What form will Steve Bruce’s squad overhaul take?

When Steve Bruce was appointed as Valérien Ismaël’s successor in February, Albion were in fifth place, still in contention for the play-offs, but on a firm downward spiral. I felt that it was a sensible appointment given Bruce’s experience of winning promotion in the second tier, albeit uninspiring. Unfortunately, he was unable to arrest the Baggies’ slide and soon realised…

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Baggies hoping for a Brucie bonus

After a fairly momentous day at the Hawthorns on Wednesday, which saw the end of Valérien Ismaël’s tenure at the club and significant changes in the boardroom, Baggies fans had to wait until Thursday evening for the appointment of new manager, Steve Bruce, on an eighteen month deal. He becomes the first man to lead Albion, Blues and Villa since…

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Valérien Ismaël – the epilogue

The news that had been expected for a number of days was finally confirmed on Wednesday afternoon with the club statement that Valérien Ismaël had left the club along with his assistant, Adam Murray. While some fans will be celebrating, it is disappointing for the club that he has not been successful. So where did it all go wrong? It…

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Time for a reality check at Albion

All is not perfect at West Bromwich Albion, but if you performed a quick search on Twitter and other social media, you could be forgiven for thinking that there was a full-blown crisis at the club. Obviously, in some fans’ eyes, that is exactly what it is, but I think it is time for a reality check to fully appreciate…

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Window Reflections – have Albion done enough?

It’s very easy to to look at the above question and answer with a resounding “no”, but the answer is probably “it depends”. If Albion are lucky with injuries, something that they haven’t been so far, the squad they have should be good enough to get the club promoted. Perhaps the more enlightening questions is “could they have done more?”…

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