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Ronald Koeman was a laughing stock when he left Everton but now he's in line for Barcelona job
When Ronald Koeman was shown the door at Goodison Park back in October 2017, it was difficult to imagine a route back to the top for the Dutchman, but now he is a Barcelona candidate.
West Brom could sell Nathan Ferguson in January to avoid losing defender on the cheap next summer
West Brom fear they may have to cash in on Nathan Ferguson in January to avoid losing him for minimal compensation next summer. The right back's current deal expires at the end of the season.
Premier League report cards: Liverpool top the class while Tottenham get grade F
With the arrival of the international break, it's time to assess how each team's season has played out so far. Sportsmail grades each team while picking a star pupil and a class dunce.
Manchester United and Arsenal among sides tracking West Brom's Jovan Malcom
Malcolm scored four goals for the Baggies in last weekend's clash against Liverpool Under 18s taking the forward's tally to seven in five and West Brom could face a battle to keep hold of the forward.
Leeds United 2-1 Blackburn Rovers: Marcelo Bielsa's side keep up pressure on Preston and West Brom
ADAM LANIGAN AT ELLAND ROAD: Marcelo Bielsa's side maintained the pressure on Preston North End and West Brom as they secured their fourth straight home win.
AHEAD OF THE GAME: Michael O'Neill's first job at Stoke? Selling off all their big names
MATT HUGHES - AHEAD OF THE GAME: Stoke City's new manager, Michael O'Neill, may be forced to sell players in January to help club avoid falling foul of EFL's profit and sustainability rules.
Ranking the top five former Premier League’s players to have played in MLS
A definitive and completely scientific ranking of the best post-Premier League careers in North America’s MLS. As expected, Zlatan Ibrahimovic brought his time in Major League Soccer to an end this week, announcing that he is leaving LA Galaxy 18 months after arriving. The Swede’s time in the United States was punctuated by a glut …
Concussion subs ‘increasingly likely’ from next season
The introduction of concussion substitutes has moved a step closer with the ruling now ‘increasingly likely’ to be implemented next season, following new research which showed that former professional footballers are five times more likely to die from Alzheimer’s disease. A study part-funded by the Football Association and conducted by the Glasgow Brain Injury Research Group found …
Six of the best players to switch international allegiances
Millions of people around the globe have more than one nationality for one reason or another, and footballers are of course no different. There have been many an occasion when a player has played his youth football for one country before opting for another when making the step up to the senior side, even some …
The all-time Premier League Belgian XI
Having spent almost two decades in mediocrity since a fourth-placed finish at the 1986 World Cup, Belgium have enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance in recent years. The Premier League has proven to be a hotbed for brilliant Belgians, with the country’s finest talent often taking up residence in English football’s top flight. Remarkably, of Belgium’s …
QUIZ: Can you name every Premier League golden boot winner?
It is the latest in our growing library of quizzes, and this time we want to test your knowledge of some of the Premier League’s greatest ever goalscorers. There’s no greater feeling in football than watching your team wheel away in celebration after scoring a goal. Whether it be a 40-yard piledriver, a curling effort …
Five players who need a new division between the Premier League and the Championship
Some players are just too good for the Championship but not good enough for the Premier League. Some players just never find their level. They’re mired in a strange purgatory where no one quite knows how good (or bad) they really are. In England we find many players in this limbo between the top two …
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.
Nacer Chadli joins AS Monaco from West Bromwich Albion
AS Monaco have snapped up Nacer Chadli from West Brom.
Why Salomon Rondon will take the Premier League by storm this season
The standard top 6 do not possess all of the top strikers in England. Keep a close eye on Salomon Rondon of Newcastle United this season.
The dawn of the Slaven Bilic era – Here’s what West Brom fans can expect ahead of the 2019/20 season
West Brom 2019/20 preview: The Slaven Bilic era After a lot of optimism regarding promotion back to the Premier League, West Bromwich Albion’s season took a wild and unfortunate turn after the club parted ways with Darren Moore. The Englishman was a clear fan favourite at the Hawthorns and his departure had its negative turn. […]
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“Got to be our year”, “Give Jed Steer the keys to the city”: Some Aston Villa fans react to win vs West Brom + Player Ratings
Aston Villa vs West Brom Ratings: Aston Villa Player Ratings + Reaction Dean Smith’s rampant Aston Villa side were able to secure qualification to the final of the EFL playoffs with a game against either Derby County or Leeds United on the horizon for the Villans. They came into the tie with a 2-1 advantage […]
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Newcastle must orchestrate a swap deal to offload this attacker in order to keep their 17-goal hitman – Agreed?
Newcastle United Opinion: Magpies must sell Dwight Gayle in summer According to a report from British news outlet Express & Star, Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has come out and stated publicly that West Bromwich Albion loanees Jacob Murphy and Dwight Gayle could still have future at St.James Park, having impressed during their respective loan […]
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Celtic must keep up with Rangers by ensuring they do not offload this talented on-loan 21-year-old ace
Celtic FC Opinion: Oliver Burke signing must be the summer transfer priority According to reports from Express and Star, West Bromwich Albion’s Scottish winger Oliver Burke has expressed his desire to permanently sign for Celtic having spent a loan spell at Celtic park all campaign. He has claimed that he wishes to leave West Brom […]
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West Brom signing any of these 3 strikers as Rodriguez’s partner would work wonders next season
West Bromwich Albion Opinion: 3 potential forwards for the Baggies West Bromwich Albion’s season so far can be classed both as a success and failure, depending on the aspects and criteria of selection. While they have excelled in certain fronts, their struggles have been quite public. The recent dismissal of Darren Moore as the manager […]
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11 goals, 7 assists – This prolific No. 9 is the right man to enhance West Brom to the next level in the upcoming season
West Bromwich Albion Opinion: Albian Ajeti can lead the Baggies’ front-line West Bromwich Albion are having an exciting season so far in front of the goal as their attacking players have been in fine form. They have managed to consistently play free-flowing, entertaining football with the highly talented members of their rather deep squad. Currently, […]
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West Bromwich Albion Latest News
- Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:00:07 +0000: From Bellingham to Watkins: 10 young Championship stars shining this season - West Bromwich Albion | The Guardian
Birmingham’s youngest scorer and a player likened to Callum Wilson make our selection of second-tier players aged 23 or under
Bellingham was born in June 2003, when a ponytailed David Beckham joined Real Madrid and Gareth Southgate was in the England defence, but the teenage midfielder has displayed a maturity that belies his years. In August Bellingham, who has shone in the crux of the Birmingham midfield alongside the former Arsenal prospect Daniel Crowley, became the club’s youngest goalscorer at 16 days and 63 days, eclipsing Trevor Francis’s record. The son of Mark, a prolific striker at non-league level, Bellingham is the latest Birmingham academy graduate to make a splash in the first team, as Demarai Gray and Nathan Redmond did previously.
Related: Neil Warnock leaves Cardiff City by mutual consent Continue reading...
- Mon, 04 Nov 2019 22:21:31 +0000: West Brom return to top of Championship with easy win over Stoke - West Bromwich Albion | The Guardian
Matt Phillips and Hal Robson-Kanu fired West Brom back to the top of the Championship as Stoke remain rooted to the bottom after a disappointing 2-0 defeat.
The midfielder Phillips’ sixth goal of the season gave the Baggies a sixth-minute lead and Robson-Kanu’s second-half penalty ensured they comfortably avoided an upset at the Bet365 Stadium and leapfrogged Preston at the summit.
Related: Cardiff face three-window transfer ban if they do not pay for Emiliano Sala Continue reading...
- Mon, 28 Oct 2019 10:00:06 +0000: We know football and dementia are linked. So what will the game do about it? | Barry Glendenning - West Bromwich Albion | The Guardian
A landmark study confirmed what many – including the family of West Brom and England legend Jeff Astle – long suspected
So now we know. Revealed last week, the results of a landmark study into the relationship between football and brain damage confirmed what many in and outside the game have long suspected: former professionals are significantly more likely to suffer from dementia and other serious neurological diseases in their later years. Three-and-a-half times more likely, to be precise. The research project, conducted over nearly two years by the University of Glasgow’s Brain Injury Group also discovered a five-fold increase in the risk of Alzheimer’s, a four-fold increase in motor neurone disease and a two-fold increase in Parkinson’s. What football – those who play, coach and govern the sport – decides to do with this crucial information remains to be seen but recent history suggests any real progress in the field of player safety will be made at a glacial pace.
Dawn Astle spent time on the night of her 34th birthday alone with her father, who had just died after choking during a family dinner. Frantic efforts by relatives and paramedics had failed to save Jeff, the former West Brom and England legend who, at 54, had first begun to show symptoms of the brain damage that would eventually lead to his death. Diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, his descent into utter helplessness was swift and before his death five years later he was incontinent, barely able to feed himself and had no idea who he or anyone around him was. In Michael Calvin’s book State of Play, Dawn tells the author that as her father’s body lay in repose she swore an oath on his behalf. “If football has done this to you, Dad,” she said. “I promise you I’ll make sure the whole world knows and I’ll get justice for you.”
Related: Landmark study reveals link between football and dementia Continue reading...
- Sat, 26 Oct 2019 16:42:32 +0000: Josh Cullen penalty earns Charlton draw to frustrate 10-man West Brom - West Bromwich Albion | The Guardian
A frustrated Slaven Bilic likened the controversial finale of West Brom’s match against Charlton to “a horror movie” but refused to completely condemn the referee, Matt Donohue.
Josh Cullen’s penalty deep into stoppage time earned the visitors a 2-2 draw and denied Albion the chance to move four points clear at the top of the Championship. Semi Ajayi collided with Naby Sarr in the penalty area to force the Baggies to settle for a point after Hal Robson-Kanu looked to have given them victory.
Related: Lewandowski sets Bundesliga scoring record while Juventus draw with Lecce Continue reading...
- Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:33:19 +0000: Championship roundup: West Brom fight back to avert Barnsley shock - West Bromwich Albion | The Guardian
• Late Matheus Pereira salvages point for league leaders
• Leeds draw at Preston; Stoke revival halted in Sheffield
The West Brom head coach Slaven Bilic said his team were caught out playing “sexy football” before they came back to draw 2-2 against Barnsley.
The Baggies rescued a point to remain two points clear at the top of the Championship and deny the Yorkshireman a first win since the opening day of the season.
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Southend failed to impress new manager Sol Campbell as they finished with nine men as they lost 7-1 at home to Doncaster. Campbell was appointed before the game but watched from the stands as Ethan Hamilton was dismissed after six minutes. Continue reading...
Wycombe failed to move above Ipswich and into top spot in League One as they drew 1-1 away to Blackpool. Wycombe moved level on points with Ipswich who remain top on goal difference.
Bristol Rovers slipped away from the play-of picture as Bolton picked up their first league win in 19 games, their 2-0 victory coming courtesy of Luke Murphy and Daryl Murphy.
Sunderland moved up to seventh with a 5-0 win at home to Tranmere, while Rochdale defeated MK Dons 2-0 and David Templeton got the only goal as Burton won at home to AFC Wimbledon.
John Marquis got the only goal as Portsmouth edged Lincoln and Shrewsbury drew 1-1 with Gillingham.
In League Two Crewe goalkeeper Will Jaaskelainen saved a stoppage time penalty to preserve his side's two-point lead at the top in a 0-0 draw with Colchester, while Cheltenham jumped up three places to second as they extended their unbeaten league run to eight games with a 3-0 home win against Macclesfield.
Forest Green moved into the third automatic promotion place as second-half goals from Jack Aitchison and Liam Shephard, in time added on, secured them a 2-0 win at Morecambe. Bradford, second overnight, dropped down to fourth after a surprise 2-1 home defeat to Port Vale. PA Media
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.