When Football Was Football: West Bromwich Albion
Long before West Bromwich Albion became regular members of the Premier League, they were performing stirring deeds on the playing fields of England and beyond. As founder members of the Football League, they have a rare place in the game’s folklore, with the iconic names to go with it. Billy Bassett, Jesse Pennington, Tommy Glidden, WG Richardson, Ronnie Allen, Ray Barlow, Jeff Astle, Tony Brown, Cyrille Regis, the Pearsons and the Everisses......an illustrious list, indeed. Thankfully, a club who won the League Championship almost a century ago and have also lit up the Black Country with FA Cup and League Cup triumphs, plus some conquests abroad, have been a magnet for eagle-eyed Daily Mirror photographers. Many of the superb images in this publication are previously unseen and illustrate the dramatic Baggies story.