WBA-MAD is celebrating after recording a record-breaking 2011. After witnessing the departure of Roberto Di Matteo, the arrival of Roy Hodgson and club’s highest place Premier League finish the website attracted nearly 6.5 million hits from across the globe last year.
Using the latest news and transfer gossip, guest blogs, match reports and polls and a fan’s view report from every Albion game, plus the ever-popular Baggies Banter message board, the website has quickly turned into one of the most popular for West Brom fans on the internet.
Iain Bate, WBA-MAD Editor, said the success of the site is down to the friendly-nature of its users. “When I took over the site in late 2007 there was hardly any interaction. Now, we’ve built one of the most popular forums for Albion fans to discuss everything that’s good and bad about the Baggies. Everybody is welcomed with open arms. Long may it continue!”
Attracting forum members from America, Thailand and even China, users of the website arrange regular Baggie Barge trips where raffles are completed and charitable donations made to local good-will causes. Money for a season ticket for a disabled fan, and her carer, has also been raised from the generosity of users in the past.