The lynchpin of Albion’s defence during 1904-05, Mickey Good was the son of a Lanarkshire coal-miner, and started out with the junior side Airdrie Hill before signing for Scottish League side Airdrieonians in August 1895. Having attracted the attention of Small Heath (later Birmingham) he joined the “Heathens” December 1896 and spent nearly three years with the Second Division club, but was never a regular in the first team and was released to join Southern League Watford in August 1899. Two seasons in Hertfordshire were followed by spells with Preston North End (signed June 1901), Bristol City (August 1902) and Reading (close season 1903) before he arrived at the Goldstone in May 1904.
A popular personality both on and off the was a dominant figure in his only season and even led the attack on one occasion, but, at the age of 31, he wasn’t retained at the end of the season.
Mickey played 29 matches for the Seagulls in 1904-05 and scored 6 goals.