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R.I.P Darren Alexander

R.I.P Darren Alexander

Darren Alexander pictured during the 1999-2000 season

Like everyone else who has heard the sad news today (7th March, 2014) and commented, I was deeply saddened by the news about the sudden death of Darren Alexander, who was the co-chairman of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust.

I am proud to have known Darren for quite a few years, and to have been counted as a friend and colleague on the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust.

I didn't always agree with Darren's views, nor did I always fully comprehend his humour. That was partly because Darren seemed to know something about everything, when mere mortals like you and me would be sometimes blissfully unaware of an item of news or topical information.

Darren had a lot of friends and good contacts. He always used that knowledge and his insight for good and positive reasons when it came to Tottenham Hotspur.

Darren literally bled Tottenham Hotspur, and for many years, even before his appointment to the board of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust, he worked tirelessly for the benefit of ordinary Tottenham fans.

Darren has been a driving force behind the re-incarnation of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust, and as my friend Chris Fincham has commented (on my message board), it is so ironic that Darren, a man of the Jewish faith, did not hear the news today that proceedings against three Spurs fans have been discontinued by the CPS over the use of the "Y" word.

May the continuing strengthening of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters'Trust, together with fairness for all Spurs fans, be his legacy.

I would say that perhaps Spurs could win tomorrow for Darren, but I feel the need to keep it real. I am sure that amongst we fans at Stamford Bridge there will be some sort of remembrance of Darren.

Finally, may I offer my sincere condolence to Katrina Law, who has been by Darren's side in recent times, and has supported him so wholeheartedly both at a personal level, and of course in her work for the Spurs Trust.

Most especially, we must think of and pray for Darren's family, who have been struck so cruelly, to lose a loved one so much before his time.

R.I.P Darren. You will be missed so much.

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