Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

van Persie Pays Jones Tribute

van Persie Pays Jones Tribute

A tragic couple of weeks in football has seen the death of three players and the collapse of a fourth.

Clive Clarke collapsed on the pitch last week after suffering a double heart failure, whilst Antonio Puerta & Zambian player Chaswe Nsofwa died in training, and all this on top of the tragic loss of life of QPR youngster Ray Jones, a boyhood Gooner, who was killed in a traffic accident.

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie felt particularly moved by the death of Jones, enough so that he sent a signed Arsenal shirt to the QPR training ground, that read 'In Memory, a sad loss to football', to pay his respects.

QPR club captain Adam Bolder accepted the shirt on the clubs behalf and welcomed van Persie's gesture. Speaking with the QPR website he said 'At a difficult time like this, it's nice to see the footballing world come together in the way it has. We have all been really heartened by the tributes that continue to flow in, and this shirt and message from van Persie is a lovely gesture.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Saturday September 1 2007
Time: 12:04PM

Comments

0
RVP...I salute you!!!
jess_farenesh
01/09/2007 12:16:00
0
RIP Ray Jones, and all other footballers who have passed away. Nice gesture Robin, he really seems to have grown as a person aswell as a player.
Rocky7
01/09/2007 12:18:00
0
A wonderful tribute to the lad, and a marvellous gesture befitting of Arsenal football club. Well done RVP and my deapest condolances to all those other young men who have passed away recently.
HerbertChapman
01/09/2007 12:34:00
0
Well done RVP. R.I.P Ray Jones
ArsenalRob
01/09/2007 14:06:00
0
RIP Ray Jones .. A good thing to see RvP doing such a thing. I wonder if he knew him .. Nevertheless, i think Wenger's idea about the medical should be taken seriosly.
pratyk
01/09/2007 14:14:00
0
just shows how matured he's become,lives are lost but memories shall live
Babeasta
01/09/2007 14:22:00
0
He's really matured alot, sounds like something Bergkamp would've done.
stukazufuss
01/09/2007 15:32:00
0
a very generous gesture from RVP and just shows that there are still footballers who care about others rather than how much they get paid (Ashley C***). RIP Ray, Puerta and Nsofwa. A sad week for football.
itsup4grabsnow
01/09/2007 17:24:00
0
r.i.p
korodon
02/09/2007 05:54:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

A Premier League Level Of Ignorance

Finances play a huge part in football thesedays, non more so than the costs associated with following your particular team and that was a big discussion point during 2016.

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

No Alexis Issue After Swansea

Manager Arsene Wenger has played down Alexis Sanchez's reaction being substituted in this weekend's clash against Swansea City.

Ozil Takes German Player Of 2016

Mesut Ozil has been crowned Germany's Player of the Year for 2016.

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Rocky7
Editor email
Profile
ClockEnd124
no email
Profile
Amos
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Swansea MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Cech1%
Gabriel0%
Mustafi6%
Koscielny0%
Monreal0%
Ramsey6%
Xhaka0%
Iwobi75%
Ozil12%
Sanchez0%
Giroud0%
Sub - Oxlade-Chamberlain0%
Sub - Perez0%
Sub - Welbeck0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Arsenal Fixtures (view all)

Jan 22 2017 2:15PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 4 2017 12:30PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 12:30PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Adeshina Micheal1
Vital Football Comment