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comejoiners Posted on 6/8 13:54
The Brick has sadly passed away

Just heard Paul Debrick was found dead in his home this morning
For any not knowing who he was
he wrote a book called "the brick" all about his fighting days with the boro

bororeddaz Posted on 6/8 13:55
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cause?

sparkins Posted on 6/8 13:58
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Being bashed around the head while fighting 'with'the Boro?

tom_mate Posted on 6/8 13:58
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Wasn't he a smack head?

The_Apprentice Posted on 6/8 13:58
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how old was is??

TeeSv Posted on 6/8 13:59
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really ?

bororeddaz Posted on 6/8 14:00
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A bit of respect needed.

TeeSv Posted on 6/8 14:01
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he was about 42

comejoiners Posted on 6/8 14:01
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Havent heard any cause yet or if suspicious or not

tom_mate Posted on 6/8 14:01
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Not being disrespectful, it is sad news but the guy was a glorified thug wasn't he?

Chappy_112 Posted on 6/8 14:01
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I agree.. bit of respect needs to be shown.

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 6/8 14:02
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any links to news of this, i don't know the guy but would like to read up on him

bororeddaz Posted on 6/8 14:03
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Regardless of what the guy done he was a Dad.

cuteborochick Posted on 6/8 14:03
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it doesn't matter what he has done it is sad when someone dies.

The_Commisar Posted on 6/8 14:04
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I grew up on the same estate as him, you don't think of someone the same age as you passing away.

cuteborochick Posted on 6/8 14:05
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Here is a little bit on him

Link: Paul

AyresomeMark Posted on 6/8 14:06
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RIP

Like

TeeSv Posted on 6/8 14:06
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I knew him and some of the lads he knocked around with and worked with. As someone has already mentioned, he had a young son

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 6/8 14:08
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deepest sympathy ,to his family. rip..

mm40 Posted on 6/8 14:16
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I knew Paul, he was a good lad RIP.
comejoiners - this is a big shock.

only_when_I_Laff Posted on 6/8 14:20
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RIP

skiptonboro Posted on 6/8 14:20
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Doesn't matter what he used to do.

Always sad when a child and partner are left behind at such a young age.

Enjoyed the book - my thoughts are with the family.

nasty_pasty Posted on 6/8 14:32
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so if he wasn't a dad we could show some disrespect?

cheese_shop_john Posted on 6/8 14:33
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Very sad news. He was a very hard lad but also a decent lad.

He got me my job DJ'ing at Wickers World and never forget the time him and his brother chased about 200 Geordies under Albert Bridge before the deluded ones realised there was only 2 of them and they came flying back.

swordtrombonefish Posted on 6/8 14:36
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A shock if genuine, hadn't seen him in more than 5 years, but a good lad back in the day.

RIP Paul

Totality Posted on 6/8 14:39
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Of course its always sad when somebody dies, but I do find it hard to show any sympathy for somebody saying things like "Being a football hooligan doesn't make you a bad person."

Course it doesn't. Regardless, RIP.

LIDDLE_TOWERS Posted on 6/8 14:54
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show some respect

was a good mate of mine

grew up with the lad

know his brother Mark too

will be sadly missed

Spoff_MFC Posted on 6/8 14:58
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The Brick

Link: Amazon

newholgate Posted on 6/8 15:00
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Regardless of how he lived his life, he was still someone's son/brother/partner/dad/friend etc.

Its never nice to lose a loved one, and especially at an early age.

RIP

SmogontheThames Posted on 6/8 15:01
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what was his real surname

GibbosEmpire Posted on 6/8 15:02
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Anyone know what he died of?

RIP by the way.

prepman Posted on 6/8 15:06
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debrick.....rip a good lad.

Turner_86 Posted on 6/8 15:15
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Some people should show more respect for those brave souls who protected innocent people from thugs coming to our town and walking around like they owned it.

A true hero, where would we be without blokes like him.

LIDDLE_TOWERS Posted on 6/8 15:16
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his name was Paul Debrick

I used to train in the gym with him for years

he took steroids i never

looks like it could be a heart attack

has been working offshore for rigblast as a scaff

for the last 4 years

I will be at his funeral

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burydweller Posted on 6/8 15:17
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An old mate from Hemlington and Coulby, I used to travel with him to northern soul all-niters in the 1980s, naughty days indeed, RIP Paul

FrenchFranck Posted on 6/8 15:17
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turner your a cock

LIDDLE_TOWERS Posted on 6/8 15:18
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I hope that's tongue in cheek turner ?

Turner_86 Posted on 6/8 15:19
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Firmly. (no pun intended)



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LIDDLE_TOWERS Posted on 6/8 15:20
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burydweller

his best mate was Paul Summersgill who went to the all nighters too

he stood by him even though the bloke is an out and out
tea leaf

BOBEND Posted on 6/8 15:26
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That's a big shock!

RIP Paul

burydweller Posted on 6/8 15:27
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Spot on Liddle, Paul Summers was a top lad back in the day with his wedge, Samba's and sergio tracky, Knew Mark summers too, hearts of gold though when young lads, had many good nights in beechwood with them

hendrieswondergoal Posted on 6/8 15:30
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agree with Totality.

fair enough, he said he wanted to bring his kid up 'properly'. sad that his kids lost a dad. but carrying a knife, gloryfying sh-t like that. stupid.

angelmatty Posted on 6/8 15:38
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Sorry news dont know him to well but enough to say hello when we saw each other.

Book put him in a bad light like all books of that nature.

Best wishes to his family and close friends

Matty

kahunaburger Posted on 6/8 15:40
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RIP Paul, from a very old pal.

angelmatty Posted on 6/8 15:44
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Sorry to hear about it Burger i know you 2 were mates

kahunaburger Posted on 6/8 15:47
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Cheers Matty, Very sad day indeed.

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camperman Posted on 6/8 15:54
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were mark and paul summersgill from hemo ? i think there was 3 brothers and 1 sister nicky ? im sure one of them used to do cross country if its the same ones

LIDDLE_TOWERS Posted on 6/8 16:00
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they were from hemo, yes

they was 4 brothers, dont know how many sisters

Paul Summersgills back in stir again

he's a bad egg

ccole Posted on 6/8 16:12
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Anyone know if this news has been confirmed?

boro365 Posted on 6/8 16:15
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knocked about with summersgills and mark an paul debrick... had some great laughs in hemo....

camperman Posted on 6/8 16:25
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i used to go out with the summersgills sister a long long time ago heard shes a proper bag now, lived in the e's in hemo
i didnt realize they were a hard familly did there old man pass away not to long ago ? he used to be in the army and the whole familly lived in germany for a while

aliasme Posted on 6/8 16:27
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The Sunnergills aren't a hard family just kept hard company.

RIP Paul - a good lad who was always genuine.

RandR

ray192 Posted on 6/8 16:27
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R.I.P.

Paul.

jerseyboro Posted on 6/8 16:34
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Mark is married to my ex wifes sister, have just rang her to let her know.

I went to school with mark and his younger brother Paul,

Always got on well with both,

super_keeper1 Posted on 6/8 16:38
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did mark go to hemlington hall school and is he about 24? if yes then i think i know him

whitbyred2 Posted on 6/8 16:38
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according to someone on the frontline site, he fell down the stairs and died from head injury's....RIP Paul

jerseyboro Posted on 6/8 16:40
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No Mark would be about 42/43 and Paul was two years younger, both went to Hustler

mollteaser Posted on 6/8 16:43
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did know the bloke, but i have read his book, great book...

RIP

super_keeper1 Posted on 6/8 16:44
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must be getting him confused with someone else then jersey

cullen_lives Posted on 6/8 17:04
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RIP Paul


Young Brad

TeeSv Posted on 6/8 17:09
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I thought Paul was 42

MarlonD Posted on 6/8 17:45
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Never knew him personally, my Dad did.

From another Hemo lad.

RIP

kerro1959 Posted on 6/8 17:51
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rip paul

boro_nw Posted on 6/8 18:31
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Enjoyed his book, very interesting

R.I.P - Paul Debrick

borobadge Posted on 6/8 18:48
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sleep tight mate, R.I.P.

borowally Posted on 6/8 19:00
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That's a shock ! Enjoyed reading his book last year, some funny tales.

roarythelion Posted on 6/8 19:49
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RIP. Condolences to friends and family.

borodaz, ur the last person to be telling someone when respect is needed. it's not only due when someone has passed away.

have a think about that.

boro_4_eva Posted on 6/8 20:12
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read the book and it was very intresting, didnt no the man himself but RIP paul.

grandadx3 Posted on 6/8 20:15
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good

roarythelion Posted on 6/8 20:20
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garndad=pi55 stain

1990_boro_loyalist Posted on 6/8 20:24
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f****** hell man some ppl need to show a bit of respect here like

ppl like him gave this town a true working class rep and my respect goes out to the fella and his family

RIP

Mattyk50 Posted on 6/8 20:37
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i guess people just have different views on what actions deserve their respect.

mm40 Posted on 6/8 20:37
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people should also remember that there maybe family members who read this board, negative comments are not appreciated at times like this.

Kidsbelly Posted on 6/8 20:46
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"ppl like him gave this town a true working class rep"

No they didn't!

People like "Bolckow" and "Vaughan" gave this area a true working class rep! I'm not slating him, but the reputation he gave to people that weren't from this area, was nothing to do with work at all!

MarkW_21 Posted on 6/8 21:05
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Paul Summersgill lives at Coulby Newham near Sunnyside, He's a thieving scruffy wizz head.

Lord_Snoots Posted on 6/8 21:18
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"people should also remember that there maybe family members who read this board, negative comments are not appreciated at times like this"


Ah,so this is the same sympathy that should be shown to the vitims and family members of victims of Mr Debrck and his ilk during their 'glory years'?

mm40 Posted on 6/8 21:28
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"bangs heads against wall"

stipey Posted on 6/8 21:34
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always thought a better title for the book was p_rick

acklam06 Posted on 6/8 21:34
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he deserves no mention on this board. had nothing to do with middlesbrough f.c as he says. you people were never one of his victims. caused pain and suffering to a lot of people. if you believe in his book that he never hit a "scarf" you are very much wrong. violent hooligan. im shocked at this board. i sympathise with his family but what he wasnt a hero or a role model to his son.

GibbosEmpire Posted on 6/8 21:34
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Time and a place for everything I suppose,this is not one.

Il keep me mouth shut for once.

RIP Condolences to the Family n Friends.



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mm40 Posted on 6/8 21:38
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Its pretty obvious the last half a dozen comments come from lads who did not know Paul, and also perhaps you may have not made any mistakes in your life??? get a grip.

hendrie86 Posted on 6/8 21:38
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i enjoyed his book. no one deserves to lose there life so young, dosent matter what you have done. thoughts with his family.

Lord_Snoots Posted on 6/8 21:49
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I have made many mistakes in my life,which i hope i have learned from,but i have never gone out to a football match or anywhere else for that matter with the deliberate intention of knocking seven bells out of someone else.I am also sure that Mr Debrick regrets many things that he did.
I have not bought nor read his book,i refuse to put my money into the coffers of people of his ilk.
I have no problems whatsoever with any one on the forum showing their respects due to his passing,i myself pass on my respects to his family however some people IMO achieve 'fame' for all the wrong reasons,therefore,again IMO,people should also respect that his passing is not as big an event as it is for yourselves.

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ERIMUS63 Posted on 6/8 21:51
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i know hooliganism is a thing of the past but those frontline lads certainly gained respect for the town and club and back in the 80's everyone knew who the boro were
R.I.P.

jd1973 Posted on 6/8 21:53
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Gained respect for the town and club?

That's the biggest load of ballcocks I've ever seen posted on here.

Give your head a shake.

angelmatty Posted on 6/8 21:54
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Nobody on here is saying he should be remmebered for the hooligan things he did.

What people are saying are there sorry he as gone because he was a friend to many people who seem to read on here.

We have all done things wrong in the past you just have to move on.

Kidsbelly Posted on 6/8 21:59
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"those frontline lads certainly gained respect for the town".....war lords and henchmen rule through fear...not by having their underlings respecting them! Like the lad said...give yer head a shake!

Smoggy_jay Posted on 6/8 21:59
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rest in peace!

GtBB Posted on 6/8 22:21
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Paul Debrick was very much a product of his time, made some poor choices, footie violence and drugs, like a lot of his peers. Most youngsters are stupid and easily led. If some of you cannot see how unwelcome the airing of criticisms and prejudices are at this time, especially about somebody you don't know from Adam, then you must lack common human decency. Read his book and recognise that his story is inspirational. R.I.P.

Mattyk50 Posted on 6/8 22:29
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"Read his book and recognise that his story is inspirational"

it depends what you aspire to i suppose

Senor_Chester Posted on 6/8 22:39
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To all these self righteous people who can't say anything good about him (and never done anything wrong in your lives) you want to look at yourselves and consider what your doing by slagging a recently deceased bloke off you don't know on a thread about him. Pathetic.

RIP.

mm40 Posted on 6/8 22:44
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well said and enough said.

BoroSniper77 Posted on 6/8 22:45
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R.I.P

Boro Fan!

Kidsbelly Posted on 6/8 22:45
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I've read his book.....from crashing his motorbike on the Helmesley TT to beating the crap out of a lad who stabbed him while on the Whickers world door! It's not inspirational! It's interesting to see how he didn't care a jot about who he was lamping (If I did give you a clip, then you were in the way!) But he's not exactly a role model for anyone! Sympathies to his family, but no admiration I'm afraid!

trodbitch Posted on 6/8 22:46
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A lesson I have learnt is that there is a time and place to make such points about hooliganism, and this is neither the time or the place.

No-one who is grieving this bloke is going to come back and say "you know what? you were right, I've been able to switch off my emotions as a result of your convincing argument". So the fact you can't change someone's opinion of someone makes it look like you are just being malicious. I too have an opinion about these topics, but I'll hold my tongue until there is a more appropriate time to voice it, can others please at least *try* to follow my advice?

glippy Posted on 6/8 22:59
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'perhaps you may have not made any mistakes in your life??? get a grip'

Making a mistake is one thing, continuing it for years and glorifying in it by writing a book about it is another.

crag10 Posted on 6/8 23:00
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paul sent me an email about a year ago after i lost my dad. im only 16 and he helped me move my life forward i dont care what anybody thinks about him he was a good lad !!!!! and any one who wishes to dispute this needs to think .. wud they be able too change a 16 yr olds life around after there dad died?

craig

R I P paul mate thank you for everything sweet dreams son

yefrem Posted on 6/8 23:23
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I always found him a good lad.

RIP.

kerro1959 Posted on 7/8 0:44
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RIP PAUL

TTTeesside_Trev Posted on 7/8 0:49
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RIP Paul from Trevor Harrington and family in Brisbane Australia.
I remember being at a Forest v Boro game and coming out of a Chippy, where there was about 300 Forest nutters ready to beat 5 of us to a pulp, When Paul and about 20 other Boro lads came around the corner and scattered the lot of them.(thanks lads)
My thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. Goodnight mate.

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ERIMUS63 Posted on 7/8 0:52
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a few storys on here about him

Link: frontline

OverTheTopAussie Posted on 7/8 1:01
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I never met Paul.
I've never read his book.
I don't condone hooliganism.

RIP Paul, may you find now a peace for your soul.
To family and friends, condolences in the grief of his passing.

HOGG1234 Posted on 7/8 12:33
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Paul died Monday at home and was found by his fiancee Jayne he also has a son Tommy who's 4th birthday it is sunday so lets be human and think about them and Mark his brother.
If you can't respect Paul respect them and let them come to terms and grieve! It is hard enough when someone dies but when it's sudden and no goodbyes have been said it must be heartbreaking for the 3 of them!
I do know Paul would not disrespect anyone as some have here.
God bless.

mm40 Posted on 7/8 12:48
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Hogg - well said and lets hope people who want to comment do so with this in mind. Paul was a good lad.

r0chey Posted on 7/8 12:50
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R.I.P Big Fella, thoughts going out to your family and most of all your young lad.

lagerpig Posted on 7/8 13:04
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RIP Paul, had good times in the 80,s and 90,s at the games and in the town. A good lad RH

green_beret20 Posted on 7/8 14:39
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Another rediculous a**hole packed funeral procession coming up then, with the complimentary hardmen of the Boro in tow, topped with the attitude that all of Boro should doff their caps.

How about no.

boro365 Posted on 7/8 14:48
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green beret20 your the a*sehole!

mick_dundee_Snr Posted on 7/8 14:49
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You should turn up, i'd gladly knock your head off.

Have some respect.

RIP Paul.

mm40 Posted on 7/8 15:06
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respect seems to mean nothing these days, never thought comments would be put on a message board that thousands of people read about a young local lad who has just sadly died leaving a young son. You should go back and delete your threads.

HOGG1234 Posted on 7/8 15:33
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To GREEN-BERET20,Typical from someone who probably doesn't know any one of Pauls friends or family.(hope the green beret doesn't refer to the Royal Marines as you should know better!)
In recent years Paul has worked in a good job,had a son, got engaged to a girl from out of the area who didn't know his past and set up home together.He was working everything out.
There are many stories good and bad that will be told but only the ones who he affected should comment, we should be allowed to help his child, brother, fiancee and gran get over this and not attack someone who can't defend himself.
If you are or were a Marine you were taught respect well show some now.

GillZean Posted on 7/8 15:36
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Well said Hogg.

RIP Big Man.

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 7/8 15:36
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The fact remains that a mother has lost her son, and a son his father.

The rights and wrongs of football violence are irrelevant at this time.

LIDDLE_TOWERS Posted on 7/8 15:50
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Well said Lizards

Paul went offshore to earn money for his son

and his girlfriend, 2 weeks away so they could have a better life

provided by him


Ive known him since we took him too his first game when he

was 15 years old

He did some bad things, he did some good things

Just a normal jack the lad who when older seen the error of his ways

and decided to put the past behind him

He told it as it was and never sugar coated nowt

How a working bloke with a family can be slated on here

for a few punch ups years back is beyond me


Let he who is without sin cast the first stone

VodkaByName Posted on 7/8 16:06
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Well said Liddle.....

RIP Paul

At a time like this how on earth can people judge a guy whom they most probably never met, most on here probably couldn't lace his bovva boots!!

mm40 Posted on 7/8 16:15
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Like Liddle said he who is with sin cast the first stone" lots of young lads make the wrong choices, Paul was well out of the scene and trying to look after his family. Sorry to see him go so young. I know lots of good lads who were around in the 80's and are doing well in life now, if you were around back then most people think the same.

mm40 Posted on 7/8 16:16
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sorry typo " he who is without sin cast the first stone"

green_beret20 Posted on 7/8 16:39
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Your right. I didn't know him and I didn't wish death on the guy but the inevitable hero worship is turning my stomach.
It barely been two days and it's starting already.

Besides, I doubt the guy would want me to throw in a plastic RIP.


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TeeSv Posted on 7/8 16:42
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if people are right why come on and say 'rediculous a**hole packed funeral procession coming up then, with the complimentary hardmen of the Boro in tow, topped with the attitude that all of Boro should doff their caps.

How about no.

?

green_beret20 Posted on 7/8 16:50
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I thought that was obvious to be honest.

Apprantly I'm not fit enough to lace his boots because hey, he beat the s*it out of people twenty years ago...

Its that type of attitude I don't like and no doubt he'll be made into some sort of massive don of the Boro shortly.

HOGG1234 Posted on 7/8 16:52
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Most of it isn't hero worship, it's shock!
Paul was a local lad who wrote a book about his past and so a lot of people know him and he was only 42!
There are many people who I know from the 80's who travelled to away games and had a bit of trouble but that was the culture then and like Paul most got themselves sorted and made a good life, the only difference is he wrote a book so he became known.
I even know at least 3 who are coppers, one b'ham lad is a sgt in cid, he won't be slagged of for something he done 25 years ago if god forbid anything happened to him.
Respect is all I ask.

bertoni78 Posted on 7/8 17:58
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RIP Mate

Bertie from the Town

gibson Posted on 8/8 7:46
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Truly shocked.....
I was working on the same platform as him only two weeks ago, (Ninian South).
Saw him in Scatsta heliport only last week, coming home..
Shocked.

danholh Posted on 8/8 8:22
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A true stroy. In the early 80s boro played leeds at Ayresome. me and my dad where walking home from the match down one of the perpendicular side streets that led to clive rd. there had been trouble along clive road between boro and leeds which meant a lot of fans had stayed in the ground whilst the police got a grip, me and my dad inculde.

on the other side of the street a leeds fan (age 8ish) and his dad where also walking away from the ground. 'the brick' and two mates ran up behind them. punched the dad, pulled the scarf from the 8 year olds neck and ran of laughing.

i do not know if this 8 year old and his father where part of the leeds firm, perhaps they were.

you judge if he gains respect. i know my opinion.

i hope the fact that we took the leeds fans back to our house in devonshire road whilst the kid stopped crying did more to bring respect to the boro than the actions of this individual.

condolances to his family, and the other 26,000 people who will lose a loved one today.

wilfym Posted on 8/8 8:37
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A 42 yr old lad with a young son has died and someone started this thread sincerely........people whove posted negatively on here should have a bit more respect for the dead and for themselves for that matter.......RIP

danholh Posted on 8/8 8:48
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

wilfym

do you respect hitler now that he is dead
do you repect murderers - just beacause they are dead?
do you respect child molesters (sp) - just because they are dead?

imo you earn respect, we all die eventually that does not give us the right of respect.

aliasme Posted on 8/8 9:11
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

It's simple lads ...

If you haven't anything nice or constructive to say then please either delete your post or better yet, don't post anything at all.

Leave this thread alone for those who knew Paul and who wish to express their condolences. If you want to have a petty argument about the merits of football violence that occurred 20 years ago then please do so elsewhere.

mm40 Posted on 8/8 9:36
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

danholh- your silly comments are unwanted at this time, run along son back to the playground. People who knew Paul will not want to read your kind of comments, keep them to yourself. RIP Paul.

danholh Posted on 8/8 9:53
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

mm40 - my comments are just that mine. whilst you may wish to view this individual as a peoples hero, my opinion is somewhat different. i have little respect for him.

by his own admission he had little to do with football and as such i would not expect his associates to be reading this football chat room.

in terms of a playground only my children frequent them.

aliasme Posted on 8/8 9:54
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

Read my post above danholh and please draw a line under any more debate.

mm40 Posted on 8/8 10:05
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

I just have a bit more respect for a little boy and family who have lost a dad, brother, fiance and father - thats all really.

Anon_100 Posted on 8/8 12:32
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

Thank you to all of Paul's friends and also his work colleagues offshore who have posted so many heartfelt messages as too the calls received, it has been overwhelming. Those messages will be kept always and our thoughts are with you also at your loss of a dear friend and colleage.

jammy8140 Posted on 8/8 13:16
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

alaisme - agreed well done

HolgateEnd Posted on 8/8 13:20
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

R I P Paul. Condolences to your family and friends.

pisces Posted on 8/8 15:27
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

Just read this thread and can't believe some of the comments.

'It doesn't matter what he's done, it's sad when someone dies'

and

'Regardless of what he's done, he was a dad'

So was Fred West.

Chutney Posted on 8/8 15:33
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

I expect he was "Boro through and through", pisces.

HOGG1234 Posted on 8/8 15:54
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

This thread is getting ridicules!
The respect were asking for is for the family who I know at least two have knowledge of this thread.
To compare Paul to Hitler and Fred West is pathetic now lets put an end to this stupid slagging off of a man most who are doing it didn't know.
If you want to slag off footall violence start another thread!!!

Turner_86 Posted on 8/8 16:03
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

It's a public messageboard primarily for Middlesbrough fans.

So two points, firstly, people can post what they like on the thread, and secondly, as I understand it, he wasn't even a big Middlesbrough fan and didn't want to/shouldn't be associated with the club, which this thread is doing.

IMO, the thread should be deleted, never mind some peoples posts.

HOGG1234 Posted on 8/8 16:14
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

Yes you have the right to your opinion but the thread is here and Pauls brother and fiancee are aware of the comments and neither started it.
Just want people to think first before writing some of the stuff.
Can't be easy on them.

green_beret20 Posted on 8/8 16:32
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Erm we do have a right to comment.

Frankly the guy should die off into obscurity like any every other average Joe in Teesside does on a daily basis.

He certainly doesn't warrant a RIP thread in here. I've never seen a RIP thread on some of the decent and now deceased Boro fans I've known.

How can you expect us to ignore his past when thats the very reason why this thread even exits. It's like some sort of back slap for his handywork in the good ole days.

wonkydonky Posted on 8/8 16:37
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

His family memebers will no doubt be used to trivial insults and bitterness from people who did not know him, the saying water off a ducks back springs to mind.
Not nice to write bad things about someone who cannot defend themselves, whatever walk of life.
There are alot of keyboard warriors in every message board, shame they cannot let the poor lad rip without the sly digs.

Quite simply : RIP

mm40 Posted on 8/8 16:47
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

green beret - I have looked at your comments on this thread and I think its is you who should disappear. You have no respect and it is fairly obvious from your comments that you did not know Paul. The vast majority of the comments are on here from lads who did know him and wish to pass our condolences to his family and friends. Paul always and I mean always acknowledged me and would help you if it was needed. I wonder what type of friends you have, however judging from your comments I am glad I am not one.

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 8/8 16:47
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

simple thing is this was a post, to pay your respects,if you have no respect to pay ,then dont come on here,................
my deepest condolences to the family,.rip paul ..

kermit_the_smog Posted on 8/8 16:57
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

RIP

bex06 Posted on 10/8 11:50
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

paul you will be sadly missed
R.I.P

Senor_Chester Posted on 10/8 19:45
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

"It's a public messageboard primarily for Middlesbrough fans.

So two points, firstly, people can post what they like on the thread"

So by the reckoning Turner you have nothing against the Westboro baptist church on PUBLIC streets protesting outside funerals of dead soldiers and saying WHAT THEY LIKE?

ThePrisoner Posted on 10/8 19:57
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

"Just heard Paul Debrick was found dead in his home this morning
For any not knowing who he was
he wrote a book called "the brick" all about his fighting days with the boro"

Fook that. He wasn't 'with the boro'. He was just another violent thug that brought the game to its knees in the 80s. I am 'with the boro'. I pay my money and go watch my team play football and ran the gauntlet of morons like him week in week out in my teens.

Stop this sick, fawning hero worship born of fear of a petty thug.

borosteve Posted on 10/8 19:57
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

RIP .............BIG FELLA.FROM THE FAMILY

Dosh_N_Pecks Posted on 10/8 20:23
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

I didn't know him. I read part of his book and wasn't impressed (not with the book but how with what he choose to do in his early years). Some people will know him - naturally they will defend him and ask for respect, but I don't think it's fair to say that everyone should show him respect, what about the victims of his past (or their families) - they have every right to come on and post 'good' or 'about time' if they really want to. Whether he regrets what he did I don't know, either way, people have every right to comment. It's not a book of condolences, it's a message forum and people need to realise that not everyone shares the same opinions about others, whether they or dead or alive.

johngittens Posted on 10/8 21:55
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

rip paul

SirLofty Posted on 10/8 21:58
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

Anyone got a picture of him on a link, Ive heard of him but never seen him!

kazzaxxx Posted on 10/8 21:59
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here lofty

Link: here

GibbosEmpire Posted on 10/8 22:00
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

Here he is.

One on the left I think.

Link: Here

boro_millwall Posted on 10/8 22:38
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

RIP - The Bushwackers

borobuddah Posted on 10/8 23:38
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

Goodnight, sleep well

libardi Posted on 10/8 23:49
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

Dosh n pecks - well said, put this to rest now. Very few on here will have known this bloke - people seem to have caught Diana syndrome for this people's hooligan

BORODAFT1 Posted on 11/8 10:49
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

R.I.P. Paul

Lil Kev M

delier1908 Posted on 13/8 1:36
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

Knew Paul very well. He knew me well well too. He was no hero and no villain. Just a Boro lad making his own way in life

He without sin, please throw the first stone.

delier1908 Posted on 13/8 1:37
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

Knew Paul very well. He knew me well well too. He was no hero and no villain. Just a Boro lad making his own way in life

He without sin, please throw the first stone.

parmoandstella Posted on 13/8 5:36
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

worked with him offshore, never realy new him personaly, just knew what he used to do....respect.

jam69 Posted on 13/8 8:55
re: The Brick has sadly passed away

why parmo,what did he used to do that you respect?