first_imgtalkSPORT’s Micky Quinn has paid tribute to former colleague Pavel Srnicek after he died on Tuesday.  Srnicek, 47, passed away days after suffering a cardiac arrest while out jogging on December 20.  Quinn played with the former Czech Republic international at Newcastle and he described the ex-West Ham, Portsmouth and Sheffield Wednesday shot-stopper as ‘one of the good people’.Quinn told Drive: “Let me tell you, you come across some team-mates, some good lads, some bad lads in your career but he was a good lad. One of the good people.“I’ll never forget him walking through the changing room on his first day [in 1991], into a Newcastle United dressing room full of characters.“[He was] shy, only a kid and seeing him go from a shy kid to blossom into this lovely personality and he had this wicked sense of humour.“Going to a different country, dealing with all the issues of a foreign player, he came to Newcastle and absolutely loved it.“He had two spells there and the Geordies absolutely loved him.“It was heart-warming on the Saturday when they played the home game.“If you’ve done well for Newcastle, they never forget you and they were singing ‘Pavel is a Geordie’.“That was the joke because he’d been there for that long over two spells and he will be sadly missed and my thoughts go out to his family.”last_img

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