RIP Luton Shelton

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RIP Luton Shelton

Post by andysisson » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:37 pm

Hearing that a player we were very close to signing quite a while ago has died aged 35.

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:40 pm

Bless him. Another MND sufferer.

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by Burnley1989 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:41 pm

Sure he had the same disease at Stephen Hawkins

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by FactualFrank » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:43 pm

Read he had Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. ALS.

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by Burnley1989 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:45 pm

Think MND & ALS are very similar

Either way, both awful! God bless him & his family

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by Woodleyclaret » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:46 pm

I remember his game at Stanley
At those times we had a few players who we didn't sign after trials
RIP Luton

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:46 pm

Known as ALS in America but MND here. Same as my mate Alan Beecroft died with last year and what Lenny Johnrose has.

https://www.caribbeannationalweekly.com ... -has-died/

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by bfcjg » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:52 pm

No age RIP.

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by Aclaret » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:06 pm

Leaves a wife and 3 young children, what a terrible disease. RIP Luton Shelton.

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Post by aclaretinstevenage » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:15 pm

Bloody hell! That's a shock, no age at all.

My Brother in Law passed away with MND 20 months ago awful, awful disease.

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Post by Swizzlestick » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:23 pm

Same age as me. A truly awful condition.

RIP

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by FactualFrank » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:27 pm

aclaretinstevenage wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:15 pm
Bloody hell! That's a shock, no age at all.

My Brother in Law passed away with MND 20 months ago awful, awful disease.
Aye my aunt died a few weeks ago from it. Not nice at all.

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by BurnleyFC » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:31 pm

That’s terribly sad news and no age at all.

RIP, Luton Shelton.

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Post by Longsider » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:38 pm

Awful. RIP

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by warksclaret » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:45 pm

Too much sad news around.We were keen during Cotterrill's era. I think he went to Sheff Utd on loan for a while. RIP

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by tiger76 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:49 pm

Terrible news to hear, and at such a young age RIP Luton, and condolences to his family this is a horrible disease.

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Post by IanMcL » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:50 pm

Shocking

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by Reecey1987 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:59 pm

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:46 pm
I remember his game at Stanley
At those times we had a few players who we didn't sign after trials
RIP Luton
Played in same team as sakiri

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:02 pm

Terrible news. Remember the excitement at his possible signing and sakiri. Crazy days.

No age at all.

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by claptrappers_union » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:52 pm

Really sad news.

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by DCWat » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:06 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:46 pm
Known as ALS in America but MND here. Same as my mate Alan Beecroft died with last year and what Lenny Johnrose has.

https://www.caribbeannationalweekly.com ... -has-died/
Isn’t ALS a form of MND as opposed to being different names for the same thing?

Awful to hear this news, even more so with him leaving behind such a young family.

It’s testament to the likes of Johnrose, Burrows, Darby, Weir and their families that MND is becoming so much more prominent. Hopefully their hard work in raising awareness and money for research will soon pay dividends.

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by mdd2 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:18 am

DCWat wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:06 am
Isn’t ALS a form of MND as opposed to being different names for the same thing?

Awful to hear this news, even more so with him leaving behind such a young family.

It’s testament to the likes of Johnrose, Burrows, Darby, Weir and their families that MND is becoming so much more prominent. Hopefully their hard work in raising awareness and money for research will soon pay dividends.
ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is one of the ways motor neurone disease presents affecting both the muscle nerves that start in the brain as well as those that start in the spine so called upper and lower motor (muscle) neurones. A second form where just or mainly the lower motor nerves are affected is called progressive muscular atrophy (PMA) and both are under the umbrella term of MND
A bit of evidence suggesting that athletes who are more prone to get head and neck trauma are eight times more likely to get MND.
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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by beddie » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:51 am

Absolutely awful that news. I remember us looking at signing him permanently but becoming stuck in all the paperwork due to the Government rules. I know Cotts really wanted him. So very sad and with such a young family. It's an absolutely awful disease.

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by NottsClaret » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:16 am

Sad news, really worrying the connection with athletes but of course it can randomly hit anyone.

The writer Joe Hammond wrote an incredible autobiography while he had it. Of course, ultimately a tragic story but very moving and fascinating too. Definitely worth a read but maybe in more cheerful times.

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Re: RIP Luton Shelton

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:33 pm

beddie wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:51 am
Absolutely awful that news. I remember us looking at signing him permanently but becoming stuck in all the paperwork due to the Government rules. I know Cotts really wanted him. So very sad and with such a young family. It's an absolutely awful disease.
Didn’t you get involved with that beddie, trying to sort it out? Believe the club secretary ballsed it up.

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