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Sad passing of Graham Paddon

Sad passing of Graham Paddon
He will be remembered by the football community as a stylish midfield player with Norwich City (twice) and West Ham United.

He will be remembered by Pompey fans as an assistant to Alan Ball when we were promoted in 1987 and after a spell at Stoke City as Jim Smith's number two during the Cup run of 1992 and playoff heartache of 1993. He was sacked with Smith in 1995.

He leaves behind his partner Sandra, and children Guy, Jenny and Heather.

Written by eastneydave.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday November 20 2007
Time: 4:58PM

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Another good servant of the club passes away, i remember seeing him at function at the Isle of Wight Supporters Club, he was a gentleman and spoke to all the fans who approached him for a chat. Our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time.
Owenspompey
20/11/2007 17:34:00
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Certainly that is the case Owens. Lovely player to watch and obviously a good coach. I echo your thoughts to his family.
eastneydave
20/11/2007 18:41:00
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as i have said throughout the site i am not as familiar with graham paddon as i would have liked but any fella with pompey connections is always sadly missed when the pass on - its a sad time for pompey, football but most importantly his family that he has left behind, so our thoughts go out to them...
pompeyrug
20/11/2007 19:58:00
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Ditto Rug. RIP Graham.
pompey4me
20/11/2007 20:26:00
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Well done Dave, nice article, and it is only right we should pay our respects to a good footballer and a decent coach.
Owenspompey
21/11/2007 19:18:00
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GP is onre of those players I remember when I first watching football in the early 70s. Met him once with Jim Smith early '92 before an away game at Bristol Rovers. Sad loss & only 57. Please note, early '92, very single no ties, lots of away games. Great days.
storagematt
22/11/2007 13:04:00
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I think as 'reverend' I'll have the final say on this one. I remember Graham as a face on a football sticker card when he was at Norwich. back in the 70's. His face (later covered by a fawny coloured beard), was a happy one and he looked too nice to be a footballer. I know from his days at Pompey that he was a true pro and showed passion and commitment to whichever club employed him. A true gent ... I just know that at this very moment he'll be up there talking tactics with Bally - RIP Graham.
Chix
24/11/2007 08:26:00
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