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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Hegazi’s departure is hardly a body blow

West Bromwich Albion confirmed this morning that Ahmed Hegazi has joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £4m. While it would have been handy to have completed this deal while Albion were still able to spend the money, it still makes perfect financial sense given the Egyptian’s reported £70,000-a-week salary. The…

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