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Albion News begins new season with Bobby Hope edition

Albion News - Watford 22.23

The first Albion News of the 2022/23 league campaign will be dedicated to Baggies legend Bobby Hope ahead of Monday night's clash with Watford.

Tributes to one of the club's all-time greats fill the opening edition of the new season, along with several new features and all the usual Albion instalments. 

Boss Steve Bruce stresses the need to build solid foundations in B71 this term in his programme notes, skipper Jake Livermore uses his column to express the squad's "excitement" ahead of their return to The Hawthorns, and our latest player feature - 'Talk us Through' - starts with Dara O'Shea detailing his footballing roots. 

Our new youth Q&A section starts with last season's Academy Player of the Season Matt Richards, as the feature aims to introduce the latest crop of talent to the club's fanbase.


Finally, the Baggies will be launching a brand new Collectors' Album in partnership with Curtis Sport for the new season. 

There are 192 stickers to collect, which include the Albion first team, Women’s, PL2 and Under 18s squads, as well as sections dedicated to our 300 club and promotion-winning campaigns of 1992/93 and 2007/08.

Fans can collect all 192 stickers by purchasing the matchday programme throughout the season.

Each Sky Bet Championship Albion News programme comes with eight free stickers, allowing you to complete your collection without having to buy a sheet of stickers. An additional eight will be included in Thursday’s Carabao Cup clash with Sheffield United at The Hawthorns.

This Monday, you can collect your first stickers which will be available inside Albion News Issue 02 (Albion v Watford), plus you can purchase the Official Collectors’ Album with the programme for a special joint price of £5.

The programmes and albums will be available to buy in the usual place from sellers in and around the ground, the Albion Club Shop and from the Curtis Sport website. 

The album can also be purchased separately from the Club Shop and the Curtis Sport website. It is available for £3.95 when purchased separately.

If you miss out on a copy, programmes are also available to buy online via

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