Each month we take a look at an
Albion ‘programme from the past’. A number of the programmes will be rarities, allowing a much wider audience to view them, perhaps for the very first time.
Hull City v West Bromwich Albion, Anglo-Scottish
Cup Group 2, Boothferry Park, Wednesday 6th August 1975
this month facing Hull
City in the Capital One Cup, our featured programme for September is from the
last cup meeting of the two sides back in August 1975.
The Anglo-Scottish Cup was a
short-lived tournament that started prior to the 1975/76 season to replace the
Texaco Cup. Sixteen English clubs and eight Scottish clubs took part in the
inaugural competition which took the shape of group stages and then a knockout
stage leading to the final. The first few seasons of the tournament saw a good
contingent of First Division clubs enter but in the final years of the
competition interest had dwindled and Third and Fourth Division sides made up
the bulk of the English entrants. The competition ended in 1980 after six
Albion entered the
competition twice, 1975/76 and 1976/77, the Baggies failing to progress past the
group stage on both occasions.
The game against
Hull saw the Baggies come up
against one of their 1968 FA Cup winning team - John Kaye - who was City manager
at the time. After drawing against Mansfield Town in their first group game
Albion travelled to Boothferry Park needing a win to give them a realistic
chance of progressing to the knockout stages and two goals from Ally Brown gave
them the desired result. However, a 2-1 defeat at Leicester City in the final
group match ended the club’s run in the competition but he Baggies ended the
season with a far greater prize - promotion to the First Division.
Boothferry Park match
Albion: John Osborne, Gordon
Nisbet, Ray Wilson, Len Cantello, Bryan Robson, Ally Robertson, John Trewick,
Ally Brown, Joe Mayo, Johnny Giles, Willie Johnston.
Scorers: Brown 2
Hull City: Eddie Blackburn,
Frank Banks, Roger Devries, Jimmy McGill, Steve Deere, David Roberts (Ken
Wagstaff), Vince Grimes, Malcolm Lord, Alf Wood, Peter Fletcher, Roy Greenwood.
The 20 page programme can
usually be bought for a couple of pounds and is easily found on dealers’ list or
View the complete programme here