Author: Frank Heaven
The muddy, bloody battlefields of the Championship appear to be taking their toll on West Bromwich Albion’s promotion challenge.
Recently, Lanterne Rouge discussed the poor position away fans are often given at Championship grounds.
To that, I add: what about the poor position home fans are often given?
If this sounds bizarre, it is prompted by yesterday’s visit to the Ricoh Arena for a turgid 0-0 between Coventry City and West Bromwich Albion.
It was a rare occasion when I was watching from an executive box, and …
What sort of character should run a team in the second tier of English football?
This was the question debated by myself and Lanterne Rouge after yesterday’s match at the Hawthorns.
Albion’s 3-1 win over Reading meant they ended the day top of the championship with the Royals fourth bottom.
In the summer, both clubs changed manager, and both went for ‘continental-style’ appointments — men who seemed more valued for …
Can it be only two weeks since West Brom’s stunning 5-0 win at co-promotion favourites Middlesbrough?
For since that game, which left many pundits regarding Albion as automatic promotion shoe-ins, an autumnal chill has descended on the Hawthorns, blowing away the sunny late-summer optimism.
First, there was the League Cup elimination against the Wenger boys. Then, the Neil Warnock jinx struck again with a 0-1 home reverse against …
First, here’s the bad news. West Bromwich Albion were utterly uninspiring in yesterday’s win at Nottingham Forest. Any neutral present would have found it hard to understand why the Baggies are considered joint favourites for promotion.
But now the good news. Teams who ‘bounce back’ at the first attempt following relegation from the premier league generally do so by being, well, utterly uninspiring.
Seem illogical? Look at the evidence. …