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Bolton Wanderers: Fabrice Muamba

As you will be aware, during the game a White Hart Lane this evening, Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch and was given CPR and appeared to be defibrillated before being stretchered off and taken to hospital. At the moment he is in a critical condition at the London Chest Hospital in East London.

It isn't something that you think you will ever see happen during a football game played by professional players who are at the peak of their fitness and the fact that it has happened to a Bolton Wanderers player makes it even more shocking if you are a Bolton Wanderers fan.

But what was seen in North London and around the footballing world does gladden the heart. The respect that was given to Fabrice by Spurs fans was something that many thought had left the game. When they joined in the singing of his name, it makes you realise that we are really all as one.

The comments on the match preview are welcomed and I would like to thank everyone who has left them. You may or may not believe in it, but even if you don't, say a little prayer for Fabrice Muamba, his family and his friends tonight. There are a lot of people out there who will be scared and will not be getting a lot of sleep.

Keep on fighting big fella.
The Journalist

Writer: Quentin X Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 17 2012

Time: 10:50PM

Your Comments

Good luck Patrice, I hope you recover
sorry I meant Fabrice
From Vital wishes to Fab and his Family. Our prayers are with you.
Wishing Fabrice a speedy a full recovery (Villa fan)
Adam Deuce
Pray to good he will be ok, he is in very good hands at the Chest Clinic in Bethnal green, if they can't care for him they will transfer him to the heart clinic up near bakers street just hope he pulls through
Aussie Yiddo
Come on Fabrice- please, please pull through. All my thoughts and prayers are with this young lad (formerly our youth player), his family and everyone at Bolton Wanderers FC tonight. What an absolutely distressing event for everyone. Best Wishes. (Arsenal fan.)
Fabrice my thoughts and prayers are with you. We know you can pull through it x
Villa fan here wishing Fabrice and his family all the best. Our thoughts are with you.
I couldn't hold my tears back. I was watching the game on a French channel and the commentators started to cry as well. To be honest with you I thought he had left his soul on the Spurs pitch, everything went completely quiet for about two hours when he left WHL. May God help him, his family, his teammates, his coach and the fans. The whole country is behind him, the whole football world is behind him. Chelsea fan.
Watching the game and seeing him face down on the pitch, was sole destroying, as a spurs fan and most of all a football fan, i pray to god, that in the morning, i read good news about you Fabrice, may god be with you.
spu 4 life
Thoughts with you and your family, hope you pull through
Stourbridge Villan
I hope you recover very quickly Fabrice. My thoughts along with everyone else at Chelsea are with you.
Get well soon Muamba and hope to see you fit on the field quickly. Good luck, jia you and gambateh!
Lets hope he makes a full recovery. Get well Fabrice. (Vital Leeds)
Good luck Fabrice. Hope you pull through big feller!
All the best Fabrice, I'm sure everyone is thinking of you and wishing you well. (Pompey fan).
Fabrice my thoughts and prayers are with you. We know you can pull through it x
Best wishes to Muamba and a speedy recovery [ Vital Leeds ]
Tiny T
Best wishes Fabrice, AFCB fans wish you well.
Come on Fab, keep fighting son
Come on Muamba. Prayers are with you.
From vital spurs, thanks for the mention Quentin and yes good to see love is the overriding emotion we all have but all thoughts and prayers are for Fabrice. Literally in tears last night at the little which sunk in. cannot conemplate the pain for his family and loved ones.
From vital spurs, thanks for the mention Quentin and yes good to see love is the overriding emotion we all have but all thoughts and prayers are for Fabrice. Literally in tears last night at the little which sunk in. cannot conemplate the pain for his family and loved ones.
From vital spurs, thanks for the mention Quentin and yes good to see love is the overriding emotion we all have but all thoughts and prayers are for Fabrice. Literally in tears last night at the little which sunk in. cannot conemplate the pain for his family and loved ones.
vital arsenal has him in our thoughts and prayers too
e dubbz
From a Wigan fan, rivalries mean nothing when something like this occurs. Get well soon Muamba!
Thoughts and prayers are with Muamba and his young family. Hopefully he recovers soon. Bit of a wake up call, 23yr old at the peak of his fitness has a heart attack, really is shocking stuff. God bless mate.
Was shocking to see what was happening to him as I watched the game. Fair play to espn for not showing it. Get better Fabrice hope you're not affected long term
I can only echo these sentiments. Best wishes to Fabrice and his family, we all hope he pulls through and makes a complete recovery.
As a Spurs supporter who saw it happen I send my best wishes to Fabrice and his family and hope he has a speedy recovery. Stay strong and pray for him.
I'm praying the lad pulls through, keep on fighting Fabrice!
You want reality tv? Last night i saw of the most emotional twenty minutes of television i have ever seen. You see, last night i sat down to watch a football match but what i saw was something very different. I am a Spurs supporter. Some might say my dedication to all things THFC is irrational. I am forever searching the net for the latest scrap of spurs related gossip. Tottenham is the first thing i think about when i wake in the morning and the last thing i think about when i go to bed at night. But at the 40 minute mark of last nights game Tottenham didnt matter any more. From the forty minute mark of last nights game i along with thousands of others became Fabrice Muamba supporters. I realize today, much more than yesterday or the day before that, that football really is ONLY a game. With gods help Fabrice will recover and grace the premier league again. The prayers of all Spurs Fans are with you son
Get well soon Fabrice.
I'd lie to add my best wishes for Fabrice. Get well soon. It puts our (Pompey) problems into perspective.
Wishing you the best of luck Fab, hope you pull through!
Here's hoping Fabrice pulls through and pulls on the white shirt again.
Rather puts the rest of the club's problems into sharp perspective.
I wish Fabrice all the best for a full and speedy recovery (pompey fan)
Steve C
Lot of thoughts out to Fabrice - very sad news and no words really suffice. Just hoping for the best! (Vital Arsenal)
Hope Fabrice recovers quick, completely agree with the game been postponed, best wishes to Fabrice and his family.
Green Villan
As a Spurs season ticket holder, I and on behalf of all fans in my section of Upper East Stand at WHL... wish Fabrice a full and speedy recovery.
Block D Spurs
Are thoughts are with you. Keep fighting
Thoughts with Muamba and family. I was watching with my 1yr old daughter with tears!!! Keep strong and all the Spurs community are behind you.
All the very best wishes to a speedy recovery !! and thinking about You , your club and your supporters , all the very best !! The football family is praying for you .
A tragedy that has shown a better side of football. Fabrice and family, we are all praying for you.
Can only say Fabrice and his family are in our prayers and thoughts. Wishing you a speedy return to good health Vital Villa
thank god he seems to be pulling through now,a long road ahead but its much more positive now.all our thoughts are with fabrice,his family,friends & bolton wanderers football club.
Seemingly against all odds for the lad it does look like he maybe improving! Thoughts with you Fabrice from all over the sports world.
P.S. I hope you can reschedule the game with us lads, don't want you to feel obliged or forced to play but I wouldn't want a buy in these circumstances, hell even as a Spurs fan part of me wants you to win the bloody cup for the boy now!
nice article Quentin. i was at the game on Saturday, and your fans were a credit too - vibrant support during the football part of the day, and then for Muamba. i only hope the recent small good signs improve for the lad, never knew about him until Saturday, but his story to be playing football in England is a powerful one, and he sounds a top guy off the field too. i too was moved by the occasion and the strong support from all quarters on the day. Respects to all at Bolton, and longing here for the best outcome.
My thoughts are with Fab and his family and close friends at this difficult time. My deepest respect to all Spurs fans at the game and all of your medical staff and to the Doctor who was in the crowd and told them to take him to his hospital - never thought I would see anything like this in 2012. Bolton fan since '52
Let's Pray & Hope.

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