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Team of ’78 gather for Regis tribute

8 January 2019

Saturday’s visit of Norwich City will feature a truly legendary caps presentation to mark the first anniversary of Cyrille Regis’ passing.

Seven of Cyrille’s former team-mates from the never-to-be-forgotten Albion side of his era have organised a Hawthorns reunion to pay their own tribute to the great man. 

Tony Godden, Brendon Batson, Derek Statham, John Wile, Ally Robertson, John Trewick and Ally Brown will gather in The Regis Suite as guests of the Former Players’ Association before receiving their caps pitchside during the half-time interval. 

Cyrille’s children Michelle and Robert, and Rhodene Cunningham, niece of Laurie, will collect caps on behalf of their namesakes as The Hawthorns remembers its fallen heroes.  

Tony Brown, who was the first player to receive a cap, will also be present at The Hawthorns.

Bryan Robson, Len Cantello and Willie Johnston have sent their apologies and arrangements will be made for the trio to be presented with their caps at a future home match. 

Each cap is unique bearing the chronological number for each player in the Club’s long line of first-team appearances.


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