Albion’s 14th place finish was not confirmed until Tuesday evening when Manchester United defeated Bournemouth in the re-arranged game from Saturday.
West Bromwich Albion’s disappointing season comes to a close on Sunday at the Hawthorns with a match against Europa League finalists, Liverpool. The Baggies are on a run of eight games without a win, and they have failed to score in any of the last three games at the Hawthorns since the 1-0 win over… Continue reading And so to the final act in a frustrating season at the Hawthorns
Regular readers will know that I have found Tony Pulis’s tenure at the Hawthorns incredibly frustrating. I didn’t want the Welshman to take charge of the club in the first place having seen the style of football he oversaw at Stoke City and, while relegation has not been a real prospect in the run-in to… Continue reading Pulis is not the man to take the Baggies forward
Only once have Albion won their last game of a Premier League season, when they really had to in the Great Escape season of 2004/05. Three out of the last four final games have ended in defeat, with the being that incredible 5-5 draw in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game in charge of Manchester United.
Both sides in Saturday’s encounter between Bournemouth and Albion are mathematically safe following Norwich’s defeat at Arsenal last weekend, and both will breathe a sigh of relief as they are sitting 18th and 19th in the Premier League form table with only rock bottom Villa (11 consecutive defeats) below them.
Albion’s defeat at home to West Ham United on Saturday finally puts paid to the hopes of 50 points this season, and they can now only match the 47 points achieved in 2011 and 2012.