Massive win cannot be another false dawn

West Bromwich Albion 1 Blackpool 0 Since Slaven Bilić’s Albion stumbled over the line to secure promotion in July 2020, there have been a number of what could be termed false dawns, although most of them were mere isolated good results. Albion cannot afford Tuesday evening’s victory to fall into either camp – it needs to be the start of…

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Patience is a virtue for the Albion faithful

West Bromwich Albion 0 Sheffield United 2 Any Baggies fans expecting an immediate impact from Carlos Corberán and his coaching team would have been bitterly disappointed with the first half performance on Saturday as familiar defensive errors led to two goals for the visitors. While there were signs of improvement after the break, the display simply highlighted the size of…

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What happened to sweat and courage?

West Bromwich Albion 0 Bristol City 2 Any optimism following Albion’s impressive performance at Reading last weekend was promptly snuffed out on Tuesday evening as Richard Beale’s team slumped to another home defeat. I’m sure the caretaker boss had some appreciation of how difficult this job is, but any lingering doubts were removed as this group of players once again…

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A win in Berkshire made in Albion’s Academy

Reading 0 West Bromwich Albion 2 What a difference a week makes. Baggies fans left the Select Car Leasing Stadium with renewed optimism after an energetic and effective performance produced a well-earned victory with the club’s academy products at the very heart. Richard Beale made just one change to the starting line up, but it proved to be a crucial…

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Baggies improve but fail to take all three points

Norwich City 1 West Bromwich Albion 1 After a poor performance against Blues, Albion were much changed and much improved at Carrow Road and a little unfortunate not to come away with all three points. Dean Smith’s Canaries rarely looked like a side that had won six games on the bounce as the Baggies largely controlled the game albeit out…

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