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Football fashion from the Fifties

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: March 30, 2014

By Dan Shaw

WBA tie

WBA tie

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WHAT was the discerning football fan wearing in the 1950s? If he was a Baggies fan he may well have sported a painted tie like this one.

We have featured a few similar ties in recent weeks. First we had Pete Hill's Albion tie celebrating their FA Cup win in 1954. Then we had Colin Corbett's Wolves tie which commemorated their winning of the FA Cup in 1949.

Now Ian Ames has emailed in this picture of his tie, to make the score 2-1 to the Albion.

The tie marks the 1949-50 season, which was the Baggies' first back in the top flight since they were relegated to the Second Division at the end of the 1937-38 season.

1949-50 saw Albion finish mid-table and their biggest game was their home tie against Wolves on March 4, 1950, when a record 60,945 crammed into the Hawthorns to see Albion legend Ronnie Allen score on his debut in a 1-1 draw. Johnny Hancocks scored for the gold and black.

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