“Its been a difficult week in the history of West Bromwich Albion Football Club.
When a manager is relieved of his ‘command’ at The Hawthorns, it is always a sad occurrence, but when that manager is a club icon, legend even, named Darren Moore, then the very footings of the famous old stadium begin to tremor. So the fall-out as expected was a mite surreal, but life, as they say, must go on, and full credit to the interim ‘gaffer’ Jimmy Shan, for re-marshalling his ‘troops’ under the restored leadership of club captain Chris Brunt, and in the end, a comfortable victory of former Albion player Graham Potter’s very talented Swansea City side.
Witnessing the drama unfold for the association were former club favourites Des Lyttle, Gary Hackett, Micky Fudge and Joe Mayo, all ‘on duty’ in the East Stand Corporate areas both pre and post match. On the other side of the ‘Shrine’ in the Regis Suite, association President Brendon Batson OBE, welcomed to the room that bears the great mans name, Daughter Michelle and her Mother Beverley, along with Secretary Geoff Snape, Treasurer Norman Westbury, former players Ally Robertson and Adam Oliver and a contingent from the PFA.
It only remains to both congratulate Jimmy on a fine win, and wish him future success for this weeks tricky trip to Brentford, as now looks likely.”
“It was also brilliant to welcome back to The Hawthorns, former fans favourite Marc Antoine Fortune, now plying his trade at Chesterfield, and was presented pitch-side at half time, with his club cap along with Gary Hackett.”