SutekhZipMid Sussex Royal I sent a message to Low on his webchat today and the club a message on twitter asking if anything was happening on Saturday, given he's our oldest surviving manager, neither replied...
That’s very poor. There should be a minute’s silence on Saturday.
Esp after the "silences" for Ray Wilkins and Cyrille Regis who had no connection whatsoever with most clubs yet I presume the FL/FA felt it necessary to make it a mandatory thing for everyone.
I think that these things should kept for special/local connections with the clubs concerned and on occasion where something of national impact/importance has taken place otherwise it just lessens the impact.
I agree entirely with the above and have emailed firstname.lastname@example.org as follows:
I do hope the club will be commemorating Roy Bentley before the Ipswich match this Saturday.
As a man who served RFC as both manager and secretary, his passing has considerably more relevance to Reading supporters than high profile footballers unconnected with the club.
Given that he reached the age of 93 and by most accounts enjoyed a good life, I suggest a minutes applause would be the most appropriate gesture.