Kev Norman Rip

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Eastcoastorn, Nov 16, 2021.

  1. Eastcoastorn

    Eastcoastorn First Year Pro

    I’ve just heard the terrible news that Kev has died in Venice on his way to the San Marino England match.
    Another hard core Watford fan who will be missed by many of us who have been going home and away since the early 70s. If you went to the most far distant game you always knew that Kev would be there, he was a brilliant organiser and known by so many at WFC. We had so many Watford away trips together. I can’t believe only last Sunday we were in the Euston Flyer on the way back from Arsenal arranging the Brentford trip. So sad that another big Watford character has been lost way too early. RIP mate.
     
  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Very sorry to hear that.

    Condolences to all that knew him .
     
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  3. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Terrible news. Any fairly regular away follower would have known Kev. As I posted elsewhere, I don't think I ever went to an away game where I didn't see him. A genuinely friendly guy and I'm sure will be missed by many. RIP
     
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  4. Warrington Hornet

    Warrington Hornet Reservist

    RIP Kev. Known Kev since school days and always bumped into him at away games, most recently at Everton. Very sad news.
     
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  5. iamofwfc

    iamofwfc Squad Player

    What dreadful news, RIP any idea what happened to him
     
  6. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    Terrible news...I recall one particularly memorable away trip to Cardiff in the old Div 2 in 1980/1 season....crap game & we lost 1-0 but the pre- and post-match was 'interesting'.
     
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  7. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I have been told what happened but can't be certain of the facts so won't go in to it. Suffice to say it sounds like a tragic accident
     
  8. iamofwfc

    iamofwfc Squad Player

    Totally understand and respect that RIP
     
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  9. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    RIP, I didn't know him. Did he post on here at all?
     
  10. We hate 48

    We hate 48 Reservist

    This is really very sad news. I heard this morning and like K GT I am aware of some of the "facts" but out of respect for a guy I have known for over 40 years I also don't want to post them.

    He was a permanent fixture at our home and away games and he was out following England like he has always done (and with 2 other Watford fans).

    It is quite difficult to think of not bumping into him ever again.

    There are fans and there are fans and I know being a supporter is not all about attending games but he really was somebody quite different who cared for and supported our club in a very tangible and visible way.

    I do hope that some recognition of this is made by the club.

    RIP Kev.
     
  11. iamofwfc

    iamofwfc Squad Player

    If you did not know him I am sure you would recognise him, he was what being a football fan was all about, he would moan about the team, players owners and managers but would still be at every away trip no matter where and when. After France 2016 he said that was it for him and England no more, he told me 100% he was not going to Russia, who do I bump outside the hotel In Russia the day after we beat Sweden in the quarter final, it was great to see him there, it would have been a shame for such a great Fan and Man miss such a great tournament. There are fellow fans you are all happy to bump into at away trips and ones that you hope don't spot you, he is one that I was always happy to bump into.

    Thoughts and wishes with your Family Kev, Hornet through and through and Loyal Lion RIP
     
  12. Dark side of the Lune

    Dark side of the Lune Academy Graduate

    Absolutely tragic news.

    Have travelled far and wide with him on England duty and been pleased to host you lot with him on the days we’ve shared.

    He’d arranged to join us for a few beers in Blackpool in the New Year and see how things are going now we’ve got our club back.

    Our phones haven’t stopped today and there’ll be many other clubs saying the same up and down the country. He was one of the proper ones.

    Deepest condolences to all you who knew him, from Blackpool.
     
  13. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    RIP Curly
     
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  14. RookeryLad

    RookeryLad Reservist

    Was totally shocked to hear this awful news earlier today. Won’t be the same not seeing him in the SEJ stand and bumping into him for a chat at away games.

    The comments from many here and on the England Fans group are testament to a real decent football lad.

    RIP Hornet
     
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  15. gymgirl

    gymgirl First Year Pro

    I met Kev several times via my partner at games, but he was a big part of a core group of long standing friends and supporters. It’s difficult to say the right thing at times like these, but he was an interesting bloke to be around and my hugs go out to all his family and friends.

    Sleep well, Kev ❤️
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2021
  16. nascot

    nascot First Team

    Absolutely tragic. I've shared many a beer with Kev on trips with England. He will be sorely missed.
     
  17. Eastcoastorn

    Eastcoastorn First Year Pro

    What a mixed day of emotions today. A fitting send off for Kev before the match with Luther comforting friends and family, what a classy guy he is. The 60mins applause was lovely and the team performance was the best in quite a while.
    Kev would be proud.
     
  18. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    He would have been looking down on with pride .
     
  19. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    Late to this, hadn't seen Kev in a few years, but always came across as a top bloke. RIP and well done to Watford FC and Luther for the respect today
     
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  20. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    After todays result it looks like we have now got a man up there who has already got the ear of the big man himself, well done Kev and keep it up :cool:
     
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