Mel edges closer to Baggies exit

Pepe Mel continued to be the bookies’ favourite to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job following West Brom’s 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United, a result which leaves the Baggies just one point above the relegation zone. Following a week in which the Spaniard had been forced to handle the aftermath caused by Nicolas Anelka’s five-match ban following his controversial ‘quenelle’ gesture, Mel’s fortunes didn’t change against the defending champions. Goals from Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney …
Manager Impact Index - The Return

Manager Impact Index - The Return

After an 8 game sabbatical (work taking over my time) I've now been able to update the Manager Impact Index with up to date figures, including the 3 newbies to the Premier League, Sherwood, Mel and Solskjaer.  More on those later. Just as a reminder, the MII is a way of tracking and scoring each teams managers impacts on any particular game.  Castrol have a Manager League Table on the LMA website (here) which is based on wins and losses, goals …
West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Liverpool | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Liverpool | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Liverpool made a crucial slip in the race for fourth by failing to clinch all three points on the road at West Brom. It was an opportunity for Brendan Rodgers' men to go 9 points clear of Manchester United in 7th and four points clear of Merseyside rivals Everton. West Brom were coming fresh from a grudge match of their own, losing 4-3 at Villa Park on Wednesday, while the Reds needed to pick themselves up from their deadline day …
West Brom vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

West Brom vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Both these teams head into this game after gruelling derbies which ended in very different results. West Brom were involved in a thrilling seven goal match which eventually saw Aston Villa steal all three points whereas Liverpool cruised to a 4-0 victory over Everton courtesy of a magnificent attacking display. The Baggies go into this game having won just one Premier League game in their last ten attempts compared to Liverpool who have lost just two games in their last …
Aston Villa vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Aston Villa vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

West Bromwich Albion make the short trip to Villa Park on Wednesday night to take on Aston Villa in a Midlands derby. The two teams find themselves separated by only two points but three league places, with Villa in 11th with 24 points and West Brom in 13th with 22. Both teams going into the game on the back of a draw and a loss in their last two fixtures. A win for either team will do them the world …