Deano makes a dash

The Goldstone Wrap


This ‘Classic Headliner’ piece is from 90 Minutes magazine:

Born the son of a Swansea barber on June 21, 1964, Dean Saunders is fondly remembered locally as the man who they let go for nothing. It was John Bond’s fault, apparently. As manager of the Swans he said something about the area having no local talent, imported a squad of lower-League journeymen and off-loaded Deano to Brighton on a free transfer.

A striker of exceptional finishing and movement, Dean Saunders had a prolific first season at the Goldstone Ground in 1985/86. He powered in nineteen goals as well as scooping the ‘Player of the Season’ award. Here is the Brighton v Peterborough FA Cup Replay where Saunders gets the winner, and looks ever so pleased in the post-match interview:

However, he was a marked man the following season, played out of position on the right wing, and went sixteen matches…

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