For the first time since he was relieved of his managerial duties by the West Bromwich Albion board, “Big Dave” or Darren Moore as he is also known, returned to The Hawthorns on Saturday, as a member of our association, to first unveil the newly erected Welsh stone plinth in the East Stand memorial garden, assisted by Association Chairman Ray Wilson and Tony Brown, and then conduct a superb ‘Q and A’ session in the Richardson suite along with Nigel Quashie and Darryl Burgess.
Darren Moore Returns to The Hawthorns
However, without doubt, the big event of the day was the half-time pitch side presentation of Darren’s club cap, a presentation that has been a long time coming, presented by true Albion royalty, Michelle Regis, daughter of the late great ‘King of the Hawthorns’ Cyrille, which was a very apt ‘bringing together’ of two great Albion heroes.
Michelle and Darren then re-joined Chairman Ray Wilson, Secretary Geoff Snape, Treasurer Norman Westbury, former striker Micky Perry and Michelle’s Mum Beverly in the Regis Suite, for the remainder of the afternoon, with saw Cameo visits, as always, by Andy Johnson and Tony Brown.
The icing on the cake was perhaps another three points for the current Albion side, as they attempt a return to the Premier League under Carlos Corberan and all will be revealed in that respect in eight or nine months time.