Former West Brom manager, Roy Hodgson, told ITV News Central in 2011, how dedicated Dave Matthews was to the club.
The incumbent England manager explained how Dave Matthews' half-century commitment to one club was rare in football.
Mr Matthews died today aged 67 at his home in Halesowen.
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