The Fifth Official

A model professional out on his own

November 28, 2011
By The Fifth Official
(Archive)
Gary Speed 1969-2011

This weekend will forever be remembered as one when football lost a great man. Gary Speed was the embodiment of a professional footballer, a man who took his responsibilities on the field as seriously as those off it. If the dominating culture in today's top flight is one of excess and greed, here was a man who exuded honesty and integrity; well liked and respected, even by those who supported the sworn enemies of the clubs he played for.

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