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Former Wolves goalkeeper Malcolm Finlayson dies aged 84

Malcolm Finlayson Credit: S&G/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport/PA

Former Wolves goalkeeper Malcolm Finlayson has died at the age of 84.

He was suddenly taken ill and passed away yesterday afternoon in Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley.

Malcolm won league titles with Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1958 and 1959, and also won the FA Cup in 1960. He made 203 appearances in all competitions for Wolves.

(L-R) Wolverhampton Wanderers' Peter Broadbent, Gerry Mannion and Malcolm Finlayson show off the FA Cup Credit: PA

“Everyone at the Club was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Malcolm’s death.

Not only was he a member of the Wolves Hall of Fame and a legendary former player, but he remained part of the fabric of the Club becoming Chairman, and then recently, President, of the Wolves Former Players Association, working tirelessly on behalf of former players for a number of years.

Our deepest condolences got to Malcolm’s partner, Angela, his daughter, Sandra and her husband, Mel, and all his family and friends.”

– Jez Moxey, Chief Executive, Wolves
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Two fans suspended over Norwich City racism allegations

Two fans have been suspended from matches at Carrow Road. Credit: Stephen Pond/ PA Images

Norwich City Football Club has suspended two supporters allegedly involved in racist abuse at last Sunday's match against Wolves.

The Canaries said the fans had been banned from attending games at Carrow Road pending the outcome of an investigation.

The club received a number of complaints from Norwich supporters who were at NCFC's opening match of the Championship season at Molineux.

"If, as a result of our investigation, the club is satisfied any individuals are guilty of racist behaviour, we will issue them with lifetime bans from attending games at Carrow Road."

– Norwich City Football Club spokesman.

City has passed its evidence on to police who are also investigating the matter.


Leicester and Wolves managers honoured by peers

Two Midland football managers have been honoured by their peers at the League Managers Association's annual awards dinner.

Leicester City's Nigel Pearson was named Championship Manager of the Year Credit: Nigel French/PA

Still celebrating their promotion to the Premier League, Leicester City's Nigel Pearson was crowned Championship Manager of the Year, having sealed the deal with six games to spare and leading the team to a club record of 102 points.

And Wolves' manager Kenny Jackett was named League One Manager of the Year, sharing the honour with Leyton Orient's Russell Slade.

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett was named joint League One Manager of the Year Credit: EMPICS Sport

Jackett took over after the club suffered a humiliating double-relegation, with fans' morale at an all-time low - but managed to secure promotion back into the Championship and the title, topping 100 points.

Wolves fans warned against pitch invasions

Wolves fans are being urged to stay off the pitch ahead of their match at Leyton Orient today.

It follows a pitch invasion at Molineux on Good Friday, which the club said nearly led to the match against Rotherham United being abandoned.

Wolves can secure the League One title with a win today.

Wolves condemn fans who took part in pitch invasion

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Kevin McDonald celebrates scoring his team's sixth goal Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Wolves have condemned a minority of home supporters who took part in pitch invasions during today's game against Rotherham United. They say the referee was close to abandoning the game, which would have "nullified a tremendous victory".

In a post on their official website, the club said they " in the strongest possible terms, have today condemned the pitch incursions from some Wolves fans, which marred the club's 6-4 victory over Rotherham United".

They go on to say "Equally, Wolves would like to thank the vast majority of supporters who stayed off the pitch, and for voicing their disapproval at the minority who chose to enter onto the field of play towards the end of the game, and after the final whistle".

They also said "The minority of supporters have marred a classic game, played in a competitive spirit, and prevented the Wolves players from celebrating with the majority of home supporters in the stadium".

The club said they're now awaiting " an inevitable follow-up from the Football Association". They also thanked the Rotherham United supporters for their understanding and said they "wish them the best for the rest of their campaign".

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