Club News

Albion News turns Peaky Blinders for Midlands derby

12th March

Albion News brings to life the true story of The Bioletti Scandal when the Baggies welcome local rivals Blues to The Hawthorns on Saturday.

The team behind the Club's official matchday programme have unearthed the facts surrounding a match-fixing scandal that sought to corrupt the two sides more than 100 years ago.

Sound familiar? Well, it is. Brummie-born screenwriter Steven Knight may well have been influenced by the saga when he penned the latest series of the BBC smash-hit Peaky Blinders.

But did local shopkeeper Pascoe Bioletti manage to bribe Baggies skipper Jesse Pennington or Birmingham captain Frank Womack?

All will be revealed in Saturday’s Albion News, which is available at all the regular outlets for just £3.50.

Albion News also sat down with Kyle Edwards this week to discuss his flourishing career, his progression through the Club’s Academy, and playing a leading role in Slaven Bilić’s promotion push.

Kyle spoke of his ever-present smile, his current role in the team, and what his family did to help shape the young man how he is today. 

This issue also gathers the thoughts of Health, Safety and Contracts Manager Chris Harris on what the Baggies have been doing to support charity, Level Playing Field, during their ‘Weeks of Action.’