Berahino's Social Media Suicide

Berahino's Social Media Suicide

Have a bit of sympathy for West Bromwich Albion fans. Not just, indeed, because they are West Bromwich Albion fans, but because they don’t seem to have the best of luck on ‘Deadline Day.’ The hoodoo began with Peter Odemwingie and his infamous trip down the M40 to Loftus Road in January 2013. Then came the Romelu Lukaku debacle in September of the same year, which saw a deal for the prolific Belgian fall at the final hurdle, leaving the …
Scott Sinclair | The perfect fit for West Brom? | Stats

Scott Sinclair | The perfect fit for West Brom? | Stats

West Bromwich Albion are said to be closing in on a season long loan deal for Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair, with the option of a permanent deal at the end of the loan spell. Sinclair is certainly a signing that West Brom need, as there is a severe lack of pace in the wide areas, mostly down to the continued absence of Peter Odemwingie who has been exiled from the first team squad after all of the transfer window …
Peter Odemwingie - Worth All The Hassle? | Stats Analysis

Peter Odemwingie - Worth All The Hassle? | Stats Analysis

Peter Odemwingie has become the most talked about player in the Premier League over the last 24 hours. Some might say he stole David Beckham's Transfer Day thunder, ok maybe not. When Sky Sports News showed Peter Odemwingie drive into QPR's training ground we all assumed that he had permission to speak to QPR. All of a sudden his current employers, West Bromwich Albion, released a statement saying that QPR had not agreed a deal and that Peter Odemwingie did …
Why is the Hawthorns Such a Fortress for West Brom? | Stats Analysis

Why is the Hawthorns Such a Fortress for West Brom? | Stats Analysis

Several teams this season have been lauded for playing with fluidity and creativity. Take Everton or Tottenham, for example. Perennially pragmatic Everton have enjoyed plaudits from every direction this season for their style of play, while Andre Villas-Boas' Tottenham side are finally beginning to look to observers like a team of genuine quality once more. One team who have arguably not received the praise they deserve this season, though, is West Bromwich Albion. Sitting sixth in the league with 14 …
Odemwingie | Comparison to 10/11

Odemwingie | Comparison to 10/11

Ahead of West Bromwich Albion's 19th game of the 2011/12 season on New Year's Day, here is a comparison between Peter Odemwingie's performance this season compared to last, since the addition of Shane Long. Peter Odemwingie 2010/11 2011/12 Minutes Played 2682 965 Shots 104 30 Goals 15 4 Conversion Rate 14.42% 13.33% Shots on counter attack 7 2 Successful dribbles 56 12 Chances created 57 16 Assists 7 1 The table above shows the Nigerian striker's chance conversion rate has …
WBA WIN! | Opta Stats Report & Preview

WBA WIN! | Opta Stats Report & Preview

There's been scant representation for WBA on this site of late and part of that problem has been finding positives to take away from the recent fixtures. A 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers followed by a 1-2 loss at the Hawthorns, and to Wigan no less, haven't left much on the stat sheet to glory in.  However, the weekend's 2-1 win over Blackburn and Wednesday's trip to St. James should provide West Bromwich with at least four vital points …
Top Flight Black Country Derby

Top Flight Black Country Derby

It is unquestionably one of the fiercest rivalries in English football, it brings sell outs, occasional scraps and dickie tummies all over the Midlands. Of course, I am talking about the Black Country Derby. [caption id="attachment_2258" align="aligncenter" width="496" caption="Vela to the rescue"][/caption] February 2011 saw the first top flight derby between the two for 27 years, so with the rivalry at its most electric, a lot more than just 3 points was up for grabs in each game. Over the …
The rise of Simon Cox

The rise of Simon Cox

As the Shane Long ‘saga’ rumbles on as predictably as these transfer sagas do, it is necessary to look at the current alternatives already at The Hawthorns. I was at the 2-2 pre-season friendly at Southampton where Roy Hodgson played Simon Cox and Ishmael Miller up front with Marc-Antoine Fortune on the wing. Starting the three closest understudies to Odemwingie, Hodgson was obviously focussed on firming up the attacking hierarchy. And it was Cox who impressed. He bagged both goals, …