We started our birthday tributes 12 months ago, so it is fitting that we finish these tribute articles with a Congratulations, on this his 65th Birthday, to one of our founders, great supporters and t...

Born 25th August 1973 in the North East. Phil Gilchrist was born in Stockton on Tees  played for two local sides Middlesbrough and Hartlepool before joining Oxford United in February 1995. Leicester C...

Congratulations to Graham on his 70th birthday. Born Sheldon 5th August 1947 this midfielder was likened to Duncan Edwards but was very unlucky with serious injuries. Graham signed from school as an a...

Born 4th August 1953  in West Bromwich, Bob became an apprentice at his home town club in November 1972 before completing professional forms in March 1973. Bob made just 10 appearances for the Albion,...

Born 29th July 1970 in Salisbury, this defender joined the Albion in March 1989 from Doncaster Rovers for £150,000. Paul Raven started as an apprentice in July 1986 before signing professional forms f...

Born the 8th July 1959 Imre Varadi joined the Albion in June 1985 for £285,000 signing from Sheffield Wednesday. Ray made 41 appearances including 2 as a substitute scoring 13 goals. He made hi...

Born 20th June 1950 in Selly Oak, Birmingham this defender joined the Albion in July 1966 signing professional forms in August 1967. Alan Merrick made 169 appearances including 13 as a substitute, sco...

Born Newark 3rd June 1970, Shane Nicholson joined the Albion from Derby County in February 1996 for £150,000. Shane started his career at Lincoln City before moving to The Rams. He played left back an...

This local born forward celebrates his 65th birthday today, 25th May. Born Tipton in 1951 Joe Mayo started his football career at Dudley Town before joining Walsall in September 1972. Joe signed for t...

Born this day, 22nd May 1976 in Smethwick Lee Hughes is the epitomy of the "local boy done good" theory. Started his football life playing for the Bustleholme and Charlemont Boys teams, who certainly ...