Jack Dunnett obituary

14 November 2019 05:51
Football club chairman who spurred Notts County to gloryJack Dunnett, who has died aged 97, was a solicitor, Labour MP and property developer who will also be remembered as a hugely successful chairman of Notts County FC – and as president of the Football League during a troubled time for the English game.Dunnett served as league president from 1981 to 1986, and again from 1988 to 1989. He was in the role at the time of the 1985 Heysel stadium disaster: before the European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus in Brussels, 39 mostly Italian fans died after Liverpool fans attacked supporters of Juventus, leading to a fatal crush. The disaster resulted in a ban on English clubs competing in Europe. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian