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Modern Football Is Rubbish: Behold, The Half-And-Half Manager Scarf Is Upon Us (Photo)

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On Monday evening, Leicester City held West Brom at the King Power in a largely routine 1-1 draw.

Indeed, Nacer Chadli's swirling freekick to open the scoring proved to be one of few stand-out moments.

However, the fixture is sadly likely to be marked in the annals of football history as one of the darkest on record, for it was on Monday 16th October, 2017, in Leicester, that the world first bore witness to the managerial half-and-half scarf.

‘It Is Not Too Serious’ – Pep Guardiola Delivers Good News After Ilkay Gundogan Limps Off In First Man City Start For Nine Months

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Ilkay Gundogan returned to the Man City side for Wednesday night's Carabao Cup fixture against West Brom for the first time since he ruptured his cruciate ligament back inDecember last year.

However, after nine months of gruelling rehab, the German midfielder's comeback lasted just shy of an hour when an 'industrial' hack from a lunging Claudio Yacob left him in a crumpled heap on the floor.

Reports: West Brom Very Close To Completing Shock Loan Deal For PSG Evacuee Grzegorz Krychowiak

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In one of the more brow-furrowing developments of the transfer window, West Brom are closing in on the signing of Grzegorz Krychowiak from PSG.

According to John Percy in the Telegraph, the Polish defensive midfielder is currently in the West Midlands to undergo at medical at the Baggies...

West Brom: Tony Pulis Confirms Man City Will Have To Make ‘A Very, Very Good Offer’ If They Want To Sign Jonny Evans

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Tony Pulis has confirmed that West Brom have knocked back an opening offer from Man City as the latter continue to canvass Jonny Evans.

It's being reported that City began the bidding at £18million, only to be unceremoniously rebuffed by the Baggies, who have no intention of selling their man.

Official: West Brom Appoint Old Boy Gary Megson As Assistant To Tony Pulis

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Great news for fans who despise passing and prefer all goals to be scored from corner kicks, West Brom have appointed Gary Megson as assistant manager to Tony Pulis.

Megson was first appointed as manager of the Baggies 17 years ago, first skirting clear of a relegation to Division Two and subsequently leading them to their first ever promotion up to the Premier League in 2001/02.

‘Nobody Protected Me’ – Saido Berahino Claims Drugs Ban Was Result Of Drink Being Spiked In Nightclub

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Saido Berahino has claimed that the eight-week drug ban he secretly served earlierthis season was the result of his drink being spiked in a nightclub.

The ban, which Berahino began serving amid a prolonged period of inactivity with West Brom before moving on to Stoke City, came as the result of the 23-year-old strikertesting positive for a recreational substance after undergoing an "out-of-competition test" last September.

Wenger wants to stay on at Arsenal – reports

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London (AFP) – Beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has decided to stay at the club, according to British media reports on Monday.

The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror said Wenger will inform Arsenal’s board he wants to extend his contract, which expires at the end of the season.

Wenger wants to stay on at Arsenal – reports

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London (AFP) – Beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has decided to stay at the club, according to British media reports on Monday.

The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror said Wenger will inform Arsenal’s board he wants to extend his contract, which expires at the end of the season.

Stoke ‘loser’ claim ‘disgraceful’ – Pulis

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London (AFP) – West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has described claims he called Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross a “loser” in a voice-mail message as “absolutely disgraceful”.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes said Pulis, his predecessor, had hit out at Shawcross after the centre-back suggested West Brom had leaked a story about new Stoke signing Saido Berahino’s failed drugs test.

Stoke City vs West Brom: Mark Hughes Accuses Tony Pulis Of Calling Ryan Shawcross ‘A Loser’ In Absurd Voicemail Palaver

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The strangest tale is currently brewing betwixt West Brom and Stoke City, all set against the backdrop ofSaido Berahino's recent £12million transfer from the former to the latter.

Shortly before the two sides met in the Premier League last weekend, the press managed to get hold of word thatBerahino served a clandestine drugs banduring his prolonged period of inactivity at the Baggies.

Stoke City: Mark Hughes All But Confirms Saido Berahino Served Eight-Week Drug Ban During Prolonged West Brom Hiatus

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Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has all-but confirmed that Saido Berahino served a drug ban during his prolonged period of inactivity at former club West Brom.

Matt Lawton in the Daily Mail had earlier broken the story that Berahino tested positive for a recreational substance after undergoing an "out-of-competition test in September.

Arsenal’s Redemption or Atonement?

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Two losses are a sobering experience so I doubt our chaps will have piled into the beers and port over Yule. My guess is that they are really raring to go and make the end of the year a positive.

West Brom and Pulis are not exactly the opponents Mr Wenger would have chosen, my guess is that he would have liked to play a Top 4 side but instead we play a team who are punching above their weight, sitting in 8th.

Midlands Chinese takeover: After Gary Rowett’s Birmingham City sacking how are WBA, Aston Villa and Wolves faring under new ownership?

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Birmingham City fans pinching themselves at being seventh in the Championship table with limited resources and finally rid of controversial owner Carson Yeung came back to reality with a bang this...

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Midlands Chinese takeover: After Gary Rowett’s Birmingham City sacking how are WBA, Aston Villa and Wolves faring under new ownership?

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Tony Pulis Ordered To Pay Crystal Palace £3.7m After ‘Deceiving’ Tribunal Panel

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Tony Pulis has been ordered to pay £3.7million to former side Crystal Palace after being found guilty of trying to 'deceive' the tribunal that took place after he left Selhurst Park in 2014.

As you may recall, Pulis quit his post at Palacejust two days before the start of the 2014/15 season (on 14th August) after staving off relegation the season previous, but still requested he be paid his£2million 'survival bonus'.

West Brom: Saido Berahino Aims Subtle Barb At Tony Pulis With ‘Fat Boy’ Snapchat Selfie (Photo)

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Despite West Brom picking up their first win in six matches on Sunday afternoon, one of their flock was notable by his absence once again.

While hise teammates were busy toiling to a 2-1 win over Leicester City at the Hawthorns, Saido Berahino was holed up at a fitness centre in France at the behest of his manager, Tony Pulis.

Pulis signs one-year extension with Albion

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London (AFP) West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis ended speculation about his future on Friday as he signed a one-year contract extension with the Premier League club.

Albion are under new Chinese ownership and it had been suggested Pulis might part ways with the Baggies after expressing his displeasure at the lack of quality signings in the last transfer window.

Rondon marks Pulis’s 1,000th match with late leveller

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) Salomon Rondon grabbed a last-gasp equaliser as West Bromwich Albion marked Tony Pulis's 1,000th game as a manager with a 1-1 draw at Stoke City on Saturday.

Baggies boss Pulis was on the brink of a frustrating defeat against his former club in his milestone match after Joe Allen gave Stoke the lead in the second half.

Rondon marks Pulis’s 1,000th match with late leveller

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) Salomon Rondon grabbed a last-gasp equaliser as West Bromwich Albion marked Tony Pulis's 1,000th game as a manager with a 1-1 draw at Stoke City on Saturday.

Baggies boss Pulis was on the brink of a frustrating defeat against his former club in his milestone match after Joe Allen gave Stoke the lead in the second half.

Albion down Hammers to mark Chinese takeover

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) West Bromwich Albion welcomed their new Chinese owners and eased the pressure on boss Tony Pulis with a 4-2 win against struggling West Ham on Saturday.

Yunyi Guokai Sports Development Limited, led by Chinese entrepreneur Guochuan Lai, completed their protracted takeover of the Premier League club on Thursday and their reign got off to a memorable start.

Albion down Hammers to mark Chinese takeover

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) West Bromwich Albion welcomed their new Chinese owners and eased the pressure on boss Tony Pulis with a 4-2 win against struggling West Ham on Saturday.

Yunyi Guokai Sports Development Limited, led by Chinese entrepreneur Guochuan Lai, completed their protracted takeover of the Premier League club on Thursday and their reign got off to a memorable start.

West Brom: Tony Pulis Gets All Passive-Aggressive Over Failure To Bring In Marquee Signings Of Choice

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The odds ofTony Pulis becoming the first managerial departureof the Premier League season have never been shorter after the West Brom boss publicly refuted claims made by the club's chairman that he wanted any of the five players brought in over the course of the summer transfer window.

Baggies chairman John Williams recently insisted that the aforementioned quintet Hal Robson-Kanu, Nacer Chadli, Matt Phillips, Allan Nyom and Brendan Galloway were all on his manager'slong-list of targets.

Sessegnon, Anichebe to leave West Brom

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London (AFP) Benin winger Stephane Sessegnon and Nigeria striker Victor Anichebe will leave West Bromwich Albion after the Premier League club decided not to offer the duo new contracts.

Sessegnon made 92 appearances and scored eight goals for Albion after signing from Sunderland in 2013, but he was unable to convince boss Tony Pulis he was worthy of a contract extension.

Sessegnon, Anichebe to leave West Brom

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London (AFP) Benin winger Stephane Sessegnon and Nigeria striker Victor Anichebe will leave West Bromwich Albion after the Premier League club decided not to offer the duo new contracts.

Sessegnon made 92 appearances and scored eight goals for Albion after signing from Sunderland in 2013, but he was unable to convince boss Tony Pulis he was worthy of a contract extension.

Despite pitfalls, Tony Pulis’ tough love for Saido Berahino is helping the striker grow

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Despite a superb spell leading the line for West Bromwich Albionlast season, Saido Berahino's footballing career is only just recovering from a rather rapid downward trajectory.

Since his breakthrough season, the 22-year-old found himself in a chaotic situationover a failed move to Spurs, tweeting that he would never play for chairman Jeremy Peace after four bids were rejected for the striker at the eleventh hour.

Despite pitfalls, Tony Pulis’ tough love for Saido Berahino is helping the striker grow

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Despite a superb spell leading the line for West Bromwich Albionlast season, Saido Berahino's footballing career is only just recovering from a rather rapid downward trajectory.

Since his breakthrough season, the 22-year-old found himself in a chaotic situationover a failed move to Spurs, tweeting that he would never play for chairman Jeremy Peace after four bids were rejected for the striker at the eleventh hour.

Crystal Palace: Tony Pulis Ordered To Pay Back £3.5m ‘Survival Bonus’ After Walking Out On Club Days Before Start Of 2013/14 Season

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In news that should delight people who detestbaseball caps, former Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis was yesterday ordered to pay back his old employers £3.5million in bonuses he received while at the club.

The current West Brom manager – also formerly of Stoke – will be forced to cough up £2million plus a further £1.

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West Brom manager Pulis brands Alexis Sanchez a ‘cheat’

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London (AFP) – West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis branded Alexis Sanchez a cheat after accusing the Arsenal star of diving to win a free kick in Monday’s Premier League clash.

Pulis was furious that Sanchez went unpunished after winning a first-half free kick on the edge of the Albion penalty area with a theatrical fall after a challenge from Craig Dawson.

West Brom manager Pulis brands Alexis Sanchez a ‘cheat’

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London (AFP) – West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis branded Alexis Sanchez a cheat after accusing the Arsenal star of diving to win a free kick in Monday’s Premier League clash.

Pulis was furious that Sanchez went unpunished after winning a first-half free kick on the edge of the Albion penalty area with a theatrical fall after a challenge from Craig Dawson.

Will 9 point gap make Arsenal come good or crumble?

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There is nothing that Arsenal can do to affect the state of the Premier League table, at least until Monday night when we play host to a West Brom team that has not been showing the usual defensive solidity that we expect to see from a Tony Pulis managed team but is still a point [...]

Loan star Hegazi gives West Brom victory

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Egyptian international defender Ahmed Hegazi scored the only goal as West Brom edged Bournemouth 1-0 in their Premier League opener on Saturday.

It was a deserved three points for the Baggies who had a hatful of chances to win by a more convincing scoreline.

Loan star Hegazi gives West Brom victory

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Egyptian international defender Ahmed Hegazi scored the only goal as West Brom edged Bournemouth 1-0 in their Premier League opener on Saturday.

It was a deserved three points for the Baggies who had a hatful of chances to win by a more convincing scoreline.

Firmino lifts Liverpool back to third at West Brom

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Roberto Firmino fired Liverpool to a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday that moved Jurgen Klopp’s men back into third place in the Premier League.

Firmino settled a scrappy game with a close-range header in first half stoppage-time to condemn Albion boss Tony Pulis to his first ever home league defeat against the Reds.

Firmino lifts Liverpool back to third at West Brom

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Roberto Firmino fired Liverpool to a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday that moved Jurgen Klopp’s men back into third place in the Premier League.

Firmino settled a scrappy game with a close-range header in first half stoppage-time to condemn Albion boss Tony Pulis to his first ever home league defeat against the Reds.

McAuley’s late hammer blow rescues West Brom

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London (AFP) – Gareth McAuley’s header deep in stoppage time salvaged a 2-2 draw for West Brom in an entertaining Premier League encounter at West Ham’s London Stadium on Saturday.

Slaven Bilic’s men were eyeing all three points after goals from Sofiane Feghouli and Manuel Lanzini but for McAuley’s dramatic late intervention.

Three Premier League Clubs Interested In Newcastle Midfielder

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West Brom are said to be interested in Newcastle's central midfielder Cheick Tiote, who we had half expected to go either to a Chinese or Qatar league side in the summer, but it seems West Brom's Tony Pulis is interested in the Ivory Coast International. Whether Rafa Benitez will let Cheick go in the summer [.

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West Brom v Arsenal – Tony Pulis is definitely one of Wenger’s bogeys!

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Arsenal are on one of their worst runs of form for many years, with 5 defeats out of their last 8 games, and the only wins have come against low-ranking teams in Lincoln, Sutton and Hull, so Arsene Wenger will be desperate to start picking up points again to try and keep pace in the [...]

Arsenal fans should listen to Pulis on Wenger

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Tony Pulis would, I am sure, have been delighted to add to the growing pressure on Arsene Wenger by beating Arsenal on Thursday night, but his West Brom side were well beaten on the night and the combative boss was clearly not happy. He has no reason to want to offer the Frenchman any help [...]

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Crystal Palace Almost Lost Their Footing For A Moment There, But Now Everything’s Nice And Predictable Again

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After trying and systematically failing to transform Crystal Palace into a working facsimile of the 1974 Holland side in the space of four matches, Frank de Boer's micro-tenure at Selhurst Park is today officially at an end.

Did he take on too much, too soon in attempting to impress an expansive 3-4-3 formation upon a team long-steeped in the dreary brine of Tony Pulis, Neil Warnock, Alan Pardew and Sam Allardyce?

23 Days, 7 Games – Spurs Next Challenge

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Tony Pulis comes in for his fair share of criticism but when it comes to Tottenham, he gets it right. It's as if he works towards these two games each season, the defensive drills peaking in time for Spurs. I imagine the dressing room, a hush descends as the players hang on their manager's every word.