• West Bromwich Albion FC:
    West Bromwich Albion FC:
    "The Hawthorns"
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  • West Bromwich Albion FC:
    West Bromwich Albion FC:
    "The Baggies"
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  • West Bromwich Albion FC:
    West Bromwich Albion FC:
    "Founder members of the Football League"
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Vlog from yesterday was entertaining go give it a watch! https://t.co/uPYR8bsu9B #bwfc #BOLWBA #WBA
@Rekeemharper8 Big future ahead of you. Don’t make the same mistake others have and stay and become a mainstay in t… https://t.co/YkhRerZTwu
West Brom considering Mings loan https://t.co/XsxBdtER6r
Sky Sports: West Brom considering Mings loan https://t.co/fciOs8do1f #albion #wbfc #baggies pic.twitter.com/9vlLe00jLH
Sky Sports: West Brom considering Mings loan https://t.co/fciOs8do1f #albion #wbfc #baggies pic.twitter.com/9vlLe00jLH
Brunty setting up the first goal was brilliant and hope it's nothing too serious injury wise. All in all, a good night. #WBA #Baggies
'Most likely destination': #wba #avfc #lufc https://t.co/MAqCgJHPxY
HITC: 'Please never play him again': Many WBA fans are slating 29-year-old's display last night… https://t.co/jjYWVJqTb9
#wbafc keen on loan deal for #bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings. If Mings does move to Hawthorns, another Tyrone -… https://t.co/eoqSybLsUO
Sweet goal from Sissoko vs West Brom #newcastle #westbrom https://t.co/qROQeopuyD
A @dwightgayle cost me a @£1000 😐�#WBAFCFpic.twitter.com/8dZwkhSuufuf
⚽️#Bolton 0-2 #WestBrom: #JayRodriguez and #SamField fire Baggies up to third. West Brom four points off leaders Le… https://t.co/Q3l7Nq8xr5
Get home safe, Baggies. Thanks for your fantastic support this evening 👏🏼#WBABpic.twitter.com/4EV48vurd8d8
skysports​.com >> West Brom interested in Gabr https://t.co/y9cTrrcNld
'Most likely destination'
"He eats, sleeps and breathes this football club as we know. That will have been a special moment for him." Darren praises goalscorer and Academy graduate Sam Field following tonight's win at Bolton... 💬 Full interview at wba.co.uk

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Football Club Background and History

Football Club and Management: West Bromwich Albion FC

Club Contact Details: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 4LF
Telephone: 0871 271 1100  

Club Nicknames: Originally known as 'The Albion,' when the club moved to its present ground - The Hawthorns - they were named 'The Throstles' - the Black Country name for thrushes which were often seen in the bushes that gave the ground its name. However their most common nickname now is 'The Baggies.' The origins of this vary and include the size of shorts worn at the time, the name of protective trousers that local factory workers wore, or after the men (with police escorts) who carried large cloth bags containing the takings on match days, around the ground to secure offices under the main stand.

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What have they won?
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Ground
The Hawthorns
Capacity
26,850
Chairman
Jeremy Peace
Manager
Alan Pardew
League
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Location: The club is currently based in West Bromwich in the West Midlands, England.

Football League: West Bromwich Albion FC

West Bromwich Albion currently play in the Premier League in England

History of Football: West Bromwich Albion FC

Origins: The club, also known as West Brom, The Baggies, The Throstles, Albion or WBA, was formed in 1878 by workers from George Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich, then in Staffordshire but now part of the West Midlands administrative county and known colloquially as The Black Country. In 1879 they called themselves West Bromwich Strollers after walking to Wednesbury to buy a ball, and renamed West Bromwich Albion in 1880 after the Albion district of West Bromwich, close to what is today Greets Green.


The club played matches at the Stoney Lane ground before moving to The Hawthorns in 1900 – the first Football League ground to be built in the 20th Century and, at 551 feet, the highest football ground above sea level in the UK. The ground was so named after being sited on the old Hawthorns Estate where hawthorn bushes had been grown in the past.

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A look at different football matches and league fixtures featuring West Bromwich Albion Football Club throughout the history of soccer, highlighting key players, managers and football facts. 

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