I don't think it's an exageration to say there might not be a Witton Albion today if Brian hadn't done such a great job in building the team back up from rock bottom at a time when the other lot were doing their level best to obliterate us.
I once asked him what his fondest memory of his time at Witton was and he chose the Cheshire Senior Cup win over Northwich at Gresty Road in 1978. Typically he chose that not because of his part in it but because he knew how much it meant to the fans.
i was the mascot at that time and brian had a fantastic team and great passion for the way the game should be played feeling very sad today but gave us all some great memories i think all wittoners would vote that game i was their and going to school the next day was great cheers brian rip
I was there in 1978, a great night and a great manager, he will be missed by all true Wittoners.
I have been retired for 8 years now and I can confirm two things; You cannot work out how you found time to go to work and it is wonderful to be TOTALLY in charge of your life, with the wife's permission of course. Read me in the Our Town magazine.
I'm gutted to hear about the loss of Brian. A fantastic manager and a true gentleman.
Respected by all that knew him, his witton team played fantastic football.
I'm left with many Happy memories from Brian's time at the club.
Condolences to his Family & friends.
A most fitting tribute to Brian's life was the verdict of the many attendees yesterday.
Attending from his era from the Central Ground days were: Dave Griffiths, John Goryl, John Yates, John White, Alex Gibson, Stuart Burton, Brian Griffin, John Walker & Peter Henderson as well of course as his brother Robert.
In addition tributes we received from Bob Fletcher, Mark Fielding, Bob Johnston and Tony Keyes who were unable to attend have been passed on to the family along with Terry Murphys.