Step back in time to 2002 – West Brom are back!

While the previous Saturday at Valley Parade was tense and nervous, Saturday 21st April 2002 was a celebration at the Hawthorns that those who were present will remember for ever. Looking back, I certainly felt confident that the work was done and Megson’s Albion would do the business against Crystal Palace.  Others may have felt differently, but the way in…

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Step back in time to 2002 – Igor becomes a legend

While more Baggies fans will have been at the home match the following Sunday, those like myself that were present at Valley Parade on Saturday 13th April 2002 will almost certainly mark the conversion of an injury time penalty by Igor Balis as the moment that a return to the top flight of English football was assured. There may have…

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Step back in time to 2002 – the goal that never was

On Friday 5th April 2002, Steve Claridge became the toast of Baggies fans has his penalty for Millwall at the New Den condemned Wolves to yet another defeat and Albion now had automatic promotion in their own hands. Win all their games and the Baggies were promoted, and the first target was Rotherham United who travelled to the Hawthorns for…

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