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Just received this from the League Managers Association 

 

The League Managers Association is deeply saddened following the death of member Fred Davies, at the age of 81.

Fred made nearly 400 appearances in the English Football League playing as a goalkeeper for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff City and Bournemouth.

Upon retiring from playing, he joined his former Bournemouth manager John Bond as a coach at Norwich City during the 1970s and later had two spells on the coaching staff at Swansea City during the 1980s. He joined up again with John Bond in the early 1990s at Shrewsbury Town and stepped in as caretaker manager after Bond's resignation in May 1993.

Davies' first season in management was a great success as he guided Shrewsbury Town to the Third Division championship, resulting in him being officially appointed on a full-time basis in January 1994. He also took The Shrews to Wembley for the first time in their history in April 1996 when they reached the final of the Auto Windscreens Shield. 

Fred managed Weymouth for two seasons from 1997 to 1999, winning promotion to the Southern Premier League in his first season there.

LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson said: “Fred was well respected by his peers. As a goalkeeper, a coach and a manager, Fred’s successes were all earned the hard way.

“He was a credit to the professional game.”

LMA Chief Executive Richard Bevan added: “Fred’s contribution, impact and influence on English football was vast, most notably in his role as manager of Shrewsbury Town. 

“Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with his partner Allison and all his family and friends.”


 

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Here he is far right and those like me of a certain age on here will know all the others.

 

 

Fred Davies High Resolution Stock Photography and Images - Alamy

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8 minutes ago, Midlands Yellow said:

Ken Brown, John Bond and the awesome Ted MacDougall, who are the others? 

John Benson, Mel Machin, Phil Boyer.

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1 hour ago, TIL 1010 said:

Here he is far right and those like me of a certain age on here will know all the others.

 

 

Fred Davies High Resolution Stock Photography and Images - Alamy

Fabulous photo TIL. Two of my early heroes- Super Mac and Charlie Boyer. Special mention to Bondy’s jacket . 

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The team was already on the slide by the time that photo was taken

 

Tony Powell 2nd right

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It’s

45 minutes ago, Bill said:

The team was already on the slide by the time that photo was taken

 

Tony Powell 2nd right

it’s Ken Brown 2nd right

Bondy must have been on an economy drive with that apology of a cigar

Edited by ......and Smith must score.
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With John Benson who went on to manager Manchester City at the top Of the photo

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9 hours ago, ......and Smith must score. said:

It’s

it’s Ken Brown 2nd right

are you sure ?

I though Ken Brown was 3rd right, stood on the ground

 

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19 minutes ago, Bill said:

are you sure ?

I though Ken Brown was 3rd right, stood on the ground

 

It’s a Teemu Pukki VAR shoulder decision as to who’s 2nd or 3rd on the right

It’s Ken Brown on the ground but the player on the step is Phil Boyer not Tony Powell

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7 minutes ago, ......and Smith must score. said:

It’s a Teemu Pukki VAR shoulder decision as to who’s 2nd or 3rd on the right

It’s Ken Brown on the ground but the player on the step is Phil Boyer not Tony Powell 

yep, it is Mr Boyer, and possibly Mr Browns left foot is perhaps marginally just past Mr B

so 2-0 to you, old fellow 😊

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11 hours ago, Bill said:

The team was already on the slide by the time that photo was taken

 

Tony Powell 2nd right

Norwich City history is obviously not your strong point.

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