Premier League Season Review – West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion: 14th FA Cup: Round Five Capital One Cup: Round Three As is the case for his great friend Sam Allardyce, having Tony Pulis at the helm is a virtually foolproof way of maintaining a club’s Premier League status, and West Brom continue to profit from that. This season they avoided the threat of relegation much more comfortably than they had in the previous two years as they spent long periods battling in mid-table, though never really in with a serious chance of breaking into the top half. The summer…

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West Brom vs Norwich – Premier League preview and team news

West Bromwich Albion will be attempting to make it four wins from five Premier League games as they take on a lowly Norwich City side desperate for its first three-point haul since the beginning of January. The impressive sequence for the Baggies has raised hopes that they could achieve a top-half finish for the first time in three years, and it has coincided with the return of Saido Berahino to the fold after months on the sidelines as a result of his desire to leave. The striker brings an extra dimension to…

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West Brom vs Man Utd – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester United will be aiming to continue their renewed assault on the top four of the Premier League by registering their fifth consecutive win in all competitions when they play West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. The home side are good form themselves and have shown some attacking vigour while taking four points which have seemingly put them well out of the reach of the bottom three. There was plenty of creativity and flair on display in their last home match against Crystal Palace as the front three wreaked havoc, and…

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Leicester vs West Brom – Premier League preview and team news

After their late heroics at the weekend, Leicester City will hope to remain ahead of the rest by claiming victory at home to West Bromwich Albion, who are now well clear of danger. The match against Norwich City on Saturday was a new test for the leaders, who have been used to seeing opposition teams come on to them, which has given them the opportunity to counter-attack in such devastating fashion. That has been the blueprint of their success this term, but Norwich decided to come to the King Power…

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West Brom vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

Aston Villa will be aiming to make it seven points from nine when they make the short trip to face Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion, who are after their third straight home win in the league. The last Premier League outing for West Brom was a highly uncharacteristic 3-0 defeat at Southampton, where they struggled to get going from the first whistle and never looked likely to get back into the match after conceding the penalty kick that led to them going two goals down inside 35 minutes. Head Coach…

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West Brom vs Bournemouth – Premier League preview and team news

Bournemouth will be aiming to win for the third successive Premier League game when they make the trip to the Hawthorns to face the stern test that West Bromwich Albion invariably provide. Only a cruel deflection in the fifth minute of stoppage time at the end of the game prevented West Brom from coming away with all three points at Liverpool last weekend, where the danger they pose from set-pieces was very evident. Defenders Craig Dawson and Jonas Olsson were the ones to profit from dead-ball situations, with the latter…

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West Brom vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

West Bromwich Albion will be looking to continue their rise up the Premier League table by gaining a third straight victory, but opponents Leicester City have lost fewer matches than anyone in the top-flight so far this season. It was a rearguard action early on for Albion last time out at Norwich City, but once the pressure had subsided they took control of the game and created a number of very presentable goalscoring opportunities. It took until early in the second half to make one of them pay, with the technically…

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West Brom vs Southampton – Premier League preview and team news

Two sides who will be aiming to follow up their first wins of the season with another three points meet at the Hawthorns, as West Bromwich Albion entertain Ronald Koeman’s Southampton. A nervy Baggies side were given a massive helping hand by Stoke City last time out, seeing two opponents sent off before edging to victory through Salomon Rondon’s first goal since his record £12m signing. The Venezuelan already appears to be money well spent, providing a physical though dynamic presence in attack, showing no shortage of nice touches and glimpses…

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Watford vs West Brom – Premier League preview and team news

Vicarage Road hosts its first Premier League match since 2007 on Saturday afternoon as Watford entertain West Bromwich Albion, attempting to build on their promising opening day display. Having taken the lead twice and gone 2-1 up as late as the 83rd minute, there will be disappointment within the Hornets camp they were unable to hold on for all three points away to Everton, but it was an enterprising performance which evidenced the array of attacking talent they have. It was also impressive given the number of new players and nationalities within the…

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Done deal: Former Liverpool target completes club record £12m move to West Brom

West Brom have confirmed on their official website that they have completed the signing of former Liverpool target Salomon Rondon. The Baggies revealed that the 25-year-old has moved to the Hawthorns in a club record £12m deal, having signed a four-year contract for Tony Pulis’ side (via club’s official website). The deal to sign the former Zenit St Petersburg forward could be classed as a massive move for the club, not least because he was being monitored by Liverpool earlier in the summer, with the Metro reporting that Brendan Rodgers actually…

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Liverpool gossip: Aston Villa man’s release clause triggered, but trio of strikers still linked

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: The Reds are closing in on the signing of Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke, according to the Liverpool Echo. The club are finally prepared to trigger the Belgian’s £32.5m release clause, meaning the player will soon be able to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical. They will have to pay even more if they hope to lure Alexandre Lacazette to Anfield, the Independent report. The Lyon striker will be available for no less than £35m. The Reds are apparently in talks to…

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Liverpool in talks with South American trio: £35m mega deal close to completion

Liverpool have entered talks with three of the biggest South American names currently playing in Europe, according to reports. READ MORE: Liverpool Transfer Gossip Liverpool begin talks over move for Juventus striker Liverpool signing reveals new shirt number The Metro suggest that the Reds are currently speaking to strikers Carlos Bacca and Salomon Rondon, as well as Roberto Firmino, who is a key Manchester United target. The Liverpool Echo report that the move for the Brazilian has already been agreed, with the player signing a five-year deal at Anfield. The…

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Liverpool plan bids for striker duo as alternatives to Aston Villa man

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Liverpool’s interest in Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke appears to have cooled slightly, after reports suggested that they were considering two other strikers this summer. READ MORE: Liverpool News and Gossip Liverpool hero backs new signing to thrive at Anfield Liverpool have already found Raheem Sterling’s replacement, according to former Red According to the Liverpool Echo, Sevilla’s Carlos Bacca and Salomon Rondon of Zenit are now on the Merseyside club’s shopping list, after accepting Villa’s firm stance that they will not accept anything less than the £32m release clause in the…

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Liverpool news and rumours: New signing discusses dream move

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Here is Monday’s news and rumours concerning Liverpool: READ MORE: Liverpool News and Gossip Liverpool hero backs new signing to shine at Anfield Liverpool have already found Raheem Sterling’s replacement, according to former Red New Liverpool forward Danny Ings has revealed that “words can’t describe” how he feels about his move to Anfield, the Liverpool Echo reports. The former Burnley man will complete his move from Turf Moor on July 1st. Former Reds hero Gary McAllister believes that another new signing can inspire the Merseyside club back towards the Premier…

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