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14.09.2018… West Brom (h)…

Birmingham City 1 West Bromwich Albion 1

St. Andrew’s… Friday September 14th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 22,715

Ticket: £25 – Programme: £3

The hunt for a first win continues, although Birmingham created more than enough chances to have taken three points from this one…

Blues went ahead via a close range Jota effort on 26 minutes. They should have gone two up from the penalty spot minutes later, but Jota’s kick was saved by Sam Johnstone low to his left. Inevitably, West Brom equlised, the gosl coming from Matt Phillips before half time…

The second half was end to end, but Birmingham had to settle for a fifth draw from their opening seven games, and still no wins…

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Pre-Match: The Teams Line Up…

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Frist Half: Birmingahm Take the Lead…

Birmingham City; Camp, Colin, Morrison, Dean (YC), Pedersen, Jota, Kieftenbeld (YC), Gardner, Maghoma, Adams (Bogle 73), Jutkiewicz (Solomon-Otabor 85)

Not Used; Roberts, Mahoney, Trueman, Lakin, Harding

Goals; Jota (26)

West Bromwich Albion; Johnstone, Dawson, Hegazi, Bartley, Phillips, Livermore, Brunt (Barry 78), Townsend, Barnes, Rodriguez, (Robson-Kanu 75), Gayle

Not Used; Gibbs, Myhill, Burke, Edwards, Adarabioyo

Goals; Phillips (39)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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28.04.2018… West Brom (h)…

Newcastle United 0 West Bromwich Albion 1

St. James’ Park… Saturday April 28th… 3pm

Attendance: 52,283

Ticket: £41 – Programme: £3

After our recent run of home form, we were due a performance like this. No lack of effort though, just one of those days where it didn’t happen, and let’s face it, we all have them…

Booing though? A minority I suppose, but seriously? And sadly, it could be the last sound that Kenedy heard as a Newcastle United player at St. James’ Park…

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Pre_Match: The Players Warm Up…

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Second Half: Newcastle Defend a Corner…

Newcastle United; Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett (Murphy 58), Ritchie, Diame (YC), Shelvey, Kenedy, Perez (Joselu 78), Gayle (Slimani 65)

Not Used; Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Hayden

Goals; None

West Bromwich Albion; Foster, Nyom (YC), Dawson, Hegazy, Gibbs, Phillips, Livermore (YC), Brunt, McClean (YC) (Evans 90), Rodriguez (Krychowiak 77), Rondon (Robson-Kanu 90+4)

Not Used; Myhill, Burke, Sturridge, Yacob

Goals; Phillips (29)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

27.02.2016… WBA v Palace…

West Bromwich Albion 3  Crystal Palace 2

The Hawthorns… Saturday February 27th… 5.30pm

Attendance: 24,806

Ticket: £27 – Programme: £3.50

A first for me. A Premier League match as a neutral, and a pretty good one too…

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Pre- Match: Outside The Hawthorns…

West Brom cruised through the first half, going in 3-0 up at half time. The pick of the goals being the third, a lovely move capped off by a fantastic finish from Berahino.

Palace pulled one back fairly quickly after the restart through Conor Wickham and continued to press. They pulled back to 3-2 with about ten minutes left, leading toa fairly squeaky finish for the home side…

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First Half Action…

Following a fairly poor run, this was the three points that really put West Brom’s Premier League berth for next season beyond doubt. Palace, on the other hand appear to be sinking like a stone. Do you ever get the feeling that you’ve been Pardewed…?

West Bromwich Albion; Foster, Dawson (YC), McAuley, Olsson, Brunt (Chester 44 (YC)), Fletcher, Yacob, Gardner, Sessegnon (McClean 75), Rondón (Sandro 87), Berahino

Not Used; Anichebe, Myhill, Lambert, Pritchard

Goals; Gardner (12), Dawson (20), Berahino (31)

Crystal Palace; Hennessy, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Zaha, Cabaye (YC) (Gayle 80), Ledley (Jedinak 81), Mutch, Adebayor (YC) (Bolasie 45), Wickham

Not Used; Speroni, Mariappa, Lee Chung-yong, Chamakh

Goals; Wickham (48, 80)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

06.02.2016… West Brom (h)…

Newcastle United 1 West Bromwich Albion 0

St. James’ Park… Saturday February 6th… 3pm

Attendance: 50,152

Ticket: £29 – Programme: £3

A decent performance against a woeful West Brom. Our inability to turn possession and chances into goals is still a worry though. Whether we will come to regret not moving for a recognised striker in the window remains to be seen but not sure whether a semi-fit Seydou Doumbia is going to be the answer…

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Approaching St. James’ Park…

So, nineteen shots, seven on target; and, most importantly, a  1-0 win. Labouring the point but with a decent quality centre forward it would have been a lot more…

West Brom offered very little at the other end, Janmaat clearing up near the end just to make sure. In fact the Throstles (Baggies?) look a fairly reasonable bet to replicate our late season capitulation of last year, the more the merrier…

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Second Half Action…

Next stop, Chelsea on Saturday evening, the ridiculous £55 ticket. Let’s not get carried away though, it has all the makings of a damage limitation exercise, although I’m desperate to be proved wrong…

Newcastle United; Elliot, Janmaat, Taylor, Coloccini, Aarons, Shelvey (Saivet 90), Tioté, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Townsend (Pérez 88), Mitrovic

Not Used; Darlow, Doumbia, Gibson, Williams, Barlaser

Goals; Mitrovic (32)

West Bromwich Albion; Foster, Dawson, McAuley (YC), Olsson (YC), Chester (YC), Yacob, Sandro (Berahino 45), Gardner (Pritchard 45), Fletcher, McClean, Anichebe (Rondón 74)

Not Used; Myhill, Pocognoli, Lambert, Sessegnon

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…