Kevin Beattie

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by Teide1, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

  2. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    64 is no age. I remember him at Ipswich. Sad news indeed.
  3. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    The awful realisation that there could only be one reason for his name to crop up.

    He was central to Ipswich matching the big clubs for several seasons.

    I see he was 5’10’’ but seemed a major presence.
  4. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Outstanding defender.
  5. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Apart from his untimely death, I am surprised that in 2012 only 6 years ago

    Beattie was paid £45 for Saturday matches and £75 for weekday matches by the BBC.

    That does seem very low to me as a football summariser for a local BBC station, although he was a top quality player, unfortunately his rewards didn't match it! I am sure that the people of Ipswich will give him a hero's send off!
  6. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Ipswich fans of that vintage will tell you he was more than that. In the 70s he was seen as their Duncan Edwards, one who was good enough to ‘play anywhere’.
  7. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Great player.
    Sad news indeed.
    RIP Kevin.
  8. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    He really was a good player, RIP.

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