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Jack Fairbrother, POSH Manager

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POSH manager Jack Fairbrother (standing left) pictured in the boardroom in the early 1960s with chairman Tommy Peake (seated) and club secretary Harold Pepper (standing right).

“Jack” was born John Fairbrother in Burton in 1917 and played as goalkeeper for Preston North End in 1946, joining Newcastle United the following season where he completed four seasons and played in his side’s FA Cup winning side at Wembley in 1951.

After retiring from the game, he went into management with POSH (1952-1954) and later with Coventry City (1953-1954) before returning to POSH for a second spell (1962-1964).