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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 November 2005, 09:18 GMT
Fulham re-name stand after Haynes
Fulham legend Johnny Haynes
Fulham will rename their Stevenage Road Stand in honour of the legendary Johnny Haynes, who died in October.

The Craven Cottage legend died after being involved in a car crash and the club have since been in discussions with fans to create a lasting tribute.

"Two suggestions that were most popular were re-naming a stand and the erection of a statue in his honour," said a statement on the club's website.

The club decided to go with the option of re-naming the stand.

The statement added: "The Stevenage Road Stand is steeped in history and as a listed building is protected by English Heritage and the club itself.

"It is also a stand that Johnny played in front of time and time again during his illustrious career so is the most appropriate of any stand to carry his name.

"A formal naming of the stand is planned along with a memorial service."

The first player to earn more than 100-per-week, Haynes was described as the David Beckham of his era.

The inside forward made 594 appearances for Fulham and won 56 England caps.

Haynes had a spell as player-manager of Fulham after Sir Bobby Robson was sacked in 1968 and during his career turned down moves to Tottenham and AC Milan.


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