Justin Edinburgh dies aged 49

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Feels like a punch in the stomach. Rest in peace Justin, all our love mate.
 
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Really horrible news this devestated when heard when I was growing up me and a set of mates found where he lived in Essex not far from our school, we knocked on his door and he invited us into his home and we talked Tottenham and opponents. Always remember he said on camera the toughest player he had to play against was Ryan Giggs.

He was a true gentleman throughout and Spurs legend passing away far to early, my respects to his family and so sad a solid full-back to a credible manager he is worthy of all the compliments being paid. I will never forget part of the 91 FA Cup winning team which is always a favourite high of mine. God bless and RIP to a genuine character.
 

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Very shocked and very sad. 49 is no age. Puts a few things in perspective for a while at least.
 

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I’m the same, struggling to believe a guy who trained for the marathon this year has gone at aged 49.
I'm coming to the conclusion that playing professional football is not a healthy life style at all.
Obviously they are much much fitter than the average person, but the stress they are under performing in front of 40k every week takes its toll I suspect. Plus 25 years of continual inflammation from cuts and bruises, to joints falling apart puts a strain on the body's cardiac systems as the immune system is continually triggered.

It would be interesting to see how life expectancy/heart issues compare for footballers to rugby players, athletes, tennis players etc as it seems every few months another famous ex-player young enough for many fans to have watched play, runs into difficulty.
49 is no age at all for this, as anyone older than that will tell you, but it seriously isn't especially for guys who relatively recently were praised to the sky for their vitality. RIP
 

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I'm coming to the conclusion that playing professional football is not a healthy life style at all.
Obviously they are much much fitter than the average person, but the stress they are under performing in front of 40k every week takes its toll I suspect. Plus 25 years of continual inflammation from cuts and bruises, to joints falling apart puts a strain on the body's cardiac systems as the immune system is continually triggered.

It would be interesting to see how life expectancy/heart issues compare for footballers to rugby players, athletes, tennis players etc as it seems every few months another famous ex-player young enough for many fans to have watched play, runs into difficulty.
49 is no age at all for this, as anyone older than that will tell you, but it seriously isn't especially for guys who relatively recently were praised to the sky for their vitality. RIP
I wonder the same thing every time a pro or former pro dies. Is it the physical stress of change after years in peak condition followed by 'letting themselves go', or the psychological stress of the game at the top level, as players and coaches? There must be some research somewhere. I rationalise my own laziness, telling my weight-training sons that too much exercise can be a bad thing, as I lie on the couch with a pale ale and a cigarette watching other people bust a gut on the football pitch.
 

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#36
Dad died of a heart attack this time last year.

This one hurts, really bad.

RIP Justin. YIDO for life.
 

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Everyone over 40 should be availing themselves of regular checks. By coincidence i'm due in this week to check mine. Not the plumbing but the electrics PQRST.
If your plumbing has issues you'll get warnings , and a good recovery. I carry aspirin just in case of plumbing problem but If the electrics go, theres no real warning unless your obsessed with heart function beforehand.
Everyone should learn CPR and to use an AED, and where your local AED is.
 

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Everyone over 40 should be availing themselves of regular checks. By coincidence i'm due in this week to check mine. Not the plumbing but the electrics PQRST.
If your plumbing has issues you'll get warnings , and a good recovery. I carry aspirin just in case of plumbing problem but If the electrics go, theres no real warning unless your obsessed with heart function beforehand.
Everyone should learn CPR and to use an AED, and where your local AED is.
If you are feeling well, then an ECG is a bit over the top.
It is a tool to help diagnose a condition, like if you have been feeling a bit faint.
There is a wide range of results that are normal and are open to interpretation anyway.
Mine is partly inverted which gives the techs a scare, but for me as a spurs fan, is normal, or so I'm told.

We hear Hoddle's only symptom was he felt a bit cold that morning. And his was a plumbing problem. I might be projecting here, but I suspect both he and justin had high blood pressure. Common and perfectly symptomless - something that can just rack up over life until something goes pop.
 
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