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A good ‘old fashioned’ football journeyman passed away today. R.I.P.
Played with us between 1951-55. Appearances 33 – 3 goals
A true gent right to the end. A much loved man . Will be sadly missed
I’m not saying he didn’t play for West Ham Ryan I’m just saying that if we start paying respects to fringe players we may as well start a new blog just for that purpose but I understand why you have taken it personally I would as well.
Steve I’m assuming by your surname you must be a family member. My reply is strictly football motivated and not a personal thing, as a family member you would of course miss him greatly.
Great man, great sports man and will be sadly missed by lots!
shame there is people who cant show any respect for others as they are ignorant T***s and that have clearly played for west ham
God bless doug and rest in peace now, you were always someone I would make a point of saying hello to everytime i saw you either up the rec watching the local games at the weekend or popping down to the corner shop I certainly wished I new you better but you were respected by us so called local footballers you played for my two favourite teams , I was lucky enough to play with along side one of your two sons brad and win our fair share of games my thoughts are with you two brad / steve at this sad time be seeing you soon will miss seeing you mr bing around the village from someone who was proud that you new my name
I know it was a couple of years ago, but I’ve only just seen your lovely and fitting tribute. i remember you well from school football at Holy Cross many many moons ago. I now coach abroad. Much respect.
I take it that you were related to Doug Bing in which case you may be interested to read a forthcoming tribute to Doug on the West Ham online museum – TheyFlySoHigh website. This will be going live within the next few days. To give you a flavour of what the tribute will cover click on the link below for Bill Robinson’s tribute.
If you have memorabilia on Doug’s time at West Ham which you would be happy to share with us, please get in touch.
Thank you so much for the fantastic tribute for Doug Bing. You have provide more information about my Dad’s playing days, than i was aware of. Being a quiet and proud man, he never went into great detail.
Thank you for the feedback on your Dad’s tribute.
In one of the messages either you or Melony mentioned that you had many photos of Doug with his West Ham colleagues. You will have noticed in the tribute to your Dad we had very few images of him. So we can enhance his tribute would you be willing to share these photos or some of them with the website theyflysohigh ?
Tribute in Ex-Hammer Magazine
You may also be pleased to hear that the retro West Ham magazine will also include a tribute to your Dad in their next edition. This next edition is due out at the end of August / early September time. I will be preparing this tribute which will be a shorter version of the one you read on the theyflysohigh website. The magazine is a paper edition though the magazine’s website will cover a brief synopsis of the tribute feature. When you have a moment have a look at http://www.ex-hammers.com/home.php
It may be easier to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you.
Ive only just seen this tribute site. I have included Doug Bing in my all time legends team as when I first started going to The Boleyn in the 50s Doug was in the team and for some reason he became my favourite player. Must have been his blond hair. I send my best wishes to his family.
Thank you for your lovely comments. He was an unassuming man and never spoke in depth about his time at West Ham. Have enjoyed reading different articles and some of the tributes. It is soon to be 3 years now since his passing. Thanks again for your kind words.
Show some respect
I’m being serious. Guy only played 29 times for us so the list is endless if we are going to honour every player that has played a handful of games for us. He then left and went on to play for Margate FFS! Next it will be Ilie Dumitrescu when he pops his cloggs…
That was his son…….
Doug shared a flat with John bond and we have lots of pictures of him playing with the greats. His brother played for Tottenham.
He was a lovely man and his son informed west ham as people still chatted to him about his playing days and asked him to sign cigarette cards……..
He might not be anyone important to you but he was to us
We were sorry to hear the sad news about Doug. As a family member you may be interested to read a forthcoming tribute to Doug on the West Ham online museum – TheyFlySoHigh website. This will be going live within the next few days. To give you a flavour of what the tribute will cover click on the link below for Bill Robinson’s tribute.
That part of our history (under Ted Fenton) is often overlooked. We estabished ‘The Academy’, we returned to the top flight after playing in the lower leagues for decades, It set the groundwork for Greenwood (7 of the winning FA cup team came from Fentons signings or through the academy). Doug must of played with some of them – Now legends, some even becoming great mangers in later life.
Ok I’ll take this one on the chin today.
I am sorry to hear of the passing of a dear friend who I had the pleasure of working with we chatted only a few months ago . R.I.P Doug
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