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    Default Leon Crouch Dies Aged 70

    RIP sir.
    Thank you for all you did and tried to do.


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  2. Default Leon Crouch had died.

    Very sad news.

    I will never forget his efforts in keeping Saints in existence.

    RIP Leon.

    Sorry about typo in heading, unfortunately it cannot be changed.
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    One of us.

    Any chance of a minute's silence before the Bournemouth game ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint lard View Post
    RIP sir.
    Thank you for all you did and tried to do.


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    Amen to that. RIP

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    Very sad news.

    10 years ago he did so much to keep Saints alive. A true hero.

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    Sad, no age really. RIP, a proper Saint.

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    An unsung hero in our hour of need.

    RIP Leon Crouch.

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    With all the turmoil in the boardroom in that period, we always knew he had out best interests in the front of his mind.

    R.I.P. Leon. 70 is too young these days.

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    RIP - thanks for your efforts - we may not have had a club without you.

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    RIP Leon

    You were a good man

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    One of the good guys.

    RIP sir

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    RIP Leon. Thank you for your help in our time of need.

    Thoughts with his his family and friends.

    Forever a Saint

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    Sad news. RIP Leon.

    He kept the club afloat out of his own pocket and we are all grateful for that.

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    A truly great supporter of Saints.

    RIP Leon

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    His efforts for the club will probably not get the recognition they deserve. Sympathies to his family.

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    Remember chatting briefly with him up on a cold October evening up at a Bramall Lane in our administration season. He was a fan before anything else. RIP.

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    Sad news did a lot for the club in our hour of need. Forever a Saint.

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    Thank you for everything x

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    One of our own.

    RIP

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    I really dont think we would have had a club without him, and he was a true fan.

    RIP Leon

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    Sad news hope the club/fans organise some kind of lasting memorial to him at the stadium

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    Very sad news.

    I seem to recall him putting his money in just keep us running.

    Thanks for everything, Leon.

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    Was it just urban legend that he kept the original, comedy, Ted Bates statue after he paid for the replacement one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    Was it just urban legend that he kept the original, comedy, Ted Bates statue after he paid for the replacement one?
    No. Mentioned in the decent write up on the OS.


    Edit: sorry, I misread your post.

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    I was collecting for charity outside the stadium a couple of years ago. He stopped, asked me what the charity was for and then put 50 in my bucket. He's a legend in my eyes for that alone.

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    What a sad loss. His engineering company was a customer of mine so I met him a few times. He was a true Saints fan and in a position to make a real contribution to the club in our time of need.

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    Very sad news.

    Almost an unsung hero in our hour of need, and he gave us a fantastic Ted Bates statue after that first effort.

    Condolences to his family and friends.

    RIP Mr Crouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by alehouseboys View Post
    Very sad news.

    Almost an unsung hero in our hour of need, and he gave us a fantastic Ted Bates statue after that first effort.

    Condolences to his family and friends.

    RIP Mr Crouch
    My sentiments exactly. RIP Leon ��

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    What he did to save the club and keep us going when we were at our lowest will always be remembered and appreciated.

    It’s fair to say that without him, Saints might well not still be around.

    RIP

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    Sad news.

    He did great stuff for us in our time of need, selfless stuff really. He was one of us, without a doubt.

    RIP.

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    Once spent a very interesting day in his company when Saints played at Doncaster. There was no doubt he was a fan first and foremost but he also dug very deep when the club were in trouble and lost a lot of money too. Certainly deserves to be recognised as a true supporter of the club in hard times. He was without ego too - for him the survival and the welfare of the club was the most important aspect.

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    RIP

    Thanks for everything you did for our club.

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    Very sad news. Leon was a true supporter in every sense. Its doubtful that we would have a club in its current form were it not for him. His efforts for Ted's statue were top drawer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    Remember chatting briefly with him up on a cold October evening up at a Bramall Lane in our administration season. He was a fan before anything else. RIP.
    Would seem most appropriate then to see him off with victory at a warm September afternoon at Brammall Lane tomorrow.

    RIP sir

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    Sad to read this news earlier , He kept us going in the dark days before Markus came alone . Being local to lymington I have bumped into him a few times and chatted saints hopefully those at the club remember what he did and there's some sort of memorial for him at the Bournemouth game .

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpine_saint View Post
    One of us.

    Any chance of a minute's silence before the Bournemouth game ?
    I expect there will be more than that at half time.

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    A True Saint.
    RIP Leon

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    Thank you for coming to our rescue in our hour of need Leon. The last ten years might have been very different had you not stepped in and kept us afloat out of your own pocket.

    A true Saints legend. RIP.

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    A man who truly stood up for us when we needed him.

    He deserves to be remembered in glowing terms. Thoughts to his family. RIP.

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    Believe it was a brain tumour. Very sad.

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    That is sad news. Feels like his efforts were overshadowed a bit by Marcus' acquisition of the club, but they really shouldn't be. I will always be grateful for his generosity to the club in are hour of need.

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    Sad news, gone too soon.

    An incredible supporter of S.F.C. - rest in peace Leon.

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    RIP Leon, a true saint. Did many good things for the club and was a shining light through the bad times.

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    Very sad. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

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    Sad news, especially at what is now considered a relatively young age.

    We owe him quite a debt of gratitude for his involvement with the club at a critical time. He probably hasn't had the credit he deserves but was a Saint when needed, and seemed to offer his role in a very dignified way with the minimum of fuss and without seeking self-publicity.

    Thoughts are with his family.

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    A true Saint in our darkest hour.

    RIP Leon

    Thank you

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    Not only a true saint but a significant supporter of local charities, especially in Lymington.

    Had a good chat to him at a hotel in Ipswich after an away game Ithe one where Chris Marsden scored the mazy run goal!!)

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    Very saddened to hear this news, he stepped in in our hour of need because he genuinely cared and without him we may very well not have a club to support. Never really got the credit he deserved in a very turbulent time for Saints.

    R.I.P Leon.

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    Very sad news. Sat next to him at a fundraiser at St Mary’s when we were close to going under. He was a lovely man and did everything he could to keep the club alive. RIP Leon

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    Saved the club what a great man.

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