Why Pereira’s ban could be an opportunity

Today came the not wholly unexpected news that Matheus Pereira was to be charged with violent conduct following his clash with Joe Allen towards the end of the first half of Monday’s game. While from the Brummie the incident was unclear, having watched the TV pictures of the incident, it was not a surprise that the FA charge was forthcoming.…

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Albion’s wasted decade?

As we move into a new decade, it is only natural to look back at the last ten years and what has been achieved. Looking back at where Albion were exactly ten years ago, there is a remarkable symmetry – second place in the Championship well placed for a return to the Premier League. So, does that mean that the…

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Omani suits the Baggies

On Thursday, Albion announced their tenth signing of the summer when it was revealed that 37-year-old goalkeeper, Ali Al-Habsi, had joined the club as a free agent. Although it was completely out of the blue, it seems a sensible move by the club given that, with Alex Palmer having gone on loan to Plymouth Argyle, Johnstone and Bond are the…

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The class of ’19 grows – the Deadline Day Quartet

With five signings made ahead of the opening day of the season, it had been a frustrating week for Baggies fans as no new faces joined Slaven Bilić’s squad as Deadline Day dawned. With rumours that a deal for last season’s goalscoring hero, Dwight Gayle, could move back to the Hawthorns, hopes were high.  While that deal could not be done,…

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