Over the past few months, there has been a survey conducted as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Norther Premier League. The poll was to select the top 100 players who have graced the NPL since it came into being.
The results were announced during the AGM in Blackpool on Saturday afternoon. There were a number of players selected who have adorned the Red & White Stripes for Witton Albion during that time including Goalkeeper ALAN ZELEM, midfielder GRAHAM HEATHCOTE and a defender who played over 700 games for the club namely - BRIAN PRITCHARD who was placed 27th out of the 100 chosen. What an achievement that is.
Incidentally, the player chosen as the best is currently in Moscow representing our country in the World Cup. Yes you've guessed it - JAMIE VARDY.
WITTON ALBION PLAYERS PLACINGS IN THE 100.
27 - BRIAN PRITCHARD
33 - DAVE MCPHERSON
34 - CHRIS CAMDEN
38 - IAIN HOWARD
43 - GRAHAM HEATHCOTE
47 - ALAN ZELEM
98 - JOHN COLEMAN
This really is a nonsense we can all think of a hatful of players at Albion who were better than some of those on this list e.g. Anderson , lodge grimshaw, thomas, horsfield,. Then we go onto on to other clubs Nathan Pond from fleetwood, the lad who played number 9 for Eastwood when they had success all those are better than gavin allott for example. Sorry but this was badly done and doesn't do the NPL any credit