“Another disappointing ‘day at the office’ for Darren Moore and the team, especially after two great wins on the road at Villa Park and Loftus Road in the past week, but I’m certain most fans would have taken six points out of nine in what has been a busy week for Albion.

Unfortunately the Blades win on Saturday, has created clear daylight between the two clubs, and the Throstles will have to close the gap once again to keep in touch at the top with United, Leeds and Norwich. Next weeks clash at Elland Road has all the hallmarks of being a classic.

On Saturday Chairman Ray Wilson, was joined by Secretary Geoff Snape, former goal-keeper Jimmy Cumbes, 80’s duo Mickey Lewis and Derek Monaghan, and 90’s flying winger Wayne Fereday, who was the star man of the day, picking up his club cap during the interval. Ray Wilson also collected a cap for the late Max Murray, on behalf of the former Scottish centre forward’s family.

On the other side of the Shrine, President Brendon Batson OBE, was joined by Alistair Robertson, Darryl Burgess and Ian Hamilton in the various suites, and a welcome visit by former mid-fielder Nigel Quashie and his family, one of the match-day sponsors for the clash with the ‘Blades’. Association member Don Goodman was ‘on duty’ with Sky Television, as was Andy Johnson, on media duty with Albion Radio and of course the perennial Tony ‘Bomber’ Brown with BBC West Midlands radio.”