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Albion News|WBA v Crystal Palace on 04.03.2017 in the Premier League

Last month, photographer Adam Fradgeley joined us at the training ground as we prepared our final batch of album / programme covers for the season under the watchful eye of the BBC and with input from The Vamps. 

Albion News was busy getting stuck on the A1 at the time – don’t ask – so we left sorting it all out in the capable hands of Gez Mulholland and today’s intrepid correspondent, and first time Albion News columnist, Mr Drew Williams…

Football and music have long walked hand in hand, whether it be a rousing walkout anthem, pre-match tunes pumping around a dressing room / filtering through a player’s headphones or even those infamous FA Cup final songs (we all have one which immediately springs to mind from down the years).

Some musical-football bonds have stood the test of time – you can’t mention John Barnes without thinking of his ‘World in Motion’ rap from Italia ‘90 or reminisce on Euro ’96 without belting out ‘Three Lions’.

Personally, USA ’94 will be remembered more for Diana Ross’ missed penalty during the opening ceremony than it will be for Roberto Baggio firing over the crossbar from 12 yards in the final.

Looking closer to home, I only need to mention The Three Degrees or ‘The Liquidator’ to stir emotions.

This very programme has captured that magical relationship between the two forms perfectly this season, with Albion players replicating famous album covers from years gone by.

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