A bit belated I know, but I thought I’d share this obituary of the late Eddie Lowe from Brian Glanville in Monday’s Guardian.
The bits about his time at Fulham are particularly good.
Somehow, in his time at Villa Park, after his initial success and the three international caps, his form faded, but he regained it after being transferred for £10,000 to Fulham in 1950, where he would stay for the next 13 years, joined in time by his taller, heavier brother, the left-back Reg, who made 73 appearances between 1950 and 1953.
Though always ready to go forward, Eddie was bought to strengthen the Fulham defence, which had been conceding too many goals. He made up a successful half-back line which included Jimmy Hill. Standing 5 ft 11in and weighing a few pounds over 11 stone, Eddie may have been smaller than his brother, but he was a firm tackler. Nevertheless, he could not prevent Fulham being relegated to the Second Division in the 1951/52 season, but seven seasons later, he helped them to return to the First Division. Injury kept him out of their FA Cup run in 1958, when perhaps his presence might have helped them to mitigate the 5-3 defeat inflicted on Fulham by Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final replay at Highbury, after the teams had drawn 2-2 at Villa Park. He was, however, a member of the Fulham side which again achieved the FA Cup semi-finals four years later, though this time they were defeated by Burnley.
His last game for Fulham was a 3-3 draw in 1963 with Birmingham City at Craven Cottage, after which he became the player-manager of Notts County.
Rest in peace, Eddie.