Bill Turnbull has been immortalized at his beloved football club after Wycombe Wanderers named part of their stadium in honor of the late TV presenter.
Before the game, stadium announcer Phil Catchpole revealed that the rig will be named “Bill Turnbull Gantry” because he “likes the view there”.
The broadcaster, who often commented on Wycombe Wanderers games, passed away at the age of 66 in August after a five-year battle with prostate cancer.
Addressing club supporters in a packed bar, Mr Catchpole said: “Many of Bill’s family and friends are here today because they know how much Wycombe Wanderers means to him. .
“Today we all wanted to show them how much Bill means to everyone… We know he loves this club, and we love him too.
“Because the commentary was so important to Bill, we renamed the rig ‘Bill Turnbull Gantry’ because he liked the view there, and he occasionally whined about the view in the main stand.
“Cheer for him today – you’ll hear his voice in the background when Wycombe is attacking, if the referee makes a mistake you’ll hear his voice for sure.”
Supporters cheered after Mr Catchpole’s speech, raising glasses of wine and chanting: “There’s only one Bill Turnbull.”
The League One then continued to lose 0-1 to Plymouth Argyle, who are top of the table after 11 matches.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/wycombe-wanderers-name-part-of-stadium-in-honour-of-bill-turnbull-42032906.html Wycombe Wanderers names part of the stadium in honor of Bill Turnbull