
Not to mention the signature!!! :thumleft:
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Re: Cables

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:03 am

pwrmoore wrote:
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:Nice avatar BR :)

Nice touch, and I'm sure cables would have approved. :thumright:
Not to mention the signature!!! :thumleft:
Aye - well I saw that too, but couldn't understand it. :wink:

Red handed with the whisky, I understand! :lol:
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Re: Cables

Post by Gromit » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:14 pm

Very sorry to hear this - a very popular and well respected gent by all accounts

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Re: Cables

Post by fermain » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:42 pm

Funeral details below for those who wanted to know (I checked with sonofcables before posting):
Wednesday at Roselawn Crematorium 2pm and La Mon afterwards.
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