ALBION'S new UMBRO away kit for the 2007/08 season will go on sale at the Stadium Megastore and Merry Hill club shop tomorrow (Friday) from 9am
West Bromwich Albion Football Club is an English football club that play in the Football League Championship. It was formed in 1878 by workers from Salter's Spring Works in West Bromwich (in Staffordshire, now part of the administrative county West Midlands). It is also known as West Brom, the Baggies, the Albion, or less commonly W.B.A..
West Bromwich Albion have played in blue and white striped shirts for the majority of their existence. They have had a number of different crests, many of them featuring a throstle.
However due to its various revisions and uncertain origins, the club were unable to copyright the old crest. The current crest, introduced in 2006, gave Albion the legal protection they sought.
In more formal times, Albion's "official" nickname was always The Throstles. This originated because the public house in which the team used to change in its very early days kept a pet thrush in a cage ("throstle" is an alternative name for the song thrush). The bird became something of a mascot, and soon appeared on the club crest. Well into the twentieth century, a caged throstle used to be placed beside the touchline during matches. It is said that it only used to sing if the Albion were winning.
Supporters can also purchase the new white-and-blue strip via the Baggies' online club shop
:SHIRT: Adult GBP 39.99; Junior GBP 29.99
SHORTS: from GBP 14.99
SOCKS: from GBP 5.99