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The passing of Mr Football: Les Murray, Australia and the World Game - The Roar;

The passing of Mr Football: Les Murray, Australia and the World Game - The Roar

The RoarThe passing of Mr Football: Les Murray, Australia and the World GameThe Roar“The growth, popularity and success of football in Australia today is absolutely a reflection of [Les Murray's] passion and advocacy for the game he loved.” – SBS statement, Jul 31, 2017. It is important to stress this: the word football. A word ...and more »

Les Murray was the impeccably-dressed migrant who taught Australia to love football - ABC Online;

Les Murray was the impeccably-dressed migrant who taught Australia to love football - ABC Online

ABC OnlineLes Murray was the impeccably-dressed migrant who taught Australia to love footballABC OnlineHe cast a giant shadow, yet in stature he wasn't all that much taller than me. How else can you describe an individual that arrived on our shores in a refugee boat and forever changed this country for the better? Hungary's Laszlo Urge became Australia ...and more »

A few words on what Les Murray meant to me - The Roar;

A few words on what Les Murray meant to me - The Roar

The RoarA few words on what Les Murray meant to meThe RoarThe sudden death of Les Murray has induced a horrible sensation within the Australian football community, an unusual hollow pang deep in the gut. Football in this country has grown, over the past three decades, from a modest gazebo into a grand ...and more »

Legendary Australian broadcaster Murray dies - Gulf Today

Legendary Australian broadcaster Murray diesGulf TodaySydney: Les Murray, a veteran broadcaster whose voice became synonymous with Football in Australia, has died aged 71 after a long period of illness, his employer said Monday. Widely known as Mr Football, Murray was the face of soccer coverage at ...and more »

Les Murray: a cult figure who practically sang for joy doing a job he loved - The Guardian;

Les Murray: a cult figure who practically sang for joy doing a job he loved - The Guardian

The GuardianLes Murray: a cult figure who practically sang for joy doing a job he lovedThe GuardianSBS television and World Game commentator Les Murray died at the age of 71 on Monday after a long illness. Photograph: Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images. Soccer. Les Murray: a cult figure who practically sang for joy doing a job he loved.and more »

Les Murray and Johnny Warren: 'Mr and Mrs Soccer' - The Sydney Morning Herald;

Les Murray and Johnny Warren: 'Mr and Mrs Soccer' - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldLes Murray and Johnny Warren: 'Mr and Mrs Soccer'The Sydney Morning HeraldThe first of the last words on Les Murray, who died on Monday aged 71 following a long illness, belong to his late colleague Johnny Warren. They sat alongside each other on a panel for SBS each Saturday afternoon, and through the decades, through ...and more »

A day that started with a punch and ended in heart break - The Australian

A day that started with a punch and ended in heart breakThe AustralianSome sort of day. It punched you from early morning to supper. Jabs, body blows, hay makers to knock you sad and silly. There was no corner to catch a breath, no white towel to hurl in the air. The great Karrie Webb lost the Scottish Open by a shot ...and more »

Child refugee Les Muray opened Australian eyes to world game - The Australian;

Child refugee Les Muray opened Australian eyes to world game - The Australian

The AustralianChild refugee Les Muray opened Australian eyes to world gameThe AustralianGyula. That was his name. There were times when Australia's “Mr Football” Les Murray would reflect on 35 rich and fulfilling years building and broadcasting his treasured “world game” in his beloved adopted country and that name would shoot into his ...and more »

Vale Les Murray, Australian soccer's greatest off-field hero - The Australian;

Vale Les Murray, Australian soccer's greatest off-field hero - The Australian

The AustralianVale Les Murray, Australian soccer's greatest off-field heroThe AustralianAs much as he wanted and as much as he tried, Les Murray never quite got to follow in the footsteps of his favourite player, the great Hungarian Ferenc Puskas. Murray always said he rated the late Puskas as one of the greatest players off all time ...and more »

Obituary: László Ürge – the man they called Les Murray (1945-2017) - Inside World Football;

Obituary: László Ürge – the man they called Les Murray (1945-2017) - Inside World Football

Inside World FootballObituary: László Ürge – the man they called Les Murray (1945-2017)Inside World FootballJuly 31 – Few people were more knowledgeable about football and Australian football in particular than Lászó Ürge who changed his name to Les Murray when people were unable to pronounce or spell it in his second home, Australia. Murray who had ...and more »

Lowy remembers 'dear friend' Les Murray - SBS - The World Game;

Lowy remembers 'dear friend' Les Murray - SBS - The World Game

SBS - The World GameLowy remembers 'dear friend' Les MurraySBS - The World GameFormer FFA chairman Sir Frank Lowy has paid tribute to his 'dear friend' legendary SBS broadcaster Les Murray who died on Monday after a long battle with illness. Source: SBS The World Game. 31 Jul 2017 - 9:04 PM UPDATED YESTERDAY 9:06 PM ...and more »

Murray to leave lasting legacy - Illawarra Mercury;

Murray to leave lasting legacy - Illawarra Mercury

Illawarra MercuryMurray to leave lasting legacyIllawarra MercuryTributes flowed for broadcasting legend Les Murray on Monday after the former Berkeley High School died aged 71 following a long battle with illness. Murray, who was raised in Wollongong, was a trailblazer for football in Australia and was considered ...and more »

Sir Frank Lowy AC on the late Les Murray - Football Australia (press release);

Sir Frank Lowy AC on the late Les Murray - Football Australia (press release)

Football Australia (press release)Sir Frank Lowy AC on the late Les MurrayFootball Australia (press release)Sir Frank Lowy AC, Football Federation Australia Honorary President, has released the following statement following news of legendary football broadcaster Les Murray AM's passing. In Les I have lost a dear friend. My heart goes out to his family and ...and more »

Les Murray: Migrant, icon, idol ... larger than life, without the ego - The Sydney Morning Herald;

Les Murray: Migrant, icon, idol ... larger than life, without the ego - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldLes Murray: Migrant, icon, idol ... larger than life, without the egoThe Sydney Morning HeraldThe hardest approach I've had to make in my career so far was the one to my idol. On a quiet afternoon, sitting at the front of the cafe at SBS' studios in Artarmon, was Les Murray. He was dressed impeccably in a pinstripe suit, like a chief executive ...and more »

Players to pay tribute to Les Murray at FFA Cup matches as football mourns his passing - dailytelegraph.com.au;

Players to pay tribute to Les Murray at FFA Cup matches as football mourns his passing - dailytelegraph.com.au

dailytelegraph.com.auPlayers to pay tribute to Les Murray at FFA Cup matches as football mourns his passingdailytelegraph.com.auFOOTBALL players, supporters and broadcasters have joined to remember the man known as 'Mr Football', after the death of Les Murray was announced aged 71. There will be a minute's silence before Tuesday night's four FFA Cup ties, with players wearing ...and more »

Les Murray: a pioneer and a champion - Martin Tyler pays tribute - SBS - The World Game (blog);

Les Murray: a pioneer and a champion - Martin Tyler pays tribute - SBS - The World Game (blog)

SBS - The World Game (blog)Les Murray: a pioneer and a champion - Martin Tyler pays tributeSBS - The World Game (blog)Australia has lost a sporting pioneer. Football has lost a true champion. Many have lost a special friend. I am one of those. By. Martin Tyler. 31 Jul 2017 - 6:50 PM UPDATED YESTERDAY 8:30 PM ...and more »

Through his passion for football Les Murray helped Australia fall in love with the 'world game' - dailytelegraph.com.au;

Through his passion for football Les Murray helped Australia fall in love with the 'world game' - dailytelegraph.com.au

dailytelegraph.com.auThrough his passion for football Les Murray helped Australia fall in love with the 'world game'dailytelegraph.com.auLES Murray used to call it the “mission” that defined his entire life: from schoolyard arguments to World Cup finals, he wanted Australia to fall in love with football. Some people come to embody the soul of the sport they portray, and Murray was one ...and more »

Commentator Les Murray, Australia's 'Mr Football', dies at age 71 - Stuff.co.nz;

Commentator Les Murray, Australia's 'Mr Football', dies at age 71 - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzCommentator Les Murray, Australia's 'Mr Football', dies at age 71Stuff.co.nzThe late Les Murray became "one of Australia's most recognised and loved sporting identities," his network SBS said. Les Murray, long considered Australia's pre-eminent football commentator, has died after a battle with illness. He was 71. The SBS ...and more »

Tributes flow for Australian football and broadcasting great Les Murray - Wide World of Sports;

Tributes flow for Australian football and broadcasting great Les Murray - Wide World of Sports

Wide World of SportsTributes flow for Australian football and broadcasting great Les MurrayWide World of SportsSBS football analyst Craig Foster has described Australian broadcasting legend Les Murray as a ''Galactico of Australian life'' following the passing of the SBS great at the age of 71. Murray died on Monday following an illness, with Foster delivering ...and more »

Les always put the game and its followers first - SBS - The World Game (blog);

Les always put the game and its followers first - SBS - The World Game (blog)

SBS - The World Game (blog)Les always put the game and its followers firstSBS - The World Game (blog)In late 2004 I phoned Laszlo for a huge favour, one of many he would do for me in the course of our 36-year friendship. By. Philip Micallef. 31 Jul 2017 - 6:07 PM UPDATED YESTERDAY 6:14 PM ...and more »