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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:33 pm 
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Sad to relate that Theo Foley passed away today, aged 83.

A right back with 9 Irish Republic international caps, he started his career at Home Farm, moving to England and joining Exeter in 1955, playing 155 games there. In 1961 he joined Northampton and played a huge role as the Cobblers moved their way up the Football League, playing 205 games before signing for Charlton in 1967.

His playing career was short there (6 games only) as he moved into coaching, first at the Valley, where my photo is taken, and then on to Millwall. Around that time he became good friends with George Graham and when Stroller took over at Arsenal in 1986, Theo was his obvious right hand man, enjoying 4 fabulous years there. Finally he went back to the Cobblers for a three-year stint until 1993.

A popular man, a very good full back, a gentleman. RIP Theo.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:58 pm 
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Sad news RIP
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:42 pm 
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I was an avid reader of football programmes, magazines and newspapers as a kid scanning the results, league tables, match reports. line-ups etc and Theo Foley has always been the name I associate with the Northampton Town team that had a meteoric rise through the league followed by an equally quick back down in the 1960s.
Theo was Assistant Manager to George Graham at Arsenal for 4 years including the famous 1988-89 title winning side that won 2-0 at Anfield in the title decider.
Yet, another name from my childhood memories gone - RIP Theo.
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