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View cooleagle89's Profile cooleagle89 Flag Montrose 22 Apr 15 4.23pm Send a Private Message to cooleagle89 Add cooleagle89 as a friend

Very Deeply saddened by this news.
I used his links every time i couldn't make it to the match from Montrose

I feel very guilty that you bought me so much joy, Lord staffie of Holmesdale, and i never thanked you personally. So a very belated and humble THANKS!!!

RIP

 

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View A89M's Profile A89M Flag Streatham 22 Apr 15 4.40pm Send a Private Message to A89M Add A89M as a friend

RIP staffie

Thank you for all the live streams you posted so me and my little brothers could enjoy.

 

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View eaglesally's Profile eaglesally Flag New Brighton 22 Apr 15 5.16pm Send a Private Message to eaglesally Add eaglesally as a friend

Others have said this, but I can't believe the depth of sadness that I feel on losing a man I never met. Such a star and this thread shows how much he will be missed. Thanks for everything staffie. RIP.

 


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View SH17FIELDS's Profile SH17FIELDS Flag Swanley 22 Apr 15 5.18pm Send a Private Message to SH17FIELDS Add SH17FIELDS as a friend

RIP Staffie, so sorry to hear the news thoughts with family and friends. You will so be missed on here.

 

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View Bromley Eaglet's Profile Bromley Eaglet Flag Bromley 22 Apr 15 5.22pm Send a Private Message to Bromley Eaglet Add Bromley Eaglet as a friend


Shocked & sad.

RIP we really will miss you.

 

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View Sansbup's Profile Sansbup Flag Normandy 22 Apr 15 5.25pm Send a Private Message to Sansbup Add Sansbup as a friend

staffie's just giving page... [Link]


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View justpassing's Profile justpassing Flag 22 Apr 15 6.14pm Send a Private Message to justpassing Add justpassing as a friend

I registered on here so long ago I forgot that username. I only ever posted one message and that was in one of the stream threads posted by staffie. He was the poster whom I looked out for most Saturdays as if I was stuck at work, away or simply could not afford to go I could always watch Palace play thanks to him. When I popped in earlier I saw his name so read the thread and that last message he posted made me read further to see how he was. When I read the post saying he had passed I genuinely got a lump in my throat and had to hold myself back from welling up.
staffie I never knew you and the only time I conversed is when I think I said thanks for the links you posted one day about three years ago, but even so I am saddened by your passing. You must have been quite a man. RIP mate

 

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View Palacetinian's Profile Palacetinian Flag Surrey Fam 22 Apr 15 6.42pm Send a Private Message to Palacetinian Add Palacetinian as a friend

THis is the tribute I submitted to the Club for the matchday programme. Sadly due to lack of space it had to be cut-down but I thought it should be shared with HOL members who have clearly shown their affection and respect for a selfless man who gave so much and received very little in return except our undying gratitude and appreciation. RIP staffie...

Tribute to staffie from HOL

The team at Holmesdale Online (HOL) is heartbroken to announce the passing of staffie one of HOL’s longest serving and most prolific of posters. His passing has had a massive impact on members of HOL and the Palace supporting community. Since his death on Sunday there have been over 28 pages of tributes paid to staffie (he insisted “There is NO capital "S" in staffie”) by members distraught at the news of his sad and untimely death.

A member since 10th April 2004 there was rarely a day when staffie did not post something on HOL. Most will thank and remember him for the feeds to online Palace games that thousands of Palace fans who could not make it to Selhurst Park or away days. This was a really valuable service to the many fans who were working away from home, were too ill to attend or had moved away from the area (including a few hundred now based overseas). On top of that he would help members of HOL with technical issues related to PCs and associated gadgets and often, at his own expense would send out DVDs of match clips to members that had asked him.

He was enigmatic and guarded his privacy, so much so that very few members actually met him or spoke to him in person. However all members are aware of the posts he shared including really useful links to various bands music and bootleg recordings. We have copied below a heartfelt tribute from just one fan who recalls how difficult it was to get staffie to accept anything over and above a simple ‘thank you’.

"Hopefully this post won't be considered as self-indulgent, but rather my experiences of staffie, to highlight the generosity of the man. There are other HOLers with far more experience of staffie as a friend than me. Their experiences count for a lot more than mine, but for the record:
I joined the HOL about 10 years ago, and being a technophobe, had no idea about how to download files. It transpired I lived 10 minutes walk away from staffie. He would regularly drop off CD's he had burned, whilst I learnt how to download files. Sloveniadave first started the 'thankyou' presents to staffie around 2010. He had a copy of the Steve Coppell book which he brought to the Whitehorse for as many HOLers as possible to sign their gratitude within the covers. staffie was over-whelmed with the book. staffie was very reluctant to accept any gifts of gratitude, but did appreciate people saying 'thank you', either by posting, or PM.
Sloveniadave got the ball rolling for me. Over the next couple of years we (thanks to donations by other HOLers) got him a home shirt with 'staffie' on the back, a signed copy of a vinyl "Crime of the Century" by band-member Roger Hodgson (staffie's all-time favourite album). And finally we got him a ticket for the Play-Off final against Watford. All of the above we virtually had to force on the man, as he wanted no gifts of appreciation. It was more than enough for HOLers just to post 'thanks'. And like all of us, he could be a miserable bugger from time to time. And yet he was loved unconditionally by a huge amount of people who didn't even know him.
For fans based abroad this was especially true.
Sorry for rambling.
RIP staffie"

To that tribute we would like to add another: “Every matchday morning staffie would start the "matchday thread", listing team line-ups and the latest gossip. Then at Kick-off, into the chatroom to provide radio commentary and chat with other HOLers about the way the game was going. This was especially appreciated by those Palace fans abroad, and those of us that far away, not to be able to attend every game."

As mentioned earlier not much is known about staffie as he was a private person. One HOL member that got to know him in recent years told us that he lived in Sydenham, and was 58 when he died. Sadly he hadn't had a particularly happy life and was estranged from members of his family. He was a non drinker and loved his dogs (hence his logo), and was devastated at their loss. He seldom went out and had suffered from heart problems for some time. He was known to be an insomniac and would be on HOL almost every waking moment! A proud man, he never asked for financial help although he was known to be on occasion quite poverty stricken.

Despite the above he was a truly generous person with his time and advice and always responded positively to the many requests from HOL members for links to games or obscure musical MP3s. staffie was a selfless member of the Palace supporting community on Holmesdale Online as can be seen from the hundreds of messages received and posted expressing genuine shock and grief at his sad loss. All of us associated with Holmesdale Online would like to thank all those who have sent their condolences and posted messages of appreciation for what staffie did for them and the Palace family. He will be sadly missed and leaves at massive hole at Holmesdale Online.

Edited by Palacetinian (22 Apr 2015 7.19pm)

 


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Quote Palacetinian at 22 Apr 2015 6.42pm

THis is the tribute I submitted to the Club for the matchday programme. Sadly due to lack of space it had to be cut-down but I thought it should be shared with HOL members who have clearly shown their affection and respect for a selfless man who gave so much and received very little in return except our undying gratitude and appreciation. RIP staffie...

Tribute to staffie from HOL

The team at Holmesdale Online (HOL) is heartbroken to announce the passing of staffie one of HOL’s longest serving and most prolific of posters. His passing has had a massive impact on members of HOL and the Palace supporting community. Since his passing on Sunday there have been over 28 pages of tributes paid to staffie (he insisted “There is NO capital "S" in staffie”) by members distraught at the news of his sad and untimely death.

A member since 10th April 2004 there was rarely a day when staffie did not post something on HOL. Most will thank and remember him for the feeds to online Palace games that thousands of Palace fans who could not make it to Selhurst Park or away days. This was a really valuable service to the many fans who were working away from home, were too ill to attend or had moved away from the area (including a few hundred now based overseas). On top of that he would help members of HOL with technical issues related to PCs and associated gadgets and often, at his own expense would send out DVDs of match clips to members that had asked him.

He was enigmatic and guarded his privacy, so much so that very few members actually met him in person or spoke to him in person. However all members are aware of the posts he shared including really useful links to various bands music and bootleg recordings. We have copied below a heartfelt tribute from just one fan who recalls how difficult it was to get staffie to accept anything over and above a simple ‘thank you’.

"Hopefully this post won't be considered as self-indulgent, but rather my experiences of staffie, to highlight the generosity of the man. There are other HOLers with far more experience of staffie as a friend than me. Their experiences count for a lot more than mine, but for the record:
I joined the HOL about 10 years ago, and being a technophobe, had no idea about how to download files. It transpired I lived 10 minutes walk away from staffie. He would regularly drop off CD's he had burned, whilst I learnt how to download files. Sloveniadave first started the 'thankyou' presents to staffie around 2010. He had a copy of the Steve Coppell book which he brought to the Whitehorse for as many HOLers as possible to sign their gratitude within the covers. staffie was over-whelmed with the book. staffie was very reluctant to accept any gifts of gratitude, but did appreciate people saying 'thank you', either by posting, or PM.
Sloveniadave got the ball rolling for me. Over the next couple of years we (thanks to donations by other HOLers) got him a home shirt with 'staffie' on the back, a signed copy of a vinyl "Crime of the Century" by band-member Roger Hodgson (staffie's all-time favourite album). And finally we got him a ticket for the Play-Off final against Watford. All of the above we virtually had to force on the man, as he wanted no gifts of appreciation. It was more than enough for HOLers just to post 'thanks'. And like all of us, he could be a miserable bugger from time to time. And yet he was loved unconditionally by a huge amount of people who didn't even know him.
For fans based abroad this was especially true.
Sorry for rambling.
RIP staffie"

To that tribute we would like to add another: “Every matchday morning staffie would start the "matchday thread", listing team line-ups and the latest gossip. Then at Kick-off, into the chatroom to provide radio commentary and chat with other HOLers about the way the game was going. This was especially appreciated by those Palace fans abroad, and those of us that far away, not to be able to attend every game."

As mentioned earlier not much is known about staffie as he was a private person. One HOL member that got to know him in recent years told us that he lived in Sydenham, and was 58 when he died. Sadly he hadn't had a particularly happy life and was estranged from members of his family. He was a non drinker and loved his dogs (hence his logo), and was devastated at their loss. He seldom went out and had suffered from heart problems for some time. He was known to be an insomniac and would be on HOL almost every waking moment! A proud man, he never asked for financial help although he was known to be on occasion quite poverty stricken.

Despite the above he was a truly generous person with his time and advice and always responded positively to the many requests from HOL members for links to games or obscure musical MP3s. staffie was a selfless member of the Palace supporting community on Holmesdale Online as can be seen from the hundreds of messages received and posted expressing genuine shock and grief at his sad loss. All of us associated with Holmesdale Online would like to thank all those who have sent their condolences and posted messages of appreciation for what staffie did for them and the Palace family. He will be sadly missed and leaves at massive hole at Holmesdale Online.

Edited by Palacetinian (22 Apr 2015 6.46pm)


Beautiful and fascinating ! RIP staffie

 


Nice one Daz: [Link]

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Quote Palacetinian at 22 Apr 2015 6.42pm

THis is the tribute I submitted to the Club for the matchday programme. Sadly due to lack of space it had to be cut-down but I thought it should be shared with HOL members who have clearly shown their affection and respect for a selfless man who gave so much and received very little in return except our undying gratitude and appreciation. RIP staffie...

Tribute to staffie from HOL

The team at Holmesdale Online (HOL) is heartbroken to announce the passing of staffie one of HOL’s longest serving and most prolific of posters. His passing has had a massive impact on members of HOL and the Palace supporting community. Since his death on Sunday there have been over 28 pages of tributes paid to staffie (he insisted “There is NO capital "S" in staffie”) by members distraught at the news of his sad and untimely death.

A member since 10th April 2004 there was rarely a day when staffie did not post something on HOL. Most will thank and remember him for the feeds to online Palace games that thousands of Palace fans who could not make it to Selhurst Park or away days. This was a really valuable service to the many fans who were working away from home, were too ill to attend or had moved away from the area (including a few hundred now based overseas). On top of that he would help members of HOL with technical issues related to PCs and associated gadgets and often, at his own expense would send out DVDs of match clips to members that had asked him.

He was enigmatic and guarded his privacy, so much so that very few members actually met him or spoke to him in person. However all members are aware of the posts he shared including really useful links to various bands music and bootleg recordings. We have copied below a heartfelt tribute from just one fan who recalls how difficult it was to get staffie to accept anything over and above a simple ‘thank you’.

"Hopefully this post won't be considered as self-indulgent, but rather my experiences of staffie, to highlight the generosity of the man. There are other HOLers with far more experience of staffie as a friend than me. Their experiences count for a lot more than mine, but for the record:
I joined the HOL about 10 years ago, and being a technophobe, had no idea about how to download files. It transpired I lived 10 minutes walk away from staffie. He would regularly drop off CD's he had burned, whilst I learnt how to download files. Sloveniadave first started the 'thankyou' presents to staffie around 2010. He had a copy of the Steve Coppell book which he brought to the Whitehorse for as many HOLers as possible to sign their gratitude within the covers. staffie was over-whelmed with the book. staffie was very reluctant to accept any gifts of gratitude, but did appreciate people saying 'thank you', either by posting, or PM.
Sloveniadave got the ball rolling for me. Over the next couple of years we (thanks to donations by other HOLers) got him a home shirt with 'staffie' on the back, a signed copy of a vinyl "Crime of the Century" by band-member Roger Hodgson (staffie's all-time favourite album). And finally we got him a ticket for the Play-Off final against Watford. All of the above we virtually had to force on the man, as he wanted no gifts of appreciation. It was more than enough for HOLers just to post 'thanks'. And like all of us, he could be a miserable bugger from time to time. And yet he was loved unconditionally by a huge amount of people who didn't even know him.
For fans based abroad this was especially true.
Sorry for rambling.
RIP staffie"

To that tribute we would like to add another: “Every matchday morning staffie would start the "matchday thread", listing team line-ups and the latest gossip. Then at Kick-off, into the chatroom to provide radio commentary and chat with other HOLers about the way the game was going. This was especially appreciated by those Palace fans abroad, and those of us that far away, not to be able to attend every game."

As mentioned earlier not much is known about staffie as he was a private person. One HOL member that got to know him in recent years told us that he lived in Sydenham, and was 58 when he died. Sadly he hadn't had a particularly happy life and was estranged from members of his family. He was a non drinker and loved his dogs (hence his logo), and was devastated at their loss. He seldom went out and had suffered from heart problems for some time. He was known to be an insomniac and would be on HOL almost every waking moment! A proud man, he never asked for financial help although he was known to be on occasion quite poverty stricken.

Despite the above he was a truly generous person with his time and advice and always responded positively to the many requests from HOL members for links to games or obscure musical MP3s. staffie was a selfless member of the Palace supporting community on Holmesdale Online as can be seen from the hundreds of messages received and posted expressing genuine shock and grief at his sad loss. All of us associated with Holmesdale Online would like to thank all those who have sent their condolences and posted messages of appreciation for what staffie did for them and the Palace family. He will be sadly missed and leaves at massive hole at Holmesdale Online.

Edited by Palacetinian (22 Apr 2015 7.19pm)

Absolute quality, nice one

 


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View redandblue4life's Profile redandblue4life Flag Auckland city ! 22 Apr 15 7.48pm Send a Private Message to redandblue4life Add redandblue4life as a friend

I'm gutted don't know what to say Staffie helped me out so many times, no links to the games in New Zealand it will never be the same

You were a top man RIP


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View celtavigoeagles's Profile celtavigoeagles Flag Baiona 22 Apr 15 7.49pm Send a Private Message to celtavigoeagles Add celtavigoeagles as a friend

Thanks for sharing! What a legend this man was! I for one was totally reliant on Saturdays! Yet another lesson on taking the the time to say the simple word thanks!

 


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