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Charlie Austin throws down the gauntlet as West Brom look to secure promotion from the Championship
West Brom sit second in the table, having played some stunning football this season, but its business end will call for different qualities, says striker Austin.
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Former Barcelona academy star Louie Barry could be Aston Villa's secret weapon against Liverpool
He is the only Englishman to have played in Barcelona's famous academy, he created havoc for Brendan Rodgers during lockdown and is only just old enough to drive.
Man City, Man United and Wolves face scheduling nightmare
Trying to reschedule the football calendar for next season is already proving to be a nightmare following the Covid-19 crisis. It appears some clubs may have very quick turnarounds indeed.
Sheffield Wednesday 0-3 West Brom: Charlie Austin and Matheus Pereira secure vital three points
RICHARD GIBSON AT HILLSBOROUGH: Matheus Pereira produced two sumptuous finishes to propel West Brom to within a point of Leeds at the top of the Championship
Leeds 3-0 Fulham: Patrick Bamford, Ezgjan Alioski and Jack Harrison send Whites top of Championship
DOMINIC KING AT ELLAND ROAD: The idea of ending 16 years outside the top flight is becoming ever more real after Leeds beat Fulham 3-0 at Elland Road and answered a lot of big questions.
Brentford 1-0 West Brom: Ollie Watkins strike hands Leeds chance to take Championship lead
Brentford were supposed to have said goodbye to this creaking corner of west London by now. If a 1-0 victory over West Brom represented a new beginning of the end, it wasn't a bad start.
West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson turns down new deal
The Premier League outfit have held a long-term interest in the 19-year-old and a £10m move for him collapsed during the winter transfer window. Ferguson has rejected chance to stay at West Brom.
Signed for West Brom? The most bizarre transfers to arrive at the Hawthorns [Quiz]
WBA fans have seen some comings and goings in the transfer market over the years. Whether it’s the Tony Pulis, Gary Megson or Bryan Robson eras in the hot seat; the Baggies faithful have seen an array of new signings arrive over the years at the club, with some good and some damn right bad; […]
"Wind up merchant", "Greed", "Ferguson take note" - Loads of West Brom fans unleash at "waster"
West Brom fans react as controversial ex-player Sadio Berahino reveals he supports the club and one day would like to return.
Quiz: The most obscure signings to have ever played for West Brom
West Brom are currently sitting pretty in the Championship and a return to the Premier League is looking increasingly likely under the guidance of Slaven Bilic. The Baggies’ return to English football’s top tier would be welcomed, given the size of the football club and the history that surrounds them. However, during these years there […]
Watford star, Blackburn ace: Looking at the very best one season wonders in PL history
Having retired earlier this week at the age of 31, Michu makes a pretty strong case for being the greatest one-season wonder in Premier League history. The Spaniard’s decline was a consequence of harrowing injury problems, a distinct difference from the many other players over the last 25 years to also earn that moniker in […]
Alarm bells: Dowling must ensure he avoids repeating 2019 howler at the Hawthorns - opinion
Albion need to join the party by making a few big-money purchases, but if Dowling is to do that he has to get better at finding value for money in that higher spending bracket.
Major update on West Brom starlet is surely a blessing in disguise for Slaven Bilic - opinion
West Brom set to finally lose Nathan Ferguson as reports claim Crystal Palace remain confident of signing him.
Five of the dirtiest football matches ever: Portugal-Netherlands, Dirty Leeds, and the Battle of Santiago
Pele once called football “the beautiful game”, but it isn’t always as attractive to watch as that famous line makes it out to be. Many games of football don’t adhere to that adage. Some matches are so ugly, violent and dirty that they enter the history books, gaining notoriety for their hideousness. A bit of …
90’s Football Hall of Fame: Man City’s mulleted cult hero Uwe Rosler
The latest inductee into the 90’s Football Hall of Fame is Manchester City cult hero Uwe Rosler. Back “when we were shit”, as the chant goes, Man City had a few cult heroes who were adored during the rough times before oil money transformed the club into a mega successful organisation. Alongside the likes of …
Salary caps and squad restrictions ‘imminent’ for EFL clubs
Salary caps and squad restrictions are seemingly ‘imminent’ in the EFL after clubs voted in favour of reducing the threshold required to change financial rules. The EFL are considering limiting the amount clubs in all three divisions can spend on player wages, alongside a potential limit of just 20 players per squad, with the Championship …
It’s coming home! What the fixture schedule will look when football returns in England, Italy and Spain
Even just a few weeks ago it seemed outlandish that the major football leagues in Europe could return to action anytime soon. The UK has been one of the nations worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Spain was similarly wracked by it, while Italy was the epicentre of it in Europe. As leagues were suspended …
Ron Atkinson: ‘I used to joke with Jack that I had more Irish players than he did’
Everything is bigger in Texas. Even for Big Ron and Big Jack. “One of the first things we did was get those great big JR Ewing cowboy hats,” Ron Atkinson tells The Football Faithful, chuckling at the memory of his time spent in Dallas with close friend Jack Charlton. This was July 1994 and the …
Premier League to outline plans for next season to start in mid September
Premier League officials will outline plans to start next season in mid-September to clubs in a meeting between shareholder’s this week, regardless of the outcome of the current campaign. Talks are continuing over the resumption of the suspended Premier League season with clubs set to vote on a return to close-contact training today, with hopes …
A Super Computer has predicted the final standings of the Championship (2019-20) - Leeds, Fulham and West Brom all competing for promotion
Some of these final standings might shock you...
5 EFL Championship players who could light up the Premier League
The Championship can be the perfect springboard for players heading into the Premier League, and these 5 are ready for the big time.
Premier League Transfer News: West Brom defender Allan Nyom joins La Liga side Getafe CF
The defender, who was with Leganes on loan, has now sealed a permanent move to the Spanish League.
Barcelona transfer news: England Under-16 striker Louie Barry signs from West Brom
The striker reportedly rejected offers from several European clubs.
Premier League Transfer News: Burnley trigger Jay Rodriguez's release clause
Burley are set to reunite with Jay Rodriguez after agreeing to trigger his £10 million release clause.
5 EFL Championship clubs most likely to get promoted this season
With the 2018-19 Championship campaign coming to an end soon, we take a look at five teams most likely to get promoted.
Crystal Palace signing this 19-year-old West Brom starlet would be a beneficial move for Hodgson
Why Crystal Palace are right in pursuing a deal for West Brom’s Nathan Ferguson Nathan Ferguson is expected to join Crystal Palace after his contract expires, according to Sky Sports. The 19-year-old has so far impressed at right-back for West Brom this season as they look to make a Premier League return. Ferguson has been […] More
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Why West Ham should think twice about their decision to sell 22-year-old starlet for £20m
Why West Ham should reconsider their decision to offload the promising Grady Diangana West Ham United could be selling Grady Diangana in the upcoming transfer window according to Claret and Hugh (h/t Birmingham Mail). The report suggests that West Brom are keen on securing the signing of the player. And West Ham are looking for […] More
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Crystal Palace signing this exciting 19-year-old West Brom starlet would serve them well
Why Crystal Palace must revive their interest in Nathan Ferguson According to Football.London, Crystal Palace tried to sign West Bromwich Albion youngster Nathan Ferguson during the closing stages of the January transfer window. However, the move broke down over a medical issue, putting a halt to the Eagles pursuit of the 19-year-old defender. Meanwhile, Palace […] More
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West Brom would bag a real coup by signing this versatile £9m-rated forward
Why Mislav Orsic could be a real coup for West Brom According to Express & Star, West Brom have been credited with an interest in Croatian forward Mislav Orsic, who currently plies his trade with heavyweights Dinamo Zagreb in his homeland. Baggies boss Slaven Bilic has confirmed that he is genuinely interested in completing a […] More
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West Brom shelling out £9m to sign this 5-goal ace permanently would be quite a bargain
Why West Brom must sign Matheus Pereira permanently Championship pacesetters West Bromwich Albion recently registered a thumping 5-1 win vs Swansea City and consolidated their position at the top of the league table with 45 points in 20 games. While the entire team has been a revelation under Slaven Bilic this term, one player has […] More
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These 3 players are the reason why West Brom have been the early pacesetters in the Championship – Agreed?
Three players who have shone for West Bromwich Albion so far West Bromwich Albion are enjoying an excellent season in the Championship this time around. From the get-go, the Baggies have been soaring and are currently perched firmly atop the table with 33 points in 16 games so far. With Preston North End and Leeds […] More
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West Bromwich Albion Latest News
- Fri, 26 Jun 2020 20:53:42 +0000: Brentford sink West Brom to turn up heat in Championship promotion race - West Bromwich Albion | The Guardian
The Premier League may be wrapped up but the tussle at the top of the Championship is only just getting started. Ollie Watkins scored the only goal of the game as Brentford edged out West Brom, making the league leaders look ordinary for long periods and cutting the gap to the division’s top two to five points.
Brentford were brimming with confidence after taking a first-half lead on a balmy evening but Albion were laboured for long periods and so, as it happens, it is not only Leeds who are determined to make life as painstaking as possible in the final throes of a marathon season.
Related: 'He could nutmeg a mermaid': the rise of Brentford's Saïd Benrahma | Ben Fisher
Related: 'I want total commitment': Neil Warnock plots Boro's escape plan Continue reading...
- Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:39:08 +0000: Nathan Ferguson close to Crystal Palace move after rejecting West Brom stay - West Bromwich Albion | The Guardian
- Teenage defender turns down ‘attractive offer’
- Ferguson still recovering from knee injury
Crystal Palace are getting closer to signing Nathan Ferguson after West Brom confirmed the 19-year-old defender had rejected a new contract.
Ferguson’s move to Selhurst Park in January was scuppered by a knee injury and he had surgery in February. Palace had agreed a fee of £8m but a tribunal looks set to decide the amount after Ferguson’s departure from the Hawthorns on 30 June was confirmed. Continue reading...
- Sat, 20 Jun 2020 17:54:53 +0000: West Brom reclaim top spot but cannot topple gutsy Birmingham - West Bromwich Albion | The Guardian
The quietest West Midlands derby in recent memory ended goalless as West Brom dominated possession, generated ample chances but simply could not score and Birmingham earned a resolute point. Albion returned to the top of the table on goal difference, with Leeds in action on Sunday.
“I’m disappointed with the result,” said the West Brom manager, Slaven Bilic. “I think we deserved to win. We had enough to win, again a little bit of luck, but more than that you have to perform good enough in the final third.”
Related: Marcondes and Benrahma strike late as Brentford dent Fulham promotion hopes
Hull and Middlesbrough remain in serious trouble after the Championship restarted with one home victory from 11 matches.
Related: Fan lockout may steady Leeds' nerves in run-in, believes Heckingbottom Continue reading...
- Wed, 17 Jun 2020 14:15:22 +0000: Hooray, football is starting again! But hang on, I'm dreading it ... - West Bromwich Albion | The Guardian
As the top divisions in England and Wales get under way I feel like a kid knowing Santa is coming with something wonderful – or something awful
I confess to you, my sporting brothers and sisters, that I am dreading the return of football. I keep getting stopped in the street by people assuming I share their joy. I pull happy faces for them, but I mainly feel dread. Emotionally, I have long had far too much riding on my team; lockdown afforded some blessed relief. As of this Saturday, I get back to my old, enervating normal: if West Brom lose I am far too unhappy, and if we win I go too far the other way.
A while ago I saw a hypnotherapist for some guidance on how to get back to sleep when I woke up in the middle of the night. I was experiencing everything from general disquiet to wide-eyed terror. He suggested imagining myself in my happiest place. For many this was a beach, he suggested. Not for me it wasn’t. My happy place was the footpath next to a railway line in Smethwick that I would be walking along after we had won. To put myself there is truly to be swathed in serenity, and sleep soon comes. But if it doesn’t come quickly enough, everything backfires and the whites of my eyes gleam with fear anew. Because in my happy mental place, as in the real thing, I know that football joy is only a precursor to some fresh hell sooner rather than later. By the time I have walked back to the car, the joy of the victory is already being overwhelmed by concern about the next match. And so it goes on. Continue reading...
- Wed, 13 May 2020 15:08:56 +0000: Two questions can unlock snapshot of someone's life | Adrian Chiles - West Bromwich Albion | The Guardian
I have joined my club, West Brom, in calling up our older season ticket holders to see how they are getting on. It is a fascinating and moving experience
If you haven’t already, please do familiarise yourself with the story of a 65-year-old West Bromwich Albion fan called Peter George. All his family’s efforts to bring him around from a coma had failed until they played him a compilation of music associated with our football club. Incredibly, he responded. The club’s charitable foundation then got some of his favourite players to record messages for him, and something approximating a miracle came to pass. He is back at home now.
This is only a small part of what the club has been up to. A month ago, I got a text from a fellow supporter in Sutton Coldfield. “Just had a call from the Albion to see if Neville and I are OK!” It turned out that the Albion Foundation, West Brom’s charitable arm, were calling all of the club’s season ticket holders over the age of 70. Amanda’s husband is in his 70s, and she answered the phone. As she put it: “Not sure what they’d have offered to do if I’d said we weren’t OK, but it’s the thought that counts.” Continue reading...
The West Brom News Archives can be viewed below:
- Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:57:13 +0000: West Brom open to safe standing trial - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Bromwich Albion | BBC
West Bromwich Albion say they are willing to use The Hawthorns as part of a pilot scheme for safe standing.
- Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000: Premier League fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Bromwich Albion | BBC
Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.
- Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:19:13 +0000: Stoke sign Fletcher on free transfer - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Bromwich Albion | BBC
Stoke have signed midfielder Darren Fletcher on a free transfer from West Brom on a two-year deal.
- Sun, 21 May 2017 17:50:38 +0000: Lawro's final-day predictions v rock band Royal Blood - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Bromwich Albion | BBC
BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on rock band Royal Blood in his predictions for the final day of the Premier League season.
- Sun, 21 May 2017 16:29:55 +0000: Swansea City 2-1 West Bromwich Albion - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Bromwich Albion | BBC
Fernando Llorente scores his 15th goal of the season as Swansea come back to beat West Brom at the Liberty Stadium.