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 Post subject: Re: THAI GREEN ( Phil Coleman) RIP
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:23 pm 
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Never knew the man personally, but have interacted with him on here, mainly through mini-chat, being a new-ish user though he's been ill ever since I've been posting on here. Seemed like a top bloke who battled bravely against his illness. Just shows what asbestos can do and how disgraceful it was...

RIP Pilgrim.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:49 pm 
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Loved mini chat with Phil, RIP.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:20 pm 
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Very sad news. Thoughts with family. RIP Thai Green. Unfortunately this disease has claimed many in this area & will continue to do so, therefore any Pasoti arranged contribution to a cause he supported should be donated to by many on here.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:16 pm 

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Phil Coleman (aka Thai Green) died in Derriford Hospital on 19 April. He was 61.

Phil was a life-long Argyle supporter whose visits to Home Park began in the early 1960s and continued on and off until his final attendance against Cheltenham two weeks before his death. Throughout his life, wherever he lived, he avidly followed the fortunes of Argyle, suffering as all true supporters do the rollercoaster of emotions generated by the highs and lows of the team's league position and results. In recent times, he was a subscriber to 'Argyle Player' and was resolutely undisturbable during the match commentaries that enabled him to participate at one remove in the agony and ecstasy of each game that he could not attend personally. Several years ago, he began teaching English in Thailand, hence the soubriquet which he used to engage in debate and comment on Pasoti. Like many other supporters, his views were often contentious, subjective, flawed, inconsistent and combative, but, also like the others, he enjoyed the cut and thrust of debate and bore goodwill to most, if not all, his interlocutors. In so engaging, he enjoyed the shared passion which lies at the heart of being a true supporter. Like so many others, he agonised in recent times over the consequences of the abysmal mismanagement of the previous regime that saw Argyle reduced to its current historically low position. Again, like many others, he contributed as he could to try to help alleviate the financial burden of the innocent staff victims of Argyle's financial disintegration. He welcomed the rescue by James Brent and was optimistic about what lay ahead.

Unfortunately, in 2010 he was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer resulting from exposure to asbestos, typically 30-40 years previously. Sadly, as many Pasoti members will be aware, although comparatively rare on a national scale, there is a Mesothelioma 'hotspot' around Plymouth as asbestos was widely prevalent in Devonport Dockyard and on the ships of the Royal Navy. Ironically, in Phil's case, it was impossible to determine how he had been contaminated as he had never knowingly lived or worked in an asbestos environment.

Throughout his final illness, he enjoyed exemplary support and care from medical professionals, especially at the medical practice in Wadebridge where he lived, from Macmillan nurses whose outstanding support and skills are justifiably legendary, from the Oncology team at Derriford and, in his final few days, from the entire team at Brent Ward. Phil benefited to the very end from that highest quality of care for which, at its best, the NHS is the envy of the world.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn, his life partner of 40 years, whose support and efforts enabled him to enjoy the varied and often complicated life that he did. Although not a football supporter herself, she accompanied Phil to the last couple of matches at Home Park as he was by then too weak to attend on his own. Phil was pleased that she claimed that she had actually enjoyed the experience of being part of the 'Green Army'!


MICHAEL COLEMAN


As a long term obeserver on PASOTI, thank you and RIP Phil. Often enjoyed you comments. 3 points for you tomorrow Sir.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:43 am 
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As someone who now lives in Thailand Phil and me often exchanged pm's about life here and about Argyle in general. Gutted that we will not now have that promised drink in Bangkok.
It was a pleasure to have known you Phil and my thoughts are with your family.
RIP.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:31 am 
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Very sorry to hear this. I knew Thai was ill but didn't realise he was close to the end.
To the man I used to greet with "hi Thai" I'd better now say "bye Thai" :sad:
RIP Pilgrim.


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A toast lined up for mini chat this afternoon for TG :clap:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:01 pm 
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Will be sadly missed, especially on here.

Thai Green, I trust you'll enjoy your view from the best seat in the house, elbow room only I'm afraid these days.


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Phil was a regular on the Group Travel coach to HP until he was diagnosed. He was a very nice friendly man. He will be missed by the Group travel regulars.

Nice knowing you Phil.


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Sorry i was setting up my tent for next week when the minutes :clap: was going on.
but I had my own minutes :clap: and a can of tennent's super for Phil
Got an excellent evening of curry and friends and :stout:
big love and respect to phil :scarf:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:08 pm 
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A toast lined up for mini chat this afternoon for TG :clap:



Beautifully done too. :clap: :clap: :scarf: :scarf:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:11 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:06 pm 
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RIP Phil - never knew you - but your one of us.

Say hello to my Dad.

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