West Brom have best programme covers in football

James McMath

2 Feb 2017

Updated: 25 Jan 2023

When it comes to matchday programmes, West Brom have been killing it this season.

The Baggies have won plenty of awards for Albion News - sold to supporters at for home games at the Hawthorns.

But this season, they've taken it up a level, making their own version of classic album covers.

Oasis, Blur, The Beatles, Jay-Z and Phil Collins have all provided inspiration for the front pages.

With The Albion

Inspired by With The Beatles, this cover was used on the programme against Everton on August 20 2016.

Born in the WBA

For the lunchtime kick-off against Middlesbrough on August 28 2016, this was a parody of Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA.

Albion Value

Darren Fletcher did his best Phil Collins impression against West Ham United on September 17, recreating the cover of Face Value.

The Albion Album

Jonathan Leko channelled his inner Jay-Z to mimic the Black Album for the clash with Tottenham in October.

This Season's Model

Chris Brunt was the man behind the camera in front of the camera against Man City later in October as he posed to recreate This Year's Model by Elvis Costello.

Dark Side Of The Albion

This classy front page was used in November for the match against Burnley and, of course, recaptured the spirit of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon.


Jonas Olsson looks the part as Eric Clapton as Albion took inspiration from Backless for the December clash with Watford.

Hatful Of Goals

Later in December, The Smith's iconic cover for Hatful Of Hollow provided the basis for the programme cover against Swansea.

Definitely Merry Christmas

The December 17 issue took inspiration from Oasis' debut album Definitely Maybe. The visitors were Manchester United.

Never Mind The Buzaglos...

This one's a bit niche but will have gone down well with Albion fans of a certain vintage.

Inspired by the Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks, it refers to Tim Buzaglo, a Woking striker who scored an FA Cup hat-trick against the Baggies to cause a major Cup upset in 1991.


And here's the cover for home match against Stoke City on Saturday February, inspired by Blur's The Best Of.