More bad news has reached us, with the passing-away of the popular Fred Davies at the age of 81.
We have written at length on here in recent weeks about Gerry Harris and Harry Hooper and now we must come to terms with the loss of a man who is widely known and respected across Midlands football and beyond.
The Liverpudlian played 173 League and cup games for Wolves and impressively bridged the gap between the trophy-filled Bert Williams and Malcolm Finlayson eras and the 1970s successes in knock-out football that largely featured Phil Parkes.
Molineux life was only part of the story, though, as Davies also played for Cardiff and Bournemouth and went on to have a career in management and coaching.
He linked up with John Bond and was in the backroom team at Norwich, Swansea, Blackpool, Birmingham and Shrewsbury before being appointed as manager at the Gay Meadow and Weymouth.
In pledging to add a full tribute to the Obituaries section of this site over the next couple of days, we also send our deepest condolences to Fred’s family and close friends.