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Doug Wragg

Postby Dan » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:13 pm

This is for the older generation! Doug played for us in the 1960-1961 season. He passed away on Monday after having a stroke then Covid, he was 86. RIP Doug.
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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby bellwhiff » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:20 pm

RIP
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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby oldweststander » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:27 pm

I remember him well, a right winger I think?

One of the black and white stags.
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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby young vanish » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:44 pm

I remember him too, R.I.P. Did he live locally?
Socially isolated, good 'n' proper.
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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby Wilfred » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:52 pm

Played in the same team as Stringy, Waggy and Butch Phillips.

Brought back memories of Butch's unusual pre match warm up exercises.

RIP Dougie.
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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby cerfjaune » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:39 pm

I remember Dougie quite well, and his bald head. (Or is my memory playing tricks with me?)
I also seem to remember that at one time he’d played for West Ham.
Something tells me he left us for Chesterfield; that was a time when relationships were less strained and more civilised.
I’m sure that not long afterwards he was in quite a serious road accident which more or less finished his career.

I stand to be corrected on all these points!


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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby STAGS FOR LIFE » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:46 pm

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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby HU7stag » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:49 pm

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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby Herts Stag » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:59 pm

AS soon as I saw the name, I remembered what he looked like. RIP Doug.
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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby Son Of Sherwood » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:05 pm

RIP
Endeavoring to persevere since 1965 (8-1 home win against QPR)

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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby yorkshire stag » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:43 pm

R.I.P. sir
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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby Dan » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:55 pm

cerfjaune wrote:I remember Dougie quite well, and his bald head. (Or is my memory playing tricks with me?)
I also seem to remember that at one time he’d played for West Ham.
Something tells me he left us for Chesterfield; that was a time when relationships were less strained and more civilised.
I’m sure that not long afterwards he was in quite a serious road accident which more or less finished his career.

I stand to be corrected on all these points!


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Spot on with everything mate. He lived in Carlton.
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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby oldnic » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:36 pm

Good memories of Doug Wragg, in a quality team. Brian Phillips a big fella.
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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby part time pete » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:21 am

He is a goal scorer in this report

https://www.stagsnet.net/vintage/reports/blyth60.htm

Also he scored twice in a 2-0 win at Exeter.
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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby Curry 9 Brace 7 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:23 am

I have fond memories of Doug . Dad used to take me down to the front and I just remember this bald headed chap in his black and white kit , number 7, whizzing up and down the touchline. I was only 8. Thanks for the memories Doug.
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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby mansfield59er » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:37 pm

I can remember Doug from my early days of supporting the Stags.R.I.P.Doug.
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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby Stringy » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:42 am

R.I.P. Doug.

Doug's face has brought back a memory that I never had a proper answer to

Does anyone know of an ex-Stags footballer that used to live on Pump Hollow Lane on the corner between the bridge and the field? Probably of similar age.

I remember there was an old bloke who when we were kids told us as we were heading to the field for a kickabout that he was once a prolific goalscorer for the Stags.

Fabrication or truth? Any ideas?
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Re: Doug Wragg

Postby Dan » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:21 pm

https://chesterfield-fc.co.uk/club-news/doug-wragg

We were saddened to learn of the passing of former player Doug Wragg. Club historian Stuart Basson pays this tribute to him…

Nottingham-born Doug began his professional football career with West Ham United, although he had to abandon a promising trajectory as an amateur boxer in order to do so. He joined the Hammers in 1953 but had to wait until the end of National Service in 1955 to take up full-time training, and he came to play 16 times for the East London side in a career that spanned seven years.

In 1960 he was transferred to Mansfield and he flourished back in his home county; in his season and a bit at Field Mill, he netted 13 times in 46 league appearances. The popular winger was respected as a trier by supporters, who were disappointed to see him leave for Rochdale in the summer of 1961.

Doug’s three years as a regular at Spotland included an unlikely career highlight, for a player at a club in Division Four – a Football League Cup final appearance. On paper at least, these were the most consistent days of his career, and he went on to make 103 league appearances for ‘Dale, scoring 15 goals.

He moved to Chesterfield in the close season of 1964 to start as the first-choice left-winger but was carried off injured after 27 minutes of a 5-1 defeat at Notts County in September. Before he could reclaim a place he was further injured in the car crash that claimed the life of centre-forward Ralph Hunt, in December. It would be March 1965 before he made the first team again; from his return the struggling team embarked on a run of six straight wins to climb to mid-table safety before he lost his place again, to the emerging Tony Moore.

Doug left Chesterfield for Midland League Grantham after one season and later found work at a Nottinghamshire factory that made seat covers for the motor trade. We offer our condolences to Doug’s family and friends.
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