ALBION fans rejoice – Premier League football is finally back.

For no longer will footie nuts have to stomach re-runs of Euro 96 and FA Cup finals past to get their footballing fix.

So what better time than to look back at Albion photos from The Keep archive in Falmer?

With all matches played behind closed doors, there will not be any rowdy contingent to cheer on the boys as there was in the picture below of Albion’s FA Cup win against Bath in 1960.

Another photo shows midfielder Glen Wilson shaking hands with a train guard at Brighton Station that same season – another no-no in the time of coronavirus.

Albion was always close to the left half’s heart despite being born in County Durham.

He was spotted by scouts after the Second World War while serving with the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Hampshire.

Turning professional with Albion in September 1949, Glen was a regular for the next decade. In 1958 he captained the club to the Second Division for the first time in its history.

Two years later he left for Exeter City, having made 409 league appearances for Albion in 11 years.

But his stint as player-manager in Devon did not go well and after two seasons he returned to Brighton to manage the Flying Dutchman pub in Elm Grove.

By 1966 he was back at Albion, serving as kitman, physio and coach.

In October 1973 he even briefly served as caretaker manager until Brian Clough was appointed.

But in 1986 he lost his job in a round of cuts. He later told The Argus: “After 34 years as part of the club, I was sacked in 15 seconds.”

Glen died of a heart attack in his Brighton home in 2005 after years of dedicated service to the club.

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