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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Barnes recall presents an opportunity for others

Leicester City today dropped he bombshell that many Baggies fans were fearing by exercising their option to recall Harvey Barnes from his loan spell at the Hawthorns and, while there is no way of dressing that news up as a positive for Albion’s season, it does present an opportunity for other players in the squad who have had limited time…

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Matias should be punished after Rodriguez red rescinded

All Baggies fans will have been relieved when the news emerged yesterday that Jay Rodriguez’s red card had been rescinded.  The FA disciplinary panel sat on New Year’s Eve and concluded that Rodriguez did not stamp on Marco Matias. What puzzles me is why there has been no secondary charge brought against Matias for simulation.  In May 2017, the FA…

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