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Minute's applause to be held this Saturday v Blackpool

6 September 2017

A minute’s applause will be held ahead of the Iron’s home Sky Bet League One encounter against Blackpool on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

This will be to celebrate the life of former Scunthorpe United manager Bill Green, who sadly passed away last month.

Green’s association with the Iron would begin in October 1984 when Frank Barlow brought him to the Old Show Ground as his assistant.

He would succeed the following manager Mick Buxton to take over the leadership of the club in February 1991, immediately winning the favour of the local supporters by taking the club to the play-offs.

He would do the same 12 months later as United achieved their first Wembley appearance, losing narrowly to Blackpool in the final. He left the club in January 1993 with a managerial record of 43 wins and 32 draws in 101 games, with just 26 defeats at the helm.

The former central defender was working as Senior Recruitment Officer at Southampton at the time of his sudden passing, aged 66.


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