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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 I first met Maurice when I was at Coventry City as a 16 year old apprentice & spent a lot of training sessions with him in the afternoons while working for the Physio Norman Pilgrim & actually then played for him at Doncaster Rovers during the 1972/73 season, I must say Maurice is one of the most special people I have ever met during my life & that he didn’t belong in the lower leagues, he belonged at the top of our game.
He allowed me to come back into the football league after suffering a serious car accident that stopped me playing for 18 months while at Tranmere Rovers, after leaving Doncaster & signing for Exeter City I then went on to carve out a nice career for myself in the USA, Maurice your the best.
12-12-19 Brian Joy

Setters, Maurice I was directly up against Maurice Setters when playing inside right for London University against the Army in 1965. Since conscription was still in place, the Army side was very strong, with several - including Maurice - on the books of professional clubs. Somehow, we students survived with a 1-1 draw. Our careers then diverged, with Maurice going on for a successful career in football - and me becoming a Professor of Space Physics at Leicester University.
24-10-19 Ken Pounds

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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