DUDLEY TOWN have shared the passing of their former manager Graham Smith who oversaw one of the most successful periods in the club's history.
Smith became manager in 1981 and during his six years in the job, guided The Robins to within two divisions of the Football League after a Southern League Midland Division Championship success in 1984-85.
His Robins team also reached three cup finals. including lifting the Birmingham Senior Cup at The Hawthorns in 1985-86.
A statement on the Robins' website read: "Graham will be forever lovingly remembered by Dudley Town Football Club and we will be eternally grateful for his huge and wonderful contribution in our club's long history.
"We extend our sincerest heartfelt sympathies to all his family and friends at this difficult time.
WALSALL Wood have announced four pre season fixtures as they prepare for the start of the 2022-23 season in the Midland Football League Premier.
They will travel to Brocton a week on Saturday, July 9 then play Hinckley AFC at home on Tuesday July 12.
Away games at Paget Rangers and Sutton Coldfield Town follow on Saturday July 16 and Tuesday July 19 respectively
STAPENHILL have moved to appoint Mark Wilson as their new manager to replace Scott Wilson who left to join Heather St Johns.
Wilson (pictured) has formerly managed Borrowash Victoria, Rocester in the MFL, South Normanton and Holbrook Sports.
He will be assisted by former Gresley FC coach and manager Wayne Thornhill.
PAGET Rangers and the non league community as a whole is mourning legendary football figure Eddie Caulfield who has died.
Eddie guided Paget Rangers to promotion to the Southern League twice and won the inaugural Midland Football Alliance championship with the Bears in 1994-95. Whilst he was boss, the club also lifted the Midland Combination League Cup, West Midlands Regional League Cup and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham's Charity Cup.
Eddie also enjoyed managerial spells at Redditch United, Sutton Coldfield Town and Dudley Town but it will be his time at Paget for which he will be best remembered.
Paget chairman Matthew Dainty said: "Everyone at the club is heartbroken to learn of the passing of Eddie.
"As a child I grew up watching his super successful Paget sides of the 1990s.
"He was a great leader, a mentor to all who played under him and a superb football manager who took Paget to their highest ever league position."
Eddie also held a number of senior positions at the FA.
Below L Eddie Caulfield (left) with assistant manager Paul Edwards and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham’s Charity Cup. Pictured after beating Moor Green in the 1994/95 final and R: Eddie with the Interlink winning squad of 1994-95.
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