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Nine Years Later: Jonas Olsson Leaves West Brom With Immediate Effect To Join Swedish Side Djurgarden IF

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Out of the blue yonder, Jonas Olsson has ended his nine-year stint atWest Brom with a sudden move back home to Sweden.

The 34-year-old has left the Baggies with immediate effect, mulching the last few months of his contract in order to join Djurgarden IF.

Judging by his statement onthe official West Brom website, the news even seems to have taken Olsson by surprise:

It's all happened so quickly I've not had chance to say a proper farewell to so many people.

Arsenal: Plans To Fly ‘Anti-Wenger’ Banner Over Stadium Scuppered By Bad Weather In West Bromwich

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Due to their collective and ranklack of perspective, a group of fans were planning to fly an 'anti-Arsene Wenger' banner over Arsenal's game against West Brom this coming Saturday afternoon.

A crowdfunding campaign was used to raise the £2,500 necessary to stage the aerial protest, which included the hiring of a plane, the printingof a huge"Wenger Out: No New Contract" banner and an assortment of boards, balloons and beach balls to wave about in the crowd at the Hawthorns.

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.

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Sanchez trains with Chile after ankle injury fear

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Santiago (AFP) – Chile star Alexis Sanchez took part in training with his international team-mates on Tuesday ahead of this week’s World Cup clash with Argentina, shrugging off fears an ankle injury would rule him out of the game.

Sanchez limped out of Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday after scoring the Gunners’ only goal.

Sanchez trains with Chile after ankle injury fear

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Santiago (AFP) – Chile star Alexis Sanchez took part in training with his international team-mates on Tuesday ahead of this week’s World Cup clash with Argentina, shrugging off fears an ankle injury would rule him out of the game.

Sanchez limped out of Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday after scoring the Gunners’ only goal.

PSG contract offer ‘fake news’ – Wenger

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Paris (AFP) – Under-pressure Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dismissed as “fake news” reports that Paris Saint-Germain had offered him a two-year deal at the French champions.

The Frenchman is facing a fan backlash at Arsenal after a rotten run of form and British tabloid The Sun said on Monday that PSG had offered him a contract to replace Unai Emery this summer.

PSG contract offer ‘fake news’ – Wenger

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Paris (AFP) – Under-pressure Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dismissed as “fake news” reports that Paris Saint-Germain had offered him a two-year deal at the French champions.

The Frenchman is facing a fan backlash at Arsenal after a rotten run of form and British tabloid The Sun said on Monday that PSG had offered him a contract to replace Unai Emery this summer.

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.

Wenger reveals he’s decided on Arsenal future

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he had made a decision about his future following his side’s dispiriting 3-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Wenger, Arsenal’s manager since 1996, has come under heavy pressure since his team’s 10-2 Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich and fans made renewed calls for him to step down at The Hawthorns.

Arsenal face ‘hell of a task’, says Wenger

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted his side face an uphill battle to finish in the Premier League top four after Saturday’s dispiriting 3-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Craig Dawson scored twice as West Brom condemned Arsenal to a fourth defeat in five league games, which left them five points off the Champions League places.

Arsenal face ‘hell of a task’, says Wenger

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted his side face an uphill battle to finish in the Premier League top four after Saturday’s dispiriting 3-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Craig Dawson scored twice as West Brom condemned Arsenal to a fourth defeat in five league games, which left them five points off the Champions League places.

Dawson double darkens Wenger’s Arsenal gloom

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Dawson scored two close-range headers as West Bromwich Albion piled the pressure on beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with a 3-1 victory in the Premier League on Saturday.

Dawson put West Brom ahead in the 12th minute, with substitute Hal Robson-Kanu restoring the hosts’ lead after Alexis Sanchez had equalised for Arsenal before Dawson netted his second goal with 15 minutes to play.

Dawson double darkens Wenger’s Arsenal gloom

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Dawson scored two close-range headers as West Bromwich Albion piled the pressure on beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with a 3-1 victory in the Premier League on Saturday.

Dawson put West Brom ahead in the 12th minute, with substitute Hal Robson-Kanu restoring the hosts’ lead after Alexis Sanchez had equalised for Arsenal before Dawson netted his second goal with 15 minutes to play.

Arsenal fans fly ‘WENGER OUT’ banner before game

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Disgruntled Arsenal fans paid for a plane trailing an anti-Arsene Wenger banner to fly over The Hawthorns prior to their side’s game against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The banner read “NO CONTRACT #WENGER OUT” and was seen flying above the stadium shortly before the Premier League game kicked off.

Arsenal fans fly ‘WENGER OUT’ banner before game

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Disgruntled Arsenal fans paid for a plane trailing an anti-Arsene Wenger banner to fly over The Hawthorns prior to their side’s game against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The banner read “NO CONTRACT #WENGER OUT” and was seen flying above the stadium shortly before the Premier League game kicked off.

Wenger grapples for glimpse of Arsenal revival

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger takes his Arsenal side to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday knowing that anything other than victory will spark fresh calls for him to go after two decades in north London.

A 5-0 FA Cup victory over minnows Lincoln last Saturday briefly lifted the pressure on the Frenchman and sent Arsenal into the semi-finals, welcome relief after a turbulent 2017.

Wenger grapples for glimpse of Arsenal revival

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger takes his Arsenal side to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday knowing that anything other than victory will spark fresh calls for him to go after two decades in north London.

A 5-0 FA Cup victory over minnows Lincoln last Saturday briefly lifted the pressure on the Frenchman and sent Arsenal into the semi-finals, welcome relief after a turbulent 2017.

Red hot Lukaku strikes again as Everton sink Albion

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Liverpool (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku improved his chances of winning the Premier League’s golden boot as Everton romped to a 3-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Belgian forward Lukaku followed first-half strikes from Kevin Mirallas and Morgan Schneiderlin with his 19th goal of the campaign in a one-sided affair at Goodison Park.

Struggling Deportivo hire Pepe Mel

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Madrid (AFP) – Deportivo la Coruna hired former Real Betis and West Bromwich Albion coach Pepe Mel on Tuesday with the task of leading the Galicians away from the La Liga relegation zone.

Gaizka Garitano was sacked by Deportivo on Sunday after Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Leganes left the 1999/2000 La Liga winners just one place and two points above the relegation zone.

Struggling Deportivo hire Pepe Mel

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Madrid (AFP) – Deportivo la Coruna hired former Real Betis and West Bromwich Albion coach Pepe Mel on Tuesday with the task of leading the Galicians away from the La Liga relegation zone.

Gaizka Garitano was sacked by Deportivo on Sunday after Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Leganes left the 1999/2000 La Liga winners just one place and two points above the relegation zone.

West Bromwich Albion fightback puts pressure on Bournemouth

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – West Bromwich Albion surged back from an early goal down to pile pressure on struggling Bournemouth with a 2-1 win at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Tony Pulis’s side trailed to Josh King’s fifth-minute penalty, but goals from defenders Craig Dawson and Gareth McAuley turned the game on its head before half-time as Albion won at home for the seventh time in the last eight outings.

West Bromwich Albion fightback puts pressure on Bournemouth

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – West Bromwich Albion surged back from an early goal down to pile pressure on struggling Bournemouth with a 2-1 win at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Tony Pulis’s side trailed to Josh King’s fifth-minute penalty, but goals from defenders Craig Dawson and Gareth McAuley turned the game on its head before half-time as Albion won at home for the seventh time in the last eight outings.

Blackburn look to Mowbray for Rovers revival

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London (AFP) – Indian-owned Blackburn Rovers have appointed Tony Mowbray as the club’s new manager, the English second-tier strugglers announced Wednesday.

Mowbray, 53, has signed an 18-month contract after former manager Owen Coyle left the Championship club by mutual consent on Tuesday.

Bilic hit with FA charge after Baggies outburst

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London (AFP) – West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has been charged with improper conduct for his behaviour during Saturday’s draw against West Bromwich Albion, the Football Association announced Monday.

An angry Bilic was sent off by referee Michael Oliver after throwing a television microphone in frustration following West Brom’s late equaliser in a 2-2 Premier League draw at the London Stadium.

Bilic hit with FA charge after Baggies outburst

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London (AFP) – West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has been charged with improper conduct for his behaviour during Saturday’s draw against West Bromwich Albion, the Football Association announced Monday.

An angry Bilic was sent off by referee Michael Oliver after throwing a television microphone in frustration following West Brom’s late equaliser in a 2-2 Premier League draw at the London Stadium.

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 confirm Berahino served ban, in wake of drug report

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London (AFP) Stoke City's new signing Saido Berahino served an eight-week suspension prior to joining from West Bromwich Albion, manager Mark Hughes said Friday, amid reports the striker failed a drugs test.

Berahino was banned after testing positive for a recreational drug following an out-of-competition test in September, the Daily Mail said.

Stoke confirm Berahino served ban, in wake of drug report

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London (AFP) Stoke City's new signing Saido Berahino served an eight-week suspension prior to joining from West Bromwich Albion, manager Mark Hughes said Friday, amid reports the striker failed a drugs test.

Berahino was banned after testing positive for a recreational drug following an out-of-competition test in September, the Daily Mail said.

Negredo on target but Middlesbrough held

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Middlesbrough (United Kingdom) (AFP) Alvaro Negredo rescued Middlesbrough as the Spanish striker's penalty secured a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday.

Aitor Karanka's side fell behind when their former midfielder James Morrison lashed home from 20 yards early on at the Riverside Stadium.

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Arsenal: Feeble Gunners Flop To Defeat Against West Brom (Photos & Video)

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Of the two sets of Arsenal fans who flew pre-match banners above the Hawthorns on Saturday, the 'Wenger Out' brigade will no doubt be feeling rather more smug after yet another dismal display from the Gunners.

Having lost three of their last four league games, Arsenal were in desperate need of a win but faced a West Brom side enjoying a fine season which has seen them rise to the top eight in the table.

Crystal Palace: Liverpool Loanee Mamadou Sakho Slide Tackles Referee In Clash With West Brom (Video)

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Mamadou Sakho has had an instant impact since joining Crystal Palace on loan from Liverpool in January, helping the Eagles to two wins and two clean sheets.

The second of those victories came on Saturday against West Brom, with the French defender's eagerness to win the ball even seeing him slide-tackle the referee.

Mic Wrecka: West Ham Boss Slaven Bilic Sent To Stands After Taking Frustrations Out On Pitchside Microphone (Video)

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A late Gareth McAuley goal earned West Brom a dramatic draw at the London Stadium on Saturday, after West Ham had looked set to secure a precious three points.

That late goal understandably left Hammers' boss Slaven Bilic tearing his hair (transplant) out, with the Croatian manager taking out his frustrations on a pitch-side TV microphone.

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NBC Sports to debut West Bromwich Albion Behind The Badge series this weekend

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NBC Sports’ popular Behind The Badge documentary returns this weekend with the first of a four-part series about Premier League club West Bromwich Albion.

Previously, NBC Sports has featured Crystal Palace and Watford. Both were critically received and featured plenty of fly-on-the-wall footage to give soccer fans a unique perspective on what it’s like to work and play behind the scenes at a top-level soccer club.

NBC Sports to debut West Bromwich Albion Behind The Badge series this weekend

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NBC Sports’ popular Behind The Badge documentary returns this weekend with the first of a four-part series about Premier League club West Bromwich Albion.

Previously, NBC Sports has featured Crystal Palace and Watford. Both were critically received and featured plenty of fly-on-the-wall footage to give soccer fans a unique perspective on what it’s like to work and play behind the scenes at a top-level soccer club.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Preview: Corona, Williams, Bornstein and more

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While Liga MX sides continue to navigate the Copa MX group stages, English action takes centerstage in Europe.

Copa MX action is headlined by the group of Americans at Tijuana, who collide with Correcaminos. Entering Tuesday, Xolos sit last in their group following an opening match loss, but the recent good form of Paul Arriola, Michael Orozco and Joe Corona has helped lift the club to the top of the league table.

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WBA Preview.

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At last a PL game, no more of that fancy pants Cup football with silly score lines, just good old fashioned League action, and to cap it all we are going to the Midlands, the epicentre of dull.

Think Stoke, B'ham. Villa, Wolves , Walsall and WBA. Think Pulis.

WBA were a top club who were amongst the first to promote black players Cyril Regis, Brendan Batson and Laurie Cunningham, all of whom played under Big Ron Atkinson.

Richmond Kickers announce D.C. United loanees

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Five players from the District will spend most of their time in RVA

The Richmond Kickers announced today the five players that D.C. United will send on loan to the USL club: Chris Durkin, Alhaji Kamara, Maxim Tissot, Chris Odoi-Atsem, and Eric Klenofsky. These players will be on indefinite loan, but are eligible for recall at any time.

Matthew Freese called up to United States U19 camp

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The Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper part of 22-player roster for Florida camp

Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Matthew Freese has caught the eye of a U.S. goalkeeping legend.

Freese was called up by United States U19 head coach Brad Friedel for a domestic training camp being held in Sunrise, Florida through February 10.