Alan Mullery is holding Albion’s one-time mascot…
…and so is Mark Lawrenson.
Why, you may ask, is Mark Lawrenson sitting holding a giant, cuddly teddy bear?
“After all the injuries I’ve had lately, any mascot is welcome,” explains the Brighton star. “I was out for ten weeks at the start of the season with severed ankle ligaments.”
Mullery is one of Mark’s greatest admirers, and Alan’s sure the kid from Preston can go to the very top.
“When I signed him I knew the lad had tremendous potential. Now people can see what I was talking about. I said he could be another Beckenbauer… and I stand by that.”
At 22, Mark is one of Britain’s rising young stars. To reach his full potential, he needs to steer clear of more serious injuries, And that’s why you’ll find him holding that teddy bear mascot down at the Goldstone!”
To read the full article of ‘Mark Lawrenson – Brighton’s Beckenbauer’ from the 1979/80 campaign, just click on the photo.