RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby Hugh » 21 May 2021, 16:33

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I remember when he did a turn on BBC TVs Mastermind, (although I'm darned if I can remember his specialist subject.)

I wonder if he's been on a couple of times. I thought I remember him doing a Twentieth Century Russian painter but here he is doing The Prisoner

Must have been on three times then because I remember him doing Steely Dan. He told me his strategy with the painter was to pick something obscure that there wouldn’t be much source material to base questions on and then read all he could about it just before the recording.

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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby Flower » 21 May 2021, 16:39

R.I.P. Mike ... :(
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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby The Fish » 21 May 2021, 16:40

Just lost for words. I can only echo what everyone else has already said.
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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby Six String » 21 May 2021, 17:23

So sad to read this. One of the greats. R.I.P. Scally. You will be missed.
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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby C » 21 May 2021, 17:25

Bloody hell - that's shocking news

I never met him but always found him to be very engaging and amusing on the boards

Sad sad news

His last post on 'It was Fifty Years ago' in January

Yes, like me he was a massive Audience fan. We used talk about them a lot

Scally Mcgrew wrote:Who's Next
What's Going On
A Nod's As Good As A Wink
In The Land Of Grey And Pink
Hunky Dory

Very disappointed not to see Audience's 'The House On The Hill' mentioned.

RIP Scally

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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 21 May 2021, 17:27

Just saw Hugh's post on FB.

Way too early, RIP Scally.


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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby toomanyhatz » 21 May 2021, 17:35

Damn, very sad to hear this. Didn't know him well, but he seemed like a good guy. Otherwise can just repeat what others have said. No fun losing one of your own, and we've lost a few at this point. :(
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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby Matty Red Sox » 21 May 2021, 18:34

Really sad about this. The aliases and humor he brought helped me through some dark times. I’m so sorry to hear this.
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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby Neige » 21 May 2021, 20:32


As we grow older, losing people we know and like gets more frequent.

Another great guy gone, I really appreciated Scally (and his aliases)

RIP Mike
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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby Jeff K » 21 May 2021, 20:46

Such a nice man. RIP.
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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby mudshark » 21 May 2021, 22:59

Terrible news. We lost an intelligent, good and original human being in Scally.
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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby trans-chigley express » 21 May 2021, 23:34

Very sad to hear this, a very funny and smart guy, you'd want him on your team in a pub quiz. His aliases were always a hoot too and a fellow Liverpool fan to boot. I remember tuning in to his stints on Mastermind.

We had similar musical tastes too so I'll play a few favourites of his in his memory.

RIP Scally

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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby John aka Josh » 22 May 2021, 00:03

Can only echo what others have said. Very sad news.

RIP Mike.

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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby souphound » 22 May 2021, 00:59

Very sad indeed. Salut Scally. You were well liked and appreciated.
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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby Deebank » 22 May 2021, 08:33

Sad sad news
I shall miss his wit.
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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby Diamond Dog » 22 May 2021, 10:53

That's terribly sad news. A funny and clever guy who very much carved his own niche in the early days of this board. RIP Mike.
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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby martha » 22 May 2021, 11:06

He was a top notch human being. His quizzes were the highlight of my day so many days. On Facebook he was supportive kind and always compassionate. I never met him but I miss him already.

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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby pcqgod » 22 May 2021, 21:32

I never really got to know him, but I'm sorry to hear this.
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Re: RIP Mike Foden (Scally McGrew)

Postby Hugh » 29 Jun 2021, 21:40

Can this be moved to the B,M & D section?