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West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion was founded in 1878 and were one of the founding members of the Football League. West Bromwich Albion are more commonly known as 'West Brom', and their nickname is 'The Baggies'. West Brom play their home games at 'The Hawthorns', which is in West Bromwich, about 8 kilometres north of Birmingham. The Hawthorn's capacity is 26500 and has been West Brom's home since 1900. The current manager is Tony Pulis, who has also been a Premier League manager at Stoke City and Crystal Palace. In 2013/14, Pulis won the Premier League manager of the season award after rescuing Palace from almost certain relegation.  

Saido Berahino is an exciting forward player.

'The Baggies' play in dark-blue and white striped shirts, white shorts, and white socks. No-one is 100% certain why West Brom's nickname is 'The Baggies', but here is one theory. In the early days, before the start of each game, the staff used to carry all the money from ticket sales to the club’s office. They used big cloth bags to carry all the coins, and were accompanied by police officers. When the fans saw this, they shouted ‘Here come the bag men’, which changed into ‘Here come the baggies’. Before long, ‘Baggies’ had become the club’s nickname.

Johnny Evans is an important part of the WBA defence.

West Brom have played in the Premier League for a total of 11 seasons, they have been relegated three times, in 2002-03, 2005-06 and 2008-09, and promoted to the Premier League four times, in 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2010. The highest West Brom have ever finished in the Premier League was 8th place in 2012-13, but they have won the league once, back in 1920! West Brom have also won the FA Cup five times and the League Cup once, but the last of these victories was in 1968. 

If clubs are frequently relegated and promoted, they are described as ‘yo-yo’ clubs, after the toy wheel that goes up and down on a string. 

In 2015/16, West Brom finished 14th in the Premier League after a fairly comfortable season in mid-table. West Brom’s top scorer was Venezuelan international, Salomon Rondon, with 9 Premier League goals. West Brom will be hoping for more progress this season under Tony Pulis. West Brom fans will be hoping that young England international Saido Berahino has a better season than last. If The Baggies can continue to consolidate in mid-table this season and have a cup run or two, their fans will probably be happy.

Prediction 2016/17: 11th

Key player: Salomon Rondon

Did you know.......?

West Bromwich Albion's record victory was their 12–0 league win against Darwen on 4 April 1892. This is still the biggest victory for a game in top-flight English football.

Learn about West Brom

The following activities will help you learn about West Bromwich Albion football club. 

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure of an answer, go back to the READ section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match West Brom's manager, top scorer, stadium, stadium capacity, and club colours.
Can you match the facts and figures?

Solomon Rondon is a Venezuelan international and one of WBA's key players.

The Baggies

This is West Brom's nickname.

Now you have looked at the facts and figures, it's time to go into detail. Can you answer some more detailed questions about the Baggies?


Activity 2: In this activity, there is a video guide to West Bromwich Albion. Watch the West Brom club video and learn more about the Baggies. See how much you understand by trying the activities that are after the video. The video is a little difficult to understand and is for intermediate learners and above.
Watch the video guide to West Bromwich Albion.

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haydi's picture
haydi
01/05/2017
TN
3189
points

The word 'Baggies' is probably came from the word bag, so how do you pronounce it, with /g/ like bag or with /j/ like jar?


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haydi
01/05/2017 00:49
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

The word 'Baggies' is probably came from the word bag, so how do you pronounce it, with /g/ like bag or with /j/ like jar?

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Rich
01/05/2017
ES
178
points

With a /g/ like in 'bag'. :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
01/05/2017 10:36
Spain
Liverpool
178

With a /g/ like in 'bag'. :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

haydi's picture
haydi
01/05/2017
TN
3189
points

many thanks Rich.


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haydi
01/05/2017 14:44
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

many thanks Rich.

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Caco
29/01/2017
MK
140
points

:)


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Caco
29/01/2017 15:16
Macedonia
Arsenal
140

:)

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kwesimanifest
19/07/2016
GH
3904
points

Best player is Peter odemwingi


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kwesimanifest
19/07/2016 16:06
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

Best player is Peter odemwingi

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kwesimanifest
19/07/2016
GH
3904
points

A tough team just a bit unpredictable


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kwesimanifest
19/07/2016 16:05
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

A tough team just a bit unpredictable

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kwesimanifest
19/07/2016
GH
3904
points

Am not a West Bromwich fan


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kwesimanifest
19/07/2016 14:09
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

Am not a West Bromwich fan

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assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3557
points

I think the best players are Rondon and Berahino.


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assemjuve
08/04/2016 15:32
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I think the best players are Rondon and Berahino.

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assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3557
points

They are playing in a way that is good and it is helping them to be in the mid of the table, this put them away from pressure.


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assemjuve
08/04/2016 15:31
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

They are playing in a way that is good and it is helping them to be in the mid of the table, this put them away from pressure.

nikosonris
24/03/2016
UA
2453
points

I like the way they play dead-ball situations.


nikosonris
24/03/2016 08:55
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I like the way they play dead-ball situations.

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HakanUslu1881
02/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I don't know.


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HakanUslu1881
02/03/2016 21:12
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I don't know.

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Nilufer2002
21/02/2016
AZ
42
points

WELL!!!!!


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Nilufer2002
21/02/2016 10:58
Azerbaijan
Chelsea
42

WELL!!!!!

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aragorn1986
18/01/2016
ME
3527
points

Baggies had fantastic match against Chelsea recently. They showed us once again they have strong will to survive in the toughest league..


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aragorn1986
18/01/2016 16:53
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

Baggies had fantastic match against Chelsea recently. They showed us once again they have strong will to survive in the toughest league..

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aragorn1986
07/12/2015
ME
3527
points

West Brom has always been tough team. Usually they are classified as underdogs but they are not. They have power to beat anyone they play in t-shirts that are easily recognizable. It is always a pleasure to watch their matches especially derby against Villa.


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aragorn1986
07/12/2015 13:20
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

West Brom has always been tough team. Usually they are classified as underdogs but they are not. They have power to beat anyone they play in t-shirts that are easily recognizable. It is always a pleasure to watch their matches especially derby against Villa.

nikosonris
24/11/2015
UA
2453
points

A very unpredictable team, in my opinion, usually playing defensive football, especially now with Tony Pulis who is famous for building solid defence.


nikosonris
24/11/2015 09:48
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

A very unpredictable team, in my opinion, usually playing defensive football, especially now with Tony Pulis who is famous for building solid defence.

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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015
RW
2320
points

More new words in the text.thank you


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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015 06:43
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

More new words in the text.thank you

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
25/10/2015
ME
3527
points

Interesting club from the suburb of Birmingham. Baggies..wow, I didn't know for that nickname. I've really learned loads of new words. Good team, they should stay in the Premier league.


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aragorn1986
25/10/2015 00:26
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

Interesting club from the suburb of Birmingham. Baggies..wow, I didn't know for that nickname. I've really learned loads of new words. Good team, they should stay in the Premier league.

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almirpereira
21/10/2015
BR
1315
points

It needs skill up.


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almirpereira
21/10/2015 00:18
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

It needs skill up.

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almirpereira
21/10/2015
BR
1315
points

It needs play up!!!


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almirpereira
21/10/2015 00:13
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

It needs play up!!!

Sadoss
19/10/2015
AZ
150
points

Very good


Sadoss
19/10/2015 09:16
Azerbaijan
Manchester City
150

Very good

Abdallah
26/09/2015
KW
1813
points

They will relegate this season


Abdallah
26/09/2015 14:01
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

They will relegate this season

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SajidaXI
03/07/2014
PK
0
points

West Brom will win next match


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SajidaXI
03/07/2014 18:43
Pakistan
Manchester United
0

West Brom will win next match

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Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1kwesimanifest3904
2assemjuve3557
3aragorn19863527
4haydi3189
5Alex_from_Ukraine2676
6nikosonris2453
7MUGEMANYI2320
8Ahmed Adam Mamado1974
9Abdallah1813
10HakanUslu18811761
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1Serbia23422
2Albania21085
3Ukraine19576
4Macedonia19390
5Bosnia and Herzegovina16066
6Kosovo13542
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro8140
10Azerbaijan7844
Club ranking
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1Manchester United70350
2Arsenal51106
3Liverpool48777
4Chelsea41861
5Manchester City15426
6Leicester City7626
7Tottenham Hotspur4512
8West Ham United3694
9Everton1642
10Watford1639

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Average: 4 (1 vote)

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