I know that not everyone uses Facebook, so you probably may not have seen my latest colourisation.
It’s the 1978 team in July, just after our election into the League was announced. It’s not the official pre-season photo (which was used in programmes through the year) that was taken later, but a snap for the Press on the second day of training (according to Glen Buckley). As a result some big names are absent – either working or on holiday – including Gilly, Noel Ward (who has told us he was on holiday) and John Brown, and various reserves were drafted in.
In the picture is back row: Ian Purdie (only his left boot visible :) ), Ian Seddon, Neil Davids, Joe Hinnigan, Mark Jones, Jeff Wright, Frank Corrigan, Glyn Stevens, Mick Jones, Kevin Smart, Glen Buckley, Kenny Banks (trainer). Front row: Steve Bleasdale, Alan Crompton, John Wilkie, Ian McNeil (manager), Tommy Gore, Mick Docherty, Peter Houghton.
Mark Jones was of course a centre back, but in the absence of a keeper Ian McNeil apparently told him to put the keeper jersey on or the photo would look odd.
Hope you like it.