It is with our deepest sympathy that we have to announce the death of a not so known Former Player Percy Freeman. Percy joined the Albion in 1969 and only made 3 appearances before a transfer took him to Lincoln City where he made his real name playing over 150 times scoring 64 goals. Percy started his football life with Stourbridge Town. A “battering ram” of a centre forward, Percy was strong and fearless, popular and a character amongst his fellow professionals. He made his debut away to Southampton followed by an appearance home to Arsenal, it was not until the end of the season he made his final appearance as a substitute at Goodison Park against Everton.

He had recovered from throat cancer to join the Association AGM 3 years ago and this was the last time we had had the pleasure of seeing him, he had plans to join us in March at this years meeting.

Our sincere condolences go to his wife Glynis, daughters Haidee & Leanne, son Gareth and the 4 grandchildren.

RIP Percy