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“Albion News? Back to normal you say?”

Albion News rides into the distance with Ben Foster

Albion News returns on Sunday when Middlesbrough are our visitors and, after last weekend’s giant edition, things are back to normal – but no less special for all that.

Ben Foster joins us in the main interview, talking England’s future, the magic of cycling and the importance of loan football. 

With Albion’s Academy churning to top talent at a real rate of knots, we’ve a chat with youngster Nick Clayton-Phillips who met up with an Albion hero when the u18s were out in Hungary this summer. 

Tony Pulis and Darren Fletcher reflect on a similarly tough week for the Albion, reflecting on the games against Everton and Northampton and looking forward to Sunday’s clash. 

Middlesbrough go under the microscope as we give you the complete lowdown on Aitor Karanka and his side’s strong start to the campaign, despite their chastening League Cup exit at Fulham. 

On the subject of our visitors, Tony Brown selects two great Boro sides to take each other on, one from his playing days, one from the years since. 

Our big picture spread captures the essence of following the Throstles, past, present and future. 

There’s a Q&A comparison between the now and the then, matching up Gareth McAuley’s answers with those of Brendon Batson from his playing heyday.

Our feature on Albion’s captains alights on Don Howe’s spell as skipper and we look back at the day when Albion really put ourselves on the footballing map by reaching our first FA Cup final. 

We’ve a feature on our Centenary game against the mighty Ajax that includes parachuting the matchball onto the centre circle and we have a story about possibly the oldest bag in the Black Country.  

All of this and plenty more in your essential companion to the Throstles, Albion News. You know it makes sense.