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On this day in ’76…

“Tony Brown, the man who has given all his footballing life to Albion, scores what could be his most important goal for them.”

It’s 44 years today since the Baggies earned promotion back to the top flight at Boundary Park with John Motson on hand to provide memorable commentary for that week’s Match of the Day. 

By peculiar coincidence it was Oldham-born Tony Brown who got the all-important goal in front of thousands of travelling Albion fans as Johnny Giles’ men secured third place in Division Two on the final day of the 1975/76 season. 

Promotion to Division One was the dawn of a new era at The Hawthorns with the Baggies soon flourishing at the top end of English football and, just over two years later, plying their trade in Europe under Ron Atkinson. 

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