Tributes to football's 'Mr Blues'

15 August 2009 01:52
Tributes have been paid to the vice-chairman of Birmingham City Football Club, who has died at the age of 92.Jack Wiseman, a former chairman of the club, who was affectionately known as "Mr Blues", died on Friday. Current chairman David Gold said he had played a pivotal role in the club's history and would be terribly missed by the club and within football. Mr Wiseman was presented with a lifetime achievement award by Birmingham City last season. 'So respected' He had been a board member of the club since 1956. His father, David "Curley" Wiseman also had a long association with the club. Birmingham City are planning to pay tribute to Jack Wiseman at their home games next week. Mr Gold said: "He was Mr Football. One of the greatest sadnesses for me is that Jack in actual fact never received a knighthood for his work in football. "Not just for his work for Birmingham City Club but for all he did in the FA. "He was so popular and so respected."

Source: BBC_Sport