STAN BROWN 1941-2018

And so we lose another of Fulham's diminishing band of players who have made at least 300 appearances for the club.

Stan was Mr Reliable, a one-club man for fifteen years, with just short of 400 appearances. In the days of logically numbered shirts, Stan Brown wore every outfield shirt from 2 to 11 with equal effectiveness. If he had been taller he would have probably played in goal too. Never one for the limelight, he swept up all over the pitch for Fulham with tireless energy, letting the gifted players put the finishing touches to his hard work. An enthusiast for football he was often the first to training even though he came all the way in from Sussex to train.

As skipper Haynes said, ’You never notice him, until you need him.’