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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Matheus Pereira – a fond farewell tinged with sadness

After a summer of speculation, Matheus Pereira’s transfer away from the Hawthorns was confirmed ahead of Albion’s opening game on Friday and, while there was a sense of inevitability about the Brazilian’s departure, the destination was surprising and disappointing. As a Baggies fan, I perhaps shouldn’t care where a player goes assuming it is not a rival, but Pereira is…

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After a summer of upheaval, are the Baggies ready?

A lot has happened at the Hawthorns since my last article in a summer full of controversy and upheaval for West Bromwich Albion. Of course, it hasn’t all finished with the futures of key assets Matheus Pereira and Sam Johnstone still unresolved and, with the season just a few days away, how ready is the club to rise to another…

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What next for West Bromwich Albion?

An enforced three-week break between fixtures for the Baggies seems an ideal opportunity to pause and reflect, and I trust that the club hierarchy are doing exactly that and, moreover, planning for what could be a pivotal summer. While relegation is not a mathematical certainty, it would take something incredible for Albion to survive and the first question to address…

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Can these five keep the Baggies alive?

Sam Allardyce spent much of the transfer window bemoaning the difficulty of signing players but Allardyce, Dowling et al produced three new faces in the final few days to add to the two signed earlier in the window. That gave Baggies fans some renewed hope on Monday, although many will have returned to despair after defeat at Bramall Lane. Nevertheless,…

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