Millwall Football Club is saddened to hear of the passing of Jack Fisher.
The youngest of 13 children, Jack and his twin brother, George, were born on the site where the Dockers' Stand is now located in Millwall's present ground, The Den.
Both lads commenced their professional careers with Millwall, but whereas George would go on to carve an outstanding period at The Den, with over 300 games to his credit, Jack, who had to contend with his brother, but also the likes of Len Tyler, George Williams, Taffy Evans and George Bradley for a full-back role, would only appear in just three League games.
He made in debut in a 2-1 Second Division defeat at West Bromwich Albion in October 1947, and, unfortunately for Jack, his two other games for The Lions also ended in losses.
It isn't unusual to see brothers play for the same team, but more of a rarity is the sight of twins achieving the honour. However, it's more the pity that both didn't share the full-back pairing at The Den. They did appear together in Jack's final two games, but George was on the left-wing in both. Having failed to establish himself with his local club, Jack signed for Bournemouth in the close-season of 1949.
Jack's time at Dean Court saw him make 52 starts in the Football League, before he dropped into non-League football with Ramsgate and Weymouth. He became Poole Town's manager in 1971. Jack's football connection remained when his daughter, Michelle, married David Webb, the former Chelsea defender.
Jack's passing has not only severed a link to Millwall's past, but he was also The Lions' oldest living player. Everyone at Millwall would like to send their condolences to Jack's family and friends at this sad time.