Until Saturday, I retained a modicum of hope that Albion could find the results necessary to stay in the Premier League, but what I saw against Huddersfield has changed my mind. It was not so much the result as the nature of the performance and, perhaps more importantly, Alan Pardew’s team selection that has left… Continue reading Frightful February leaves Pardew on the brink
The defeat to Huddersfield means that this season is now Albion’s worst ever in the Premier League at this stage. Even in 2004/05, Albion had more points after 28 games and survival hopes are looking increasingly forlorn.
After a fortnight of turmoil at the Hawthorns, Albion return to Premier League action with a crucial home game against relegation rivals, Huddersfield Town. With many Albion fans seemingly having given up on survival and others calling for Pardew’s head, could three points restore some hope? If Albion are to pull off another Great Escape,… Continue reading Great Escape 2 must start now!
West Bromwich Albion are seemingly a club in crisis. After victory at Anfield less than four weeks ago, the signs that the Baggies could recover their dreadful season were positive. Then, after the sudden and tragic death of Cyrille Regis, every Baggie was proud to be associated with the club after its fantastic and widely-lauded… Continue reading From pride to embarrassment – a few short weeks in the history of West Bromwich Albion
At the end of January, Albion’s season seemed to be on the verge of turning around. Unbeaten in four games and fresh from a fantastic victory at Anfield, the Baggies finally seemed to be getting the results that their improved performances under Pardew warranted. Three matches later and optimism seems to have been well and… Continue reading Can the cup provide another boost to Baggies morale
A three-nil result may not seem like a game that was decided on fine margins, but if J-Rod had put that golden chance away early on, it could have been a very different game.