“The visit of Millwall to The Hawthorns, as history confirms is always a ‘tasty’ affair, and Saturday’s clash at the Shrine with the ‘Lions’ from the New Den was certainly more tasty than cultured, with the spoils shared which on balance was probably just about right.
As always it was a privilege to see our members and guests in the Regis Suite for the game, quietly stewarded by Treasurer Norman Westbury, who was joined President Brendon Batson OBE, Ally Robertson, Ally Brown and Kevin Kent, along with Local businessman Derek Spires, a great supporter of the Association. On the other side of the Hawthorns in the East stand suites, Joe Mayo, Micky Fudge and Darryl Burgess, entertained the corporate guests, pre-match and post match, also accompanying those guests on stadium tours.
Perhaps the most poignant part of the day, was the half time presentation of club caps to the relatives of two more of our ‘Hawthorns Heroes’ , 1954 Cup Final winner George Lee and 1980’s Republic of Ireland mid-fielder Tony ‘Paddy’ Grealish, with Ally Robertson doing ‘the honours’ pitchside.
Another cap, recognising the services of Sam Cox, who played twice for the ‘Baggies’ in the 1948 promotion season, has been sent to his relatives in Scotland and I think its right that we should applaud the tremendous contribution all three of ‘our heroes’ made to West Bromwich Albion Football Club, in three separate era’s.
We now look forward to the visit of Derby County on Tuesday evening and hopefully a great turn out from our members when the ‘Rams’ are in town!”