Spurs and Wolves Fans Leave Their Video Tributes Online to Former Player Dean Richards

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UK Video Website WinkBall Give Spurs and Wolves Fans the Chance to Pay Their Respects to the Late Dean Richards

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Video tributes have been posted online to ex Wolves and Spurs player Dean Richards, whose life was tragically cut short when the former player passed away this February at the tender age of only 36. On the 6th March 2011, the Premier League game between Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur was designated as a tribute game to the late Dean Richards. But it was WinkBall, the UK’s no.1 video website, that also gave both sets of fans the chance to pay their tributes using the emotional power of video which will remain as an online legacy to the player.

Both sets of fans were more than willing to leave their touching eulogies to Dean via WinkBall Reporters at the game – with video being the perfect medium to capture both the joy and sadness people expressed. Dean Richards’ memory will live on forever in the hearts of football fans across the country and will live forever now in the online world. With all messages hosted on one single interactive video wall, fans can still record their message and share their messages of respect and tribute to Dean online.

The football community will be touched by how Dean has been remembered both in the public domain and now online world. Spurs and Wolves fans left a number of touching and heartfelt messages that remembered Dean as a fantastic football player and as a tremendous person. Fans described Dean as a “top guy who was a cracking defender”. Supporters expressed their deep regret and sorrow about his ongoing problems health problems, with one fan saying how it was “unfortunate he went through so much illness”. Many Wolves fans recalled with fond memory the time Dean Richards sealed his place in the Wolves history books when he scored a towering header against rival team West Bromwich Albion in front of Molineux’s South Bank.

It is clear Dean Richards had a profound impact on people’s lives, not only as a footballer but as a person. The football world was sad to see him go but his memory will live on forever in the hearts of football fans and now in the online world thanks to WinkBall.com

Covering football games up and down the country, WinkBall citizen video reporters speak to fans at every Premiership and Championship fixture before and after the game to find out their thoughts and footballing opinions.

Giving the fans a unique video platform to express their views, WinkBall’s football coverage focuses entirely on the fans as the people who truly matter in football. With the sad passing of Dean Richards, http://www.winkball.com saw it fitting to go to the fans and find out what they had to say about the ex-Wolves and Spurs legend that was Dean Richards.

People who want to pay their respect to Dean can leave a video message online at the links below to celebrate the player’s life:


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About WinkBall

WinkBall is the British video network that specialises in capturing immediate passion at events by engaging with the people who truly matter - the public - and providing vox-pop and video services to clients worldwide.

Now the UK’s no. 1 video website, WinkBall’s interactive Video Walls, Blogs, Forums and Messaging technologies create the ultimate online presence, providing a dynamic, mass media, social and participatory experience to connect with the public and targeted communities.

Services include vox-pop creation, consumer interviewing, market research, event coverage, video reporter hire, and business and product videos.

Featured on the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Sky News and many more, WinkBall were also nominated finalists in the PR Week Awards 2010 and the CIPR Excellence Awards, 2010.

The technology was designed and built in London in 2005 as a quintessentially British collaboration between academic inventiveness (Goldsmiths, University of London) and commercial endeavour. Launched 18 months ago, WinkBall.com has had nearly 35 million hits and has a growth rate of 25% per month.

Contact WinkBall:

Info(@)winkball(dot)com                020 8962 3030

Head of Press:

Jennifer(@)winkball(dot)com                020 8962 3033

Contact WinkBall’s PR, Max Clifford Associates:

Victoria Cameron
Victoria(@)maxclifford(dot)com            020 7408 2350


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