Alex Dawson – the comic strip

Albion fans would surely have been excited to see a colour photo of their swashbuckling centre-forward Alex Dawson gracing the front cover of Soccer Star magazine in June 1969.

Even though that’s a Preston shirt he was wearing, it clearly denotes the south coast club as his current side.


However, Brighton followers would be wasting their one shilling and sixpence if they were purchasing the magazine on the strength of the cover alone because sadly, there is absolutely no content on Dawson, or even the Albion side, inside the pages. As if to make up for this, the edition of Charles Buchan’s Football Monthly that month did carry a feature on Brighton’s larger-than-life striker, by way of this comic strip:



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