Six Degrees of Separation
OUR Six Degrees of Separation feature in Saturday’s Albion News will teach you how to connect Sebastien Pocognoli to His Holiness Tony Brown in just six short steps.
Here are a couple of them. See if you can connect the rest of the dots…
It was at Alkmaar that Pocognoli came under the leadership of the renowned LOUIS VAN GAAL, now manager at Manchester United of course. Van Gaal won the Dutch title with AZ, one of seven national championships that he has won in his career. To that you can add the Champions League, UEFA Cup, two UEFA Super Cups and the Intercontinental Cup as well as leading the Netherlands to third place in the recent World Cup. Not bad for a former gym teacher.
Even then, Van Gaal is not the most famous gym teacher in the world of football, for surely that distinction goes to the late BRIAN GLOVER, famous actor, writer, one time wrestler and the embodiment of the PE teacher when he played the role of Mr Sugden in the film “Kes”. Picturing himself as Bobby Charlton, Glover’s cameo as the frustrated footballer, commentating on his own prowess is perhaps the standout moment of the film.
And you can find out the rest in Saturday's Albion News.
The club’s very own magazine, that just happens to come out on matchdays, is now on sale at more locations than ever.
And, once again, we shall have sellers visiting some of Albion fans’ favourite haunts: the Vine pub (Roebuck Street), the Sportsman (High Street) and the newly-opened Supporters Club venue (Roebuck Lane).
There will also be sellers near the East End Foods car park and at the Cricket Club on the Birmingham Road, as well as outside Apollo 2000.
And if you come to the game by tram, there’s still no excuse not to get your copy – we’ve got sellers at The Hawthorns station too.
See, and all of this from the comfort of your favourite drinking establishment, or, ready-and-waiting for you when you step off the tram at The Hawthorns.
You know it makes sense.