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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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 come from behind to send Millers down

West Brom 2 Rotherham United 1 Albion finally recorded their first home league victory over Rotherham United at the fourth time of asking, but it took two goals in three minutes late in the game to secure the three points.  The winner was Rekeem Harper’s first senior goal for the club and capped off what was a man-of-the-match performance from…

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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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