Burton Albion: A Lesser-Known Fairytale

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Football loves a fairytale story. Whether it’s Bournemouth’s rise to the Premier League, Greece winning the European Championship in 2004 or this season’s remarkable title challenge by Leicester City; every so often a story comes along and makes people take notice. One that may have skipped past several people, however, is the rise and lesser-told […] READ MORE


A Season Of Change At West Bromwich Albion?

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Saturday 20th February 2016 is a day that may remain in the memory of many West Bromwich Albion supporters for some time, and for all the wrong reasons. An FA Cup Fifth Round match against Reading resulted in defeat and further shaming of the club from its own supporters as a very small minority resorted […] READ MORE


Aston Villa Decline a Long Time Coming

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Relegation has long been a foregone conclusion for Aston Villa in the eyes of their own, as well as neutral, fans. The overwhelming lack of activity in the January transfer window suggests the board at the club feel the same. It is only a matter of time; and it’s only been a matter of time […] READ MORE


Pep Guardiola to Join Manchester City

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It has today been confirmed by Manchester City that Manuel Pellegrini is to end his tenure as manager at the end of this season and that he will be replaced by Pep Guardiola. In a statement from the club, Manchester City have gone on record as saying: “Out of respect for Manuel Pellegrini and the […] READ MORE


In Defence of Salomon Rondon

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When Salomon Rondon signed for West Bromwich Albion for a club record fee of £12m there was an air of excitement amongst Albion fans, as well as an air of expectancy. A player of such calibre would surely score the goals to ensure West Brom had an easier season. Well, it hasn’t quite worked out […] READ MORE


Why Manchester United must get Pep Guardiola

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“I like this atmosphere. I could see myself coaching here one day.” When Pep Guardiola said that to Manel Estiarte, he was not talking about Manchester City, Chelsea or Arsenal, but indeed Manchester United. The year was 2011, Manchester United were on their way to achieve their 19th league title, and Sir Alex Ferguson was […] READ MORE


Stephane Sessegnon: Revitalizing West Brom

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Over the past two games at The Hawthorns, something spectacular has happened. West Bromwich Albion have stepped away from playing a completely defensive game to adopting a more direct approach. They’ve held onto the ball better, and created more than both of their opponents, Newcastle United and Stoke City. Why is this spectacular? Well, simply, […] READ MORE


Twenty IS Plenty, but Will Clubs Listen?

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Over the past weekend there have been protests up and down England organised by the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) regarding ticket prices for away fans in English football. The campaign, “Twenty’s Plenty”, aims to push clubs to ensure that ticket prices cost no more than £20 for travelling fans. But can the campaign work? There […] READ MORE



Is The Pulis Way The Best Way For West Brom?

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Away from the Saido Berahino transfer saga, from the outside looking in all is seemingly well at West Bromwich Albion, but listen closer and you may start to hear the start of a growing discontent amongst The Hawthorns’ faithful. Tony Pulis joined West Brom at a time when things were looking desperate. Alan Irvine’s appointment […] READ MORE