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Bill McLaren
« on: January 21, 2010, 21:58:30 PM »
Without doubt one of the great commentators, but also a thoroughly nice and decent man I think.

A sad loss to sport.



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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 22:16:17 PM »
I thought about posting this too. How many times do we hear of "The voice of..."?

There's actually only a handful in reality, including Murray Walker, Peter Allis, whispering Ted Lowe, and The voice of rugby, Bill McLaren.

RIP Bill

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 22:24:14 PM »
A very nice tribute from Brian Moore who said

"I am one of the privileged few to have both been commented on and commentated with the late, great Bill McLaren and in both respects it was a pleasure and an honour".
 
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"Listening as a boy to the rich brogue that accompanied every rugby international it was beyond my dreams to think that one day it would be applied to me and when it happened I played and replayed Bill's first mention of my name in a Calcutta Cup game. Somehow my first cap felt all the more real for having that voice pronounce that it was so."


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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 08:55:26 AM »
I agree what a sad loss.  There is a tribute programme for Bill McLaren on BBC1 on Sunday at 4.30pm.  I think it will be well worth watching.

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 18:56:32 PM »
Yes, a great commentator. Hearing his voice introduce an international would send a tingle of anticipation up my spine when I was young. His memory will linger on.

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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 17:08:23 PM »
John Arlott was another.

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 22:33:49 PM »
His ain folk gave him a fine send off today, richly deserved. R.I.P

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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2010, 14:34:38 PM »
A great man - moving,lamentable tributes prior to the 6 nations games.




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