Very, very seldomly incorrect
- 7 Apr 2000
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I am genuinely upset to hear this very sad news. When I worked for the club in the hospitality lounge, @Paul USA told me that he was bringing Paul Shrubb to a match,I am sure that it the Fulham game where Jota scored in the last minute, but @Paul USA will correct me if wrong.I will give his wife a call in a few days to pass on all the thoughts being shown to Shrubby.
For his last 10 years, he continued to volunteer at a hospice for people with MND and gave them all an understanding that life just does not end and that
life is for living - he will be greatly missed by the hospice and everyone he helped.
His wife Judith was a rock for Paul and just a very nice lady - his children and grandchildren were a joy to be around.
RIP Paul - you will always be Brentford, the club you loved.
It was his first game too. RIP Paul.Shocked at this news. A little bit of me died today.
Someone recounted Shrubby scoring against Bradford in a 4-0 win at GP. I believe this may have been 1976. If so my first game.
Lasting memory is that centre back partnership with Pat Kruse. This made him one of my first heroes.
Rest In Peace Paul. Thank you for being one of my heroes
That game is one of my earliest memories as a Bees fan, sad news indeed. Paul Shrubb along with Pat Kruse were rocks that season from what I recall.RIP Paul. Loved watching you play even in those dark days of 76/77,but 77/78 was as brilliant for us as it was for you.
I remember running on the pitch after we beat Darlington and chasing Shrubby around the pitch in celebration.
One of my favourite players is Paul.
Remember that Easter weekend? Played Friday, Saturday and Monday and wonOne of my favourite seasons 77/78. Bees were a joy to watch under Bill Dodgin in a similar way to today. Always loved and admired the commitment and determination Shrubby put in to every game. Never could believe how someone who looked five foot nothing could out jump some of those big lumps he came up against in div 4 in those days. He was a very shrewd signing and typified the club as we know it. No big bertie b****cks , big name dick head but someone who did a job for us.
That's nice :thumbsup:Like all of us I am devastated at this news.
Leaving aside what a wholehearted servant he was to the club, playing almost everywhere and forming a wonderful if tiny central defensive partnership with Pat Kruse, he will be remembered for his bravery and selflessness in fighting off the deadly motor neurone disease for over 15 years since he was first diagnosed in 2006.
He was selfless and always thought of others and not his own plight, fought so very hard and never gave in or up.
I was fortunate enough to visit him with his good friend Paul Hewson back in 2014 and he and his wife Judith made me so welcome and he was wonderful company. Andy McCulloch - a great friend of his was also there and made it a memorable and unforgettable day.
There was not a bad bone in his body and we have lost a remarkably brave man.
I barely knew him but he made a massive impression on me.