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Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:31 pm

I have just seen that Danny Williams has died. Now he deserves a minute's silence or applause.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby Spiritater » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:35 pm

Danny preceded Smithy. A lot of the players for the side of 74-75 were brought in in Dans last season and I think he recommended Clarkey to us also. Smithy made them all tick like a well fettled Rolls though. :D
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby tmwilson » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:41 pm

He was in charge the very first game I went to . R.I.P .Danny .
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby bellwhiff » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:52 pm

RIP.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:52 pm

How many players did Danny Williams sign that were part of out great Division 4 Championship side under Dave Smith in 1974-1975? Kevin Bird, Jim McCaffrey, Paul Matthews, Rod Arnold, Terry Eccles, John Lathan etc. I think Colin Foster, Mick Laverick and Barry Foster all came up from the youth team at this time as well.

Dave Smith added Ray Clarke and Gordon Hodgson and off we went for a tremendous four seasons from 1974-1978.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby Amberheart » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:12 pm

R.I.P Danny sad news . manager when I first started going to games with my dad in 1973
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby yorkshire stag » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:29 pm

RIP Danny Williams
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby northern stag » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:00 pm

RIP Danny, my memories are of a manager who liked his teams to attack and always played with the old fashioned wingers often 4-2-4 at home
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby SidneyOttewell » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:57 am

He was manager when I went to my first match, too. Home to Southport, October 1972. Losing 3-1, then drew 3-3. Thanks, Danny.....you got me hooked.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby west country stag » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:00 am

RIP DANNY WILLIAMS
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby tillydog123 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:15 am

RIP Danny
Yes will be always recalled as a part of MTFC history.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby yellowstagsfan » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:50 pm

R I P Danny Stags legend
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby Mr Grimsdale » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:08 pm

Rest easy Danny, my first game Boxing Day 1973 v Lincoln City, absolutely jammed onto the Quarry Lane End. 4-3 victory. As Syd says above....I was hooked.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby Bridgford Stag » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:28 pm

Sad news that.

Condolences to family.

'The best uncapped wing half in England' was the accolade given to him by sports writers of the day to the former Yorkshire miner during 15 seasons with Rotherham Utd (620 appearances). Managed Rotherham, Swindon, Sheff Weds then Mansfield Nov 1971-March1974 and then back to Swindon.

Acknowledgement to Stan Searl Mansfield Town 'A complete Record 1910-1990'

ps further looking into Stan Searl's book took me back to going to Cambridge Utd 28th April 1973 where lost 3-2. We were up twice in the game and we didn't go up to the old Div 3 (we won 2 out of the last 10 games btw) and Cambridge did.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby eggy » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:32 pm

Rest in peace Danny.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby cerfjaune » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:00 pm

When you look at the players Danny Williams signed you have to admit he had an eye for a quality player. He built the foundations of the best squad we have ever had.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby stagone1959 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:16 pm

SidneyOttewell wrote:He was manager when I went to my first match, too. Home to Southport, October 1972. Losing 3-1, then drew 3-3. Thanks, Danny.....you got me hooked.



My first match without a parent,we were top that season then slumped to eventually finish sixth after that loss at Cambridge.

Should have took the hint of what Stags were gonna put me through for the next 47 years.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:29 pm

I'm pretty sure there is some footage of the Cambridge game on You Tube. I had a look but could not find it.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby Martin Shaw » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:08 pm

RIP Danny Williams. A very good manager for the Stags.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby Martin Shaw » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:09 pm

Tippy Tappy Football wrote:I'm pretty sure there is some footage of the Cambridge game on You Tube. I had a look but could not find it.


"Four points clear as Lincoln are McCaffreyised", CHAD headline, April 1975
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:20 pm

Brilliant Martin.

What a graceful player Paul Matthews was and a fantastic diving header from Dudley Roberts.....and, of course, my all time favourite player on the wing.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby stagone1959 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:28 pm

Paul Matthews now you're talking,do people remember those metal badges you could buy with the players photo on them?I had his. I bumped into him walking towards Field Mill a few seasons ago,he's aged better than me,he must have been on a spaceship for the last 47years.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:46 am

Danny Williams signed Duncan McKenzie on loan from Forest in Jan 1973 and he scored 7 goals in 6 starts
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby Empty FC » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:55 am

Martin Shaw wrote:
Tippy Tappy Football wrote:I'm pretty sure there is some footage of the Cambridge game on You Tube. I had a look but could not find it.




Just a fleeting glimpse, but was that the legend Jack Taylor Reffing ?.
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Re: Danny Williams R.I.P. - Mansfield Town Manager 1971-1974

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:00 pm

Empty FC wrote:Just a fleeting glimpse, but was that the legend Jack Taylor Reffing ?.


Yes it was. Jack Taylor of Wolverhampton.

https://www.stagsnet.net/vintage/report ... idge73.htm

He refereed the 1974 World Cup Final between West Germany and Holland, 1966 FA Cup Final between Everton and Sheff Wed and 1971 European Cup Final between Ajax and Panathinaikos.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Taylor_(referee)
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