Date: 5th March 2008 at 4:49pm
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Former Wednesday goalscoring legend Derek Dooley has today died at the age of 78 after a long illness at his home in Norton.

Dooley was both prolific marksman for the Owls, bagging a superb 63 goals in as many games in the famous blue and white stripes, and also returned to manage the Owls for almost two years in 1971.

His career was brought to a premature end after suffering a premature end but Dooley will always be remembered as a Wednesday great, and one of the best goalscorers of his generation, and further, in the country.

And Dooley was not only loved by the blue and white half of Sheffield, but also the red and white after becoming a director and then chairman at Bramall Lane.

Vital Sheffield Wednesday would like to pass on condolences to Mr Dooley’s family and friends.

The Owls are set to hold a minutes silence for the Owls and Blades hero at this Saturday’s clash against QPR at Hillsborough, with the Blades sure to follow suit in their next home fixture.

R.I.P. Derek Dooley.