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“ROBERT would have taken one look and walked out” - that was the verdict of Margaret Faulkner the wife of former Solihull Moors manager.

“ROBERT would have taken one look and walked out” - that was the verdict of Margaret Faulkner the wife of former Solihull Moors manager.

She was speaking on the day that a bumper cheque for £2,500 raised in her husband’s name was handed over to two worthy causes - Acorns Childrens’ Hospice and the Prostate Cancer Charity.

Faulkner, an intensely private man, died in February this year aged 60 after a long battle against a disease few knew he was fighting.

“He was very unassuming - just got on with his job - he would have taken one look and walked out if he had seen what we are doing here today,” said Margaret.

“However he just loved children - he had seven grandchildren - whenever there was an appeal on the television he would always donate.”

The money was raised by supporters, friends and colleagues in less than three months and the presentation took place at the home of Solihull Moors, Damson Park, before the last game of the season.

Faulkner was the longest serving manager in non-league football, with 25 years in the hotseat at Moor Green and then its successor Solihull Moors.

His funeral was attended by over 700 mourners with well wishers including Nigel Clough, son of football legend Brian Clough and Gary Cook, executive manager at Manchester City.

“The players loved him - he was in football so long they all called him their dad,” said Margaret.

“ROBERT would have taken one look and walked out” - that was the verdict of Margaret Faulkner the wife of former Solihull Moors manager.

She was speaking on the day that a bumper cheque for £2,500 raised in her husband’s name was handed over to two worthy causes - Acorns Childrens’ Hospice and the Prostate Cancer Charity.

Faulkner, an intensely private man, died in February this year aged 60 after a long battle against a disease few knew he was fighting.

“He was very unassuming - just got on with his job - he would have taken one look and walked out if he had seen what we are doing here today,” said Margaret.

“However he just loved children - he had seven grandchildren - whenever there was an appeal on the television he would always donate.”

The money was raised by supporters, friends and colleagues in less than three months and the presentation took place at the home of Solihull Moors, Damson Park, before the last game of the season.

Faulkner was the longest serving manager in non-league football, with 25 years in the hotseat at Moor Green and then its successor Solihull Moors.

His funeral was attended by over 700 mourners with well wishers including Nigel Clough, son of football legend Brian Clough and Gary Cook, executive manager at Manchester City.

“The players loved him - he was in football so long they all called him their dad,” said Margaret.

 

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