Albion players on World of Sport

A very, very rarely seen picture:

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The Albion team of 1975/76 lined-up for a different sort of team picture when they had a break from training and went behind the scenes at the World of Sport studio at London Weekend Television.

‘World of Sport’ was ITV’s answer to Grandstand, BBC’s flagship sports programme on Saturday afternoons. WoS ran from 1965 to 1985.

The visit was arranged by Eric Flackfield, a director of LWT who was a frequent visitor to Goldstone matches. He is seated on the right. At the studios on London’s South Bank, the party met Brian Moore, host and presenter on ITV’s On The Ball (which later evolved into ‘Saint and Greavsie) and London Weekend’s The Big Match.

The line up:

Back row (left to right): Phil Beal, Peter O’Sullivan, Glen Wilson (physiotherapist), Steve Piper, Barry Butlin, Tony Towner, Dennis Burnett, Ken Tiler, Ken Gutteridge (coach), Gerry Fell, Peter Grummitt, Joe Kinnear, Ian Mellor, Harry Wilson, Fred Binney, Andy Rollings, Robin Madden, Ernie Machin.

Front row: Brian Daykin (assistant manager), Dudley Sizen (director), Harry Bloom (vice-chairman), Mike Bamber (chairman), Peter Taylor (manager), Brian Moore, Tom Appleby (director), Eric Flackfield.

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