Adrian Beckles RIP

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Even Barb remembers him and shes only been twice in 20 years
Really sad news was chatting to him on the way back from west ham game had many memories of him going away back in the eighties. I remember him winning a fiver on the club lottery in about 1982 a lot of money in them days my thoughts go out to all his family and closest friends RIP Adrian
 

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Horrible news. Remember him always saying hello to me as a youngster when I started going to away games. Seemed to be at every game I ever attended. RIP.
 

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RIP Adrian,

A face I’ve known from away days going back to the early 80’s, always had time to chat, one of the nicest person I’ve ever met.
My thoughts are with his friends and family.
 

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Awful news.
Always good to see him.
He was walking up the road chatting to my missus the other week.
Truly shocked by this.

I saw him at T5 a while back and we had a natter about people we know and Brentford FC.
 

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So very sad to read this. Adrian was a face that was always there at Brentford games, for as long as I can recall.
RIP and sincere condolences to his family and friends.
 

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Really saddening to hear this news. Didn’t really know this guy but seen him over the years both home and away. Makes me think of the different days now . I started watching the bees in late 60’s when crowds were small and you knew most of the fans at least by sight especially if you went away . Even in the last years at GP I recognised people in the Hive and around were I stood in the middle of the ERS but things are different now with seating , the football is better but feels less like a bunch of blokes with a common , probably unachievable , desire to win and wanting to have a laugh together.
RIP Beckles
 

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Really shocking news.

RIP Becks.
 

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Sad news, such a familiar face home & away from my 40 + years of support. One of only 4 black regulars on the terraces from when I first started out.
 

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Really shocking and sad news when I first heard this morning…known him for over 35 years and always good to have a chat with him home and away…a true Brentford terrace legend and will be sadly missed…RIP ….will defo be remembered for his 80s antics but was a really nice bloke too
 

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A rather sad situation I clearly remember, was during that League Cup tie at St James' against Newcastle in the Steve Coppell era ( drew 1-1 over 90 minutes but lost in extra time.) Throughout the whole match, Adrian sat by himself , I was sat near him but remembered being surprised he was on his own. Throughout the game, a Newcastle Police Officer stood right beside him, just watching Becks - nobody else. Becks watched the game in almost complete silence, Bearley celebrated our goal. He knew he was being watched by the Officer. Suddenly Becks bellowed out something in an animated way, which in turn, gave the Officer the reason to squared up and gave Becks a stern warning with the threat of getting arrested whilst eyeballing him out for good measure, meanwhile all other Bees fans around were shouting out all sorts of expletives without provocation from the stewards or the Police. The image of Adrian that night will always stay with me.
 

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A rather sad situation I clearly remember, was during that League Cup tie at St James' against Newcastle in the Steve Coppell era ( drew 1-1 over 90 minutes but lost in extra time.) Throughout the whole match, Adrian sat by himself , I was sat near him but remembered being surprised he was on his own. Throughout the game, a Newcastle Police Officer stood right beside him, just watching Becks - nobody else. Becks watched the game in almost complete silence, Bearley celebrated our goal. He knew he was being watched by the Officer. Suddenly Becks bellowed out something in an animated way, which in turn, gave the Officer the reason to squared up and gave Becks a stern warning with the threat of getting arrested whilst eyeballing him out for good measure, meanwhile all other Bees fans around were shouting out all sorts of expletives without provocation from the stewards or the Police. The image of Adrian that night will always stay with me.
Wow we drove up together for that game don't remember the police incident but remember the pair of us nearly dieing walking up them stairs and if my memory serves me right the Bellamy hat trick in extra time and sharing the driving on the way home supposed to do an hour each done mine swapped over after about 15 minutes of his stint his snoring woke me up so I took over again we must of stopped for a break in every bloody service station finally arriving back to Southampton around 7.30 the following morning
 

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Shocking news and one I cant get my head around, certainly up there as a Bees legend.
Always remember away games in the early eighties and the fun and games.. RIP Beccles
 

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A real top bloke. This is so sad to hear. Whenever jumped on one of his buses, he'd always be happy to have a chat
 

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RIP

Smashing chap - very polite bloke.
 

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RIP to a fantastic bloke. only knew him on passing terms with a brief chat occasionally at away games through the 90's and 00's, always had a big infectious smile on his face.
 

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Gutted one of the old school faces
RIP Becks
 

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Very sad news,lovely bloke,always smiling. Can't remember a time when Becks wasn't around, going back decades.
RIP mate, a big loss to BFC.
 

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Thanks. In that case, I have a story which I've probably told several times on here but seems fitting to tell again.

I only ever had a handful of interactions with Adrian but this was the first.

In 2002 I was at Uni in Southampton. One afternoon a mate and I were walking along the road in the city centre and I was wearing a Bees top. I think it was a few days before a big promotion game, possibly QPR away. Out of nowhere a bus full of passengers came careering up alongside me and the doors flung open. I looked across at the bus driver who shouted "LOVE THAT SHIRT, LOVE THAT SHIRT, I'LL SEE YOU SATURDAY!" before pulling back into the road and speeding off, both hands not on the steering wheel but doing the 'raise the roof' motion as he shouted "OWUSUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU" while the passengers looked on in complete bafflement. My mate turned to me and said 'that was one of the greatest things I've ever seen'.

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A rather sad situation I clearly remember, was during that League Cup tie at St James' against Newcastle in the Steve Coppell era ( drew 1-1 over 90 minutes but lost in extra time.) Throughout the whole match, Adrian sat by himself , I was sat near him but remembered being surprised he was on his own. Throughout the game, a Newcastle Police Officer stood right beside him, just watching Becks - nobody else. Becks watched the game in almost complete silence, Bearley celebrated our goal. He knew he was being watched by the Officer. Suddenly Becks bellowed out something in an animated way, which in turn, gave the Officer the reason to squared up and gave Becks a stern warning with the threat of getting arrested whilst eyeballing him out for good measure, meanwhile all other Bees fans around were shouting out all sorts of expletives without provocation from the stewards or the Police. The image of Adrian that night will always stay with me.
That's very sad.
 

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There was talk of doing a minutes applause for Becks.
Is this still happening at the Everton game?
I hope so , would be good to see his face on the screen during the minutes applause , a fitting tribute to a man that gave a lifetime support to his beloved Bees.
 

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One thing I’d like to say about AB, back in the 70s, parks and the roads were full of us kids out playing. When you’re 10 with no dad at home, no older brother then you’re fair game for the older boys liked to make it hard for you. Adrian was older than me but at no point did he join in, in fact he stopped it when he could, he also said to the bullies, look at the size of him, he’ll remember this when he gets older. I always remember this, plus another Bee called Gibbo, neither joined in the bullying. AB was correct, I did remember the older ones when I got older and stronger.
 

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I hope so , would be good to see his face on the screen during the minutes applause , a fitting tribute to a man that gave a lifetime support to his beloved Bees.
Hi.. yes we have arranged for his photo to be screened on 58, so please all join in a round of applause in celebration of his memory.. thank you
 
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