Clarke Carlisle Fighting for Life

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  1. CowInAComa

    CowInAComa Well-Known Member

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    I like Clarke Carlisle, seems like our own personal commentator sometimes he covers us so much.

    hope he is ok.
     
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  2. GMI

    GMI G.

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    I've suffered from depression, on and off, for about ten years. It truly is horrible. I have never been so low that I would consider taking my own life but I can will imagine how things get to that stage for some people. I hope he can find some peace and contentment and that he gets the help he deserves. Very sad.

    Take care this Christmas fellow Spurs.
     
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  3. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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    Beeb are saying it was a collision: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30589574

    Really awful news. If its the stretch of road I'm thinking of then I know it well... it's fairly narrow and you get far too many lorries trying to overtake each other. I hope he makes a full recovery!
     
  4. JerryGarcia

    JerryGarcia Dark star crashes...

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    I've never understood why anyone would involve someone else in their suicide, it's not right to put truck/train drivers in that position and the same goes for "suicide by cop" or even doing it in a way that will leave a mess that anyone could find and will need to be cleaned up. If someone has good enough reasons to end their own life then fine, it's their decision, just do it with a bit of dignity.

    I hope he recovers and realises that his family are better off with him than without him, this would have ruined their Christmas every year.
     
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  5. GMI

    GMI G.

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    Is there anything out there to substantial that this was actually a suicide attempt? There is no mention in the media of this. Are people putting two and two together based on his previous battle with depression and the documentary he was in?
     
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  6. THFCSPURS19

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    Looks like broken ribs was the injuries he sustained and nothing worse. Thank fuck for that.
     
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  7. WalkerboyUK

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    The local newspaper was reporting it early on, before anyone knew it was Clarke Carlisle.
    I would also imagine the lorry driver will have provided relevant information to police.
    I don't think we will find out for certain if it was a suicide attempt, but I find it incredibly unusual for someone to just be walking along that stretch of road at that time in the morning.
     
  8. Coyboy

    Coyboy The Double of 1961 is still The Double

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    That's kind of what I gathered from this thread.
     
  9. Mullers

    Mullers Unknown member

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    Some people who are crippled manage to make great lives for themselves.
    He's only 35, he has a wife and three children so he has a lot to live for.
    He's battling depression and it's a life long fight really, ongoing treatment is needed, I don't think euthanasia is the answer for people in that type of situation and condition.
     
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    Mullers Unknown member

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  11. ILS

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    If true...The best way for him to deal with depression is to ruin someone else's life and push them towards depression in the driver's case.

    One of my drivers was a victim of this type of incident last year and is still trying to get over it following numerous counselling sessions.

    So if he does get better hope he realises what a selfish idiot he has been but he won't be getting any sympathy from me.
     
  12. Japhet

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    I think you're making an assumption that people at the very depths of depression are able to empathize and make rational decisions. The preferred wording often goes along the lines of 'while the balance of their mind was disturbed'. Judgement and other considerations go right out of the window when people get this low. My sympathy for anybody experiencing this is guaranteed, no matter what.
     
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  13. Ray_Evans

    Ray_Evans SC Supporter

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    Japhet, your first sentence is absolutely spot on. Nobody knows for sure what happened at this stage, but if this is a depression - related incident then personal choice (in the sense that non - depressed people understand it) may not have come in to it.

    Best wishes to Clarke & his family, & also to the driver & his kin. Very sad all round.
     
  14. gp13tot

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    His book is a great read (seriously, check it out, absolutely superb), and he has always impressed me with how he handles and articulates himself in the media. He talks at length about his depression and previous suicide attempts in his book and he admits to not knowing whether this is something that will come back to haunt him. Hope that his demons haven't lead him astray again, and he makes a full recovery.

    And although it seems disappointing that this thread should be the place to say it, I think he is a good colour commentator, with his naff jokes, application of personal examples and genuine enthusiasm over riding the Townsend-esque dull clichés or the Alan Smiff gooner bias

    Get well soon champ
     
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  15. bomberH

    bomberH Poofuck

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    Former footballer Clarke Carlisle was charged with a drink-driving offence days before he was seriously injured when he was hit by a lorry, it has emerged.

    The 35-year-old was struck by a lorry on the A64 near York on 22 December and remains in hospital in Leeds.

    The Metropolitan Police confirmed he was charged with failing to provide a sample on 20 December.

    He is due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on 20 January.

    Mr Carlisle, who played for teams including Burnley, Queens Park Rangers, Leeds United and Northampton Town, was also the chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association.

    His wife Gemma wrote on Twitter on Monday that he was "still very poorly but we're hopeful he'll make a full recovery" and thanked well-wishers for their support.
     
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  16. tony_parkes

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    I also read that one of his wife's tweets was grateful for 'media restraint'.
     
  17. WalkerboyUK

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  18. robbiedee

    robbiedee Mama said knock you out

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    Takes some serious balls 1. to jump in front of a truck but then 2. to survive and 3. to come out and talk about it so publically.

    I'm assuming that talking about it and giving a full account of what happened and the time leading up to the suicide attempt is part of the therapy.

    Very sad how alone depression can make people feel. I think his wife's tweet saying "It’s a serious illness where your world & reality are warped." sums it up for me. Glad he's on the mend - hope he can move on from this. It certainly make you think of the ones who don't.
     
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  19. jimtheyid

    jimtheyid T'riffic

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    Well, going by Ralf Littles account Carlisle seems like a dick.

    But obviously I hope he gets better for his kids sake.
     
  20. CosmicHotspur

    CosmicHotspur Better a wag than a WAG

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    It's so sad, he's an intelligent man suffering with a terrible affliction. It's impossible to really understand depression unless you suffer with it yourself. Mental illness is something you can't see easily except for the body language which isn't obvious to most people, not like a physical illness or condition.

    I hope he can come through this.
     
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