Baggies bow out with defeat number 22

Leeds United 3 West Brom 1 Albion bowed out of the Premier League with another performance that was representative of their season as a whole – the occasional bit of sparkle, but too many mistakes at key moments and short of the required standard for much of the time. That it was their 22nd defeat of the season means that…

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Fans return as Big Sam calls time

West Brom 1 West Ham United 3 Sam Allardyce experienced his first and last match as Albion manager in front of Baggies fans on Wednesday night as the fans returned to the Hawthorns for the first time in fourteen months. Within half an hour of the final whistle, the news emerged that Big Sam would be stepping down at the…

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Albion show why real competition matters

West Brom 1 Liverpool 2 It may have been ultimately unsuccessful, but Albion’s performance against Liverpool showed the value of true competitive integrity, something that the European Super League would have destroyed and something that is still in danger in the Premier League and European football as a whole. Although already relegated, Albion went toe-to-toe with last season’s Premier League…

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Albion keep the embers of hope glowing

West Brom 3 Southampton 0 Albion produced a second successive sparkling performance to keep Baggies fans’ hopes of a miracle alive as they comfortably beat an under par Southampton at the Hawthorns. As expected, Allardyce opted to start with the 4-2-3-1 formation that performed so well in the second half at Stamford Bridge. Dara O’Shea recovered from the knock that…

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