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Tonight players will wear t-shirts with his name on the back during the warm-up. There'll also be a minute's applause while a montage to celebrate the 58-year-old's life will be displayed on the big screens
"Kingy was a great man and he deserves a proper send-off. I'm sure the fans will take the opportunity to join us in remembering football's King."
"There's a number of ways in which we will do so on the night and I hope as many of you will come down and help us honour a legend who we all loved. He lives on in our thoughts and through the many stories."
Houses evacuated, roads flooded, tents blown away. It's been a dismal start to the holiday season.
No sooner have the kids broken up for summer and the weather's taken a dramatic turn for the worse.
In some parts of the region, more than a month's rain has fallen in just 72 hours.
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Up to 30 mm (1.2 inches) of rain fell in the Anglia region on Friday 24 July 2015 and in some places a fortnight's worth of rain has fallen in just 12 hours.
Harpenden in Hertfordshire saw more than 30 mm of rain between 9am and midnight on Friday. That was on top of more than 50 mm (2 inches) that fell during torrential downpours and thunderstorms last Friday.
Rainfall totals between 10am and 10pm on Friday 24 July 2015
- 28.0 mm in Woburn, Bedfordshire
- 26.8 mm in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
- 24.2 mm in Charsfield, Suffolk
- 24.2 mm in Higham, Suffolk
- 23.2 mm in Cavendish, Suffolk
- 22.6 mm in Writtle, Essex
- 22.6 mm in Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
- 21.8 mm in Stowe, Buckinghamshire
- 21.0 mm at Norwich airport
- 19.2 mm in Northampton
- 18.4 mm in Bedford
- 17.0 mm in Cambridge
In an average July, 51 mm of rain falls in the Anglia region during the entire month.
Following a dry summer so far, the gardens are in need of a decent spell of rain. But that may be little consolation to anyone with outdoor plans this Friday, which could end up as the wettest day of the summer (and the year) so far in the Anglia region.
Weather prediction models are now in agreement that most places will suffer from a prolonged spell of wet and cold weather to end the first week of the school holidays.
There is currently a yellow weather warning in place which the Met Office was considering upgrading to amber.
There remains some uncertainty over the extent and the scale of the heaviest rainfall.
It is expected than many places in East Anglia will see 30 mm (1.2 inches) of rain but there is a risk that some places will see more than 60 mm (2.4 inches) of rain during Friday. That amounts to more than a month's worth of rain.
If this happens, it would be the wettest day so far this year in the Anglia region.
The Met Office says there is a small risk that one or two spots could see rainfall totals as high as 90 mm (3.5 inches) in 12 hours. That would be nearly two months of average rain.
A Met Office warning has been issued because that amount of rain could cause localised flooding and affect outdoor events and busy roads.
Winds will increase overnight, especially near the coast and could gust to 60 mph which is very strong for the time of year
Met Office Yellow Weather Warning
Valid from 1200hrs on Friday 24 July until 1100hrs on Saturday 25 July
The Met Offices says areas of rain, often heavy, and strengthening winds will cross much of southern England on Friday, persisting overnight in the east, before clearing on Saturday morning.
This is an update of Thursday's warning, advising of an increased likelihood of localised flooding, especially across southeast England and East Anglia, where the warning may yet be escalated to Amber. These areas are also most likely to be affected by northerly gales, with winds gusting to 45 mph inland and around 55 mph along coasts.
The public should be aware of the potential for disruption, particularly affecting those travelling or engaged in outdoor holiday activities.
The Met Office Chief Meteorologist says: "An area of low pressure will run northeastwards close to southern England on Friday, deepening into quite an intense feature for the time of year, before clearing to the east early on Saturday."
"While there remain some uncertainties in the track and intensity of this low pressure system, there is now an increased probability of a developed feature bringing disruptive rain and wind, particularly across the east of the area.
"More than 30 mm is expected quite widely but with the likelihood now that some areas could well see more than 70 mm of rain. The combination of factors brings the risk of disruption to outdoor activities and heavy holiday traffic.
"This warning may still be updated later on Friday, as further information becomes available.
Hundreds of 999 calls over the summer could be avoided if people took time to plan ahead and took better care of themselves according to the East of England Ambulance Service.
Last August they had to respond to more than 100 calls about people getting heatstroke or sunburn, seven involving barbecues and 95 about people in water.