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An emotional old day

SOME THOUGHTS:

- The enormity of today really hit me when I realised that for the presentation nobody had left early. That is quite a tribute. Think about it: there was no trophy to be collected, no achievement to be celebrated, no high to be had. I genuinely think many people were there not for personal indulgence in the way that going to the football ordinarily is but genuinely out of a sense that being there was the right and proper thing to do. The fact that everyone felt that way was truly a huge tribute.

- Giving him the golden trophy was a bloody classy touch. They’ve given away something pretty special there frankly but I think it was the right call.

- It was strange finding myself straining to hear every word of his speech today because truth be told I’d stopped paying attention to what he said a few years ago.

- I think the truth is that he probably stayed a little longer than was ideal. But it is also the case that he didn’t carry on as long as I think many of us feared he might do.

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