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Thread: R.I.P. CHeik Tiote .

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    R.I.P. CHeik Tiote .

    Not my favorite player by any means ,scored a belter against us in that game against Newcastle ,but 30 years of age and gone.
    Absolutely terrible for his family who could not have imagined not having him around for another 40 years at least .Shocking sad news.http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40163322

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    Just heard the sad news on the Radio about Cheick Tioté
    who has died in China after collapsing during a training session.
    The midfielder spent 7 years with Newcastle and represented the Ivory Coast.

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    obviously a massive shock.

    there does seem to be a worrying trend in the number of football players dying from heart problems. obviously there is underlying and undetected heart problems that must be present but I wonder whether the intensity of training to achieve a certain level of fitness plays a role.

    I can't imagine what his family must be going through. a kid I went to school with years ago had a similar issue - he was playing a match, came off because he felt unwell, and then a short while later collapse with a heart attack. he was 16.

    he actually survived the attack but became bedridden and comatose until he died about a year later. how do you come to terms with stuff like that?

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    F@cking hell ,17 !!!!!!
    Obviously in the professional ranks there is enough money to monitor athletes with this becoming more and more of an issue.
    Just looked at last of cardiac arrest in sports and the numbers for "soccer" is astonishing!
    They say that the majority are Genetic ,but i don't buy into that . NO one runs more than basket ball players yet theres is far lower than that of football.
    It just makes me rethink about how hard i go at it on the treadmill.
    Shocking stats here.......https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden...th_of_athletes

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    Quote Originally Posted by specnur View Post
    F@cking hell ,17 !!!!!!
    Obviously in the professional ranks there is enough money to monitor athletes with this becoming more and more of an issue.
    Just looked at last of cardiac arrest in sports and the numbers for "soccer" is astonishing!
    They say that the majority are Genetic ,but i don't buy into that . NO one runs more than basket ball players yet theres is far lower than that of football.
    It just makes me rethink about how hard i go at it on the treadmill.
    Shocking stats here.......https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden...th_of_athletes
    according to this football players run far more than other sports, and I can well believe that: http://blog.mapmyrun.com/distance-ru...arious-sports/

    a box to box player like Tiote will obviously be at the upper end in pretty much every game he plays. while I'm sure there is some genetic problem underlying it, it does stand to reason that the extra strain from such a high physical output on a consistent basis will exacerbate the problem.

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    Yeah, ridiculously young age, a real shame, another reminder of the fragility of life. Being super fit, leading a healthy lifestyle doesn't proof you against coronary disease, or heart attack. It is impossible to know if he wouldn't have died younger if it wasn't for his athleticism, or if that in some way contributed to his early demise. There is a least one heart condition I know of that pushes you closer to death the fitter you become (the heart literally grows too big). Whatever, salut Tiote, that was a memorable goal against the Gooners my friend!
    He's magic you kno-oow, Mauricio Poch-ett-ino!

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    RIP Cheik Tiote. Very sad news. Players do get heart checks nowadays but maybe they haven't the technology to find the deepest lying problems yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely View Post
    according to this football players run far more than other sports, and I can well believe that: http://blog.mapmyrun.com/distance-ru...arious-sports/

    a box to box player like Tiote will obviously be at the upper end in pretty much every game he plays. while I'm sure there is some genetic problem underlying it, it does stand to reason that the extra strain from such a high physical output on a consistent basis will exacerbate the problem.
    I think Soccer players run further ,but definitely not as constant and at such a high rate of speed.
    I'm just basing it off of what i have seen . Either way the numbers for "soccer" in comparison to other sports is enough to make any football governing body sit up and take notice ,if not they shod be forced to buy international law . Because it is about as clear a signal of a problem as you will ever see.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40260280

    unverified and raw data but it does show a apparent susceptibility that surely requires attention. for all the riches within top level football there has to be some sort of routine screening process to assess risk like this. I don't know whether this sort of thing is detectable at all but they have to try to do something as these deaths are stacking up. if even one life is saved through some preventative measure it will be worth it.

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    interesting read.
    Could it be that these players are playing too hard.
    It makes sense that the poorer the country of your origin the more stress you put on your body to support your family back home.
    There has to be some genetically different that causes such an alarming number though.
    Whatever it is there has to be better screening.

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