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Title: RIP twmcat
Post by: Sylvain on April 14, 2010, 02:10:12 AM
I am so sad to announce that our friend has passed away
He was a very gentle and kind man and will be missed  :'(
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: David on April 14, 2010, 02:20:02 AM
RIP Clive...it was great to meet you and you will be sadly missed.

Thanks for all of your contributions to this forum and for helping to make it the place it is...

I'm very sad to hear this  : :'(
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: KIPAX on April 14, 2010, 02:37:01 AM
oh dear no :(  how?
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: pat51 on April 14, 2010, 02:41:08 AM
A true gent, such sad news...R I P Clive
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Post by: dowiefan on April 14, 2010, 02:51:20 AM
o sorry 2 hear RIP clive so shocked
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Post by: redrobin on April 14, 2010, 04:19:27 AM
Sad news. RIP Clive.
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Post by: OOH Fayefan on April 14, 2010, 11:03:07 AM
I am devestated by this news, we were going to meet up at the Cup Final...for the very first time. It's a big loss for everyone that knew and loved him.
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: Roberts on April 14, 2010, 11:43:25 AM
So sad  :( we had just made contact through facebook and I was looking forward to meeting him one day
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Post by: footiechick on April 14, 2010, 12:37:16 PM
So shocked and saddened by the news.He often used to go to Marine (and always in his Arsenal shirt!).Whenever we spoke id always have a go at him for wearing it.It was all friendly banter and he took it as it was intended.
Unfortunately i never spoke to him on Sunday.But im glad he made it to Marine one last time and it was the fixture against his Arsenal team.Glad he got to see them win.
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: WalesGER on April 14, 2010, 12:37:56 PM
:(
its such a sad news....
He was one of the First I spoke to on this Forum and also on Facebook..
I was really wanting to meet him in person when I was over there in the UK a few weeks ago, but unfortunately we missed each other!

He really will be missed..... :(
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: Dr Gonzo on April 14, 2010, 01:01:10 PM
Oh man thats a shame,
I had a message about this on Facebook this morning.  He was a lovely bloke too, saw him a few times at games and he was a good fan for his team, its a shame he won't make the cup final.  Had some good banter on here with him too so it will be a really sad loss...
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: idh1 on April 14, 2010, 02:32:56 PM
That's a real shock.

I hadn't met Clive, but thought it only a matter of time before we shared a drink at Imber Court or Boreham Wood.

Sad, sad news. A gent and true supporter.

RIP Clive. You'll be sadly missed.
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: Aphrodites Child on April 14, 2010, 05:05:40 PM
as it says below twmcat on the the twmcat posts

hero member

RIP
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: Rach_83 on April 14, 2010, 06:18:39 PM
Such sad news.... i remember first meeting him at Borehamwood in 2008 for Arsenal's game against UMEA, with a nice big smile on his face even in the cold weather. Always smiling every time I saw him at a game. RIP clive  :)
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: Bonnie Lass on April 14, 2010, 06:26:02 PM
Oh, no. Poor Clive. :(

I'll miss his love of all things Arsenal as well as his humor.
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: pat51 on April 14, 2010, 06:54:02 PM
Clive made you feel at ease as soon as you met him. We used to laugh at the silly nighttime journeys we had both made for the love of the game. Him to my home town Southampton for an England match and me to his North Wales home area for a Wales match. I respected his support for local grass roots womens football as well as his Gunners. Even though I only met him rarely, I always enjoyed  the brief times spent in his company. He will be missed........R I P  
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: smithy on April 14, 2010, 08:32:27 PM
Late last night i got a txt informing me that my great uncle clive had died.  It was a txt i had been dreading all evening and hoping would never come.  He was a great guy , would do anything for you.  I gonna miss our chats and messages.  Espcially winding each other up over our footie teams.
He will be truly in my heart for always and i'm gonna miss him so , so much.  The only thing that makes it easier is myself and his friends did all we good to find him but it was just too late :'(
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: footiechick on April 15, 2010, 01:51:37 PM
So sorry for your loss Smithy.As you can see on here he meant a lot to many people even tho some of us didnt know him that well.
RIP Clive (aka twmcat)
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: Agent Smith on April 16, 2010, 02:58:04 AM
Thanks, Syl, for posting this.

Clive was a very kind man, always smiling, always willing to help, generous and easy going.

We've been together to many games all around the UK, he loved Arsenal & Arsenal Ladies so much.

He never said a bad word about anyone, loved his friends, his cats & dogs and his Arsenal.

I am very sad he passed away, way too soon. I will miss him a lot :(

The night his ex-wife texted me with the sad news, I only managed to send one text to Leanne, and I'd like to thank her to pass it on to all of you.

Anyone who would like to attend Clive's funeral, please e-mail me: sstorm15@yahoo.com and I will inform you as soon as I know everything.
Or wait for Leanne to text you, as she promissed to pass the news again.



So long Clive, you will be missed a lot. You were the best Friend :(






P.S. I apologise for my English, as usual.
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: David on April 16, 2010, 03:30:56 AM
Thanks for coming back to the site and posting this Agent Smith...

I have just got home from the Arsenal game at Borehamwood and was really pleased that there was a tannoy announcement about Clive before the game and as Vic Akers mother had also passed away this week a minutes silence was held for them both before the kickoff and the players all wore black armbands...

Well done to the Arsenal for that. A great gesture and I am sure Clive would have been well chuffed....
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: Agent Smith on April 16, 2010, 03:39:57 AM
Indeed a very nice gesture, I was pleased to hear about it earlier.

So sorry to hear about Vic's Mother, too... :(
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: redrobin on April 16, 2010, 01:44:49 PM
Unfortunately I never met Clive and knew him only through the forum and Facebook, although we must have been at a few games together without joining up.

Not being a follower of the Gunners and Lady Gunners, I didn't know Clive as well as many of you but always enjoyed his enthusiasm for his favourite teams and for women's football in general. Real class from the club and those of you involved in the tributes last night at Meadow Park.

Like all of you Boreham Wood faithful, I'll greatly miss his posts and his comments on his beloved Gunners and our occasional banter. RIP friendly twmcat
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: KIPAX on April 17, 2010, 02:52:56 AM
 Clive introduced me to his mate ron many moons ago and I know they traveled to games together.. not heard from ron on here or facebook.. he will be effected more than most and i wondered if anyone had heard from him.....
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: Sylvain on April 17, 2010, 11:16:32 AM
I haven't from him since. I have messaged him but no reply.
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: BillyBoy on April 17, 2010, 06:08:37 PM
I didn't know twmcat personally, but I'd still like to offer my condolences to all concerned.

It is sad/upsetting to see earlier posts on the forum from somebody who is deceased.  :(
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: smithy on April 18, 2010, 02:24:44 PM
Clive introduced me to his mate ron many moons ago and I know they traveled to games together.. not heard from ron on here or facebook.. he will be effected more than most and i wondered if anyone had heard from him.....

I've not heard from Ron since Tuesday when i spoke to him on fb.  Left some messages but heard nothing back yet.
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: Geoff on April 29, 2010, 04:36:03 PM
I'm desperately sorry to hear about this!

I only knew him through talking with him on this message board, but I enjoyed those conversations, and because of them liked him very much. He struck me as someone utterly decent!

He will be missed!

Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: John on April 30, 2010, 11:51:33 PM
Clive was a truly wonderful man in every sense.  I just can’t quite believe it has happened.  I had only been with him a few days earlier to watch the Arsenal versus Everton game at Marine Football Club. 

He was such a kind and generous man who always went out of his way to help me. 

Clive will be sorely missed, but always remembered.

R.I.P. Clive

John
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: Dr Gonzo on May 01, 2010, 04:49:01 PM
Maybe one of the boards could be named after him, like the Arsenal child board or the National League one.  He was an ever present on here so it might be approprate..
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: John on May 01, 2010, 05:28:27 PM
Maybe one of the boards could be named after him, like the Arsenal child board or the National League one.  He was an ever present on here so it might be approprate..

I agree it would be a nice tribute if a specific part of the board was renamed in Clive’s memory.  I know http://forum.football.co.uk (http://forum.football.co.uk) recently announced that they had renamed “The Lounge” in memory of Clive.  The Lounge is now called Clive’s Lounge.

http://forum.football.co.uk/about289178-0-asc-0.html (http://forum.football.co.uk/about289178-0-asc-0.html)
http://forum.football.co.uk/about244675.html (http://forum.football.co.uk/about244675.html)
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: David on May 02, 2010, 12:03:44 AM
Yes I had thought about that and was intending to discuss it with some forum members at the FA Cup Final. Unfortunately I am now working again and am not sure I will be able to make the final so any ideas as to which board we should rename let me know....
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: OOH Fayefan on May 04, 2010, 01:47:41 PM
Clive did his best to promote welsh ladies football, but as not so many of us post there, it would not be a fitting tribute - If his name could be permanently displayed on the front page of the topics menu - that would be an idea - not sure if Clive's real name or his user name would be appropriate to be honest but just to remember the decent man here would go down well with all that know him.
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: David on May 06, 2010, 12:31:29 AM
Yes I was thinking the Wales one but then it isn't used a lot as you say...The National one doesn't seem a good idea with the Super League coming along...

Not quite sure I get what you mean about the front page of the topics menu though ?
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: Sylvain on May 11, 2010, 02:05:38 AM
Hi all, this is a message left on Clive's fb page by his ex wife today: 

Once again, to all of Clive's friends, the update I promised. Because of the circumstances I outlined earlier I have been unable to have any input into Clive's committal (funeral) and' as a consequence can only pass on the following. A week last Friday the Coroner contacted me with regard to funeral arrangements - I appreised her of the situation and she had no option to contact the Council. At midday today a gentleman told me CLIVE'S funeral is scheduled for 11am Wednesday 11th May - TOMORROW at the Crematorium, Mochdre, just off the A55. I am so sorry about the short notice as I am certain some of you would have been there - as would I but Iam working in Cambridgeshire.
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: OOH Fayefan on May 13, 2010, 06:50:53 PM
thanks for this Shlj.
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Post by: treble99 on May 14, 2010, 02:25:46 AM
Wow cant believe it!!! As so many others have mentioned, he was one of the first I had banter with on here and made me feel welcome.

"He whom you have loved and lost
is no longer where he was before,
He is now wherever you ARE"

Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: David on June 01, 2010, 12:46:33 AM
Are there any other idea's about which board it would be best to dedicate to Clive ?
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: John on June 01, 2010, 12:53:36 AM
Maybe the Arsenal Ladies or men's football board.
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Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 01, 2010, 09:42:47 PM
Maybe the Arsenal Ladies or men's football board.

Yea, I would probably say that as well unless you create a board for him or rename 'off topic...'
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: Aphrodites Child on June 02, 2010, 10:24:20 AM
Maybe the Arsenal Ladies or men's football board.

suggest we offer the option to Smithy (to decide)
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: Sylvain on June 15, 2010, 10:08:40 AM
I agree with John Arsenal Ladies or men's football
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Post by: smithy on July 18, 2010, 08:31:33 PM
Wot about the Arsenal Ladies
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Post by: David on July 19, 2010, 11:39:10 PM
Wot about the Arsenal Ladies

Thanks Smithy...I will sort something out...
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Post by: smithy on July 20, 2010, 09:04:05 PM
Clive would of been really proud to have a board named after him. And a little embarrassed knowing him  ;D
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: KIPAX on October 15, 2010, 05:40:23 PM
Just an update on Clives mate Ron who seemed to go missing from the internet and games after Clives death and mentioned in this thread..

Well I was on blackpool beach this morning photographing kite surfing and who should I bump into but Ron... obviously spoke about Clive and Ron was with him the day he passed which is sad.... But Rons OK then which is good ...

PS I told him a few people where asking about him and that I would let all know hes ok
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: OOH Fayefan on October 15, 2010, 05:48:33 PM
thanks Kip - appreciate that....
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Post by: Aphrodites Child on October 15, 2010, 05:49:44 PM
Just an update on Clives mate Ron who seemed to go missing from the internet and games after Clives death and mentioned in this thread..

Well I was on blackpool beach this morning photographing kite surfing and who should I bump into but Ron... obviously spoke about Clive and Ron was with him the day he passed which is sad.... But Rons OK then which is good ...

PS I told him a few people where asking about him and that I would let all know hes ok

I did notice Ron's had been "missing" for a few months, but last time I checked he had added a few galleries to his site

good to hear he is OK
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: Sylvain on October 15, 2010, 06:08:16 PM
thanks for the information, good to know he is ok
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Post by: Dr Gonzo on October 18, 2010, 12:18:33 PM
Yea, its good to hear Ron is okay...
Title: Happy Birthday Clive!
Post by: norge95 on February 04, 2011, 01:53:07 AM
February 4th is Clive's birthday and I'm planning to drink a Stella Artois, his favorite beer,  and a shot of Linie Norwegian akevitt in honor of our departed friend.

Cheers mate!!
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: AC-FC on April 13, 2012, 02:06:56 PM
Lets hope the Arsenal girls can get a result for Clive on Sunday.....
Title: Re: RIP twmcat
Post by: AC-FC on April 09, 2013, 12:12:29 PM
he would be smiling at Arsenal CL semi - final on Sunday....