The Premier League Previews 2010/11, Part 17: West Bromwich Albion – Haven’t We Been Here Before?


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. dan says:

    A much better preview than most national newspapers have managed, great stuff.

    Particularly telling is your observation that we’ve spent less this summer than last. If this is still the case come September I think we’re in for a hard season, though we have been constantly reassured a new centre forward is on the way.

    A striker is an absolute must, our two top goalscorers last season were midfielders (Brunt, and Dorrans), but we’re not the only club looking for firepower.

  2. jb says:

    a good article. but everyone seems to forget that wba were first promoted that played a defensive game and were critised.

    this team is better than mowbrays and finished last season with 19 more points. Mowbrays team may have come bottom but only by 3 three points, one win.

    Joe mattock is not good enough, so I am suprised at him being highlighted. jara only cost 1.5 mil.

  3. Jon B says:

    What Dan said, thanks for a fair review, much better than the papers.

    Think our big change from last time in the Premiership is in having a defensive midfield this time around. Don’t think any press have picked up on the solid but unspectacular Mulumbu, and with Jara and Reid both also potential candidates for that position (if we go 4-2-3-1 with two defensive midfield which is looking likely), we should be a hell of a lot harder to beat than last time round.

    Would love a big name striker to join us, but realisitcally, it’s all about goals from midfield this year, everything crossed for Dorrans, Brunt and Morrison on that score.

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