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Archives: West Brom

West Brom to pay tribute to Jeff Astle on April 11

Posted on by Thariq Amir
Soccer - Football League Division One - West Bromwich Albion Photocall

The 11th of April boasts some intriguing Premier League fixtures but there’s one game where football will be part of a larger tribute. That fixture is at the Hawthorns and it sees West Bromwich Albion face Leicester City. The day and … Continue reading

Tony Pulis reveals clear the air talks between West Ham and West Brom over Carlton Cole

Posted on by PA Sport
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West Brom head coach Tony Pulis has revealed clear-the-air talks were held between West Ham chairman David Sullivan and Baggies counterpart Jeremy Peace following the recent collapse of a deal for Carlton Cole. Cole was poised to join Albion on … Continue reading

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Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 17

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
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The weekend’s biggest and most controversial incident was at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon. I was fortunate enough to be at the game and thought the referee had a good game until just after Manchester United equalized. Gabby Agbonlahor was … Continue reading

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 16

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
Referee Foy reacts after being hit in the face by a football during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James' Park in Newcastle

Diving has been and continues to be a problem in the modern game and it was again brought to the media’s attention this weekend after there were six diving incidents, all of which led to differing outcomes. Chelsea’s 2-0 victory … Continue reading

Premier League Tactics Corner; Analyzing West Brom’s Lack of Pressing

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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When a smaller club plays a bigger club, it isn’t rare to see the smaller club play outstanding soccer for about 10 minutes before being beaten back by the better side. This was the case when Arsenal played West Bromwich … Continue reading

Read Our Progress Report on West Brom’s Performances for October-November

Posted on by Scott J Hancox
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Burnley - The Hawthorns

Best XI Best XI is a tricky one, not because it’s a struggle to separate the close qualities in our side, more the opposite. Not a tough decision between our ball winning defensive midfielder or our creative spark. No, it … Continue reading

The Rise of English Young Gun And West Bromwich Albion Striker Saido Berahino

Posted on by Chris Moore
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West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino is quickly climbing the ranks of quality forwards in the Premier League. Berahino, born in the small landlocked African country of Burundi, has been awarded for his outstanding play this season with his first … Continue reading

Busy Summer at West Bromwich Albion Sees Several Key Transfers In and Out of Club

Posted on by Scott J Hancox
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West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Irvine came into the club under heavy scrutiny with the overwhelming initial reaction of the fans being annoyance and frustration. General consensus was that if previous head coach Pepe Mel had been given time to … Continue reading

West Bromwich Albion Announce US Preseason Summer Tour

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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West Bromwich Albion will be heading to the United States this summer for 11 days of preseason training and games where the team will be based in Sacramento, California from July 17-27. In addition to the training camp, the Baggies … Continue reading

West Bromwich Albion Name Alan Irvine Manager After Tim Sherwood Turns Down Job

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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West Bromwich Albion have named Alan Irvine as manager, to replace Pepe Mel. The former Sheffield Wednesday manager was appointed after Tim Sherwood reportedly turned down the job offer. Irvine has a 12-month rolling contract agreement with The Baggies as … Continue reading

Magilton Leads The Championship Sack Race

Posted on by Dan Trelfer

Of the 24 teams that kicked off the Championship just under a year ago, eleven now have new managers. In the majority of cases, the manager was removed due to perceived failings. Being a Championship manager is like being a … Continue reading

Championship Club Active In Loan Market

Posted on by Shakira Graham

The transfer window may be closed but Championship Teams are still active in the loan market. Deals that are struck between clubs about transfers won’t go through until Janruary 1st, 2009. Here is the latest activity in the loan market: … Continue reading

CCC Transfers As Of 18 July 2008

Posted on by Shakira Graham

Here are your updated transfers for all the CCC clubs as of 18 July, 08. Barnsley:   Out: Dwayne Mattis (released) Birmingham City In: Marcus Bent ( Charlton, undisclosed) Out: Daniel De Ridder (Wigan, free), Oliver Kapo (Wigan 2.5m) Blackpool In: … Continue reading

Goal Fest

Posted on by Christopher Harris

There were buckets of goals in the Championship this past weekend. Three matches had 3-0 scorelines (Plymouth beat Norwich, Charlton beat Cardiff, Hull beat Preston), West Brom thumped 10-man Coventry 4-0, Sheffield Wednesday lit up Southampton for five goals and … Continue reading

West Brom headed to Wembley

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Kevin Phillips scored the lone goal to put the Baggies through to the final (4-2 on aggregate). Robert Koren was the architect of the goal with a brilliant cross that Phillips headed home. Jason Koumas was the game’s most influential … Continue reading

Halfway to Wembley

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The first leg’s are over and I got things half right. Derby turned in a strong away performance to come away from St. Mary’s with a 2-1 lead. There should be no huge surprise as Derby’s away record was outstanding … Continue reading

The £60m Playoff

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The push for the Premiership kicks off, as the first legs of the Championship semi-finals take place this weekend. On Saturday, 6th place Southampton host 3rd place Derby County. Southampton will be without skipper Claus Lundekvam, who suffered ankle ligament … Continue reading

Final Matchday Preview

Posted on by Christopher Harris

All of the action in the Coca-Cola Championship takes place on Sunday with only the play-off places to be decided. A recent report from Deloitte’s Sports Business Group estimates that promotion from the Championship to the Premiership will be worth … Continue reading