“They say that it is good luck to see a Robin in your own back yard at this time of year, it is, I understand deemed to be a good omen!
Well, on Wednesday evening at The Hawthorns, a flock of Robins breezed into town, hoping to spread good will amongst the football living folk of Bristol, but unfortunately for them the Staffordshire Throstle was having ‘none of it’, and it came to pass that our friends from down the M5 corridor, returned from whence they came empty handed.
It was without doubt arguable Albion’s best performance of the season, superb entertainment, enjoyed by a packed Regus Suite, where President Brendon Batson was joined by Chairman Ray Wilson, Secretary Geoff Snape, Treasurer Norman Westbury, former players Ally Robertson, Andy Johnson, Clive, Whitehead, Tony Brown, Micky Fudge and debutant James, Morrison, now retired and part of the club’s Coaching set up. An absolute pleasure to have James on board with the Association. Brendon was on hand to resent both James and Clive Whitehead with their Association ties in the Regis, Suite before the game and Clive was one of two ‘Guests of honour’ pitchside during the interval along with former long serving goal keeper Stuart Naylor who were presented with their club caps by President Brendon Batson.
In the East stand Stuart was joined by Martyn Bennett, Darryl Burgess and Paul Raven for the usual pre match and post match activities, with Darry and Paul joining pre match tours and Executive box visits prior to kick off.
We are next back at The Hawthorns on Sunday 8th December for the visit of Swansea City, an early televised affair which precedes the Associations AGM which will be held in the, Pennington Suite after the game. “