Football Scarf in the colours of
West Bromwich Albion
- Premium football scarf in the colours of West Bromwich Albion
- No logos, no badges, no branding - 100% unofficial
- Made in Great Britain of pure Saxony wool
- In stock - usually despatched within 24hrs
- Length: 72 inches (183 cm)
- Width: 10 inches (25 cm)
- Recorded delivery worldwide
- UK: 2 - 4 working days
- Europe: 5 - 7 working days
- Rest of the World: 5 - 10 working days
Nickname: The Baggies
Ground: The Hawthorns
- English League Champions: 1920
- English Second Tier Champions: (3) 1902, 1911, 2008
- FA Cup Winners: (5) 1888, 1892, 1931, 1954, 1968
- League Cup Winners: 1966
West Bromwich Albion. This founding member of the Football League with the brilliant name and classic home strip were once described as “the team of the century.” Back in 1954 Albion almost pulled off the first league and cup double of the 20th century, winning the FA Cup and finishing runners-up in the league.
When that Daily Mirror journalist described them as “the team of the century” he also suggested that the entire side should be selected as the England team at that year’s World Cup finals in Switzerland. The FA ignored his advice, England were knocked out in the Quarter Finals and Germany won that particular tournament – some things never change?
Baggies? Nobody is totally sure where the nickname comes from. One suggestion is that it’s a friendly mickey-take by neighbours Aston Villa in reference to the baggy leather trousers some Albion fans sported for protection while working in the iron foundries of the Black Country.
Famous fans? How about all of them? Baggies supporters were once voted the best in the Premier League by supporters of other clubs. Famous “A” listers include Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, rock royalty Eric Clapton and comedians Lenny Henry and Frank Skinner. Adrian Chiles (the grumpy face of ITV’s football coverage) is a huge fan and is often spotted in a West Brom scarf.
Legends? It has to be the late and great Jeff Astle. He notched 174 goals in ten years at The Hawthorns, scoring in every round of Albion’s 1968 cup run – including the winner against Everton in the Wembley final.