11 Facts About West Bromwich Albion

1. West Bromwich Albion have surprised everyone with their resurgence in the recent weeks, but it has come too late in the season.

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2. West Bromwich Albion were based in and around the centre of West Bromwich during their formative years, but moved further out of the town in 1900 when they switched to their current ground, The Hawthorns.

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3. West Bromwich 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.

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4. West Bromwich Albion finished nine points clear of second-placed Burnley and 11 points clear of Chelsea, who ended the campaign in third.

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5. West Bromwich Albion will have to move fast though as according to Mirror journalist David Anderson, QPR want to get him to extend his stay in London while Nottingham Forest and Norwich are interested in him.

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6. West Bromwich Albion currently sit in fifth place in the Championship standings, three points off the automatic promotion spaces.

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7. West Bromwich Albion are keen to tie academy product Rekeem Harper down to a new deal and have opened talks with the teenager.

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8. In the club's formative years, West Bromwich Albion were run by a seven-man playing committee, and funded by each member contributing a weekly subscription of 6d (2½p).

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9. West Bromwich Albion had spent the majority of their history in the top-flight of English football, but when the FA Premier League was founded in 1992 the club found themselves in the third tier, which had been renamed Division Two.

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10. West Bromwich Albion have a number of long-standing rivalries with other West Midlands clubs; their traditional rivals being Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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11. West Bromwich 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.

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