New for 2015/16: Albion News and Full Throstle
SOMETHING'S been wrong hasn’t it? You’ve not been quite yourself. Tired, listless, with an empty feeling deep at heart?
Fear not. Just take two copies of Albion News four times a day and you’ll be right as rain in next to no time.
Yes, we’re back, with a twist.
Most clubs have just the one programme. But most clubs – actually all other clubs – aren’t West Bromwich Albion and they don’t have supporters like you. So we decided we’d give you two programmes in one.
For those of you concerned with matters current, we have your beloved Albion News filled with interviews, columnists, reports, stats, news from the Academy and a feature that younger fans are going to love – a selection of quizzes plus James Morrison playing the numbers game…
So tonight, we have….
* Chairman Jeremy Peace lies out his plans for Albion’s future.
* Tony Pulis looks to togetherness in the pursuit of progress.
* Darren Fletcher looks back at perhaps the most gruelling pre-season of his career.
* Ben Foster gets on his bike and rides.
* Rickie Lambert, James McClean and James Chester form an Albion power trio.
* Mark Harrison previews the season ahead for the Academy.
* Tommy Langford talks Baggies, boxing and Boing FC.
* Manuel Pellegrini and his men come under the microscope.
Not enough? Craving your fix of Albion folklore? Then simply turn your programme back to front and, voila, Full Throstle is waiting for you.
* Tony Brown looks back at a string of famous encounters with the Citizens and reminds us of his prowess between the sticks.
* Kevin Donovan tells us about joining the Albion, polishing a diamond and heading for Wembley Stadium.
* We’ve a pictorial trawl through past meetings with Manchester. Warning: contains gratuitous images of Somen Tchoyi.
* To celebrate 50 years of substitues, we start a season long trawl through the best – and worst Albion replacements over half a century.
* Our annus horribilis is recalled in Throstle At The Gates Of Dawn.
* We tell the story of the Albion through the books of record in The Minute Waltz.
* Stuffed birds and out of date signatures give us our introduction to A History Of The Albion In 100 Objects.
All of this and more in Albion News & Full Throstle, more than just a football programme. And we mean it because, while our cover price has gone up to £3.50, our first increase in 12 years, we will also be including money saving vouchers in each issue through the season.
You can save 50p on a beer or soft drink inside The Hawthorns before kick-off.
There’s free child admission to Dudley Zoo with a full paying adult.
You can get 50% off delivery, installation and removal of scrap appliances at Hughes.
And there’s £19.99 gym membership at mytimeactive at Pype Hayes or Hatchford Brook.
And, as if that weren’t enough, at every game this season there will be a special Albion News give away. One specially signed programme will be in circulation and if you are lucky enough to buy it, you will win Darren Fletcher’s match shirt. How’s that for a prize?
As well as the usual sales points in & around the stadium, there are new locations where you can pick up your Albion News. They are:
The Sportsman (High St), @TheVineFood (Roebuck St), the new Supporters Club (Roebuck Lane), The Hawthorns train / metro station, outside the cricket club, outside East End Foods car park, outside Hughes (formerly Apollo 2000, Birmingham Road).
If you can’t get to the games and want to subscribe to the programme, if you do so by August 21 2015, you’ll be in with a chance of winning a signed shirt! Your subscription is £72 for 24-issues, saving 50p per issue. Click here to subscribe now.
To buy single issues, click here.
And for a digital option, for iPad / iPhone, search Albion News on the App Store or Newsstand. For Android go to this link.
Albion News: more than just a football programme. If Albion is your religion, this is your hymn book. Has been for years.
You should try it.
You know it makes sense.