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Baggie Shorts: 20.03.15

20 March 2015

News from within

WHAT'S that: You want a photo of a TV star reading Albion News? Yes, we can do that.

A plug for our U18s? Yep. That's here too.

We look back at a time when there was way too much horsing around in the build up to a big Manchester City game

And, musicians, don't go away. We need a chat...


ALBION stars of the future will be in action in Manchester tomorrow.

Baggies fans wanting to get in the mood for tomorrow's 12.45pm kick-off at the Etihad Stadium should look no further than across the road.

Our U18s are in action against their City counterparts in a Barclays Premier League play-off game on the Academy pitch.

Kick-off is at 10.30am, £3 entry. 


Speaking of which, you can't imagine Tony Pulis or U18s boss Aaron Danks having to worry about pitches this weekend.

The same couldn't be said for Alan Ashman, when his side met Joe Mercer's City in the 1970 League Cup Final.

Jeff Astle scored first for Albion only for Mike Doyle and Glyn Pardoe to ensure a victory for Manchester City.

So, after 45 years of hurt, it's finally time for us to get our excuses in. Albion fans, let's blame the pitch. And here it is, click here. 

Yes kids, that's what happens when you play a major domestic final at the home of football a few days after heavy snowfall and following a major equestrian event.


Meanwhile, here's a photo of our one-time No.9 Joe Mayo reading last week's Albion News, our magazine that happens to come out on match days. An ideal travelling accessory for those long Coach Trips, eh Joe?


We like a good tune here at Baggie Shorts.

Assistant head coach David Kemp - no relation to the Spandau Ballet brothers - did his morning work-out to some classic David Bowie ahead of training today.

And Jonas Olsson can still count Eric Clapton among his friends.

Which reminds us: we will be looking for live entertainment in the Fan Zone next season and we're looking to provide a platform for pre-match entertainment.

You don't have to be Baggies fans, but it helps.

If you want to pitch for the vacancy why not send us some examples of your work...


And finally, supporters team Boing FC will be taking on West Tomwich Albion, also run by a Baggies fan, in a friendly game this Thursday.

The two sides will meet this Thursday at the Goodrich Stadium, Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 7EH (7.30pm kick-off).

All proceeds will go to the Justice For Jeff campaign.


And on that note, we shall see you soon. 

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