4 years today since Ali Brownlee passed

zorro_mfc

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#3
Yes, he’s sadly missed.
The greatest fan middlesbrough ever had both the town and the team.
I loved his passion for the local area and his love for teesside. It’s an over used cliche now but He really was one of us.
RIP Ali
 
#4
He shaped my view of the Boro when I was growing up and not old enough to go to the games. So many memories where it's difficult to distinguish whether I was actually at the match or just listening to Ali's commentary.

I can't think of many commentators whose words are etched into so many peoples' memories almost as vividly as the goals themselves. A fantastic advocate of our club and our area, and a brilliantly lovely man above all.

The outpouring of emotion after his death and the show of support at his funeral tells you everything you need to know about the man. A man known by all of those in Teesside, despite so many having never had the pleasure of actually meeting him.

Still sorely missed by Teessiders everywhere, but his rose-tinted view of the club lives on within those who grew up listening to him. RIP Ali.
 
#6
Sad for his family and loved ones
But
To listen to him I use to think we were playing like Barcelona lol
Rose tinted glasses when it came to boro
 

Fluffycarpet

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#8
I remember the first time me and my mates went to junior reds. We were star struck by Ali and Gordon Cox. I remember winning a quiz that first night where I cheated by copying off other people and one of the questions I put AC/DC Milan and still won tickets for the next match. I met Ali at the stadium with my dad and he was brilliant.
 

Artie Fufkin

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#9
His niece's (used to post as LauriC, lovely lass) photo of GC stood at the sideline at the riverside in half lit floodlights with Ali's dog about a week after he passed was and still is beautiful 20200215_095804.jpg
 

Artie Fufkin

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#11

We were all happy at that result but somehow, nobody managed more than Ali to express it more wonderfully. Listening to that commentary genuinely brings a tear to my eye

RIP Ali, one of the best. Never forgotten
 

parnabyscrosses

Well-known member
#13
Sad for his family and loved ones
But
To listen to him I use to think we were playing like Barcelona lol
Rose tinted glasses when it came to boro
It’s sad for anyone who enjoyed his commentaries. As an expat I miss him a lot, when I first moved abroad there was something very homely about tuning into his commentaries. The new bloke doesn’t cut it, I hate his sense of humor and he gets too excited over opposition goals.
 
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