What Really Happened – Saturday November 1 1969 Preview

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Wolves Will Fight 8- Week Dougan Ban – Harry Miller (The Mirror Oct 30 1969)

Wolves were ready last night to challenge at legal level the eight week suspension slapped on Derek Dougan.

Chairman John Ireland, upset and controlling obvious anger, revealed this as he left the Football Association disciplinary hearing in London that banned Dougan from football for the rest of the year.

Dougan faced the loss of nearly £ 1,000 in wages and bonuses during his enforced absence as Ireland said:

“It is likely that we will be seeking the advice of solicitors. [ It’s a] restraint of trade, in that it deprives an employee of his living and an employer of his services.

To impose a sentence of this kind on the uncorroborated evidence of one linesman seems to me a poor justice”.

Wolves boss Bill McGarry described the suspension as “disgusting” :

“I’m staggered by what I can only describe as a vicious sentence. Derek has been kicked more times this season than any other player I have seen”.

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