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George Fisher remembered on Saturday

17 September 2015

Players to wear black armbands and a minute's applause for Lions legend

On Saturday the Millwall players will be wearing black armbands and a minute's applause will be held before kick-off against Southend United in memory of former Lions full-back George Fisher who passed away recently at the age of 90.

George, who was born a stone's throw away from The (new) Den, was the last surviving member of Millwall's 1945 War Cup Final side against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

Joining his local team in 1945, he spent a decade at Cold Blow Lane, but serving in the RAF for four years meant he did not make his League debut until January 1947 (v. Manchester City).

George went on to make 315 senior appearances for Millwall, scoring four goals, before being transferred to Fulham and then on to Colchester United.

He remained a devoted Lions supporter and took part in the club's 125th anniversary celebrations in 2010.

George is survied by his twin brother Jack who made three apprearances himself for Millwall just after the war, and other members of his family are still regulars at The Den.

George Fisher's funeral, to which all are welcome, will be a Requiem Mass at 11am on Monday 28th September at St. Augustine of Canterbury, Beardsley Drive, Springfield, Chelmsford. CM1 6GQ. 
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