Filed: Friday, 14th September 2007
By: Matthew O'Greel
Former Hammer Malcolm Musgrove has passed away following a long illness.
Musgrove, who was part of the Hammers side which won the old Second Division in 1957/58 passed away at a care home in Devon earlier today. He was 74.
Lynemouth-born Musgrove was brought to London in 1954 by then-manager Ted Fenton, who signed the burly winger after he was released from national service where he had been serving with the RAF.
Muzzy made his league debut in a 3-1 defeat at Brentford in February 1954, and went on to make over 300 appearances for United before joining neighbours Orient in 1962 after he was offered a player/coach role.
However it was for his part in the Championship winning season of 1957/58 that he will be most remembered by Hammers fans; Musgrove went on to score nine times in a campaign that ended with United back in the top flight for the first time since the early 1930s.
Musgrove leaves behind a wife and son; KUMB's sincere condolences go to both.
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by Steven 'Dream' Weaver
03:45PM 29th Jul 2008
I was the Public Relations man with the Chicago Sting in the North American Soccer League the year Malcolm was the head coach. In fact we were rooomates in a flat on the near Northside of Chicago until his family was able to join him. He was a great player and a great coach and the only thing that surpassed those things about him was how wonderful of a human he was.
I wrote an article about him in a game progam and have been going through boxes in my basement trying to find it since I learned of his passing a few days ago. I would love to be able to forward it to his family once I find it. It is a sad day.''
by Roger Finn
10:58PM 17th Sep 2007
''I was saddened to hear of the departure of Malcolm Musgrove.I saw him many times.''
by james reeves
09:39AM 17th Sep 2007
''RIP Malcolm, let us hope that you are going to watch us from heaven and give us our strength throughout the season ...''
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