April 30, 2011 in AFC and Scottish Football
RIP... hopefully game v hibs something can be done between both clubs to celebrate what he achieved for both clubs
RIP Eddie - never really knew you as a Dons manager but by all accounts you laid some important ground work and are exactly the kind of manager we continue to need.
Magic memories from his era at Pittodrie. A team built with character and skill in equal proportions.
Those who played for him to this day still refer to him as Boss, and regularly kept in touch with him such was the respect they had for him.
Just heard about this very sad news on Sportsound coming back from the game. Before my time, but his legacy still lives on and it really is a shame to see current players showing the complete opposite on and off the pitch of what this great man did not only for the Dons and Hibs, but for Scottish football in general.
R.I.P Mr Turnbull, thanks for the memories
Truly great football man.
RIP Eddie and thank you for many good memories.
Sad news. As someone who supported the team from the 60s onwards, I well remember the way he turned things around and laid the foundations for success then and for those who followed him. He was THE man.
R.I.P. Eddie Turnbull a true legend of Aberdeen Football Club.
Thanks for all the great memories
Eddie Turnbull interview found on MAD
Very sad news indeed, RIP Eddie Turnbull.
A legend of the Scottish game. Was still referred to as boss or Mr Turnbull by all who played under him, such was the respect he earned. Some of today's "superstars" are lucky they don't play in his era.
RIP Mr Turnbull.....Thank you for picking the club up from the floor and restoring it back to a strong position in the scottish game, and laying the foundations of greater things to come.
Hopefully we get to acknowledge him along with the Hibs fans at Easter Road on the last day of the season.
Great Manager for the Dandies RIP Eddie.
A legend of the Scottish game. Was still referred to as boss or Mr Turnbull by all who played under him, such was the respect he earned. Some of today's "superstars" are lucky they don't play in his era.RIP Sir
Craig Paterson talked about him earlier on, saying how much he respected him not just as a manager but as a person. Said his training techniques were strict but fun and he was a great boss to play for. I remember King Joey said he used to stay back 30 minutes after training to take penalties with Eddie too. Don't think any of our prima donna "stars" do that like.
A man my Dad thought very highly of and who he had the pleasure of sitting beside at a Dons v Hibs match a couple of seasons ago.
RIP Eddie - You were a good one!
This article sums him up. Quite a character
A sad loss to the Scottish Football community.
My Grandad's been a fan of AFC for 70yrs and has always spoken very highly of him. With all that I've heard, from him and others, as well as looking at the facts and figures, I'd say his contribution to paving the way for our glory days cannot be overestimated. He certainly turned them into a force to be reckoned with.
As others have said, a great man who laid the foundations of our glory years.
He will be sadly missed.
Gave me my first honour as a supporter.
RIP Eddie; the HR boys would have stopped you these days, but your mass clearout was just what we needed.
R I P
Gonna be an emotional afternoon on Saturday
Great to see both clubs making it an fitting tribute to a real legend
I fully appreciate the long service and commitment Eddie Turnbull felt and gave to Hibs and why he is one of their greats but I'm a little dispapointed that they haven't mentioned on their current pages about the match (that I've seen) that he was also the manager of the dons and instrumental in reorganising a sadly drifting side before returning to his first love. It explains far more why this match is such a fitting memorial to him; he'd cringe (and perhaps a bit more) at the way we play though. Nice tributes on the dons site especially from Martin Buchan and Bobby Clark (oh to have their standard back at Pittodrie)
I bought a copy of his book last year (Having a Ball - by Eddie Turbull with Martin Hannan - Mainstream Publishing)
It's an excellent read with lots of nostalgia for us who remember the old days of football. Highly recommended.
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