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Steve Wicks

Steve Wicks

Clubs played for: Chelsea, QPR

Born: 1956

Birthplace: Reading

Died:

Position: Defender

Biography: A powerful Centre-half, who just like his namesake Stan, hailed from Reading. Became a first team regular at the age of 19, partnering David Hay in place of John Dempsey and Mickey Droy. A member of the 1976-1977 promotion winning team, he left for Derby County shortly after the victory. He then returned to Stamford Bridge seven years later for a record 470,000 fee, but after three games, John Hollins reverted to the Joe McLaughlin/ Colin Pates partnership. He attempted to battle back from a serious back injury and was on the verge of a move to Spurs, when he announced his retirement and received 262,000 compensation. Had a spell as assistant manager of Portsmouth, then went onto manage Scarborough and Lincoln City, had lucrative spells in Malaysia and Singapore. Became a player's agent but now works in corporate hospitality at Queens Park Rangers' Loftus Road and has invested in property




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WICKS, Steve Steve and I used to do a lot of sports together for our school Ryiesh Green and won a lot of cups.
Wendy Ballantyne

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