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Tragic News On Former Newcastle Star

2:08 pm, Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Really bad news today that our former goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek has suffered a heart attack while running in the Czech Republic and he is now fighting for his life in an induced coma and is said to be in critical condition.

Pavel was at Newcastle only last week to publicize his new autobiography – Pavel is a Geordie – so this has come as a real shock to one of the most popular players ever to play for Newcastle.

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Pavel Srnicek while at Newcastle United

It looks like it’s very serious and it seems that the 47 year-old collapsed while he was running in the town of Bohumin.

Srnicek was at Newcastle from 1991 until 1998.

Srnicek has also recently expressed an interest in coming back to Newcastle at some time in the future as a coach.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Pavel at this tragic time and we hope he can pull through.

Newcastle United have sent out this and you can get a message to Pavel via his Twitter account @PavelSrnicekUK.

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon_Tom // Dec 21, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Get well soon Pav!

  • 2 WWSBRD // Dec 21, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Very sad news, hope he pulls through

  • 3 hibbitt // Dec 21, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    our toon i asked you one question how many times had you seen him play…. the lads a right footed cb i have seen him play on more then one occasion over the last 3 years he has had fitness problems quiet a few injuries and more then one very poor game he is quick but at times can drift out of games……. but of course you know all that

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Dec 21, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Get well soon Pav. Toon legend !

  • 5 Douglas // Dec 21, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Pav: get well soon.

  • 6 Our Toon // Dec 21, 2015 at 2:30 PM


    That is the case and a logical point of view / case you put forward. How many times has Dummett played well or drifted into play? The point I was making is that mbabu being right footed can defend either way when Delefou changes direction. Dummett will struggle!! Your opinion is just as valid as mine though!! Good debating like adults though don’t you think?

  • 7 banjax // Dec 21, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Best wishes to Pavel on a speed recovery. With player transfers at the uppermost in everybody’s minds and speculation rife between supporters of how much, who and whether Newcastle will follow form and buy cheap inexperienced players. But amongst all that a more serious decision needs to be made about management and in particular Steve McLaren. Even after all these months he doesn’t get the reasons why we were booing at the end of the match. He seemed to be angry that the support had dared to boo. Quite simply the result, the finishing and above all the low ambition he exudes when he speaks about the team performance. Contrast those comments with Klopp who has no problem identifying with his supporters over poor play. McLaren has had more than enough time to iron out the problems and if it’s left any longer we will be relegated starting with defeat on Boxing Day at Everton.

  • 8 MacToon // Dec 21, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Get well soon Pav.


  • 9 magpie6699 // Dec 21, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Pavel IS a Geordie!!±

  • 10 Jak // Dec 21, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Get well soon fella.

  • 11 wynsleap // Dec 21, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Pav – you will always be a Geordie in the fans eyes.
    You were always a fighter and gave us many happy memories. Get well soon mate.
    Best wishes and thoughts go to all of your family.
    I think all of Tyneside is rooting for you.

  • 12 firebug666 // Dec 21, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Best Wishes and praying for a speedy recovery for Pav, always a Geordie in his heart, and always a Geordie in our minds.

  • 13 Moonraker15 // Dec 21, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Panel we will never forget you being a large part of “The Entertainers” in the nineties! Get well soon mate!
    Pavel is a Geordie” !

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