- Sep 29, 2007
That was the official line, but by Jimmy’s own admission it was more to do with his ‘extended social life’ in the City with some of Brighton and Hove’s more colourful characters.May have been Tony Millard or Ron Pavey, not sure, but I was at the Goldstone to talk through joining some supporters club membership (forget exactly what it was) on the day Case was transferred to Saints. I was told that it was ideal for Albion that he had been offloaded…as his legs had gone
Nobby’s shoes were very hard to fill.I wish his memory no I’ll will But he was an inferior replacement for Brian Horton who I regard as the greatest Albion player in my time as an Albion supporter
Did Horton leave before Mullery in the summer of 81 or after?Nobby’s shoes were very hard to fill.
He was certainly the driving force of that team which then was the greatest side we had ever had.
Mullery and Horton together were an incredible force of nature.
I personally don’t think Nobby was our greatest ever player, but in my view was the greatest captain and leader on the pitch we have ever had.
Genuinely, I recall being gutted, then watched him run games for them for years to come .May have been Tony Millard or Ron Pavey, not sure, but I was at the Goldstone to talk through joining some supporters club membership (forget exactly what it was) on the day Case was transferred to Saints. I was told that it was ideal for Albion that he had been offloaded…as his legs had gone
I think the amount of excellent players we were forced to sell for peanuts due to various finanacial crisises, would form a great team in their own right,Case was the ultimate centre midfielder for us, hard as nails, yet a great player. Once we (yet another financial crisis) dispensed with him, he went on to be Stains best player for 6 years. In the top flight!
It is about opinions, Nobby was great for us but IMHO Paddy, unfortunately all too briefly, took us to the next level.Cant remember For sure but think Mullery went first and then Nobby.
Bailey wanted a new leader in midfield and brought in Grealish. Decent player but not a patch on Nobby IMHO.