West Brom's kit-man's funeral

The funeral of Dave Matthews, the kit-man who spent 51 years serving West Brom, takes place today (1 May).

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Roy Hodgson: Dave Matthews 'was a loved and respected figure'

He was a well liked, loved and respected figure at West Bromwich Albion right up until his retirement last year.

Dave’s loyalty and dedication to the club – an amazing 51 years – was legendary.

During my time at the club, he fought very bravely and won a battle against cancer.

– Roy Hodgson, former West Brom and current England manager

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