John Langford.R.I.P.

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The man who first took me up to griffin park with my best mate as kids waiting at the gates to see what end the bees were kicking to moving over to the royal oak we could allways see where john was coz his pipe smoke..great days..good night john r.i.p..
 

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The man who first took me up to griffin park with my best mate as kids waiting at the gates to see what end the bees were kicking to moving over to the royal oak we could allways see where john was coz his pipe smoke..great days..good night john r.i.p..
Thanks best mate, needed a kick start.
My dad John, sadly taken from me last Monday at the age of 89. As with most of us I guess, our dads were our introduction to the Mighty Bees. As Floydbee said, the early memories of GP were waiting at the red gates on BR to see what way we were attacking then a quick dash to the appropriate end!! All change at half time.
Could always see the pipe smoke and if you looked carefully, half a box of Swan Vestas on the floor at each end!!!
Then the big move through the gates to the mighty Royal Oak end............WOW. Those of us who made that move will know just how special it was.
Dad and his late Brother Alan were Bees mad, I would mention one player and would get a complete rundown of the team and their playing position, inside forward, outside left etc etc.
40 years of watching the Bees then stopped going, didn't like the way things were changing in the game but me....hooked (thanks dad).
Once it's in your blood your hooked and for the next 30 odd years it was the first thing we spoke about, always a manager but never the manager, taste of things to come I guess!!
Thanks for introducing me to football and for jelling me to my best mate Floydbee (Tom.)
Only ever heard him swear once and can picture the time as clear as Trotta missing THAT penalty, funny what you remember!!.
A QS all his working life and always wanted things done right, no quick fixes coz that wasn't the way he would do things. He left a wife (mum) me and my sister along with his grandchildren with good memories of him.
This has been very difficult for me to put down in words, I could go on and on but you have to stop sometime. Will say goodbye to him on the 24th but will see him again when I go.
Onwards and upwards someone once said, sad he won't see LR but he saw GP through thick and thin, die hard Bees fan and a great dad.
Going to have some me time now, if I've gone on too much I apologise but I had to let it out. Like people on here say we are family, thanks for listening.
Floydbee, love you like a brother and thanks for all your support, "uncle John" would be proud of you.
Let's hope he will be watching down with all the other great bees in the sky and cheer us on to our promised land.
I'm off, need more Stella!!!
 

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Lovely tribute, well done.

Sorry for your trouble. R.I.P to your dad mate
 

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Lovely tribute mate. May he rest in peace
 

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Fantastic tribute colnbee. My thoughts & condolences to you & your family.
RIP John.
 

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