Diego Lugano | What are West Brom getting? | Stats

Diego Lugano | What are West Brom getting? | Stats

Last week, West Brom completed the signing of Uruguay captain Diego Lugano on a free transfer from French champions Paris St. Germain. In terms of purely name value, this is a big signing for Albion. Lugano comes with a fantastic pedigree and a very decent reputation. However, the signing of the centre back has been questioned in some quarters, with suggestions that the Uruguayan is “past it” and is a poor signing, especially as he will be on decent money. …
Can Shane Long be the man to replace Romelu Lukaku?

Can Shane Long be the man to replace Romelu Lukaku?

This week, West Brom full back Steven Reid credited Shane Long with invigorating the success of Romelu Lukaku’s loan spell at the Hawthorns in the 2012/2013 season. He believes that he can perform a similar role for Nicolas Anelka this upcoming season. However, Reid’s comments got me thinking. Is Long capable of being the man to replace Lukaku, rather than being a foil to any potential replacement for the Belgian forward? Before looking at the most important areas for the …
Albion interest for Anelka | Anelka Stats

Albion interest for Anelka | Anelka Stats

Recent reports have linked West Brom with a move for former France international Nicolas Anelka. Just take a second to for that thought to digest. Anelka, a man who has racked up an aggregate transfer fee of over £90 million in his career with various moves around European and World football. This isn’t just another transfer season rumour either, there is seemingly a confirmed interest in Anelka from West Brom, with two bookmakers even going as far as to make …
Yacob and Mulumbu, West Brom's key men | 2012/13 Stats

Yacob and Mulumbu, West Brom's key men | 2012/13 Stats

Stoke City v Liverpool | Weekend Preview / Rant

Stoke City v Liverpool | Weekend Preview / Rant

The last time these two met at the Britannia, Liverpool were in chaos. Still under the leadership of Roy Hodgson,  with Fernando Torres up front and Kyrgiakos still giving the fans nightmares, Liverpool’s season before Dalglish looked bleak. And indeed, shipping two goals to goal shy Stoke would signal to most teams that their season wasn’t completely on the right track. But while Liverpool turned it around, and Stoke cruised during the second half of the season, for one wonderful …
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