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In Memoriam

5 May 2018

Remembering those who have passed away over the last 12 months.

As we come to the last home game of the regular season today, we will once again remember those with Scunthorpe United connections - be it players, supporters, staff or others - who have sadly passed away over the last 12 months.

We've welcomed you to submit your requests to be included for this weekend's matchday programme and will also invite all supporters in attendance to take part in a minute's applause ahead of kick-off, with the names being read out over the PA system over the course of the minute.


The club was saddened, in August 2017, to learn of the passing of former manager Bill Green at the age of 66. 

Born in Newcastle in 1950, Green began his career at Hartlepool United in 1969 where he remained for four years, playing over 130 games before nearly matching that figure with Carlisle United over the following three seasons.

He signed for West Ham United in 1976, where he would remain for two terms before moving to Peterborough for a campaign. In 1979 he signed for Chesterfield, spending four years at Saltergate. He would make 160 appearances, scoring five goals.

His final club as a player was Doncaster Rovers, before he retired from playing in 1984.

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

Green would succeed the following manager Mick Buxton to take over 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.

Since leaving the club, he managed Buxton between 1994 and 1996 before having a caretaker stint at Sheffield Wednesday in 2002.

He then turned his hand to scouting, first becoming the Chief European Scout at Wigan Athletic before moving to a similar role at Derby County.

Prior to his untimely passing, he was Head of Recruitment at Southampton.


> Remembering Angela Parker, who was a lifelong fan of the Iron and season ticket holder. Angela visited the club most days for her lunch and struck up a close bond with all the players and staff at Glanford Park. She is fondly remembered by all of us.

> I would like to celebrate the life of my late husband and his father. My husband, Ian Richard Jakeman, sadly passed away on December 22nd at the far too young age of 53, while his father, George Howard Jakeman, passed away on October 15th. Ian loved his football and he was determined to go to games, with the away fixture at Walsall his last football action. He was so close to completing the 92 league grounds, with only AFC Wimbledon, Accrington Stanley, Carlisle United, Crawley Town and Morecambe to complete.

> I would like my father to be announced on this day as he was a very proud Scunthorpe United supporter. Jonathan Windsor was 46, Scunthorpe born and he was the greatest man to ever grace this world in my eyes and will be missed by a lot of people including myself.

> Remembering SULSESC member Andy Olney, who lost his two-year battle with blood cancer in February.

> Remembering Steve Jackson, aged 56 from Darlington, who was a big Scunthorpe United fan.

Terence Johnson was a resident at Randolph House and had no family. On the day of his funeral, we took him one last time around the front of the grounds at Glanford Park.

Stewart Nelson used to be a season ticket holder in the main stand up until about 18 months ago when he had a series of health issues. When he was well he used to get a ticket, and had been thinking of getting a season ticket for 2018/19. Sadly, his illness returned and he lost the battle.

Karl Taylor was a Scunthorpe teacher who died in Hungary recently. Karl would come to a few home and away games a season since the early 1990's.

Eddy Baker was a massive Iron fan, and went to a lot of games when he was a youngster in particular.

> Remembering a keen Scunthorpe fan in Paul Coulthurst who resided in West Halton and more recently Northampton.


Eddy BAKER (70)
Malcolm FRY (66)
Bill GREEN (66)
Steve JACKSON (56)
George Howard JAKEMAN
Ian Richard JAKEMAN (53)
Stewart NELSON
Stephen ROWSON (67)
Mick STOCKS (74)
Ruth TRINGHAM (81)
Jonathan WINDSOR (46)

The Iron would also like to acknowledge and remember the 56 victims of the fire at today’s opponents Bradford City on May 11th, 1985 on the final day of the 1984-85 season.

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