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      Terry McDermott
      Aug 21, 2021 10:45:47 pm
      Liverpool legend Terry McDermott has confirmed he has been diagnosed with dementia.

      The 69-year-old, who made 329 appearances and scored 81 goals for the Reds between 1974 and 1982, has announced he is in the early stages of Lewy Body dementia following hospital tests.

      McDermott said: “I’ve got to get on with it and I will. It’s the way I’ve been brought up. Nothing has come to me easily. I’m not frightened of taking it on and also, as we’ve seen, there are a lot of former players in a worse state than me.

      “Battling is second nature. The worst thing was, until my condition was diagnosed you don’t know what’s going on. The number of ex-players being diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s is frightening.”

      McDermott is considered one of the greatest midfielders in the club’s history.

      He was signed by the legendary Bob Paisley from Newcastle United in November 1974 and went on to lift four league titles, three European Cups, a UEFA Cup and two League Cups for Liverpool.

      McDermott was also the recipient of the PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year awards in 1980.

      He was present at Anfield on Saturday for the Reds’ Premier League fixture with Burnley and is keen to maintain his attendance at Jürgen Klopp’s side’s matches.

      “I’ve been looking forward to going down to Anfield and seeing the lads, people I have known for years and having a good craic with them,” he said. “Thankfully there are games coming up regularly now which I can go to.”

      Everybody at Liverpool Football Club sends their love and best wishes to Terry and his family and the club will offer any and all support.



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      Sad news
      « Last Edit: Aug 23, 2021 08:33:57 pm by JD »
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      Reply #1: Aug 21, 2021 11:06:03 pm
      Awful news. Take care Terry - a true warrior.
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      Reply #2: Aug 21, 2021 11:33:22 pm
      Surely a bit more than a coincidence that all these ex footballers getting brain damage.
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      Reply #3: Aug 21, 2021 11:49:01 pm
      Surely a bit more than a coincidence that all these ex footballers getting brain damage.

      I don't know about that but over here it's practically epidemic, so I wouldn't think it affecting a subset of footballers within society is that unusual, mathematically.

      Lost my mother to it 8-9 years before we ultimately lost her to CoVid. It is a mean one. Best wishes to Terry and family.
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      Reply #4: Aug 22, 2021 12:19:46 am
      Awful news. Dementia is a cruel disease.

      Stay strong Terry.

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      Reply #5: Aug 22, 2021 12:28:54 am
      I don't know about that but over here it's practically epidemic, so I wouldn't think it affecting a subset of footballers within society is that unusual, mathematically.

      Lost my mother to it 8-9 years before we ultimately lost her to CoVid. It is a mean one. Best wishes to Terry and family.


      Of course dementia affects all in society and is in the Top 5 of killers but stats show footballers have a higher risk, 3.5X compared to the general population in the Glasgow study.
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      Reply #6: Aug 22, 2021 10:37:30 am
      Sad news. :-(
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      Reply #7: Aug 22, 2021 02:28:26 pm
      Surely a bit more than a coincidence that all these ex footballers getting brain damage.

      Not really when you consider the weight of some of the balls they used. It's the consistent headers a lot of players back then did with the very heavy balls and causes scarring to the brain.

      In terms of the NFL - the film Concussion with Will Smith is a good movie about the effects of it within their game.
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      Reply #8: Aug 22, 2021 06:09:34 pm
      Sad to hear.

      A genius footballer, gets nowhere near the credit he deserves for how good he was.

      Best wishes to him
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      Reply #9: Aug 22, 2021 06:19:11 pm
      Surely a bit more than a coincidence that all these ex footballers getting brain damage.

      I don't know to be fair, my mother has severe dementia had it for 8 years now never headed a ball in her life, majority of patients in EMI dementia homes are women there is an argument that they live longer hence why more get dementia but the age is coming down each year. Having said that the longest member of the carer home before he died was David Herd.
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      Reply #10: Aug 22, 2021 08:35:31 pm
      Terrible news for a great legend.

      It has been shown that ex footballers have higher rates of dementia than general population, what isn't known is whether the weight of the ball makes a diifference. I would guess it doesn't ( less weight more speed ) I suppose we'll find out further down the line as research continues.
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      Reply #11: Aug 22, 2021 09:19:13 pm
      Horrible news!
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      Reply #12: Aug 22, 2021 10:19:27 pm
      Very sad to hear this news, he was a great footballer and a great man, thinking of you Terry....hugs.
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      Reply #13: Aug 22, 2021 10:30:47 pm
      Horrible disease…

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      Reply #14: Aug 22, 2021 11:12:16 pm
      Battle on Terry lad. Good luck with your fight.
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      Reply #15: Aug 23, 2021 07:35:58 pm
      All the best Terry. Scorer of my favourite ever Liverpool goal v Spurs at Anfield.
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      Reply #16: Aug 23, 2021 07:48:31 pm
      Shocking  disease having your memories taken away from you ,stay strong terry you were one hell of a midfielder..
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      Reply #17: Aug 23, 2021 08:10:57 pm
      Good luck Tez great player and could sink the beer as well, always remember him playing in the 7-0 defeat of Spurs he was good....
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      Reply #18: Aug 23, 2021 08:25:22 pm
      Very sad news to hear about Terry McDermott.
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      Reply #19: Aug 23, 2021 08:36:00 pm
      All the best Terry Mac. Let's hope the science boffins crack on with this one because this is a really horrible, long lasting illness for some.
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      Reply #20: Aug 23, 2021 09:00:16 pm
      Read somewhere the is more money spent on Botox than research on dementia.... sign of the times, no doubt we will be paying out for people who have had their ear lobes fixed after stretching them
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      Reply #21: Aug 24, 2021 09:40:03 am
      Sad to read this, Terry Mac was always a favourite of mine, I hope he gets strength from all the people thinking of him and his family at this time.
      Both my in-laws had dementia, it truly is a horrible disease and we need more research to find effective treatments and hopefully a cure.

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      Reply #22: Aug 24, 2021 11:56:34 am
      So sorry to hear this about Terry, hope he and his family can provide the strength needed to confront this destructive condition.
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      Reply #23: Aug 24, 2021 01:34:52 pm
      So sad to learn of Terry's condition, he is a battler and I'm sure he will fight with all he has against this horrible disease......


      ....I too have my own battle ahead of me, ive recently learned i have a tumour at the base of my tongue,  biopsies have been taken, had both a MRI & CT scans and right now its a waiting game for the results to find out the severity of said tumour and which treatment the boffins decide is best for me, needless to say it will either be Chemotherapy, radiation or further surgery hasn't yet been ruled out, 

      This is the worst time,  the not knowing,  not knowing if in two weeks their telling me I have only months left, or that we have caught it in time and although I'll be going through a real Shitty time i should come through relatively unscathed , hopefully the latter, so please my fellow Reds keep everything you have crossed,  i know my LFC family will be right behind me, and that will be a real positive for the weeks that lie ahead!!



                                       YNWA
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      Reply #24: Aug 24, 2021 01:58:28 pm
      So sad to learn of Terry's condition, he is a battler and I'm sure he will fight with all he has against this horrible disease......


      ....I too have my own battle ahead of me, ive recently learned i have a tumour at the base of my tongue,  biopsies have been taken, had both a MRI & CT scans and right now its a waiting game for the results to find out the severity of said tumour and which treatment the boffins decide is best for me, needless to say it will either be Chemotherapy, radiation or further surgery hasn't yet been ruled out, 

      This is the worst time,  the not knowing,  not knowing if in two weeks their telling me I have only months left, or that we have caught it in time and although I'll be going through a real Shitty time i should come through relatively unscathed , hopefully the latter, so please my fellow Reds keep everything you have crossed,  i know my LFC family will be right behind me, and that will be a real positive for the weeks that lie ahead!!



                                       YNWA

      Sorry to hear that mate. Got my fingers crossed for you and wishing you all the best 💪🏼

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