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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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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