40 years of FFC

Thursday 28 February 2002

FORTY YEARS OF FULHAM - Proudly sponsored by HH Associates

Wednesday 10th April 2002, 7.30pm at the Novatel Hammersmith

Fulham Football Club presents an evening with four generations of Fulham greats.

1960's - George Cohen M.B.E - Appearances 459 Goals 6
1970,s - Alan Mullery - Appearances 411 Goals 42
1980's - Tony Gale - Appearances 318 Goals 21
1990's - Simon Morgan - Appearances 372 Goals 48

Compere - Fred Callaghan - Appearances 332 Goals 12

Enjoy playing your part in a night of questions and answers, with your chance to pick the all-time Fulham XI, football discussion and all the memorable stories from the Cottage.

A must for every Fulham fan!

Package includes an executive table buffet, and bar facilities until 1am

Memorabilia raffle

Tickets on sale now

£37.50 (incl VAT) per head
Table of ten £350 (incl VAT)

GEORGE COHEN

One of Fulham's finest-ever defenders, George Cohen combined razor-sharp tackling with strength and speed. He was able to recover quickly when beaten by an opponent and loved to support the forwards attack.

George played a major role helping Fulham reach two FA Cup Semi-Finals (in 1958 and 1962) and win promotion to Division One (in 1959) but achieved world fame when he gained the 30th of 37 England caps in the World Cup Final at Wembley in 1966.

He rarely missed a match until a terrible injury received against Liverpool at the Cottage in December 1967 from which he never fully recovered. After being forced to retire from the game in March 1969, Cohen ran Fulham's youth team until 1971. Today George runs his own building and property business in the Tonbridge area and hosts his own corporate lounge on a matchday at Fulham FC.

ALAN MULLERY

A legendary Cottage figure, Mullery had a marvelous career with Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur and England, winning many honours including games for the Football League, the Engalnd Under-23 sides and 35 full caps. His finest year with Fulham came in 1975 when his inspirational captaincy led Fulham to the FA Cup Final. In recognition of this achievement, he was voted Footballer of the Year and awarded the MBE.

Alan had joined Fulham as an amateur in June 1957, becoming a first-team regular in 1959 as we clinched promotion to the First Division. He also played in the 1962 FA Cup run, and it came as a shock to the fans when he was sold to Spurs for £72,500 in March 1964. He helped them win the FA Cup in 1967, League Cup in 1971 and the UEFA Cup in 1972 before returning to the Cottage, initially on loan in March 1972, then permanently in August that year of £65,000.

After retiring in May 1976 Alan managed Brighton, Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, QPR, Brighton again, Southwick and Barnet. Today, he lives in Surrey and works as a football analyst for commercial radio and television. Alan is also a regular columnist on fulhamfc.com and is also a matchday host at Craven Cottage.

TONY GALE

Although only 24 when he moved to West Ham United for £225,000 in August 1984, Tony Gale had played 318 games for Fulham. A skilful and cultured defender, Gale was one of the best players to emerge from the juniors in the last 30 years.

He joined the Club as an apprentice in 1976 and won both England Youth honours and an Under 21 cap, having made his Fulham first team debut at just 16. Tony was unlucky not to gain full international honours as he was one of the most classy defenders in the First Division with West Ham, helping the Hammers to promotion from Division Two in 1990-91 and to Semi Finals of the League and FA Cups.

He was outstanding in Fulham's promotion side of 1981-82 where he combined effectively with Roger Brown at the heart of the Fulham rearguard. After being released by the Hammers he was snapped up by his old Fulham boss Ray Harford at Blackburn.

A week later, Tony played in the Charity Shield at Wembley and, although he played only 15 League games in 1994-95, he gained a Premier League Championship medal. He is now involved in a publishing business and is a regular analyst on commercial radio and television as well as being a regular columnist on fulhamfc.com.

SIMON MORGAN

A natural leader and true Fulham legend, Simon Morgan began his career at Leicester City. He was capped twice by England at Under 21 level against Sweden and Yugoslavia in the autumn of 1986.

In October 1990 Morgan was sold to Fulham for £100, 000. Morgan stood out in the very poor teams of the early 1990s and had the indignity of captaining the side that was relegated to the Third Division. The 1996-97 season was an excellent one for Fulham as we won promotion to Division Two under Morgan's captaincy.

Despite the arrival of Kevin Keegan and the subsequent departure of many of the promotion-winning team, Morgan retained his place in the side and was scored some key goals in the 1998-99 Division Two Championship winning season. A year after his testimonial Morgan left Fulham and is currently playing for Brighton.

YOUR MC FOR THIS EVENING - FRED CALLAGHAN

A wholehearted player who was very popular with the fans, Fred made his debut in March 1964 after the departure of Alan Mullery to Spurs. Initially a wing-half, he later became the regular left-back. His career coincided with Fulham's drop from the First to the Third Division in the late 1960's, but he played a vital role in the promotion back to Division Two in 1971.

Fred scored his most important goal at the Valley in April 1972 which ultimately sent Charlton down to the Third Division instead of Fulham. A slipped disc during the summer of 1973 virtually ended his career and he retired in May 1974. After his retirement from playing Fred held a number of management posts and worked as a scout as well as being a taxi driver. Fred now works at the Cottage as a Matchday Hospitality host, and looks after many corporate clients in the Cottage itself.