Sammy Cowan Likes That £2000 Figure (pictures)

November 1946

South Yorkshire Times, November 23, 1946

Sammy Cowan Likes That £2000 Figure.

£2000 is a favourite figure for Sammy Cowan, former Denaby United centre half, for that figure he was transferred to Manchester City from Doncaster Rovers, to whom he passed from the Tickhill square club, and this is a figure he will receive per annum for the “plum” football job he begins on Monday week.

A one-word telegram, “yes,” received at Maine Road on Saturday during the City’s game with Coventry City and Sammy was the manager of the club for whom he has already rendered sterling service.

Sammy was captain of the City’s cup final teams in 1933 and 1934 and was a dominating personality in which was perhaps the best period of Manchester City’s history. In 1934 he gained a cup winners medal, but Mr W. Astbury, all-time Denaby United financial secretary, told me on Tuesday that Sammy might very well have gone to Derby County.

“Sammy was signed by the Denaby manager, Mr Jim Hancock and myself during the 1922 close season,” Mr Astbury said. “He was at Bullroft and we met him as he came up the road from the pit one night. He played for us during the 1922 -3 season and obtained work at Cadeby Colliery, but about seven or eight weeks before the end of the season he happened in an accident in the pit on a Wednesday. The following day Denaby were to play Rotherham United, and David County were coming to watch him specially, Denaby felt certain that they would have transferred him before the end of the season, he was a fine, outstanding mod and could head a ball as far as some players could kick it.”:

Cowan signed for Doncaster at the end of the season and remained at Bell Vue for a couple of seasons. He is now trainer to Brighton and Hove Albion. He married a Swinton girl who was employed in a Mexborough shop.



Photo from Wikipedia:

The King presents Sam Cowan with the FA Cup in 1934

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