Happy 101st Birthday George !


County's oldest surviving former player George Haigh is 101 years of age today and the blog on behalf of all Stockport County supporters everywhere, wishes this wonderful man a very happy day!


George first played at Edgeley Park in schoolboy football in 1929 and was offered a professional contract by County when in his teens. He was on the books for four years, a regular in the 'A' team then the reserves before getting into the first  team  in October 1938.

He usually gets in a couple of County games a season after moving south to be closer to his family, occasionally delaying the journey back to enjoy a rare chance for a couple of halves of mild in a Robbies pub. 

 George  cut the ribbon on the pitch to launch the club's 125th year when they played Morecambe in January 2008 and was the star guests at the launch of the SCAN scheme just over four years ago, and all County fans cannot wait to see him at Edgeley Park again soon.

Happy Birthday George ! 

Ian Brown


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