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Tribute to John Faulkner

Popular former Luton player helped Dons to recruit Terry Brown

3 January 2018

The club was saddened to hear recently about the death of John Faulkner, who served as AFC Wimbledon's football advisor and most notably helped with the recruitment of Terry Brown.

John, who had playing spells with Cray Wanderers, Sutton United, Leeds United and Luton Town, before enjoying coaching spells with the Hatters and Norwich City, assisted AFC Wimbledon during the club's rise through the leagues.

Chief Executive Erik Samuelson said: "I first met John when he was training as a sports psychologist. He showed an interest in our club, but modestly didn't tell me about his own career until quite some time after we met. Later we asked him to help in various aspects of the Club, most notably when he was involved as an advisor in the recruitment of Terry Brown as our manager in 2007. Following that appointment, John worked alongside Terry Brown and Stuart Cash for the following three years as well as advising me on wider football matters. Subsequently, he moved on to build his sports psychology business. I was saddened to hear some time ago that he was suffering from a debilitating illness. He was a good man and is remembered fondly at the Club by everyone who worked with him."

John died on 28 December 2017 at the age of 69 after a long illness. A more detailed article on John's football career is available to read on the Luton Town official website.


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