West Bromwich Albion Football Club, also known as West Brom, The Baggies, The Throstles, or WBA, are an English Premier League association football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. The club was founded as West Bromwich Strollers in 1878 by workers from George Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich, then in Staffordshire but now part of the West Midlands administrative county. They have played their home games at The Hawthorns since 1900. Albion were one of the founding members of The Football League in 1888 and have spent the majority of their existence in the top tier of English football. They have been champions of England once, in 1919–20, but have had more success in the FA Cup, with five wins. The first came in 1888, the year the league was founded, and the most recent in 1968, their last major trophy. They also won the Football League Cup at the first attempt in 1966. From 1986 to 2002, they spent their longest ever period out of the top division. The 2011–12 season will be their sixth season in the Premier League since 2002.
The team has played in blue and white stripes for most of the club’s history. Albion have a number of long-standing rivalries with other Midlands clubs; their traditional rivals have always been Aston Villa, but more recently, their major rivalry has been with Wolverhampton Wanderers, with whom they contest the Black Country derby. Albion’s main club badge dates back to the late 1880s, when the club’s secretary Tom Smith suggested that a throstle sitting on a crossbar to be adopted for the badge. The town’s Latin motto, “Labor omnia vincit”, translates as “labour conquers all things” or “work conquers all”. We thought it would be a good idea to show baggies fans some great apps compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Official West Bromwich Albion FC by Perform Group is an ideal application for supporters to keep up to date with all the current news. Fans will be able to access the latest news, videos and live text commentary. A match countdown ticker lets you know exactly when the next match is, there are also great WBA wallpapers. With all the latest scores, fixtures, statistics and player profiles fans will have all the information they need. Available through the iTunes App Store this application is only £0.69 and contains live match stats for every game in the Premier League.
Football Fans – West Bromwich by Brighthouse Labs will give fans all the information they require. Access the latest news, scores, fixtures, tables and lots more. For £2.49/£3.99 at the App Store, this application lets the user obtain great interviews and headlines outside of football. Chat to other fans and get your opinion heard. Make sure your one of the first to know when your team has scored and show off your knowledge to your friends and fellow supporters.
WBA Official Programmes by Tri Active Media Ltd is available for £1.99 at the App Store. This application contains great WBA match-day programs even if you cannot make it to The Hawthorns you can still show your support and download a digital copy of the program and keep yourself up-to-date with the latest issue. This easy to use app allows users to order back dated issues and the latest issues available before the game. With all the latest club news, interviews and player information this is a great addition to WBA fans apps.
WBA Fan Chants & Songs by iAppMaker.com is a fun application with real football chants, by real fans, to use as your ringtone or just play through your speakers. Play out your professionally recorded and mastered chants including Albion, Albion, Albion, Baggies! Boing, Boing and The Lord’s My Shepherd for £0.69 at the App Store. Use this as an alarm, ringtone, to annoy other fans or just play it until you know all the words.
Supporters of WBA can obtain great apps on the iPhone and iPad, whether it is current news, past news or fun chants to sing along to. Do you think the Baggies are going to maintain a high position in the Premiership this season? This could be the opportunity for West Brom to achieve some success that they had in the past.