Sky Blues up next the Hawthorns

I suspect that the most enjoyable part of Saturday afternoon for the Hawthorns faithful will be when the veterans of the 2001/02 campaign are paraded on the pitch, as is rumoured to be the plan to mark the 20th anniversary of Albion’s first Premier League promotion. Before the resurgence under Gary Megson that culminated in that moment, the Baggies current…

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Albion’s Second Tier Season Comparison – 43 games

Albion’s biggest defeat of the season has surely now ended any faint hopes that they retained of making the top six. Everything went wrong for Steve Bruce’s team in the first half, not all of them self-inflicted, but the game was over as a contest when Colback’s attempted cross flew into the net. Furlong’s red card was Albion’s seventh of…

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Albion’s Second Tier Season Comparison – 42 games

Albion’s fourth victory in eight games represents an improvement in form but it is not enough to give them a realistic chance of a play-off spot. They were fortunate to get all three points against Blackpool thanks to Karlan Grant’s injury time winner and, while teams above them continue to drop points, they remain mathematically within reach of the top…

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Bruce ponders changes as Baggies face Blackpool

With Albion’s season effectively over following their home defeat to Stoke City last weekend, Steve Bruce is now looking ahead to next season. While a top six spot remains mathematically possible, the reality is that it is now beyond the Baggies’ reach, and the Albion boss could make some significant changes to the starting line up when Neil Critchley’s Blackpool…

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