Phil O'Donnell dies

Discussion in 'Football' started by foxtrot, 29 December 2007.

  1. foxtrot

    foxtrot Shoe bomber

    24 December 2002
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Rangers FC
    Motherwell captain Phil O'Donnell was taken to hospital after collapsing towards the end of his side's 5-3 victory over Dundee United.

    The 35-year-old midfielder fell to the ground just as he was about to be replaced with Marc Fitzpatrick.

    O'Donnell was treated for around five minutes on the field for what is thought to have been a seizure.

    And the former Celtic and Sheffield Wednesday player was carried off on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance.


  2. PetrovLFC

    PetrovLFC Raul!

    13 March 2005
    NW London
    :( :( :(


    Too young.....and a horrible time of the year for it to happen.
  3. fd1972uk

    fd1972uk ---------------------

    9 January 2002
    Yeah, a total shock, remember going to Firhill for his Celtic debut where he scored 2 goals.

    Fantastic engine, could run all day. Although injury hampered his career.

    Thoughts are with his family at this time.

    RIP Phil.

  4. PLF

    PLF Legend

    2 August 2004
    Yet another football tragedy. :(

    RIP Phil, I feel for his friends and family. :|
  5. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Was shocked when I heard the news on the way back from the footy today

  6. Rochemback10

    Rochemback10 All aboard the Mogganaut

    30 November 2005
    This sort of thing is happening all too often in the modern game

    My thoughts go out to his wife and children

    R.I.P. Phil O'Donnell
  7. Pye266

    Pye266 Championship

    3 February 2006
    Celtic & Derry City fc
    Absolutly shocked and gutted at the news of Phil O'Donnell death..:(

    R.I.P Phil O'Donnell, #You'll never Walk Alone#..:(
  8. Dermot

    Dermot Banned

    13 August 2002
    New York
  9. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Mad. I've never seen the guy play, I know him from playing footie games though. 35 is too young and people need to start looking at why this is happening to players, are they being pushed too hard or something?

  10. Gareth G

    Gareth G Guest

    Very sad news :( R.I.P Phil:(
  11. Zombie

    Zombie International

    22 May 2007
    Izmir, Turkey
    Galatasaray SK
    RIP Phil :(
  12. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    Just heard it on MOTD...
    Rest in peace and all the bestfor his family...
  13. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    Thoughts go out to his family and friends. Sad news indeed.

    ALBICELESTE2010 Champions League

    13 July 2006
    Argentina & Watford
    Sincere condolences to his family at this very difficult time.
    Was a superb box to box midfielder & a real gentleman & model professional by all accounts & will always be a hero at Fir Park.

    Amongst the population there are heart defects ie in some intercalated discs or improper innervation. Normally it is not evident even on examination but under intense exercise or stressful situations these can lead to life threatening situations.

    Some footballers are carrying this risk without even knowing it as verification actually requires examination of the cardiac tissue which of course is not possible at present.

    In this case sadly it appears he suffered a form of seizure which led to an irreversible coma. :(

    God bless.
  15. drugfree

    drugfree Banned

    24 August 2006
    Northern Ireland Belfast
    whats worse for his family is his nephew was on the other team and had 2 leave in distress.
  16. juveboy

    juveboy Juve con te!

    3 January 2003
  17. foxtrot

    foxtrot Shoe bomber

    24 December 2002
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Rangers FC
    His nephew, David Clarkson, was on the same team. He was substituted a few minutes later.
  18. drugfree

    drugfree Banned

    24 August 2006
    Northern Ireland Belfast
    ok my mistake
  19. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies Chief PESsimist Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    The minute that he's attempted to be substituted he collapses, how unlucky can you be. If I was that manager, bloody hell, I'd have trouble sleeping for a while. Tragic.

  20. OPM

    OPM ...

    2 June 2003
    as a fan witnessing this live...same feelings i guess. horrible. :(
  21. Dee1888

    Dee1888 Hail Hail

    5 October 2004
    IRELAND 06
    One of my favourite Celtic players when he was with us. Spent 5 years with Celtic and if it had not been for injury could have went on to be a truly outstanding player.

    Sympathies to his wife, 4 kids and all his family and friends.

    Hard to believe this has happened.....

  22. Jumbo_

    Jumbo_ -

    17 August 2006
    Manchester United

Share This Page

Welcome to Evo-Web! As a guest you can browse some of our forums. If you want to join in the discussions and get full access please sign up here.