West Brom May have lost to Arsenal last night but for their veteran midfielder, Gareth Barry, it was a night he will never forget.
The 2-0 defeat was his 633rd Premier League game, a new appearance record for the 25 years of the Premier League era. An incredible achievement for the 36 year old. A true testament to his durability and ability.
The accolades were pouring in pre-game but in typical Barry style, he just took them all in his stride and got on about the business of playing football. You just knew that in this game of all games, Barry would be involved in the pivotal moment and sure enough midway through the first half he was.
It was his lovely through ball that put Jay Rodriguez away in the inside-left channel and as he cut inside to shoot he was brought down by Mustafi. A clear penalty but amazingly waved away by referee, Bobby Madley. Barry was one of the first on the scene to protest but to no avail and, of course, Arsenal went to benefit with the 2-0 victory. Continue reading “A night to remember for Gareth Barry”
West Brom are not satisfied with the signings and may still need four more players in order to do the best for the upcoming Premier League campaign according to manager Tony Pulis.
The club have been quite active in the transfer market by bringing in the likes of Gareth Barry and Jay Rodriguez. Oliver Burke has become the latest signing for the club after coming from RB Leipzig for € 15 million. Even then, manager says that the club needs to strengthen in four other positions while also admitting that the next few days will be extremely tough on everyone concerned with the club.
The transfer deadline day may bring plenty of surprises for West Brom, as the club could lose defender Jonny Evans. Manchester City are showing plenty of interest in the former Manchester United player and have even made a £ 15 million bid, which was rejected. However, it is believed that an offer in the region of £ 20 million will be sufficient to get accepted by West Brom. Continue reading “Tony Pulis Wants Four More Addition to the West Brom Squad”
Tony Pulis has asked his board for funds to strengthen his team ahead of the new campaign.
The West Brom manager wants to improve the club further and ensure that they can compete for a European place next season.
The manager said that he is disappointed with the critics that have come his way last season but he is determined to fulfill his duties for the club.
He believes that there are some good quality players in the team at the moment and that they can target the European places if the club strengthens during the summer.
Pulis said that he has already given the board a list of players that he is interested in and it is now up to the board to decide whether they want to challenge for trophies in the future.
It is believed that Tony Pulis is interested in the former Middlesbrough striker Negredo who was on loan at the club. The player managed ten goals last season, but he could not manage to prevent the club from being relegated.
Tony Pulis said that NEgredo is a player that can help the team score goals and that they lacked in this area last season. However, he may find completion from clubs such as Galatasaray difficult to compete. Continue reading “Pulis wants to strengthen”
West Bromwich Albion could continue their association with defender Jonny Evans beyond the summer after he cited his ambition to stay put at the Hawthorns.
The Northern Irishman joined the Baggies from Manchester United in the summer of 2015 and has since been one of the most consistent performers under Tony Pulis.
Evans attracted transfer interest from Arsenal during the previous summer transfer window, but West Brom managed to fend off the Gunners interest after placing a hefty £25m price tag on his signature. Baggies boss Pulis recently admitted that the club could be in a fight to keep hold of their leading performer, but the player himself has dismissed the possibility of a big club move.
“It gives you confidence when the manager appreciates you. It shows his belief that you’ve done a good job and hope I can continue doing that for West Brom.” he told Sky Sports.
However, the former Red Devils graduate added that he would still prefer a move abroad in the future, and this is something keeping an eye on ahead of this summer’s transfer window, he said: “I’ve always been interested by football outside of Britain. It’s something I’ve always kept an eye on,” Continue reading “Jonny Evans to Stay Put with West Brom”
Tony Pulis has explained his decision to stick with the senior team at this closing stage of the season.
With the team guaranteed to finish in mid-table, many people believed that the manager would be giving a chance to younger players on the field.
However, Pulis said that he is interested in winning the remaining games so as to finish as high as possible in the Premier League table. With the team finishing in eighth getting around £26 million, it is easy to understand why the manager has been fielding his senior players as he attempts to finish as high as he possibly can.
Tony Pulis said that the younger players should not worry as they will have their chance in the remaining games of the season but that at the moment he wants to make sure that West Brom claims as many points as they can. Continue reading “Pulis wants to finish higher”
Premier League side West Brom have confirmed the extension of Chris Brunt, promising to remain with The Hawthorns until the end of the 2018 season.
He joined from Sheffield Wednesday a decade ago but has said he would continue his deal with the club.
The long serving player has been decent for the club this season. He could get an extension of a year if he plays a certain number of games, as stated in his contract details. Brunt would join teammate James Morrison to become the players that would spend a decade at the club since Daryl Burgess – who played from 1987 until 2001.
“Chris has been a stalwart of this football club and for a long time and he is a valued and popular member of the squad. It’s great that he has extended his contract and he has shown great character to return from his injury in the manner he has. Continue reading “BRUNT EXTENDS WITH WEST BROM”
Following the confirmation of the capture of Jeffery Schlupp by Crystal Palace, Westbromich Albion FC have reasons to regret losing their much coveted player to a Premier League opponent at a fee close to their attempted pay.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped Manchester United thrash league rivals West Bromwich Albion over the weekend.
The former Swede international took his tally to ten in nine game and 16 since joining moving to Old Trafford.
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West Brom were humbled by Championship side Derby County 1-2 in the third round of the FA Cup when both sides clashed over the weekend.
West Brom went ahead first but the visitors’ netted two quick goals to turn the tides around. The loss will see the Premier League outfit exit the FA Cup.
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The owner of West Bromwich Albion, Guochuan Lai has his work cut out for him for the upcoming few months as Tony Pulis has revealed details concerning what players he wants to sign in the approaching winter transfer window.
Continue reading “Tony Pulis wants to reinforce his squad during the winter transfer window”