A Life Less Ordinary

Tuesday 29 December 2015 11:40

In Fulham's first home game since the death of Jimmy Hill at the age of 87, the award-winning official matchday programme pays tribute to the Club's former player and chairman.

Hill played nearly 300 games for Fulham, later returning to the Cottage for an eventful 10-year stint as chairman. Without his input, there may not be a Fulham Football Club today.

In the programme, key Fulham faces pay tribute to the man. We hear from Tosh Chamberlain, Fred Callaghan, Gordon Davies and John Marshall, while historian Alex White recalls Hill's time as chairman.

Chamberlain, who played alongside Hill, said: “He was a very friendly fella. We used to go to Worthing and play golf. Me, Jimmy, Johnny Haynes, Roy Bentley and Beddy Jezzard. One time we got halfway round when the rain came down in buckets. Did it lash it down! We were saturated and Jimmy got us under a tree singing, ‘we’re poor little sheep who’ve lost our way.’

“He had his whole career mapped out in his head. He knew what he wanted to do next and he was an intellectual boy. He was always into something. Just look at what he went on to do."

Other highlights in the only matchday magazine that matters - which is also available to download digitally from 12pm on Tuesday - are:

  • Captain Scott Parker looks ahead to the clash with Rotherham United
  • Main interview Luke Garbutt reflects on his time in SW6 to date
  • Ross McCormack answers some random questions in the Name Game
  • John Collins waxes lyrical on his spell in SW6
  • Les Strong pens his latest column
  • And we continue to take a walk down memory lane to the 1998/99 promotion-winning season

Priced £3.50, the 84-page publication is available from various sellers on Stevenage Road from two hours before kick-off. Or order it online from ProgrammeMaster.

For just £1.99, the programme is also available as a digital download with added video content from 12pm on Tuesday, so whether you’re at home or away, you need never be without it on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PC or Mac via Apple’s Newsstand or Pocketmags.

Or to ensure you don’t miss a single copy of the official matchday programme, purchase an annual subscription. Head here for full details.

Related Content