The Throstle Club Episode Three

The Throstle Club is a programme produced by Black Country Radio Xtra and presented by Norman Bartlam and Bob Downing. It is a monthly programme which looks back on the long and proud history of West Bromwich Albion featuring interviews with former players and reminiscences from supporters of the club. The studio guest is well known Baggies man John Homer. The key interview is with former Albion player Lyndon Hughes. He talks about his early playing days as a lad in Smethwick and about his astonishing recovery from having a kidney removed – which could have ended his career in the early 1970s. Following the recent Malta v England game, we have a feature on Albion players who also played for clubs in Malta, including a look at a Floriana, a club that won the Maltese League under the inspired leadership of former Baggies man George Shaw. Special thanks go to Kenny Roberts of the Floriana media team and Maltese Albion fan Conrad Chircop of Look Back in Albion facebook page. Comradeship amongst lifelong Albion fans is a common thing, and this is exemplified by a dedicated group who have been to Fuengirola in Spain in memory of former Albion supporters; Richie Brentnall and Geoff Waters. This hour-long programme was first broadcast on Black Country Radio and is also available on the Black Country Xtra On Demand service.
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