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    The West Bromwich Albion Thread

    Seeing as though they are in the Top flight this year, it's only fitting that WBA have a thread in their own right.

    CYRILLE REGIS

    West Bromwich Albion star Cyrille Regis in action. Image: Mirrorpix.

    A hero at West Bromwich Albion, an FA Cup winner with Coventry City and a full England international, Cyrille Regis was blessed with pace, power and a penchant for spectacular goals, and was an inspiration to generations of black players.
    Born in French Guiana, Cyrille followed his father to England at a young age, and was playing his football with non-league Hayes when he was spotted by West Bromwich Albion chief scout (and former centre-forward) Ronnie Allen. Previously an electrician by trade, Cyrille soon lit up the professional ranks, netting twice on his debut in a League Cup triumph over Rotherham United.
    At a time when black professional footballers were still rare in the English game, Regis linked up with former Leyton Orient winger Laurie Cunningham; the pair were later joined by Cambridge United defender Brendan Batson. All three became key fixtures in Ron Atkinson’s side; it would be just the second time that three black players had featured in a First Division starting XI.
    Regis hit double figures in five of his seven full seasons at the Hawthorns, and played a huge part in the club’s league successes and an impressive UEFA Cup quarter-final run in 1978/79. Throughout this time, Regis and his black teammates were subjected to horrendous racial abuse from the terraces, but the striker channelled that anger into his performances.
    Cyrille Regis holds the FA Cup aloft after Coventry City's triumph over Tottenham Hotspur in the 1987 final. © Mirrorpix.

    Having scored 112 goals in almost 300 appearances, Regis moved across the Midlands to fellow First Division outfit Coventry City in 1984. After a difficult first season, the centre-forward reached double digits across all competitions in his next three campaigns, finding the net 16 times in 1986/87.
    The year also ended Regis’ long wait for silverware, as the Sky Blues lifted the FA Cup, defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 in a thrilling Wembley final. Cyrille played the full 120 minutes of the match, and scored in previous rounds against the likes of Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday.
    Regis was highly regarded beyond the Midlands, earning five full England caps over a five-year period; only the emergence of Gary Lineker prevented him from earning more international recognition.
    His talents were also appreciated beyond these shores; former Ajax manager Johan Cruyff admitted in his autobiography that he was keen on signing the striker as a replacement for the outgoing Marco van Basten.
    After spells with Aston Villa, Wolves, Wycombe Wanderers and Chester City, Cyrille Regis hung up his boots in 1996, having scored well in advance of 150 professional goals. He later moved into coaching and became a player agent, guiding the careers of young players making their way in the game.
    For almost two decades, Cyrille Regis was the champion of black footballers across the country, and continued to support and inspire players long after his playing career ended. The Legacy Trust established in his name continues his work, mentoring those from disadvantaged backgrounds and supporting football-based projects at the heart of communities.
    Museum CEO Tim Desmond (centre) presenting the Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust with his Hall of Fame award. Pictured, left to right: Simona Charles, John Regis, Tim Desmond, Julia Regis and John Barnes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgg0NcEbxEk&ab_channel=TalkWBA


    September 2020

    Sunday 13th September

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion14:00Leicester City
    Home 11/413/5Away 19/20

    Wednesday 16th September

    Carabao Cup

    West Bromwich Albion18:00Harrogate Town

    Saturday 19th September

    Premier League

    Everton12:30West Bromwich Albion
    Saturday 26th September

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion17:30Chelsea

    October 2020

    Saturday 3rd October

    Premier League

    Southampton15:00West Bromwich Albion
    Saturday 17th October

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00Burnley
    Saturday 24th October

    Premier League

    Brighton and Hove Albion15:00West Bromwich Albion
    Saturday 31st October

    Premier League

    Fulham15:00West Bromwich Albion
    November 2020

    Saturday 7th November

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00Tottenham Hotspur
    Saturday 21st November

    Premier League

    Manchester United15:00West Bromwich Albion
    Saturday 28th November

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00Sheffield United
    December 2020

    Saturday 5th December

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00Crystal Palace
    Saturday 12th December

    Premier League

    Newcastle United15:00West Bromwich Albion
    Wednesday 16th December

    Premier League

    Manchester City20:00West Bromwich Albion
    Saturday 19th December

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00Aston Villa
    Saturday 26th December

    Premier League

    Liverpool15:00West Bromwich Albion
    Monday 28th December

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00Leeds United
    January 2021

    Saturday 2nd January

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00Arsenal
    Tuesday 12th January

    Premier League

    West Ham United19:45West Bromwich Albion
    Saturday 16th January

    Premier League

    Wolverhampton Wanderers15:00West Bromwich Albion
    Tuesday 26th January

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion20:00Manchester City
    Saturday 30th January

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00Fulham
    February 2021

    Tuesday 2nd February

    Premier League

    Sheffield United19:45West Bromwich Albion
    Saturday 6th February

    Premier League

    Tottenham Hotspur15:00West Bromwich Albion
    Saturday 13th February

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00Manchester United
    Saturday 20th February

    Premier League

    Burnley15:00West Bromwich Albion
    Saturday 27th February

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00Brighton and Hove Albion
    March 2021

    Saturday 6th March

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00Newcastle United
    Saturday 13th March

    Premier League

    Crystal Palace15:00West Bromwich Albion
    Saturday 20th March

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00Everton
    April 2021

    Saturday 3rd April

    Premier League

    Chelsea15:00West Bromwich Albion
    Saturday 10th April

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00Southampton
    Saturday 17th April

    Premier League

    Leicester City15:00West Bromwich Albion
    Saturday 24th April

    Premier League

    Aston Villa15:00West Bromwich Albion
    May 2021

    Saturday 1st May

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00Wolverhampton Wanderers
    Saturday 8th May

    Premier League

    Arsenal15:00West Bromwich Albion
    Tuesday 11th May

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion20:00Liverpool
    Saturday 15th May

    Premier League

    West Bromwich Albion15:00West Ham United
    Sunday 23rd May

    Premier League

    Leeds United16:00West Bromwich Albion




    Arguably the most yo-yoing yoyo club has to be West Brom.

    They got their first taste of the Premier League life in 2002 but what followed was certainly traumatic for the Baggies faithful. Between 2002 and 2010 they achieved four promotions and three relegations, dropping in and out of the top tier.

    Relegated in 2003 after one season in the Premier League and promoted back up in 2004, the ‘great escape’ under Bryan Robson came in 2005, becoming the first club to be bottom at Christmas and survive in the Premier League era.

    Relegation though came again in 2006, a lost play-off final followed that in 2007, but that was soon forgotten the next season with a promotion in 2008 under manager Tony Mowbray.

    Their stay again was short lived, suffering relegation in 2009 before, yes, you guessed it, another promotion back up to the top tier in 2010, this time led by Chelsea great Roberto Di Matteo.

    Thankfully that was where the seemingly endless back and forth finally ended...for a while, at least.

    They enjoyed the club's most successful period in the Premier League with an eight season stay in the top flight before a poor campaign and a lack of creativity and goals saw them drop out of the league last term.

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    Unknown fact.



    If WBA play Man Utd and both sport their 3rd kits.




    Space Time will collapse back to a state of singularity.

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    Shite start to the season unlike Leeds.

    A debut goal by Timothy Castagne and two Jamie Vardy penalties earned Leicester City a 3-0 win over promoted West Bromwich Albion.

    Harvey Barnes was denied twice in quick succession by Sam Johnstone while Kasper Schmeichel saved from Matheus Pereira at the other end during a goalless first half.

    Leicester took the lead in the 56th minute, with Belgian Dennis Praet crossing for compatriot Castagne to head in at the far post.

    Vardy made it 2-0 on 74 minutes, scoring from the spot after he was fouled by Kyle Bartley.

    He has now equalled Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of scoring in five successive away matches against the same opponent.

    Last season's Golden Boot winner sealed the victory with a second penalty 10 minutes later, converting after Dara O'Shea had brought down James Justin.

    Anyone got odds on WBA going down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Anyone got odds on WBA going down
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    How long before the Baggies want a new manager?

    A new defence wouldn't hurt either

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    Great thread this.


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    Looks like it could be a long season for WBA and Fulham. Given what each team has spent so far, you do wonder if both are now happy to be yo-yo teams content to bank the Premier League windfall each promotion brings. Especially after Fulham's last catastrophic splurge.

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    Name the other 3 players.

    Is Brendon Batson the other Baggie?

    Perryman one of the Spuds?

    No idea on the bearded one.

    Bin Laden?

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    Ricky Villa and Remi Moses.

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    The other Spurs player could be Tony Galvin.

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    Perryman and Villa?

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    Yeah, I don't think it's Perryman.

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    So you reckon Villa and Galvin?

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    Yeah.

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    The West Bromwich Albion Thread-perryman-jpgThe West Bromwich Albion Thread-cover-image-jfc8ltfg-t_galvin_special-jpg

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    ^ Bloody honkies all look the same.

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    Steve Perryman's on the left.

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    It could be Gary O'Reilly.

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    Aha. One of his acquaintances reliably informs me that it's Paul Miller.

    Moses, Villa, Regis, Miller.

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    A nice confidence booster tomorrow for Harrogate

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    West Bromwich Albion have announced the signing of Conor Gallagher on loan from Chelsea.

    Gallagher, a 20-year-old midfielder, joins West Brom for the remainder of the 2020/21 season after also agreeing a new deal with Chelsea until 2025.

    “There was a lot of interest from the Premier League, which is where I wanted to play this season, but this is where I want to be,” he told West Brom's official website.

    “West Brom stood out to me because of the way they played last season. I played against them two or three times and I liked how they approached the game.

    "I felt that it would suit me and it would be best for my development. I felt it could help me become the player I want to be."

    Gallagher enjoyed a breakthrough campaign on loan in the Championship last season. He scored six goals and assisted two more for Charlton Athletic before joining Swansea City and helping them to reach the play-offs.

    He also made his England Under-21 debut in 2019/20 and explained to West Brom fans what he can bring to The Hawthorns.

    “I’m a box-to-box player but I’m also versatile,” he added.

    “I like to think that I can play wherever in midfield and look to create chances and try to chip in with goals too."

    Gallagher will hope to make his Premier League debut when the Baggies travel to Everton in the first fixture of Matchweek 2

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    The Toffees and the Baggies kick off tomorrow's proceedings. A chance for James "Scorchio" Rodriguez to open his account?

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    4-0 to the Toffees is my prediction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    4-0 to the Toffees is my prediction.

    GOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!

    Absolute screamer from Diangana

    Goal of the month for sure, or it would be if Man Utd had scored it.

    Make sure to make a prediction every week, eh spamhead!

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