theyflysohigh : Steve Marsh

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1952-53 Season Memorabilia ...

1953-54 Season 1951-52 Season

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd


Paper inserts cut from copies of "The Rover" periodical

thom024 - Sexton

Transferred to Hammers from Luton Town in March 1953, he had learned his early soccer with Chelmsford City in the Southern League. Son of former professional boxer Archie Sexton, who fought Jock McAvoy for the British Middleweight title in 1933, Dave made his Hammers debut against Fulham in a 1-2 defeat at Upton Park on the 3 April 1953. Dave enjoyed a chequered playing career. A striker of some repute, he scored some valuable goals in his three years at the Boleyn. Moving to Leyton Orient in May 1956, he later had spells with Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace, where his playing career was ended by injury in January 1962. Dave's managerial career has since overshadowed that of his playing days. As a manager-coach he has seen service with Chelsea (twice), Orient, Fulham, Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers, Manchester United and Coventry City. He was appointed assistant to England manager Bobby Robson in July 1983, and then put in charge of the revolutionary new "Soccer School" and the Under-21 squad.

Dave Sexton