13 thoughts on “Forever grateful to West Brom for Captain Marvel

  1. Hi you have an historical error in this article … You say :-
    “he helped West Brom reach their highest ever position on top flight football when they finished the season in third place and reached the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup.”
    West Brom won the league in 1919 … nice article but doing my great club a disservice …

    we might just get a draw this saturday …

  2. Nice piece, but West Brom HAVE finished much higher than third in the league. You might want to do a bit of research through the league honour roll.

  3. Ignorant article.

    “he helped West Brom reach their highest ever position on top flight football when they finished the season in third place”. That would be apart from winning in 1919-20 and finishing 2nd in 1924-25 and 1953-54.

    “He was playing at a higher level compared to some of his team mates” – and yet at a lower level that a good few others (Regis, Cunningham, Tony Brown, Statham, Wile…).

  4. A correction – 3rd place in 1978/79 was not Albion’s highest ever finish in the league – we’ve won it once and twice been runners up.

    Interesting that you regard the rest of English football as a feeder system for MUFC.

    And you wonder why we all find the Glazer situation so hilarious.

    Looking forward to a repeat of 30 December 1978 on Saturday.

  5. You have written that WBA reached their highest league position,3rd place in the 1977-78 Season. I’m pleased to correct you, WBA won the First Divison Championship in the 1919-20 Season

  6. Many apologies to all the West Brom fans. You are of course absolutely correct. No excuse can possibly be offered because there simply isn’t one. The error has now been corrected.

  7. He’s not had a great season so far but Albion’s Graham Dorrans has the talent & attitude to emulate Robson.

  8. stockwell albion, the reason why rivals find the glazer situation funny comes down to 2 things- 1.bitter jealousy towards Utd, and 2. pathetic twats…there nothing funny about it, all REAL FOOTBALL FANS regardless of who they support should want rid of people like the Glazers, people who are only after the cash…anyone who hopes the american family can do some real harm to our great club, aint real football fans and should get lost.

  9. Graham dorrans is the best player we have had in years. Injuries and fitness have been his problemvso far. If I was at Man utd I would be watching him.

  10. Trafford United – can I please assure you that we Baggies fans have no jealousy at all towards your club. You might have had all the money (now debt!) in the world, but we pride ourselves on the fact we carry the respect of other club’s fans (i.e. doing things the right way). We do not think the world revolves around us & would never be so pathetic to suggest we could cream off the talent from any smaller club. Yes the Glazers’ approach is unpalatable & is ruining football in this country, but what I can’t stand about you lot is your sheer arrogance & your expectation to win everything. You have a mediocre side at present & I hope we bring you down to earth tomorrow!

  11. “As unlikely as it may sound, the big question this weekend will therefore be whether there could be anyone in the famous blue and white stripes who will one day follow Bryan Robson’s steps for both Manchester United and England?”

    It’s very unlikely, sadly. Albion’s policy on bringing through young players is thankfully alive these days (they were non-existent years before), but to have a Bryan Robson-type player (or any young potential) in the ranks would be impossible to see. For one thing, the player would immediately be earmarked by bigger clubs and swiped away in the blink of an eye, and, secondly, once the player hears that a Man Utd or a Liverpool want him, in his mind he’s transferred there already and quickly wants away. In both cases, the club that nurtured him and had some right to benefit from his talent lose out, if not financially.

    C’est la vie.

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