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Tributes pour in for Saints fan after sudden death

7:32am Friday 1st February 2013

Tributes pour in for Saints fan after sudden death

TRIBUTES have poured in for a popular Saints supporter who died suddenly.

Kevin Sadler, who was born in Millbrook, Southampton, passed away aged 31.

The father-of-three lived in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with his children and fiancee, Kerry James, but was an avid follower of Southampton Football Club.

The former Millbrook School pupil was well-known among Saints fans thanks to his activity on online football forums and social networking websites.

Saints left-back Luke Shaw led the tributes to Mr Sadler, tweeting to his 31,600 followers: “RIP Kev Sadler.”

Lifelong Saints supporter and The Pink columnist Daren Wheeler said: “I knew Kevin through the Internet like a lot of people did because he created quite a few pages about Saints. He was besotted with the club. I never met him in person but I spoke to him over the phone and he was a lovely man.”



Tirau Dan says...
8:23am Fri 1 Feb 13

Hey Kev Up there with Ray The Turk Singing and chanting.. All the very best.. No rest for a Saints Fan though..From the NZ Contingent of The Echo Saints Forum.. COYR

9:03am Fri 1 Feb 13

RIP feller, be assured that there are plenty of us left to keep up the good works, long may that continue.

Saint Neil says...
9:13am Fri 1 Feb 13

Totally amazing guy, had never met him tho but brought so many fans together from many difderent clubs through his forums, hope we can do a minutes applause tomorrow at Wigan where were gonna have a good following. RIP Kev Sadler

10:43am Fri 1 Feb 13

R.I.P Mr Sadler A true Saint now .

maureenbeesley says...
12:21pm Fri 1 Feb 13

I never met Kevin personally but we became friends through the Football forums that Kevin set up on Facebook, Kevin will be missed so much not only by myself but by Saints fans and fans from other football clubs who knew Kevin through the football forums on Facebook .....R.I.P. Kevin, my Facebook Friend xx

Saint Neil says...
12:31pm Fri 1 Feb 13

SRL to score for Kev in the 31st minute Mo xxx

12:58pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Just one question, are the Echo losing co-ordination? There is another thread started on the same story, can they be merged so that all of the comments appear on one thread please.

happysaint says...
3:56pm Fri 1 Feb 13

A good friend of mine thinking of kerry n the children and the rest of his family at this sad time RIP kev sadler from the sennatt household

Tell it as I see it says...
5:04pm Fri 1 Feb 13

R.I.P Kev, condolences to his family.

saint in dordogne says...
8:29pm Fri 1 Feb 13


Normandy says...
9:40pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Very sad

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