Saturday, April 19

Dylan Tombides RIP

Really sad to hear of the death of West Ham's Dylan Tombides after three years battling testicular cancer. He was only 20 and since his diagnosis did some great work raising cancer awareness. Saw his only brief first team appearance as a sub against Wigan in the League Cup in 2012. Let's give him a moving minute's applause today and then go out and win the game on his behalf.


Anonymous said...

so sad. my thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones and family. r.i.p.

West Ham Woes said...

We went into the game against Crystal Palace as we always do , with hope , but after a Palace recent revival , much apprehension.
Sadly one of own own passed away , a young player who had battled cancer now for 4 years. It struck me looking at media , more the fans and how some of them say - let's do it for Dylan , we can win this game now , he would want us to , yes and surely he would, but is it right to think going into this game with this news is a reason to expect it.
Well no, not right and no way guaranteed with West Ham for sure.
Arriving at the sold out game and walking down past the famous gates a first real sign that maybe spirits would be lifted , I saw scarves and flags tied to the gates in honour of Dylan .
A stirring , inspiring minutes applause by all in the ground certainly raised expectations that as a team much more would be available in spirit today.
Sadly not to be , the same old , hoof it up , playing ping pong , hope it drops , no running at the Palace box , no danger or excitement created, left me feeling again very disappointed.
The club had rightly got behind Dylan's passing and set a good tone , the team failed behind that to deliver but what is strange we needed something of that magnitude to make us believe. We were going to get something from this game. RIP Dylan .