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Sunday, February 25, 2007

In memorium: Mike Crump, 2006-2007. No flowers by request.

Mike Crump is no more. The shock news of the passing of The Blessed Mike (as in Joe's oft heard cry "where is bless'ed Mike this evening?") - was confirmed today.

(Well I think he said "bless'ed"...)

Anyway it seems that after contracting a severe case of skint Mike eventually surcumed to a surfeit of money contracted in the Worcester area, where the Guinness Premiership club will now be using his services as a Community Coach. The fact that his new club play in a league sponsored by a brewer has apparently had no influence over his move. And if you believe that...

Mike begins his life On The Other Side tomorrow - but fear not for it is rumoured that on the Third Day (ie. Wednesday) He will return unto us one final time to say His farewells to His disciples and followers. Yay - for it is written that He shall move amongst us once more for one final evening before finally retiring unto the lands of the mystic West where His accent will no longer be a cause of amusement. Because they all speak like that down there...

What can be said of a man whose sense of direction matched his organisational abilities? That he was a damn good backs coach we know. That he transformed out back line is obvious. That he had his admirers for reasons other than simply his rugby ability we will cast veil over if we can. You are invited to leave your thoughts and memories here - at least the printable ones an dthosethat remain inside the laws of libel. After all now he can no longer get back at you!!

Mike leaves behind... a bit of a lack-of-coaches situation, especially next season. The club will be placing adverts for coaches shortly, and other avenues are being explored as well. In addition I will not be continuing with my county role next season so as to concentrate on club affairs. Yes indeedy - you could lose Joe and Mike and gain me! I can just picture your excitement at that prospect!!

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:47 PM

    Sorry to hear you're leaving us mike hope you have fun in your new job from carla

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  2. Anonymous7:48 PM

    p.s good luck from carla

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  3. ferno8:04 PM

    Hey.omg i cant believe your going,goodluck geeza!
    cya on weds!
    x

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  4. Rosie Randall11:38 AM

    Good luck mike,we will miss you loads rosie randall

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