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    Post  Admin on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 2:13 pm

    West Ham United announce the sad news that forward Dylan Tombides has passed away at the age of 20 following his brave battle with cancer.
    Dylan passed away on Friday morning with his family by his side having courageously fought the disease for three years after initially being diagnosed with testicular cancer in summer 2011. 

    He remained a regular visitor to Chadwell Heath throughout his treatment and his positive attitude and professional approach to his football and training always impressed and boosted his team-mates and coaches alike.

    Dylan's amazing resilience and positivity saw him through months of surgery and chemotherapy, while his outstanding talent saw him make his first-team debut in a League Cup tie with Wigan Athletic at the Boleyn Ground in September 2012.

    Away from the pitch, Dylan did a huge amount of work to raise awareness of male cancer, supporting the One for the Boys campaign at a number of high-profile events alongside the likes of Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson, snooker star Jimmy White and fellow Australian Peter Andre.

    Dylan was respected by everyone who knew him for his intelligent views on the game and his larger than life character. He was a loving son, amazing brother and well-respected member of the West Ham squad. He will be hugely missed by everyone who had the honour of knowing him.

    His passing will be marked by a minute's applause ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League fixture with Crystal Palace at the Boleyn Ground. The Hammers' players will also wear black armbands in his memory.

    The thoughts of everyone associated with the Club are with his parents Tracylee and Jim, brother Taylor, his family and friends at this sad time. The Club request that their privacy is now respected and they are allowed to grieve their much loved son and brother in peace.
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    Post  Jiggs on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 3:00 pm

    This is so awful....

    No news was good news and I thought he was on his way to recovery.  
    My heart goes out to his family and friends  Sad 

    RIP Dylan x


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    Post  SemiOldIron on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 3:07 pm

    Horrible news, I'd hoped he was winning the battle. My heart goes out to his family. RIP, young man - always a Hammer.
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    Post  Campo on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 5:18 pm

    gutted at this news, everything I have seen and heard about this lad was inspirational

    Rest in peace lad

    Sleep sweet Dylan

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    Post  Stooby Doo 2002 on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 5:19 pm

    It truly is tragic.  Just goes to show that you never know what is around the corner.  RIP Dylan.
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    Post  Suzanne Claret on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 6:05 pm

    What awful news.

    I thought he had made a full recovery.

    RIP young man.
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    Post  westhamonkey on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 6:37 pm



    20 fupping years old just horrible news

    condolences to his family

    RIP little Hammer
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    Post  shaun of the thread on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 12:21 am

    Very , very sad news.

    My condolences to his family and friends .
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    Post  manurewa hammer on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 6:41 am

    Such sad, sad news indeed. RIP Dylan, you little Aussie battler.
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    Post  Campo on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 9:51 am

    Nice piece with Dylan

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    Post  manurewa hammer on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 11:42 am

    Cheers Campo.
    What a nice piece that is.
    How come we always lose the good people in life so early?
    Such a lovely kid.
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    Post  daib0 on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 5:39 pm

    so sorry to hear this. Life is so much more important than petty fan rivalries, but we often forget it until things like this happen. RIP ...
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    Post  mottinghammer on Sun 20 Apr 2014, 11:51 am

    Very sad news, like others I thought he was on his way to a recovery.
    My thoughts go out to his family and friends
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    Post  Campo on Sun 20 Apr 2014, 8:53 pm

    Bruv Taylor and dad Jim with Dylans shirt, No 38 has now been retired



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    Post  Jiggs on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 9:23 am

    For those who haven't seen it on Facebook, I made this and hung it on the gate .... 



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    Post  Tony P on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 9:26 am

    That's superb Jiggs. Well done you   
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    Post  Admin on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 10:21 am

    Well done Jiggs   
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    Post  alfiehammer on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 10:57 am

    been putting off posting here as it makes it more real somehow, but RIP Dylan, taken for us far too young.
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    Post  Jiggs on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 12:18 pm

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    Post  mottinghammer on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 1:03 pm

    Jiggs wrote:For those who haven't seen it on Facebook, I made this and hung it on the gate .... 


    Well done Jiggs  
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    Post  Campo on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 1:54 pm

    that's nice that is Jiggs
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    Post  daib0 on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 7:54 pm

    lovely Jiggs, poster of honour on the Royals forum whenever you want!  thankyou 
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    Post  Campo on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 9:32 pm

    Jiggs wrote:For those who haven't seen it on Facebook, I made this and hung it on the gate .... 
    I used to use facebook but the job I have added to the mates I have it was best I quit facebook before getting in big trouble
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    Post  Suzanne Claret on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 3:13 pm

    The spontaneous applause on 38 minutes from the whole ground - including the away fans - was almost too much to bear.  

    He was just a kid.
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    Post  Suzanne Claret on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 3:16 pm

    hugsmiley   Jiggs

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