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An alternative ‘take’

In the last couple of days I have either listened to and read a number of appreciations that have resulted from the sad news of the death of Eric Bristow, the darts player, from a heart attack suffered at an event in Manchester.

On  the Radio Five Live Up All Night programme – hosted by Dotun Adebayo – just after the news had broken, Mr Adebayo and his editors devoted an hour or more to encouraging viewers to ring in and relate their experiences of meeting Bristow and/or offer their own tributes to him. Many of the resulting contributions made for good listening: they were worthy, funny and even touching.

Overnight (early this morning) I spotted a piece on Bristow by Jonathan Liew, a quality writer whose output I always enjoy reading.

He left the Daily Telegraph a while back and after a short period then turned up on The Independent. Anyway – here’s a link to his slightly different view of Eric Bristow – THE INDEPENDENT

About Tom Hollingworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a former deputy sports editor of the Daily Express. For many years he worked in a sports agency, representing mainly football players and motor racing drivers. Tom holds a private pilot’s licence and flying is his principal recreation. More Posts