I too knew Skippy to chat to - and what a lovely bloke - but had never been "formally introduced". I'll miss him and I send condolences to all his friends and family.
I don't know how many degrees of separation there are meant
to be, but I just had a message from someone I know only through cyberspace, from a trivia game on the Guardian Unlimited website and via that, also on Facebook. Well I just got this Facebook mail from her:-
A friend of mine died on Monday of a heart attack, aged 45.
I hadn't realised quite how well known he was amongst the London Irish supporters.
Anyway, remembering that LI is your team, I thought you may wish to know.
And then she linked to this thread!
Needless to say I have replied to her saying that if she should ever fancy a trip to Irish, all those people on the thread were pals of Skippy's and she would be made very, very welcome by one and all - for her sake (of course) as well as for Simon's...
Small World - and nice to know Simon was so well-liked outside our little world...