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PostSubject: RIP Roberto   Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:55 am

I hope you don't mind me being a little self indulgent.

After a long illness...The Oldsubbuteo community lost a good friend on Saturday evening. Roberto was a founding member of the Italian Oldsubbuteo community and epitomised the spirit that we all love. He will be sorely missed.

Last Thursday he travelled to his OSC to play his final games of Subbuteo. He spent last week doing the things he enjoyed the most. Being with friends and family, taking walks in the Countryside and meeting with friends to play Subbuteo.

I thought it would be nice to remember him, with some photos. Showing him happy and enjoying life.

RIP Roberto











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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:29 am

very sad Ian
mark dedicated the tournament in ely on sunday in roberto`s memory which was a nice thing to do . i never knew roberto but from your nice words it seems he was very passionate about his subbuteo and his family, only a young guy as well Ian

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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:32 am

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Incredibly sad.

Good post, Ian.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:41 pm

Oh Lord! That is so sad Crying or Very sad My best wishes and prayers go to him and his family. He's probably up there showing the Big Chief how to flick Wink

Rest in everlasting peace, Roberto...
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:01 pm

Yes lads...it is so sad. It was horrible to watch him suffering.

There is a tribute to Roberto on the Oldsubbuteoforum.it it's already 18 pages long. His funeral was on Monday, and attended by many Oldsubbuteo friends, who travelled from all over the Country to be with him.

A great loss...
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:45 pm

Ian, it shows that after all is said and done, we are all brothers. Subbuteo brought us together and made us friends. That is one of the countless things I love about this wonderful hobby. Forget for a moment the joy you get from playing the game or painting up a team. The friendships and bonds we have are as close as those of a family. Or at least, that is how I see it I love you

So it does not in the least surprise me that guys travelled from all over Italy to be with our brother. Just amazing and so wonderful cheers
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:52 pm

Vikash wrote:
Ian, it shows that after all is said and done, we are all brothers. Subbuteo brought us together and made us friends. That is one of the countless things I love about this wonderful hobby. Forget for a moment the joy you get from playing the game or painting up a team. The friendships and bonds we have are as close as those of a family. Or at least, that is how I see it I love you

So it does not in the least surprise me that guys travelled from all over Italy to be with our brother. Just amazing and so wonderful cheers

Exactly Vik,

I have made so many great friends through Subbuteo. We all have a common bond, and when we lose someone it hurts. I'm playing in an Oldsubbuteo Tournement in Milan this weekend. I know it will be very emotional. I well up and have a knot in my throat everytime i see pics of Roberto or speak about him. He was such a great guy, and reading everyones thoughts is so moving.

We are very lucky to have all met through this great hobby.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:19 pm

Thank you Ian to remember Roberto with this post.
As you know, Roberto means a lot to all the Italian Old Subbuteo Community, he was a special person.

See you next sunday....
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:28 pm

No problem Fabio...

Roberto was one of us. He will always be remembered fondly.

See you Sunday
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:48 am

Roberto was a great person and a great player and passionated of Subbuteo as well, he was a brother to me and to a lot of Old Subbuteo players in Italy.

He will be truly missed.

Under his jacket we put a Juventus and Bologna special hw (his two favourite teams), so he can keep playing whenever he wants..
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:33 am

That is such a nice gesture. That brings a smile to my face knowing that.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:53 am

nuocilo wrote:
Roberto was a great person and a great player and passionated of Subbuteo as well, he was a brother to me and to a lot of Old Subbuteo players in Italy.

He will be truly missed.

Under his jacket we put a Juventus and Bologna special hw (his two favourite teams), so he can keep playing whenever he wants..

I like this, Nuocilo.

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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:29 am

nuocilo wrote:
Roberto was a great person and a great player and passionated of Subbuteo as well, he was a brother to me and to a lot of Old Subbuteo players in Italy.

He will be truly missed.

Under his jacket we put a Juventus and Bologna special hw (his two favourite teams), so he can keep playing whenever he wants..

nice touch gents

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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:26 am

Roberto was the first person I played in Italy in a Reggio Emilia tornament in 2007. (I used the Chelsea team I had when I was 6 yrs old).
He beat me 1-0, but all I really remember from the game was his feeling of excitement that he was playing his first Englishman, who was playing with an old HW Chelsea team...
On the other times I met him, he always brought a warmth and enthusiasm to whoever he spoke with.

An authentic oldsubbuteo spirit....and the spirit lives on.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:10 am

Sounds like Roberto was a great guy. Mark and you old Subb guys should name a trophy after him? Love and condolences to Robertos family and dearest. Love and Peace
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:09 am

I'm sure the Italian lads will have a Tournement in his memory every year mate. He really is missed. A terrific guy...such a shame.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:32 am

Very sad indeed
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:00 am

you could not choose better sentence:FRIENDSHIP IMPROVES HAPPINESS AND ABATES MISERY BY DOUBLING OUR JOY AND DIVIDING OUR GRIEF

That' s really how things went..thanks for remembering him also here.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Roberto   Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:24 pm

Will always be remembered mate. Sadly missed.
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