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Archives: West Bromwich Albion

What to Expect From Nicolas Anelka at Brazilian Club Atlético-MG

Posted on by Juan Arango
Atlético-MG

Earlier today, Atlético-MG President Alexandre Kalil announced the signing of free agent Nicolas Anelka, who recently had his contract terminated at West Bromwich Albion of the Premier League. Anelka é do Galo. — Alexandre Kalil (@alexandrekalil) April 6, 2014 A … Continue reading

Premier League Power Rankings After Gameweek 31

Posted on by Matt Covell
The team crests for this season's Premier League

The arrival of spring means many things to people. The days get longer, snow melts as the sun shines again after it’s wintery absence, flowers begin to bloom, and the English Premier League enters the business end of the season. … Continue reading

Nicolas Anelka Banned For 5 Matches For Quenelle Gesture

Posted on by Christopher Harris
nicolas-anelka-goal

West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka has been banned for five matches and fined £80,000 after a hearing by an independent panel ruled that there was a racist element to his Quenelle gesture he made after scoring a goal against … Continue reading

With Nicolas Anelka Facing a 5-Match Ban, West Brom Need a New Striker

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
pepe-mel

Pepe Mel’s West Brom debut as manager was solid if unspectacular. The Baggies drew 1-1 with Everton at the Hawthorns Monday night in a match that was more entertaining than one may have expected before the match. The Spanish manager … Continue reading

West Bromwich Albion vs Everton, Premier League Gameweek 22: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
wba-everton

West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel will make his debut today as the new boss in charge of the Baggies. However, the match has already been clouded in controversy after the club’s shirt sponsor threatened to axe their deal with … Continue reading

Shirt Sponsor Threatens to Axe West Brom Deal Over Nicolas Anelka Salute: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
nicolas-anelka-goal

West Bromwich Albion’s shirt sponsor has threatened to immediately axe their deal with the club if Nicolas Anelka plays against Everton on Monday night, according to a report by industry publication MarketingWeek. The initial controversy erupted after Anelka made the … Continue reading

Hull City Sign Shane Long From WBA, Giving Steve Bruce More Attacking Options

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
shane-long

Shane Long is now a Hull City footballer after joining the club for an undisclosed fee on a 3.5-year deal. So far this season, Hull City has turned in efficient performance after efficient performance — especially at home. Yet the … Continue reading

Is West Brom Manager Pepe Mel The Next Mauricio Pochettino or Tony Mowbray?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
pepe-mel

West Bromwich Albion should have learned from the 2008-09 season when manager Tony Mowbray had the team playing attractive football yet saw the side finish at the foot of the Premier League table. Yet now they have a manager in … Continue reading

West Bromwich Albion Appoint Pepe Mel As Head Coach to Replace Steve Clarke

Posted on by Christopher Harris
pepe-mel

West Bromwich Albion have appointed Pepe Mel as the head coach of the club, to replace Steve Clarke who was sacked almost four weeks ago. Mel has signed an 18-month contract and takes over from caretaker manager Keith Downing. The … Continue reading

Hull City On Verge of Signing West Brom Striker Shane Long for £5million

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
shane-long

Hull City are on the verge of signing West Bromwich Albion striker Shane Long on a £5million deal, according to reports in the British media tonight. The unsettled Irish striker could finally complete the transfer to Steve Bruce’s side after … Continue reading

Who Your Premier League Club Needs to Buy in the January Transfer Window

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
january-transfers

The 2013 January transfer window has opened and closes on January 31 in England, while the window stays open through Febuary 2 in Spain, France, Germany and Italy. With this season being one of the tightest Premier League races in … Continue reading

Watch ‘World Soccer Radio’, Live at 9pm ET: Tonight’s Topics: La Quenelle & Idiot Athletes Are At It Again [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
world-soccer-radio

Tonight, Nick Geber discusses La Quenelle and how idiot athletes are at it again. Nick will be joined by special guest Kartik Krishnaiyer to discuss these topics and more. Watch tonight at 9PM ET. Chime in via Twitter @worldsocceradio or call in … Continue reading

Nicolas Anelka Goal Celebration Ignites Controversy Due to Alleged Anti-Semitic Gesture

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka scored two vital goals against West Ham United today, but one of his goal celebrations has ignited a storm of controversy in France, where people are claiming the first goal celebration featured an anti-semitic … Continue reading

Watch World Soccer Radio Tonight, Live at 9pm ET: Tonight’s Topic: AVB Aftermath at Spurs [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
world-soccer-radio

Tonight, Nick Geber and Danny Page chat about the sacking of Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas, and where Spurs go from here. Plus, the duo tackle the situation at West Bromwich Albion, and whether the board of directors made the … Continue reading

Zabaleta Escapes Penalty Claim & Clarke Loses West Brom Job After Long Denied Penalty: EPL Referee Decisions

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
epl-referee-decisions

An action packed weekend in the Premier League saw 30 goals and a number of controversial refereeing decisions. Some of the key decisions and my views on them are discussed below. The first game of the weekend was Manchester City … Continue reading

West Bromwich Albion Sack Steve Clarke; Bah Humbug to WBA’s Board of Directors

Posted on by Christopher Harris
steve-clarke

Steve Clarke has been sacked as manager of West Bromwich Albion. The following is the statement from the club with my editorial comments in yellow: “West Bromwich Albion have this evening relieved Head Coach Steve Clarke of his duties and … Continue reading

Tottenham Escape Penalty Decision While Baggies Robbed of Goal: Premier League Referee Decisions, Gameweek 15

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
epl-referees

There were significantly more controversial decisions this weekend, compared to last week, so here are my opinions on some of the key decisions. In Tottenham‘s 2-1 victory at the Stadium of Light, Spurs midfielder Sandro looked to have handled the ball … Continue reading

West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa, Premier League Gameweek 12: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The Midlands derby kicks off today with West Bromwich Albion playing Aston Villa at The Hawthorns. Both clubs sit in relative safety right now near the middle of the table. If this derby can be even half as good as … Continue reading