Tag: West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion & The Peter Principle

Yesterday afternoon, Huddersfield Town defeated West Bromwich Albion by a goal to nil at Galpharm. This wasn’t an especially surprising result in any respect. Huddersfield are still playing as though fired by the momentum that took the club into the Premier League in the first place, whilst Albion’s seven previous seasons in the Premier League have wavered between middling anonymity with the occasional flirtation with the top end of the bottom end of the table, so it perhaps shouldn’t surprise us that they’re having something of a wobble at the moment. The full-time whistle brought a not entirely unsurprising...

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West Bromwich Albion’s Real McClean

I am not one for “unfriending” people on Facebook. But I made an exception in March when an ex-friend charmingly captioned a photograph of Irish international James McClean and former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness “a stupid c**t and a dead c**t.” I entirely accept that many people would echo the comment about McGuinness, given his pre-political life in the Provisional Irish Republican Army. But the comment about McClean was not acceptable in any sense. McClean the footballer has done many stupid things, for which he has received yellow and red cards. And, while not excusing my...

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Video of the Day: West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool, February 1981

Neither West Bromwich Albion nor Liverpool have a great deal to play for when they take the pitch at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon. West Browwich Albion have been just about safe from relegation all season and are settled comfortably into a non-threatening mid-table position, whilst Liverpool might well be forgiven for being primarily focused on their upcoming Europa League final against Sevilla, a match which offers the club the chance of a piece of silverware as well as a place in the Champions League for next season. This morning, then, we rewind three and a half decades to...

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Video of the Day: West Bromwich Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur, January 1965

At White Hart Lane this evening, West Bromwich Albion could, if they haven’t already departed on their summer holidays, make the destination of this year’s Premier League trophy little more than a mathematical matter. Spurs need a win in order to cling onto the coat-tails of Leicester City at the top of the table, however remote that may already feel after their demolition of Swansea City yesterday. This morning, though, we’re gong back more than half a century to a match that was West Bromwich Albion’s first in front of the cameras of Match Of The Day. Albion went...

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Video of the Day: West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal, April 1971

As Arsenal prepare for an end of season fight to hang onto a Champions League place, this morning we turn our attention to a somewhat more successful season for the club. The 1960s was not a terribly kind decade to the Gunners, with the ten years from 1960 to 1970 seeing Arsenal finish in the top six in the First Division just once, in 1969.  The 1970/71 season, however, would end an eighteen year wait for the league title to return to Highbury, and by April 1971 the club was powering clear at the top of the First Division...

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