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Condolences to the Starling Family


It’s with great sadness to report that Johnathan Starling’s father has passed away. Johnathan has been a long-time contributor to EPL Talk. He has been a regular host of the EPL Talk Chat, hosts the EPL Talk and Third Half podcasts, and has been an integral part of the EPL Talk community since its launch.

His father passed away Saturday afternoon, aged 80, in Jacksonville, Florida. His Dad had been suffering from ill health for several months and had recently been in and out of the hospital. On behalf of EPL Talk, I’d like to send condolences to Johnathan and his family.

At times like these, it’s important for the soccer community to work together to help others. EPL Talk will be making a donation but I encourage you to consider donating whatever you can too — even if it’s a few dollars. When you lose someone so close to you, especially when it’s someone you live with such as in Johnathan’s case, every dollar helps.

If you’d like to make a donation to the family, please send it via PayPal to

Thanks in advance for your kindness and generosity.

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  1. PaulieB

    November 24, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    You have my condolences at this time.

  2. beto

    November 23, 2008 at 8:06 am


    Mis condolencias. Blessings upon those family members that have suffered the loss but yet know that he is not suffering anymore.

  3. The Gaffer

    November 23, 2008 at 4:31 am

    No thanks needed. It's the least I can do. Hopefully fellow readers who have appreciated Johnathan's work over the years will donate a few dollars or more.

    We had a lot of great memories of Johnathan's father stopping by the EPL Talk Chat as well as making Johnathan breakfast on Saturday mornings. He seemed quite a character and will definitely be missed.

    The Gaffer

  4. eplnfl

    November 22, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Our hearts and prays go out to John. Those of us who have have been a part of this community the last few years know what John did for his Dad. It was beyond exceptional. With all that John did for his Dad he still found the time to work full time, moderate the chat, do the best game reviews on the web, and put out the most informative podcast on soccer anywhere.

    Chris this was outstanding of you to do.

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