Paul Hinshelwood dead and obituary, U’s mourn the death of former player

OMP Issue 62 – starting to take shape now 20 pages done and formatted. Would love one of the old school fans to do an article on the late Paul Hinshelwood. I have next to no recollection of him playing unfortunately…although he was the first autograph I ever got!

Millwall Football Club are saddened by the passing of former player Paul Hinshewood.

A stylish performer, Paul made a name for himself with local rivals Crystal Palace in the 1980s, playing the best part of 300 games for them during his nine years at Selhurst Park, And became the league’s 22-goal scorer. He then joined Oxford United, where he was highly regarded.

Paul will follow his father, Wally, who joined the Lions as a Millwall player in 1960, when he became the last member of George Graham to complete his monumental rebuilding plan in January 1985. Incredibly, the £1,000 fee for his move from Oxford, for such a talent, is a bit ridiculous compared to today’s transfer madness.

Paul Hinshelwood

He made his debut for the Lions in a 1-0 loss to Leyton Orient and will miss a handful of remaining games as Millwall progresses through the second division. He would go on to play 74 games in all competitions, scoring three goals in victories over Norwich City, Sheffield United and Southend United.

In September 1986, Paul signed with fellow Lions Nicky Chatterton to Colchester, where he scored six times in 81 league games and contributed a lot. A period of time followed with Dartford and Whiteleaf, first as assistant to Steve Kember and then as manager of the Surrey club.

At this sad time, everyone at Millwall would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Paul’s family and friends.

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