Shootout agony for brave Baggies

West Brom 1 Aston Villa 0 (agg 2-2; pens 3-4) It was a night of mixed emotions at the Hawthorns.  Ultimately, there was a feeling disappointment but there was also a strong sense of pride, both in the players that battled valiantly to the end, and in the fans who created an incredible atmosphere that was almost enough to drag…

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Let the Battle of the West Midlands commence

Twelve years ago, it was the Battle of the Black Country in the Championship play-off semi-final, this year the Battle of the West Midlands sees Albion take on their nearest rivals from across the Brummie border. In 2007, the Baggies came out on top as they beat Wolves in both legs, starting with a 3-2 win at Molineux.  This time…

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Baggies beaten as Rams secure play-off spot

Derby County 3 West Brom 1 Albion put in a reasonable performance at Pride Park but ended up without any reward thanks to a combination of poor refereeing, poor finishing and a couple of defensive lapses.  While the Baggies cannot do anything about the standard of decision making by the man in the middle, they will need to improve in…

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