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The Albion Album: 18.09.15

18 September 2015

Derek Statham 1979/80

AT a time when the Throstles were the most exciting side in the country, it’s testimony to Derek Statham’s brilliance that as many of us turned out to see him as to see the likes of Regis or Cunningham.
 
Perhaps the finest left-back the Albion has ever seen, somehow Derek Statham accumulated just three caps for England, the sort of scandal that should have brought down a government. 
 
Pictured here recovering from injury, accompanied by Bryan Robson, Peter Barnes, Gary Owen and John Deehan, even with his leg in plaster he should still have been selected for England more than he was... 

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