EXCLUSIVE: Sam Allardyce Will NOT Make Scheduled Appearance To Commemorate Duncan Edwards

Allardyce was due to be the FA representative in Priory Park for the unveiling of a blue memorial plaque in memory of Duncan Edwards.

Disgraced England Boss, Sam Allardyce, will NOT be making a scheduled appearance in Dudley this Saturday following his resignation as the manager of the national team yesterday.

The 61-year-old was due to be the Football Association’s representative at an event in Priory Park, for the unveiling of a blue plaque in memory of Duncan Edwards. But he will no longer be in attendance following his sensational departure after a sting carried out by the Daily Telegraph.

Allardyce was born on Old Park Farm estate, on the border of Sedgley, a five minute walk from the childhood home of Edwards, who lived on the Priory estate in Dudley and signed for Manchester United as a teenager. He became the youngest player to play in the Football League First Division and then the youngest England player since the Second World War before his life was tragically cut short as a result of injuries sustained in the Munich Air Crash in February 1958.

Largely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Bobby Charlton described him as "the only player that made me feel inferior". Edwards would’ve turned 80 on Saturday.

The unveiling will take place at 3pm at the Pavilion on Priory Park; the FA are now trying to find a replacement for Allardyce.

A sold out charity gala dinner is also scheduled for Saturday evening, with footballing legends including James Chambers and Bob Taylor in attendance. Funds raised on the night will be donated to charity and split equally between the Mary Stevens Hospice, Stourbridge and the James Bulger Memorial Trust, Liverpool.

Black Country Radio is broadcasting a special documentary about the life of Duncan Edwards, this Friday evening at 7 o’clock.


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