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The whole country should have a minute's silence. Terry Venables on the death of Bobby Moore.

Something special has gone out of every footballer's life. David Platt.

The bigger the stage, the better he performed. If the world had played Mars, he'd have been man of the match. Trevor Brooking.

I'll leave it to other people to talk about his outstanding playing abilities. I'm only interested in the loss of the man right now. Bobby


He was a hero to every schoolboy. Roger Hunt.

Four years ago I was in the hospitality lounge when Spurs were playing West Ham. All the top players like Paul Gascoigne and Glenn Hoddle were there, but suddenly there was a hush and Bobby Moore walked in. If he'd been the King of England it couldn't have been any quieter. David Rodwell, West Ham fan.