We don't know if new West Brom boss Pepe Mel is homesick already, but he has rounded up the Baggies squad and taken them on a trip to Spain. West Brom are taking advantage of a free weekend to get some warm weather training under their belt.
To say that Tony Pulis has given Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh a new lease of life is an understatement. The former Arsenal man is now doing a passable impression of a salmon in order to win possession from opposition throw-ins before they've even been taken. Eagles fans at yesterday's win over West Brom appreciated [.
Manchester United may have come out on top in today's 0-3 win at West Brom, but there were still a few areas of concern very much apparent. David Moyes' side have had a lot of problems recently and when Juan Mata was bought to add creativity, he came with his own liability to the side. [...]
Manchester United got back to winning ways against West Brom today with one eye on the past and one eye on the future. A relatively youthful defence put in a decent display to provide the platform that allowed the champions to coast to the sort of regulation win we were accustomed to before this season.
Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj has been shown a yellow card for this attempted reenaction of Diego Maradona's Hand of God during today's game at West Brom. The teenage winger whose willingness to bend the rules has already brought him some negatve headlines during his fledgling career handled the ball above Baggies keeper [.
Nothing less than three points will do for David Moyes this weekend as he faces gardening duty straight in the face despite the backing of the club surely more dropped points against West Brom would change their tune!
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West Brom have conceded the highest proportion of first half goals in the Barclays Premier League this season (54%).
Manchester United manager David Moyes badly needs this game, not to exact vengeance to what happened at Old Trafford earlier this season but to move on from what happened in Greece. West Brom boss Pepe Mel is also in desperate need for a victory because a winless streak spanning his entire West Brom career leaves [.
Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie is set to miss Holland's game against France this evening through illness and is now a doubt for his side's game at West Brom on Saturday. The Dutchman is "sick in bed", according to Holland boss Louis Van Gaal, and was unable to train yesterday. Van Gaal admits [.
Here's the line-up of commentators for gameweek 29 of Premier League matches on US television across the NBC Sports Group networks this weekend:
Saturday, March 8:
West Brom vs Manchester United, 7:45am, NBCSN; Peter Drury & Efan Ekoku Cardiff vs Fulham, 10am, NBCSN; Tony Jones & Trevor Francis Crystal Palace vs Southampton, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Phil Blacker & Dean Sturridge Norwich vs Stoke, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Joe Speight & Ray Houghton Chelsea vs Spurs, 12:30pm, NBCSN; Arlo White & Graeme Le Saux
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Can West Brom Do The Double Over Man United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
West Bromwich Albion face Manchester United in the league next as they battle against relegation and they will be hoping for the same result at Old Trafford. The fans will be asking, can they do a famous double over the Premier League champions?
Should Scott Sinclair Start In The West Brom First Team? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
West Bromwich Albion sit in 17th place in the Premier League, just one point ahead of Sunderland after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Fulham. After the game Manchester City loanee Scott Sinclair expressed his displeasure at the club because he is not featuring regularly in the side.
The Newcastle captain Fab Coloccini has been interviewed for thematch day program notes for tomorrow's game against Aston Villa. Fabricio Coloccini will return tomorrow The Argentine International injured his knee in the 1-0 defeat at West Brom, and that was only minutes after Mathieu Debuchy had been sent off, and was subsequently suspended for [.
Will West Brom Struggle To Avoid Relegation? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
West Bromwich Albion sit just one place above the relegation zone, loitering above Sunderland on goal difference having played a game more and former manager Steve Clarke has come out and said that they may struggle to avoid relegation.
After Chelsea's 3-0victory over Newcastle, José Mourinho said of Eden Hazard: "He's the best young player in the world. Under 23, under 24, he is for sure the best in the world and if he continues in this direction, who knows where he can arrive?" Hazard may have failed to lead Chelsea to victory against a West Brom side fighting off the specter of relegation, but the Blues still remain on top of the Premier League table (thanks in part to Manchester City's match against Sunderland being delayed, admittedly.
Chelsea were denied the chance to extend their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League last night and blew it with a disappointing 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns. Credit must be given to West Brom but I can't hide my disappointment this morning!
Let's be honest here, we dominated the game but never really created enough clear cut chances.
Chelsea missed the chance to ensure they would stay ahead of English Premier League title rivals Arsenal at the end of the midweek fixtures as Victor Anichebe's late goal saw West Brom hold them to a 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns.
Branislav Ivanovic had given Chelsea the lead in first-half stoppage him, when he got on the end of a David Luiz set-piece.
Chelsea looked world-beaters against Newcastle United last Saturday, but they looked fairly ordinary tonight at West Brom, and the home side equalized with three minutes to go through Victor Anichebe, to gain a valuable point in a 1-1 draw, and put a bit of a dent in Chelsea's title challenge. Alan Pardew - Newcastle manager [.
A full 24 hours before Arsenal and Manchester City play, Chelsea have a chance to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League with a victory tonight at The Hawthorns. If anything, this game is just as big as our previous two.
Pepe Mel continues to struggle with his West Brom side and they have not tasted victory since he has taken over.
How Much Will West Brom Miss Anelka If He Does Get Banned? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Nicholas Anelka has chosen to appeal his ban after he was charged by the Football Association over his quenelle gesture during a 3-3 draw against West Ham, in which he scored two goals. However if he does get banned just how much will West Bromwich Albion miss him?
Liverpool had to settle for a draw at The Hawthorns on Sunday as a scrappy game turned sour when Kolo Toure made a massive mistake setting up Anichebe just after the hour mark. Liverpool were not playing at their best but an early Daniel Sturridge strike looked as though it may be enough to see them through to 90 minutes.
Both these club's have little or no form to go by whatsoever as both clubs have endured a bit of a merry go round with managers this season and both look destined for the drop with Fulham propping up the table and West Brom above the drop zone via goal difference.
Crystal Palace looked destined for a return to the Championship before Tony Pulis took the reigns as they lay a foot of the League table, however Pulis's apt hand at making an organised defence has worked wonders and their League placing is attributed to that, West Brom on the other hand haven't gained the same success with their appointment of Pepe Mel even in these early stages.
Jose Mourinho says his Chelsea players showed a "lack of personality" by allowing West Brom to grab a late equaliser in last night's game. The Blues were leading 0-1 until Victor Anichebe levelled for the Baggies in the 87th minute. Asked about the reasons for allowing West Brom back into the game, he said: "No, [.
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Victor Anichebe came off the bench to nod home the equaliser for West Brom against Chelsea to put a massive dent in Chelsea's title ambitions while also blowing the title race wide open with Liverpool now entering the race should they beat Fulham tomorrow night.
A little horse is no match for a big Victor Anichebe. The West Brom striker has got himself involved in the title race again by grabbing a late equaliser against Chelsea in this evening's game. The former Everton man also scored against Liverpool last month.
Ahead of tonight's clash against West Brom, Eden Hazard has once again confirmed his commitment to the Chelsea cause and has revealed he continues to be inspired by the legends he works with on a daily basis. He said: "There was never a question of leaving Chelsea. I feel good at this club, and I still have a lot of things to do here.
Chelsea have completed their training session ahead of tonight's game against West Brom. Oscar, who has been on the fringes over the last couple of weeks, will be hoping to his stake his claim for a starting place towards the business end of the season. German forward Andre Schurrle was working on his volleying.
In a season of lows and false dawns, today's game runs the risk of being both without hopefully being neither, for it is complicated to fully analyse United's 3-0 win at West Bromwich.
Did United simply make the most of West Brom's deficiencies or has the penny finally dropped and has David Moyes realised that he has to build a system around his players to maximise their strengths, rather than shuffle his personnel around desperately trying to come up with the magic equation that will fit his archaic tactics?
After having his West Brom contract mulched by mutual consent, Markus Rosenborg agreed a deal to move back to his native Sweden with Malmo earlier in the week and, as a result, decided to donate the entire contents of his house in Solihull to charity.
The furniture haul was so large that it had to be split between three branches of Sue Ryder charity shops, with Rosenborg donating a large amount ofbespoke furniture and fittings, a couple of his Albion kits, cutlery and even kitchen utensils and crockery.
It was back in September and October of 1977, the last time we lost four league games in a row in England's top league then known as the First Division and we lost 3-2 to West Ham, 3-0 to West Brom, 2-1 to Coventry and 2-1 to Derby County before we took [...]
Can Thievy Save West Brom's Season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
West Bromwich Albion only made on piece of business during the January transfer window bringing in French under 21 striker Thievy Bifouma on loan with a view to permanent transfer from Espanyol. But what kind of impact can he have at the club and can he save Albion's season?
The Reds will look to return to winning ways after a disappointing 1-1 draw away to West Brom last Sunday, where they failed to cement a decent gap between 5th placed Everton.
Boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed defensive duo Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson will be absent for the crunch tie against Arsenal on Saturday however revealed the pair are nearing a return to first-team action.
West Brom manager Pepe Mel has branded Ben Foster the best goalkeeper in England and says he should be ahead of Joe Hart in the national team pecking order. Foster, aged 30, is set to go to the World Cup this summer after putting his injury problems behind him and making himself available for [...]