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Maurice Setters

Maurice Setters

Clubs played for: Exeter City, West Bromwich Albion, Manchester United, Stoke City, Coventry City, Charlton Athletic. (1953-1969).

Born: 1936

Birthplace: Honiton


Position: Wing-half

Biography: A real battler who made the switch from West Brom for 30,000 in 1960. He was a FA Cup winner in 1963 and enjoyed four years in a red shirt before moving on to Stoke in November 1964, in a 30,000 deal. When it became clear that he wasn't going to dislodge Nobby Stiles from the first team, and he wanted to play more regular first team football, at the end of the season that he left, United won the League Championship. Went into management with Doncaster Rovers, then had stops at Sheffield Wednesday (coach), Rotherham United (assistant manager), Newcastle United (chief Scout) and was assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national team for ten years. Lives in retirement in Tichill, Doncaster.

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SETTERS, Maurice Maurice lost a bet so he had to play a game of squash in a ladies skirt at Doncaster squash club. He was a good bloke. I also played my last game of soccer against him at Donny Rovers' Boxing Day 1960. I was playing for Stockport County.
01-11-18 Michael Connolly

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