Let the Battle of the West Midlands commence

Twelve years ago, it was the Battle of the Black Country in the Championship play-off semi-final, this year the Battle of the West Midlands sees Albion take on their nearest rivals from across the Brummie border. In 2007, the Baggies came out on top as they beat Wolves in both legs, starting with a 3-2 win at Molineux.  This time…

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Albion look to spoil Rams’ play-off hopes

Albion travel to Pride Park on Sunday for their 52nd game of the season knowing that there will be at least two more before the end of May, hopefully three. Their opponents, however, need to beat the Baggies to ensure that they extend their season into the play-offs.  Frank Lampard’s Derby County (FLDC) sit just one point above Tony Pulis’s…

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Baggies face relegation-threatened Royals

Albion travel to the Madejski Stadium looking for their fifth league double of the season having completed two in recent weeks against Swansea and Preston, although it would be their first over Reading for nearly a quarter of a century. José Gomes’s team have had a difficult season but have had something of a recovery recently. The Portuguese took over…

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Time to back the Shan Plan

The powers that be at the Hawthorns finally made a long overdue decision on Monday by confirming that caretaker head coach, Jimmy Shan, will remain in charge of first team affairs until the end of the season. While not all supporters will agree with the decision, I’ve not yet seen the “Fans pan Shan plan” headline!  However, whatever your feelings…

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