Tributes paid to gentle Bill Slater, Wolves legend who has died aged 91
A former team-mate of Bill Slater has paid tribute to a 'gentle and cultured' man.
Slater, who won three league titles at Molineux and captained the 1960 FA Cup winning side who beat Blackburn 3-0, has died aged 91.
His former team-mate Ted Farmer, who played alongside Slater in the early 1960s, has fond memories of his friend.
"Bill was a great man and footballer," Farmer said.
"He was a good friend of mine and I knew him back the 50s. I always remember him for being a gentleman, he was never hurly burly and involved in the rough stuff of football that went on everywhere.
"He was a cultured player. I remember Bobby Smith at Tottenham Hotspur fractured his ribs, but Bill never retaliated.
"He always played a cultured game. He was such a nice guy, we wondered what he was doing in football in those days.
"He will be sadly missed for all kinds of reasons. I remember his quietness in the dressing room. He wasn't an authoritative man but his authority came from his gentleness.
"Bill was such a proud man and gentleman."