QUIZ PICTURE – NOVEMBER 6

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    • #4702

      Billy

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      Anyone put a name to this wartime football player

      Angus Maclean

      Clues if needed to follow

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    • #4709

      Billy

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      He came from the seaside and grew up at Molineux with Billy Wright, Roy Pritchard and others – during the War years, no less – and made his League debut for the club in a 6-1 home victory over Arsenal that also marked the First Division introductions of Bert Williams, Johnny Hancocks, hat-trick man Jesse Pye, Fred Ramscar and Billy himself.

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    • #4710

      Billy

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      Everyone thought he was a Scotsman his name suggested this, although he was born in Wales.

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    • #4714

      RobertRobert

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      Would it be Angus McClean Billy?

      Bob.

      Brother Phillip and self 1937.

    • #4715

      Billy

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      Thats correct Bob it is Angus McLean

      A solidly built centre-half who began his career with Aberystwyth Town, McLean moved on to Hilton Main before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers as an amateur in 1939.

      He turned professional in November 1942 and helped Wolves to top six finishes in each of the first three post-war seasons. A knee injury kept him out of the team for most of the 1948-49 season and so he missed out on a place in Wolves’ 1949 FA Cup winning side.

      McLean left Wolves in May 1951 to become player-manager at Aberystwyth Town, subsequently joining Bromsgrove Rovers as a player. In May 1953, McLean joined Bury as player-coach, moving to Crewe Alexandra as a player the following June.

      After leaving Crewe he coached a number of non-league sides before taking over from Brian Clough as manager of Hartlepools United in May 1967. The following season, he led Hartlepool to their first ever promotion, but they were relegated after just one season. Despite relegation, McLean remained in charge, but was sacked in April 1970 when Hartlepool finished in the bottom four and were forced to seek re-election to the Football League.
      McLean managed Bromsgrove Rovers between 1973 and 1975, after which time he worked as a scout until his death in 1979.

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