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 Post subject: Re: Alex Govan RIP
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:31 pm 

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Some footage of Alex in action in the 1956 FA cup final-nice long pass and couple of excellent crosses, one of which led to the famous Bert Trautmann neck break. Mentions too for Gordon Astall and Len Boyd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-isJTLLWR08
And our future captain John Newman also played for Brum that day.


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 Post subject: Re: Alex Govan RIP
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:19 pm 
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Bigger, that is sad news. RIP Alec


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:45 am 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex Govan RIP
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:51 am 

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A lot of staff are away, Mr. Cowdery for one.


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 Post subject: Re: Alex Govan RIP
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:19 am 
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RIP to a truly lovely bloke.
Worked for him a few times, after the first visit made sure I left enough time to listen to his stories of Argyle and Scotland players. Apparently Alex Ferguson was a bit of a hard player on the pitch, who would have guessed. :D

One of those you could listen to for hours on end, always entertaining.

RIP Lovely bloke. :scarf:

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 Post subject: Re: Alex Govan RIP
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:58 pm 

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I am pleased to report that Alex received a wonderful send-off today. Amongst a congregation that was standing-room only were former Argyle and SWL colleagues Norman Marsh, Richard Gray, Peter Anderson, John Leiper and John Penny. Birmingham City FC were well represented too with Chris Mitcham from their PR department officially representing the club. Birmingham Former Players' Association founder Jessica Birch, the lady who persuaded the corporate arm of the club to name one of their rooms "The Alex Govan Suite" also travelled down from her home in Telford. In addition to the several long-term Argyle supporters in attendance there were many others who had little interest in football but knew Alex from meeting him socially or in and around the city. Even the Police Community Support Officers who kept an eye on him after he was widowed were in attendance - a really nice touch. Golf was heavily represented too. His son Tom and daughter Angela gave a joint eulogy, cleverly capturing the full range of behaviours and talents that made Alex Govan so popular on and off the football field. It is unlikely that any modern footballer with similar huge talent to Alex will ever be able to be such a man of the people. Certainly none will ever be able to tell so many different and interesting stories about their time on this planet. God rest his soul. Truly one of the greats.


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 Post subject: Re: Alex Govan RIP
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:31 am 

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Thank you for sharing this Memory Man. A fitting farewell.


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 Post subject: Re: Alex Govan RIP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:40 pm 

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I think I am correct in saying the season they got to the Cup Final they played Torquay not sure which round probably the 3 rd . I was at that match I think the score was 7-1 to Brum. ?


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 Post subject: Re: Alex Govan RIP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:02 pm 

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phil-thefluter24 wrote:
I think I am correct in saying the season they got to the Cup Final they played Torquay not sure which round probably the 3 rd . I was at that match I think the score was 7-1 to Brum. ?
You are right on the round and the score. There was you and 18,729 others there on the day. Alex Govan did not play; Elsewhere that day Bedford Town drew 2-2 at Highbury while Bristol Rovers beat Man U 4-0 at Eastville. Gordon Astall settled in Torquay many years ago. He was in contact with the Govan family in the past few weeks but was not well enough to attend the funeral.

The match details are:-
Saturday 07-Jan-1956

FA Cup Round 3

Plainmoor, Torquay

Torquay Utd 1 Birmingham City 7

Shaw Brown (3) Astall Kinsey Murphy (2)

Att: 18,730

TORQUAY
1 Jimmy Kirk
2 John Smith
3 John Anderton
4 Dennis Lewis
5 Griff Norman
6 Norman Lloyd
7 Ron Shaw
8 Ron 'Sammy' Collins
9 Jack Smith
10 Don Mills
11 Tony Collins

BIRMINGHAM
1 Gil Merrick
2 Jeff Hall
3 Ken Green
4 Len Boyd
5 Trevor Smith
6 Roy Warhurst
7 Gordon Astall
8 Noel Kinsey
9 Eddy Brown
10 Jackie Lane
11 Peter Murphy


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