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Window Masters
Mick Wright
Born in Northamptonshire on 16 January 1942 he first played for Newmarket Town and moved on to Northampton Town in November 1959 progressing towards the odd first team appearance in a period when the Cobblers were promoted from the Fourth Division to the First in the space of five seasons.
At 19 years of age Mick was sent on loan to King's Lynn FC and was signed by Len Richley making his debut on October 7, 1961 against Gravesend in a 1-1 draw.
It was a period when the club enjoyed FA Cup success, culminating in its only appearance in the 3rd Round of the competition.
In the 2nd Round, Mick scored the winner in a 2-1 victory at Coventry and played in the next round at Everton, where they lost 4-0 but were not disgraced.
In September 1965 Len Richley left for Bury Town, who played in what is now the Championship, and tried to persuade Mick to join him but he was settled in King's Lynn with wife Ruth. Mick had married Ruth on the morning of 13 January 1962 - and took part in the afternoon match against Bath City.
Mick worked in Lynn for Humphries, a tarpaulin manufacturer and repair company.
He made 424 consecutive appearances from 30 April 1962 to 30 November 1968.
On Wednesday 17th January 1968, he sustained a ruptured spleen playing against Corby Town. Despite a hospital operation he tried to discharge himself on the Friday so as not to miss the game the following day.
Mick took the Linnets' hot seat in April 1971 staying until 1973 the highlight of the period being a replayed FA Cup 2nd Round game which was lost 1-0 at Hereford United in front of a 12,000 gate.
He continued playing until, at 39 years, he left the Club having played 1,152 games having never been cautioned (yellow carded). He was booked once apparently but it was rescinded at end of game for some reason by the Referee.
He continued at Watton in the Anglian Combination until his 50th Birthday.
In this time he went into business as WWS Tarpaulins and was operating until retirement.
Shortly after this he had a severe stroke but is still active working with his wife in their Antiques business in King's Lynn.
He did receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from KLFM/Lynn News in January 2016 and was placed in King's Lynn Town FC's inaugural Hall of Fame.
First Lynn News Press Quote: "Wright showed a constant eagerness to have a go".
Mick's playing record
Season       App     Max   Goals     Season     App      Max    Goals
1961-62      29      40      7       1971-72     60      61      13
1962-63      48      48      10      1972-73     52      60      2
1963-64      50      50      2       1973-74     61      61      1
1964-65      62      62      1       1974-75     61      61      1
1965-66      70      70      11      1975-76     55      58      4
1966-67      81      81      14      1976-77     44      45      6
1967-68      73      73      8       1977-78     46      47      5
1968-69      62      75      7       1978-79     49      49      3
1969-70      72      73      9       1979-80     48      52      5
1970-71      74      74      4       1980-81     55      55      3

Looking at this another way -
                                    P      W      D      L      Goals
Southern League                    734    298    183    253      61
Northern Premier League             42      8     18     16       2
Eastern Professional League        114     48     32     34      18
F A Cup                             64     40      5     19      10
F A Trophy                          25     11      2     13       1
Southern League Cup                 65     26     10     29      10
NPL Cup                              2      0      1      1       0
East Anglian Cup                    59     44      5     10       8
EPFL Cup                             7      1      3      3       0
Culey Cups                          24     13      3      8       3
Norfolk Invitation Cup               8      5      1      2       3
Norfolk Primary Cup                  7      5      0      2       0
Stewart & Pat Cup                    1      0      1      0       0
                       Total      1152    499     264    389    116

Managerial record   1971 - 1973.

                                     P      W      D      L      F   A
Southern League                     79     29     23     27    111  98
FA Cup                               7      4      1      2     15   5
FA Trophy                            4      2      0      2      6   5
Southern League Cup                 10      4      2      4     15  14
East Anglian Cup                     9      3      3      3     15  11
Norfolk Primary Cup                  2      1      0      1      3   3
Culey Cup                            5      4      1      0     10   4
Easter Professional Floodlit League 10      5      3      2     17  15
EPFL Cup                             4      1      2      1      4   4
Total                              130     53     35     42    196 159 	
Despite all his games Mick only scored one hat-trick - playing for Lynn Reserves against Southend United A in the Eastern Counties League in 1962.