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1952-53 Season Memorabilia ...

1953-54 Season 1951-52 Season

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd


Paper inserts cut from copies of "The Rover" periodical

thom026 - Gregory

A former England amateur international who played his early soccer with Hackney and Middlesex Boys before progressing to senior amateur status with Bromley, and later Hayes. Remained an amateur when joining the Boleyn club for the 1950-51 season, but signed full pro the following campaign when he made the first of his 24 League appearances against Birmingham City in a 1-2 defeat at St. Andrews on the 20 October 1951. Transferred to Scunthorpe United in June 1953 for £1,000 where he scored a lot of goals for the other "Irons," before moving on to Aldershot. He later became player-coach to St. Neots Town.

thom024 - Sexton

Transferred to Hammers from Luton Town in March 1953, he had learned his early soccer with Chelmsford City in the Southern League. Son of former professional boxer Archie Sexton, who fought Jock McAvoy for the British Middleweight title in 1933, Dave made his Hammers debut against Fulham in a 1-2 defeat at Upton Park on the 3 April 1953. Dave enjoyed a chequered playing career. A striker of some repute, he scored some valuable goals in his three years at the Boleyn. Moving to Leyton Orient in May 1956, he later had spells with Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace, where his playing career was ended by injury in January 1962. Dave's managerial career has since overshadowed that of his playing days. As a manager-coach he has seen service with Chelsea (twice), Orient, Fulham, Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers, Manchester United and Coventry City. He was appointed assistant to England manager Bobby Robson in July 1983, and then put in charge of the revolutionary new "Soccer School" and the Under-21 squad.

John Gregory

Dave Sexton