Derek Dougan dies…

I remember listening to some local radio programme whilst travelling on the A52 from Nottingham to Derby, when a postman called Kevin Hector called in to the show. I was gobsmacked. In the seventies he was a household name. Less talented but nonetheless a seemingly permanent fixture was Derek Dougan who has died. Dougan was as synonymous with his club Wolves as Hector was with Brian Clough’s highly successful Derby County team. And as United Irishman notes, he scored more English league goals than any other Irishman. His most memorable book: The Sash he never wore.

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