Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Baggies
West Bromwich Albion FC was formed in 1878. The club turned professional in 1885 and reached the FA Cup final in the following three seasons. The Baggies finally won the competition on their third attempt and the club went on to win more FA Cup trophies in later years. West Bromwich have won every domestic honour at least once and they claimed their first top flight title in 1920. The Baggies continued to challenge for further championships, finishing as league runners-up in 1925 and 1954. West Bromwich regularly finished in the top five during the 1950s and their football performances were so impressive, they were given the nickname “The Team of the Century" by the press. West Brom beat West Ham in the 1966 League Cup final and they reached another League Cup final in the following year. The Baggies reached the final for a third time in 1970, having enjoyed a successful run in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in the previous season. Although West Bromwich’s league form dwindled in the 1980s and 1990s, the Baggies reached the Premiership for the first time in 2002.
Personalised West Bromwich Football Books - Inspired Gifts
A West Bromwich Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Baggies. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this West Brom Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s West Bromwich Albion memorabilia collection.
West Bromwich Albion Football Book Coverage
This West Bromwich Football Book opens with the FA Cup semi-final win over Everton in 1907. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.
Top stories in this West Bromwich Albion Football Book include becoming Division Two Champions in 1911 and competing in the FA Cup final in 1912 and 1935. The Gift Books also report on West Brom winning the Cup in 1931, 1954, and 1968. Relive West Bromwich becoming Division One Champions in 1920, League Cup winners in 1966 and finalists in 1970. Other highlights of the West Brom Book include coverage of the club’s thrilling, high-scoring games, such as the 7-0 thrashing of Arsenal in 1922, the avalanche of goals in the 9-2 win over Manchester City in 1957, the 7-1 rout of Birmingham in 1960 and the 6-1 spanking of Coventry in 1965. The Gift Book incorporates reports on European matches, including the 4-0 win against Dynamo Bucharest in 1968. You will also find articles on the Baggies gaining promotion to the Premiership.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into the Baggies’ history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of West Bromwich memorabilia.
West Brom Memorabilia
If you are a collector of West Bromwich memorabilia or looking for other West Bromwich Albion gifts, why not consider our West Brom Calendar or West Brom Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Baggies’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for West Bromwich Albion fans. Other West Bromwich presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and special West Brom T-Shirts.
Finally – Did You Know?
- West Bromwich Albion outgrew four successive home grounds in the club’s first seven years.
- West Brom’s current ground is the Hawthorns Stadium. It stands at an altitude of 551 feet above sea level, making it the highest football ground in England.
- In 1931, West Bromwich Albion became the first club to win promotion to the First Division and the FA Cup trophy in the same season.
- West Brom won the League Cup in 1966. It was their first appearance in the competition and the last ever two-legged final.
- Albion’s club anthem is ‘The Lord’s my Shepherd’.