What treasures from “B” in the programme collection await us today ?
Two from Burton, birthplace of Bass, Pedi, beer in Balti houses and seemingly all your favourite #PubMen.
I can find absolutely NOTHING about the Brewer’s match against the Saudis in THAT summer of ’76, so I can only hope The Wickingman can enlighten us as to the score, VAR controversy, the Saudi post-match party at the Coopers etc etc.
For your shilling you get 4 pages; a picture of a suave Jimmy Hill and team, team sheets, advert for Plasplugs (?), and this bit of context for the Saudi visit.
“Strange food and customs” in Coventry ? Whatever can they mean ?
30 years on, the Albion had a shiny 48 page programme for the arrival of another set of famous visitors for the biggest game in their history so far.
This time, there’s ample recognition of Burton’s contribution to the CAMRA cause;
but arguably its most famous drink is rather less controversial.
That night in 2008 Cambridge escaped with a lucky 2-2 and went on to deny Burton their inevitable League place under Clough Jnr. For a season.
This week Nigel left Burton to save the club from financial ruin. Like his dad, one of the greats.