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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Matthew Gadsby - Hinckley United

Hearing of bad injuries in football is one thing for me, I despise hearing such news. Hearing of one's death during the game is another matter. Matthew Gadsby was a central defender for the Nationwide Conference North side Hinckley United and during the game on Saturday against Harrogate Town, Gadsby suddenly collapsed on the field. He was treated for more than an hour after the medical staff saw he was in a serious condition and afterwards the game was abandoned.

Matthew was taken to the Harrogate Royal Infirmary, where he failed to respond to treatment.
He was twenty seven, a former Walsall and Kiddermisnter Harriers player, and was survived by his wife and a young child. Hinckley were due to play tonight at Moor Green but that has now been postponed.

My condolences to Matthew's family and friends and colleagues at Hinckley United.



Blogger T said...

I too wish to add my condolences to Matthew Gadsby's family, friends and colleagues at Hinckley United.

9/12/2006 7:06 pm

Blogger Skippy said...

I can only say how sorry I am to hear this news.

9/13/2006 12:38 am

Anonymous Abdul said...

Thanks for bringing this to everyones attention Redsman. Very sad that someone should pass away like this when in their prime.

This not the only recent case of a death of a footballer as an (indirect) result of a match. Eyptian national footballer Mohamed Abdelwahab died at the nd of last month.

Maybe it should be a FIFA stipulation that all professional clubs have to regularly monitor the basic health of their players - not just their match fitness.

9/14/2006 11:18 am

Blogger Hamid said...

Our hearts and prayers are with Matthew Gadsby and all his loved ones. May God grant them all peace.

9/14/2006 1:28 pm

Blogger RedsMan said...

Thanks Abdul and Hamid. I didn't know about Mohamed Abdelwahab and it adds another sad tale to football. It also dispels the myth on keeping your body fit and healthy for a longer life. I am not putting down fitness, but your life can be taken whether you are black or white, big or small, fit or unfit, almost in ignorance of whatever you do. At times society is not grateful for life and take it for granted.


9/16/2006 2:02 pm


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