Bilić gets the nod

After a lengthy, painstaking and, for many Baggies fans, frustrating search, the West Bromwich Albion board have opted to appoint former West Ham United and Croatia manager, Slaven Bilić, as their new Head Coach. I opted not to comment on these pages on the numerous names that have been linked to the Hawthorns top job since the gut-wrenching defeat on…

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The man who healed the club is shown the door

If ever there was an illustration of the short-termism and lack of sentiment in football, it was the decision to sack Darren Moore as the Head Coach of West Bromwich Albion yesterday evening. Even from a pure footballing point of view, it seems a very harsh decision.  The Baggies are in fourth place with ten games to go, well placed…

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Moore would have been criticised no matter what team he played in the cup

The fallout from Wednesday’s defeat has been predictably critical from a vocal minority of the Baggies’ “twitterati” although the more sanguine commentators are a little more understanding of the issues that Darren Moore faced. It’s easy to criticise Moore’s team selection and substitutions, particularly in hindsight.  Ultimately, Albion lost and, therefore, he got it wrong. However, had he played broadly…

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A look at the new Baggie Boys

With the January transfer window now closed, we can all now relax and stop speculating about every rumour for a few months at least.  Darren Moore managed to bring in four new faces into the first team squad and in this article, I take a look at their histories and what they could bring to the team. Mason Holgate Date…

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Moore right to go for loans for promotion push

Transfer deadline day on Thursday saw the arrival of three new loan signings to supplement the three already at the club.  Some have commented that we should be looking to buy players rather than loan them but, in my opinion, using the loan market is the right strategy given Albion’s current position. Irrespective of whether you believe the club’s owner, Guochuan…

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