Chairman to deliver message; players planning Lap of Appreciation
ALBION supporters, important things to look out for ahead of tonight's final home game of the season.
Hawthorns chairman Jeremy Peace brings another season of Premier League football at The Hawthorns to a close with an end-of-season message exclusive to tonight’s Albion News.
The Chairman reviews another eventful campaign which saw the Baggies secure a sixth successive season of top flight football with two games to spare.
He is full of praise for Head Coach Tony Pulis’s leading role in that outcome and he also brings supporters up to date on the prospects of his selling the club this summer.
Don’t forget to obtain your copy of Albion News, the club’s magazine that just happens to come out on match days - now on sale at more locations than ever. And, once again, we shall have sellers visiting some of Albion fans’ favourite haunts: the Vine pub (Roebuck Street), the Sportsman (High Street) and the newly-opened Supporters Club venue (Roebuck Lane).
There will also be sellers near the East End Foods car park and at the Cricket Club on the Birmingham Road, as well as outside Apollo 2000. If you come to the game by tram, we’ve got sellers at The Hawthorns station too.
Albion’s players are determined to claim the scalp of the champions tonight to provide a fitting Hawthorns finale for this 2014-15 campaign.
But most importantly they want to offer their thanks to Baggies fans for their support with a lap of appreciation at the final whistle.
The players will gather at the tunnel before touring all four sides of the ground to show their gratitude.
Says Head Coach Tony Pulis: "The support of the fans in these difficult times is not under-estimated – they have been fantastic and it is right we show them how much it means to us.
“Since I came to the club, they have made me very welcome and I think they have understood what we have tried to do. I’m obviously delighted that we were able to make sure we were in the Premier League again next season.
“But that’s certainly not the limit of my ambition or the club’s and I hope they come back next season excited for what might be ahead.”
And finally, there’s an important message to season-ticket holders – hold on to your season-ticket cards.
Fans seeking renewals will have the data up-loaded on their current cards rather than be given new ones as in previous years.