When the 2019–2020 season ends, West Bromwich will see the departure of their captain Chris Brunt who has been part of them for the past 13 years. He has been one of the longest-serving players of the club. He began his club career at Middlesbrough where he failed to make up to the regular team. Later he was transferred to Sheffield United in 2004 where he appeared in 153 games.
In 2007, he was transferred to West Albion Bromwich for £3 million on a four-year deal. Since then he has made more than 400 appearances for the club and has scored 48 goals being on the regular team. He has been the captain of the team for many years and he has also captained Ireland national team from 2004 –2017. Continue reading “Bilic praises West Brom’s Chris Brunt”
West Brom manager Darren Moore said that he was pleased with the performance of his players in the game against Aston Villa. His team managed to win the game 2-0 after a battling performance.
Darren Moore said that it is never easy to win games away from home in this division and that what makes this win even sweeter is that they managed to do it while keeping a clean sheet. He said that this is proof that his team is progressing well and that they can win games in every environment.
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West Bromwich Albion midfielder Matt Phillips has admitted that team are disappointed after they could only muster a draw during the recent Championship game against Brentford. The Baggies were the dominate side with twice the number of attempts as Brentford last weekend but they were ultimately left frustrated with a 1-1 draw.
Speaking after the game, Phillips said that the team are distraught by the late equaliser from the visiting team but they need to move on with every point crucial towards their aim of gaining promotion, he said:“In the first half we created plenty of chances and we we replaying well. It was a bit of a kick in the teeth that we only take a point from the game but it’s another point towards our final target. The most disappointing thing is that we had so many chances. There were enough chances to win the game but this is a difficult league. It’s pleasing that we’re creating the chances and the lads are big enough characters to move on and look to Friday.”
Against Brent ford, the Baggies broke the deadlock during the 77th minute and it appeared that they had secured the three points before Brent ford came up with a stoppage time equaliser through Lewis MacLeod. Despite the outcome, the Baggies are occupying the third position with35 points on the board but they cannot afford another lapse with just one point separating them from seventh-placed Derby County.
The west Midlands outfit are scheduled to face cross-town rivals Aston Villa in their next Championship fixture on Friday and the game could prove a tricky prospect for them with the Villains having picked up their form over the past month. Dean Smith’s side have dropped just two points from their previous five league matches and the Baggies may need to produce their best to outsmart the visitors this weekend.
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.
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