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Are Premier League clubs thinking too small when hiring managers?
08:30 Thursday 5th April 2018

I wrote a piece about a month ago titled ‘Why Alan Pardew cannot save West Brom." It was clear to me Pardew was not the right man for the West Brom job. The club shouldn’t have hired him in the first place. It’s no surprise…

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Who should replace Alan Pardew at West Brom?
10:00 Tuesday 3rd April 2018

After losing eight games in a row, Alan Pardew was inevitably given his marching orders this morning. With only six games left in the season, the Englishman left the Baggies in a perilous situation. They sit rock-bottom of the table, 10 points…

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Premier League relegation dogfight: Handicapping the survivors and victims
08:00 Saturday 17th March 2018

Only three sides in the Premier League's bottom half have not changed managers. Eleventh to 19th in the table is as condensed as it's ever been this late in the season. Only seven points separate the nine clubs. With a number of relegation…

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Why Alan Pardew cannot save West Brom
09:00 Tuesday 13th March 2018

When Alan Pardew replaced Tony Pulis at West Brom in December, Jordan Street wondered if the new man could be their saviour. Pardew had developed a reputation as a relegation specialist although you wouldn't want him to stay on after…

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West Brom's survival chances are slowly slipping away
22:30 Sunday 11th March 2018

West Brom have been an established Premier League side. The current campaign is their eighth in succession. That run is almost certainly ending. Alan Pardew has only amassed one Premier League win with WBA since joining in November. There…

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Analysing the Premier League's managerial changes: Part 2
08:00 Friday 2nd March 2018

The Premier League has always boasted its competitive nature. Whether in the competition to win, to qualify for Europe, finish in a mid-table position, or avoid relegation, every team has an objective, even if it's one they hadn't…

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West Bromwich Albion: where character and commitment are difficult to find
19:00 Monday 19th February 2018

West Bromwich Albion are in trouble. They sacked relegation-staver Tony Pulis because of the trouble that they were in. The trouble, though, did not subside. In fact, if anything, it only intensified. They currently sit bottom of the Premier…

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Why Daniel Sturridge's West Brom loan will hinder his progress
09:30 Saturday 17th February 2018

The short answer to the headline's question is that Daniel Sturridge suffered a hamstring injury after only four minutes on the field for West Brom against Chelsea. That qualifies as a hindrance. Sturridge made a bold statement…

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Who says you can't find a taxi in Barcelona?
08:00 Saturday 17th February 2018

Where does one begin? A handful of West Brom players have been interviewed by police and released after ‘borrowing’ a taxi during a McDonald's run in Barcelona. Reading that sentence, the mind is assaulted by a barrage of questions.…

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Why can’t Arsene Wenger build a strong Arsenal defence?
10:30 Saturday 3rd February 2018

Arsene Wenger's Gunners have the joint-worst defensive record in the Premier League's top eight. After the January transfer window closed, Wenger admitted he had wanted to bring in a defender, believed to be West Bromwich Albion’s…

Can Arsenal overcome Hawthorns hoodoo?
08:30 Sunday 31st December 2017

Arsenal travel to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on New Year’s Eve, but the Gunners don’t have the best away record against its Midlands opponents. Arsene Wenger has come unstuck a number times…

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Two teams who shouldn't be celebrating Christmas
08:35 Tuesday 26th December 2017

Christmas has passed. As fans all know, it's a day without football. For these two clubs who weren't, but should have been out on the training pitch, that was probably the best possible gift. Swansea City: After rescuing the…

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Alan Pardew is not enjoying a honeymoon period at West Bromwich Albion
17:00 Sunday 24th December 2017

Alan Pardew winless start as West Bromwich Albion manager was extended to five games after the Midlands outfit suffered a 3-1 defeat away to Stoke City on Saturday. Saturday’s loss left the Baggies 19th in the Premier League table…

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Analyzing 2017-18's Premier League managerial changes
08:30 Wednesday 20th December 2017

The world runs on success. Don't deliver; you're gone. If anything, the process is only accelerated for football managers. Every club has a specific set of objectives it expects managers to fulfill. Things don't always…

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West Brom 1-2 Manchester United: 3 talking points
08:00 Monday 18th December 2017

Manchester United battled to a 2-1 victory away at West Brom, keeping lingering hopes of a title race faintly alive. Here are the three biggest talking points from the tie.  Why didn't United go for the jugular? A smartly taken goal…