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Legend Beattie Died a Year Ago Today
Monday, 16th Sep 2019 10:02

Today marks a year since Blues legend Kevin Beattie, widely viewed as the club’s greatest ever player, died aged 64.

On Saturday, Blue Action paid tribute to man known as The Beat with a banner ahead of the game against Doncaster, while the club recently renamed the Legends bar Beattie’s in his honour.

The funds have been raised and work has started on a statue which will stand a little way along Portman Road from his mentor Sir Bobby Robson once it is unveiled next spring.

Beattie remained a familiar face at Town long after his playing days - he was the legend-in-residence on BBC Radio Suffolk’s Life’s a Pitch which is broadcast live from the FanZone until his death - and is much missed by all at Portman Road.

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PJH added 11:19 - Sep 16
The Beat is sadly missed, particularly by those of us lucky enough to have seen his all too brief career.
A true footballing great who probably never realised just how good he was.
Thank you for the memories.

itsonlyme added 11:46 - Sep 16
No doubt in my mind simply the greatest to pull on that blue shirt. I was privileged to see the great man play and will never forget him. His goal at Everton in the FA Cup when he rose above everyone else to head home right in front of me is a memory I will cherish. The Beat lives on!

runningout added 14:55 - Sep 16
Time goes by o quick!! KB is looking down on us with a little more hope this year!

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