Mountain pressure on Bill Archer!


From the Evening Argus, 20th February 1997:

Albion fans must be beginning to think getting rid of chairman Bill Archer is a bit like climbing Mount Everest.

Well now the anti-Archer campaign has even reached the Sherpas of Nepal, thanks to long-serving Seagulls supporter Mel Hempleman.

The mother-of-two from Henfield, a fan since 1968, sent us this picture taken by a friend.

The mountain in the background is actually Annapurna 1, but the message is still the same.

Mel said: “I am a passionate Albion fan and a very good friend of mine was climbing the Himilayas, so I gave him a banner to take.

He had a bit of a hard time making the Sherpa understand what it was all about, but he got there in the end!”

(Thanks to Jim who supplied me with newspapers that featured this and other articles from the mid-1990s).


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