PAVEL SRNICEK – Deepest Sympathies

by • December 29, 2015 • NewsComments (10)2018

Everyone associated with true faith was shocked to hear of the death of our former goal-keeper, Pavel Srnicek at the very young age of 47. Obviously all Newcastle United supporters will be saddened by the news but that will be nothing compared to the devastation felt by Pavel’s close family and friends.

Pavel formed a strong attachment to our club and was a regular visitor to the city long after his playing days had ended and although I never met the man all that did reckon he was a good lad, always seemed to be happy and outgoing and a man who enjoyed his life.

Pavel played for our club at a time of great optimism and one those of us experienced look back upon with great affection.

2015 has been an awful year to be following Newcastle United but today is the worst day of a very bad twelve months.

Pavel Srnicek will be long remembered with fondness by Newcastle United supporters and everyone at this fanzine sends its most sincere condolences to his friends and family.

 

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10 Responses to PAVEL SRNICEK – Deepest Sympathies

  1. Andy bee says:

    Rest in peace Pavel keep goal for us in heaven my friend , sincerest condolences to the family of a much loved hero and a simply kind man.

  2. Steve says:

    I always played in goal and remember being about 12 and proudly wearing my srnicek jersey when I played. Always my favourite keeper we have had in my time supporting Newcastle. Can only send our thoughts to his family and friends. Pav will always be a Geordie, and we are all proud he was.

  3. tom Bates says:

    Happy memories of that period and pavel was a real cult hero. On his day a superb shot stopper. Harshly dropped on a couple of occasions but stayed and fought his way back into the team. He understood it was a privilege to play at St James not a burden. Very sad.

  4. Stephen Brennan says:

    Everton home, 16th December 1995. I think it was his first start of the season we were 1-0 up but down to 10 men because Beresford had been sent off. Pav made an incredible save at the Leazes End from Anders Limpar. Going one way following the shot, it took a deflection. Pav adjusted his feet/ body and as he did he slipped but still managed to claw the shot round the post. He received an immediate standing ovation from the whole of St James Park.

    Never in my life prior to that moment had i dreamed i would see Newcastle United win the league title (nothing, even during that early season’s excellent run had me believing). I will never forget that save and that moment when i sat back down and genuinely for the first time thought, hey we might just bloody win this league. That save, Pavel Srnicek,made me dream and believe.

  5. MickJA74 says:

    This is really tragic news. It’s got me thinking to how people react to players on social media and it’s a good job for Pav there was no Facebook/Twitter in the early 90s. I remember his erratic debut v Sheff Wed and him dropping a cross v Watford early on too. Social media would’ve exploded (see Karl Darlow) but Pav was given the time and space to flourish into the great ‘keeper and hero he became, rather than being written off. RIP Pavel.

  6. Peter says:

    Very sad news. RIP Pav.

  7. Ste Mc says:

    I’ll always remember getting his autograph at the match just after he signed for the club, his wife Pavla there in a fur coat, and Pav there just a massive bloke with a massive smile.

    Not the best keeper we’ve ever had, but when I think about the wastes of space who have come to our club in the 30 or so years I’ve been supporting this club, compared to Pav who was always up there in terms of heart, passion and charm.

    To pass away at 47 is truly tragic. RIP Pav.

  8. Booca says:

    Some great memories of growing up watching Pav in goal. A great keeper who influenced so many others, things shown by all those who have expressed shock at his passing. At times he’d have you shaking our heads he’d take on half of the opposition before clearing the ball (always used to say he was a frustrated centre half and I’m sure he’d be a better centre half then this current shower) but it wasn’t just his keeper skills that made him so popular. He was a gentleman and he loved the club, the city and the region as a whole and we loved him.

    We often hear that we don’t accept those from outside the region but Pav is one of the best examples of how this isn’t true. Pav was a shining example of how if you turn up, put in a shift then we’ll love you as much as one of our own

    RIP Pav, you’ll be sorely missed and my thoughts are with your family and friends at this time. We’ll raise the roof at St James for you one last time

  9. Venny says:

    Beautifully put

  10. Mikey says:

    R.I.P Pav