Oxford United stalwart Jack Casley dies at 88

Jack Casley (right) receives a framed picture of United's former Manor Ground from the then United chairman Firoz Kassam  to mark his 42 years' service to the club

Jack Casley (right) receives a framed picture of United's former Manor Ground from the then United chairman Firoz Kassam to mark his 42 years' service to the club

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Jack Casley one of the great servants to football in Oxford, helping both Oxford United and Oxford City during close to 60 years in the game, has died at the age of 88.

He was the first professional footballer at Headington United, joining the club in 1949 after playing for home town club Torquay United. He played his first game in goal but then showed his versatility by scoring a hat-trick as centre forward in his third game.

Jack played for Headington until 1951 and retained his links with Oxford United as a scout and was responsible for bringing John Aldridge to club. In all, he gave 42 years service to United.

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5:06pm Mon 2 Jun 14

bigchet says...

jack was a football man through and through and gave all those years of service to the club and the game in general.. as a personal mate i know that many at ox fa will mourn his passing as that that sort of loyalty is rare these days.rip
jack was a football man through and through and gave all those years of service to the club and the game in general.. as a personal mate i know that many at ox fa will mourn his passing as that that sort of loyalty is rare these days.rip bigchet
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6:45pm Mon 2 Jun 14

BigAlBiker says...

I knew Jack when he worked for Rover in T Building stores, many a time we chatted about footy, a good Oxford man through and through.
I knew Jack when he worked for Rover in T Building stores, many a time we chatted about footy, a good Oxford man through and through. BigAlBiker
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7:11pm Mon 2 Jun 14

The Black Prince was off-side says...

Wonderful man and servant to the club. Had the privilege to sit next to him for the first few seasons at the kastad
Wonderful man and servant to the club. Had the privilege to sit next to him for the first few seasons at the kastad The Black Prince was off-side
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11:23am Tue 3 Jun 14

Abingdonox says...

When was that BigAl because I worked in T building in the 1970s?
When was that BigAl because I worked in T building in the 1970s? Abingdonox
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7:06pm Tue 3 Jun 14

remberingthe80s says...

One of the best. Rip will alwaysbe remembed
One of the best. Rip will alwaysbe remembed remberingthe80s
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