Albion’s Promotion Challenge Season Comparison – 5 games

Published on: Author: Jon Want

The bubble that was growing after the 7-1 demolition of QPR was burst at the Riverside as Pulis did as he has so often done to Albion, beat us 1-0.

To be fair to the Welshman, however, Boro were a much better footballing side than the Stoke teams that used to kick, push and bully their way to a result, and probably just about deserved the points based on their first half performance.

As for Albion, they defended well until that fateful moment in the 91st minute when Hegazi was on his heels and tried to head a ball at waste height rather that attacking it – he probably expected Dawson to win it but he should have been attacking the ball. Ayala did handle the ball, but as Keith Andrews said on Sky, the referee was afraid to give decisions all night.

I thought it was a smart move from Moore to move JRod and Barnes wider in the second half to give Albion more options under what was an effective press from Boro, and Albion were unfortunate not to get away with a point.

Finally, it was good to see Dawson back in the squad and he looked good when he came on. While it was Adarabioyo who came off tonight, it might be Hegazi that ultimately loses his place in the side.

Home Away Season End
Pld W D L F A Pts Posn* W D L F A Pts W D L F A Pts Posn Pts
2000/2001 5 2 0 3 4 8 6 11th 2 0 1 3 3 6 0 0 2 1 5 0 6th 74
2001/2002 5 2 1 2 7 4 7 10th 2 0 1 5 1 6 0 1 1 2 3 1 2nd 89
2003/2004 5 4 0 1 8 5 12 1st 2 0 0 5 1 6 2 0 1 3 4 6 2nd 86
2006/2007 5 2 2 1 5 4 8 8th 2 0 0 4 1 6 0 2 1 1 3 2 4th 76
2007/2008 5 3 0 2 9 3 9 3rd 3 0 0 8 0 9 0 0 2 1 3 0 1st 81
2009/2010 5 3 2 0 9 5 11 1st 1 1 0 3 1 4 2 1 0 6 4 7 2nd 91
2018/2019 5 2 1 2 13 8 7 7th 1 0 1 8 3 3 1 1 1 5 5 4

 
 

Results

2000/2001 03/09/2000 Crystal Palace (H) W 1-0 McInnes
2001/2002 08/09/2001 Manchester City (H) W 4-0 McInnes, Clement (2, 1 pen), Dobie
2003/2004 30/08/2003 Derby County (A) W 1-0 Hulse
2006/2007 28/08/2006 Sunderland (A) L 0-2
2007/2008 15/09/2007 Ipswich Town (H) W 4-0 Miller, Teixeira, Phillips (2)
2009/2010 29/08/2009 Sheffield United (A) D 2-2 Bednar (2)
2018/2019 24/08/2018 Middlesbrough (A) L 0-1

 

Next Matches

2000/2001 09/09/2000 Stockport County (A) D 0-0
2001/2002 15/09/2001 Watford (A) W 2-1 Dobie (2)
2003/2004 13/09/2003 Ipswich Town (H) W 4-1 Gaards√łe, Hulse (2), Diallo (o.g.)
2006/2007 09/09/2006 Leicester City (H) W 2-0 Kenton (o.g.), Phillips (pen)
2007/2008 18/09/2007 Bristol City (A) D 1-1 Koren
2009/2010 12/09/2009 Plymouth Argyle (H) W 3-1 Martis, Cech (2)
2018/2019 01/09/2018 Stoke City (H)