Our thoughts and prayers are with Fabrice Muamba

Pray for Muamba
It’s fair to say that football is in a state of shock this morning after the events which unfolded at White Hart lane last night.

For 40-odd minutes there was a decent game of football being played as Tottenham and Bolton scrapped for a place in the FA Cup semi-final, but that pales into insignificance after what happened to Fabrice Muamba.

The 23-year-old Bolton midfielder collapsed in the middle of the pitch, which at first looked rather odd before it took a horrible turn for the worse. The medical staff from both sides were on the pitch helping Muamba and registered CPR on the former England U21 international. Reports suggest that he was given ten minutes of CPR before being taken to London Chest Hospital by ambulance.

As things stand he is critically ill in the intensive care unit at said hospital. Whatever has gone on, despite the rumours and everything else, the most important thing is that Muamba pulls through and makes full recovery.

They were horrible scenes at White Hart Lane yesterday, scenes that I’ve personally never seen before. When a player goes down you can sometimes tell it’s a bad one, but this was something else, you could tell it was serious from the start just from the reaction of the crowd and the players on the pitch. I don’t want to see these kind of scenes again.

I’m sure you’ll all join me when I say that my thoughts and prayers are with him and his young family at what is a very difficult time.

We’re rooting for you Fabrice!

42 thoughts on “Our thoughts and prayers are with Fabrice Muamba

  1. Nice touch Toonsy, I’m not religious at all but my thoughts are with the lad and his family and willing thim to pull through.Also a big well done to the medical staff at WHL. Keep fighting lad, you can make it.

      (Quote)

  2. Remember when it happened to Marc Vivian Foe.

    Just terrible to watch. You just don’t expect these things when these players have so much emphasis on health and exercise and are so closely monitored.

    And so young too.

    It must be so difficult for watching friends and family.

    I really hope he pulls through.

      (Quote)

  3. I was at the game. It was the most horrific thing I’ve ever witnessed. He was given shocks with a defibrillator several times and I saw Fabrice’s body jolt with every one. It looked like the medical staff had got his heart going again several times but they kept losing him, muchto the distress of the crowd. The surges in support you might have heard on the tv where basically the crowd pleading with the medics to please not let him die. Simply awful

      (Quote)

  4. 1st post since poor Muamba incident y’day. Good thought with the article. Get well soon Big man.

      (Quote)

  5. Even people like Iniesta and Pirlo dedicated their teams wins to FM and wished him well in recovery. Good on ’em.

      (Quote)

  6. Today could be a season defining moment, last 4 games have been poor but we need to win to keep a cushion between us and the chasing pack, esp when we play away to our direct opponents for 6/7th (swansea,everton,wba)

      (Quote)

  7. Guthrie to quit in the summer after “being disappointed at being dropped in favour of Tiote and Cabaye”…………….Guthrie’s getting carried away with his 2/3 good performances in my opinion, he should of been marking his man in the 95th minute on Monday aswell………. Get shot, get someone else in, as much as i like him when he’s playing well he’s good but has never been consistent.

      (Quote)

  8. I missed MOTD last night so this is the 1st I’ve heard of it.

    Poor lad. That’s awful news. 😯

    Really hope he pulls through for a full recovery ASAP.

      (Quote)

  9. I remember former Celtic player Phil O’Donnell dying in the pitch 5 years ago when playing for Motherwell, it comes from nowhere.

    Hopefully we get no comparisons with O’Donnell and more with the other players who recover after such incidents.

      (Quote)

  10. It is indeed sad news. I am including him in my practices. Seems unlikely that he will play again. Wishing all the best support for his family.

      (Quote)

  11. Thoughts with Muamba and his family n friends. And a big shout out to the medical staff who saved his life. Brings to mind that this is a game. Forgot all the money n all that jazz its not important. Best wishes Fabrice

      (Quote)

  12. The football community has again rallied around for one of its own. Really hope the lad pulls through this and can live the rest of his life without further pain and suffering. Get well Fabrice

      (Quote)

  13. Muamba incident was terrible, medical staff at WHL did a great job which is being carried on at the hospital – hope he pulls through

      (Quote)

  14. perhaps we can show our support for him and his family by singing his name at todays match after all this sort of thing unites the whole football family. All the best Fabrice

      (Quote)

  15. Its times like this that highlight why I love football and the fans of it. Everyone rallying round. I know its not NUFC related but its still worth showing our support for the lad.

      (Quote)

  16. Such a shame for the lad. It’s amazing to think that however fit and sharp you may be or think you are, your never far away from a shock.
    God willing, you’ll pull through buddy.Best wishes from Cyprus.

      (Quote)

  17. Right lads and lasses. Hope you all have a super sunday. Off now to catch the train south for the match. Lets all hope for goals and three points.

    To those of you lucky enough to still have yours around do not forget that special and best friend in your life. On this day and every other spoil your Mum rotten. All Mum’s are legends.

    See ya later

      (Quote)

  18. i hope and pray the lad makes a full recovery,when you see this sort of thing happen to a fit, young man,it beggars belief, as wallsend stu says it would be a nice gesture if the fans,chanted his name at todays game.

      (Quote)

  19. Good call Johno- a shout out is certainly due to the medical staff who had to perform ghastly business in form of so many people. True professionals….

      (Quote)

  20. Moments like these you want to believe thoughts, prayers, positive energy or whatever can make a difference. It’s a strange feeling. It got me thinking yesterday how the suffering of one person, in the right circumstances, can so powerfully affect us.

    And, on the other hand, the suffering of masses of people can be so easily ignored. Syria, for instance. Or the madness he escaped in Congo, which has been going on for years and years and which is upsetting in an abstract way for us, but is a daily horror for millions. Yet we see this poor kid collapse on field before our eyes and we’re suddenly magnetized to his individual plight.

    Best wishes to the kid… he’s only 23 fer crying out loud.

      (Quote)

  21. FSOTC – Its doorstep syndrome. People aren’t ignorant to things that don’t affect them. They are just distanced from it. Its like knife crime. Goes on all over the world but when it happens on your own doorstep its suddenly magnified as its right there in your face.

    Another part of the shock is that Muamba is essentially an athlete and the perception is that these guys are super fit, almost mechanically fit, while the perception of cardiac arrest victims is that they, well, probably aren’t the fittest.

      (Quote)

  22. Really nice touch Toonsy, I hope that Muamba does pull through. Something like this really brings football fans together. Everything else forgotten this is about the footballing world pulling together to pray that he does make it.

    Toonsy: Planning on writing an article during the match after my long absence. This week has been mental with my 18th Birthday and then my party on Friday night. Been rather busy but its calmed down now

      (Quote)

  23. Things like this put football into context,hope he pulls through and can play again.Our thoughts are with you Fabrice.

      (Quote)

  24. I think that’s part of it Toonsy–the doorstep thing & the fitness side of it, but I think there are studies about how the suffering of one person somehow provokes more reaction than the suffering of many. Maybe it’s just too “big” at some point and the mind can’t quite deal with it. It’s sort of like the idea that a choice between 3 or 4 things is a still a choice, but a choice between a hundred things is paralysis.

      (Quote)

  25. Like everyone, can’t stop thinking about poor Fabrice and checking the news to see if there have been any further updates. Sounds like a lovely respectful lad and seeing him earlier in the game with his whole life in front of him, never suspecting what was to happen makes it all the more shocking. Must have been horrendous for everyone watching inside WHL, was bad enough watching on TV, and kudos to the crowd for behaving as they did. As you say Toonsy, despite all the crap and underhand stuff that goes on in in the game, when things like this happen it makes you proud to see how the football family all come together. Lets sing his name out loud today and hope that as he’s managed to fight against the odds this far that he continues and goes on to have a healthy life.

      (Quote)

  26. Wolves are getting a proper dicking here like. Why couldn’t we get them now rather than when that Connor got the job in the first place 👿

      (Quote)

  27. Dave – True, but right now they have no heart or desire at all, and they wouldn;t have come back if the Wolves team of the last few games had been playing against us.

      (Quote)

  28. Toonsy I think the teams that have beat them after our game have kept at them, but with us we gave them hope by just sitting back and inviting them to play and once they got a goal back we fell apart.
    I honestly believe that if we had of kept at them we could have thumped them by 5 goals, but that just could have should have would have

      (Quote)

  29. That’s football, sometimes u win sometimes u lose. We got ourself way too early to score against Wolves and that the team just switch off+Pardew mistake of doing sub when we are defending a set piece.

      (Quote)

  30. 2-5, (2-2), 0-5, 0-2, 0-4…

    makes our result look crappier and crappier…. and they outplayed us! they sat back at 2-2

      (Quote)

  31. Hi guys ,So glad Fabrice has made it through the night .With every passing hour he gets through the better his chances ,It’s times like this you see how wonderful our N.H.S is . From the amazing medics at the game who i said last night had undoubtedly saved his life, to the paramedics and hospital doctors working on him now . We have an amazing thing in the NHS ,envy of the world ,long may it and Fabrice continue. 😀

      (Quote)

  32. I wasn’t watching the game when Muamba collapsed but my thoughts are certainly with the lad and I wish him and his family all the best.

    On a football note-how the hell did we let Wolves score 2 against us and not completely trample them? They’ve been absolutely woeful since sacking mick, get the feeling those two lost points and the lack of confidence we got from that game could definitely cost us this season.

    Looks like Pardew needs to teach the team how to close out games, yet again, thought we might have tackled that bloody aspect last season.

      (Quote)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green