Vital Football

Latest QPR News

R`s Boss Pays His Tributes

R`s Boss Pays His Tributes

Iain Dowie and John Harbin have paid their tributes to former Oldham Athletic player Ernie Cooksey who sadly passed away after a battle with skin cancer.

Cooksey who was due to be a father for the first time in just under five weeks eventually lost his battle with malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer he`s thought to have picked up whilst coaching in America.

Dowie and Harbin gave their condolences:

'I feel there is a hole in my life now without that broad grin and infectious enthusiasm of the best player I have ever had the privilege to coach." Dowie told the Rochdale Obsever

'He had an impact on everyone he came into contact with and he was a sincere and caring man.

'He found his soulmate with Louise and our hearts go out to her and all of Ernie`s family at this tragic time."

'My hope is that Ernie will be looking down on us now with that grin that I will never forget.

'I loved Ernie as a player but more as a man.'


Rangers performance coach John Harbin added:

'Iain and I visited Ernie shortly before he passed away and all I can say is that everyone that knew him is going to miss him.

'He was a fantastic guy and the type of bloke you would want for a son.

'Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time and I`m sure I speak on behalf of everyone on offering our sincere condolences.'


The midfielder who also played for Rochdale, Crawley Town, Boston United and Grays Athletic, scored against the R`s for the Latics back in December 2003 to knock the R`s off top spot in Division 2.

Cooksey made a total of 159 league appearances scoring 12 goals for five different clubs.

Vital QPR would like to express its deepest condolences to the friends and family of Ernie Cooksey

VITAL QPR IS 100% UNOFFICIAL - FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS



Share article via email
Writer:Boxer
Date:Saturday July 5 2008
Time: 12:40PM

Comments

0
We saw him play down at the bank and are deeply shocked
codbater
05/07/2008 21:35:00
0
Those are great words from Dowie. So sad to see such a positive and good player lose his life.
dazza71
06/07/2008 19:54:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

-

Best of Vital Network

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Bidwell Confident Going into Middlesbrough

Jake Bidwell as said that Queens Park Rangers are confident going into this weekend's clash against Middlesbrough.

Midfielder Completes Colchester Switch

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Brandon Comley has now joined League Two Colchester United on a permanent deal.

Officials - QPR v Middlesbrough (20/1/18)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough this Saturday.

Duo Exit Loftus Road

Ahead of this weekend's game against Burton Albion, Queens Park Rangers confirmed the departure of Reece Grego-Cox and Michael Petrasso.

Queens Park Rangers Social Media

Queens Park Rangers Archived Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Have Your Say

Suggest an article
Suggest a poll
As featured on NewsNow:Queens Park Rangers newsQueens Park RangersNews 24/7

Site Journalists

Write for Vital QPR
Write For Vital QPR
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough
Suggested By:
QPR win0%
Middlesbrough win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Uncredibale Hulk2
The Vital Football Members League