Founded in West Bromwich, the West Bromwich Albion Football Club was established in 1878 and served as one of the founding members of The Football League in 1888. P2P4U notes that West Bromwich Albion is one of the few English clubs that can claim to have spent a majority of its existence competing in the top tier of English football. While competing at the top level West Bromwich Albion has managed to win the F.A. Cup a total of five times, the first of which was in 1888 and the last of which came 80 years later in 1968. West Bromwich Albion has also won the League Cup once in 1966 and were runners up twice, all three of which came in the same five year span from 1966 to 1970.
West Bromwich Albion F.C. currently plays in a stadium known as the Hawthornes which is located in West Bromwich. The Hawthornes was built in 1900 and has been the home to West Bromwich Albion F.C. ever since. The stadium was expanded and renovated in 2008 to increase the capacity to about 26,000 people, still well short of the capacities of the newer stadiums. Though it may be small in comparison to other stadiums the Hawthornes has plenty of history and for fans of West Bromwich Albion F.C. it is the perfect place to sit and watch football.
Throughout its history West Bromwich Albion F.C. has been known by many different nicknames including The Baggies, The Throstles and The Stripes. In the club’s early days they were primarily known as the throstles though as support grew and more fans gravitated towards West Bromwich Albion the Baggies became the most popular nickname. The Throstles nickname has its roots in the official crest of West Bromwich Albion F.C. which features a brown throstle on a white and blue striped background. If you plan on visiting the Hawthornes to watch football P2P4U recommends that you make yourself aware of the celebration that fans of West Bromwich Albion F.C. do when their club scores a goal, which requires that the fans jump up and down while chanting “boing, boing.”
P2P4U considers Aston Villa to be the primary rivals of West Bromwich Albion F.C. Every good club needs a rival to keep them on their toes year in and year out and for West Bromwich Albion F.C. the neighboring club of Aston Villa does just that. The origins of this fierce rivalry date back to the late 1880s and early 1890s when the two clubs found themselves competing with one another for the F.A. Cup on three separate occasions; two of which resulted in losses for Albion. A rivalry that has developed in more modern times is that between West Bromwich Albion F.C. and Wolverhampton Wanderers. This rivalry grew when the two teams were placed in the same division for much of the 1990s. Wolverhampton and the Spurs routinely clash in what is known as the Back Country Derby that has pitted these two local teams against one another over 150 times. As these two clubs continue to get better P2P4U net predicts that the Back Country Derby could very well evolve into one of the premier contests of the season.
West Bromwich Albion F.C. has had a few prolific scorers on its roster throughout the years, the most prolific of which is probably Tony Brown who scored 279 goals in 720 appearances with the club from 1963 to 1981. Before Tony Brown came along the record was held by Ronnie Allen who scored 234 goals in 458 appearances with West Bromwich Albion F.C. 3rd on the list is W.G. Richardson with 228 goals in 355 games. Richardson also holds the club record for most goals scored in a single season with 40. In 2011 West Bromwich Albion F.C. decided to hire a new manager to replace Roberto De Matteo and the man that they chose was Roy Hodgson. Hodgson comes to West Bromwich Albion F.C. after managing prestigious clubs such as Fulham and Liverpool, though he did not achieve much notable success with either of those two clubs. Some fans say Hodgson is the savior or Albion while others say his signing is a downgrade but P2P4U knows that only time will prove who is right.Tags: p2p4u, p2p4u net, p2p4u west bromwich albion, west bromwich albion p2p4u net
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