Blades visit for a Thursday night cup tie

Thursday night football is back at the Hawthorns! Yes, that’s a phrase that doesn’t really sit well, isn’t it? This weeks’ League Cup tie will be just the 34th match played on a Thursday in the entire club’s history, excluding those on the traditional holiday fixture dates of Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day. The last two were…

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Hornets up first at the Hawthorns

Albion’s first home game of the season sees relegated Watford visit the Hawthorns for the first time since 2017. Once again, the game is on Sky TV although the decision to move it to Monday was made by the police first due to concerns over a clash with the Commonwealth Games diving programme at the nearby Sandwell Aquatics Centre. However,…

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Baggies face tough season opener at Boro

The new season kicks off this weekend, in July thanks to the mid-season World Cup, with Albion facing a very tough opening fixture at Middlesbrough. While Steve Bruce has been at the Hawthorns helm for a number of months, Saturday evening’s game will usher in something of a new era for the Baggies as the manager has had a pre-season…

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Sky Blues up next the Hawthorns

I suspect that the most enjoyable part of Saturday afternoon for the Hawthorns faithful will be when the veterans of the 2001/02 campaign are paraded on the pitch, as is rumoured to be the plan to mark the 20th anniversary of Albion’s first Premier League promotion. Before the resurgence under Gary Megson that culminated in that moment, the Baggies current…

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