AUGUST 1990 - MAY 2000

 

 

 

 

1990's HALL OF FAME

 

Adamson Chambers J Flynn Oliver Rodoshtenous
Agnew Clement Ford O'Reagan Rogers
Ampeadu Coldicott Foster Palmer Santos
Anderson C Comyn Fredgaard Parkin Shakespeare
Angel Crichton Gabbidon Parsley Sigurdsson
Ashcroft Cunnington Garner Peschisolido Sinclair
Bannister Darby Gilbert Phelan Smith
Beesley Darton Goodman Piggott Sneekes
Bennett D DeFratias Groves Potter Speedie
Blissett Dibble Hackett Pritchard Spink
Boere Dickens Hall Quailey Strodder
Bortolazzi Dobbins Hamilton Quinn Taylor
Bowen Dobson Harbey Raven Thomas
Bradley Donavan Hargreaves Reece Townsend
Brien Edwards Hawker Rees AA Van Blerk
Burgess Eihogu Heggs Rees MJ West
Butler Evans Herbert Reid White
Carbon Fenton Hodson Richards Whitehead
Carr Fereday Holmes Roberts Williams PA
Cartwright Fettis Hughes Robson G Williams PRC

 

  

 1990-91

 

BACK ROW LEFT TO RIGHT

bANNISTER, aNDERSON, NORTH, HARBEY, PARKIN, 

MIDDLE ROW, ALLARDYCE (COACH)  BURGESS, WEST, RAVEN, NAYLOR BRADLEY, SHAKESPEARE, DOBBINS, PEARSON (ASSISTANT MANAGER - COACH)

FRONT, FORD ROBSON, HODSON, TALBUT (MANAGER) MCNALLY, GOODMAN, HACKETT

During the summer of 1990, Chris Whyte signed for Leeds United after a tribunal fixed his fee at £450,000, the Hawthorns pitch was completely re-turfed, the first time this had been done since 1911. The whole surface had been replaced and it was hoped that Albion would be able to play on a pitch worthy of first division status and return the club to its former glory days. To celebrate the ground's 90th birthday and, the anniversary of the Hawthorns opening home game of the season was against Ipswich Town, Albion went down 2-1. This disappointment on the birthday of the Hawthorns was to set the scene for the remainder of the season.

Dumped out of the League cup by Bristol City, draws against Hull, Oldham, Brighton, Barnsley Newcastle, and defeats to Plymouth and Millwall were only broken with a 2-1 away win against Port Vale to end a miserable start to the season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 As the year came to an end things didn't look to bad although any thoughts of promotion for this season had gone and the fans looked towards next season for a serious push to the top. But from New years day with a 2-1 defeat at Leicester City things started to get worse .

 

FA Cup 3rd Rd

West Brom  2  Woking 4

"Tim Buzzaglo WHO"

FA Cup 3rd RD January 5th 1991

Rees, Shakespeare, Harbey, (Palmer), Roberts, Bradley, Strodder,

 Ford, West, Bannister, McNally, Robson,

Att 14,516

Out in the third

 One of the programmes that didn't get thrown on the pitch


 

 

 At least the fans gained praise from the Woking game for their sportsmanship.

 

 Talbot was sacked and Stuart Pearson who was the fans choice to take over took charge.

 

 

Following a 4-2 battering by Non league Woking at the Hawthorns a humiliation that led to the immediate departure of manager Brian Talbot and coach Stuart Pearson taking charge for six games which Albion won 2 drew 1 lost 3 before  ex-player Bobby Gould was drafted into the hot seat. Almost immediately, Gould definitely not a popular choice with the fans came under pressure as Albion suffered six straight defeats, which plunged the team into trouble.


 

 

However the directors wanted an experienced hand at the helm and placed ads with the national press

 Alan Buckley was tipped for the post, but did not tick all the boxes maybe in a few seasons he might fit the bill.

Lou Macari and Terry Cooper were also amongst the names 

 

 But the board settled for  Ex Albion player Bobby Gould, Gould had previously won the FA Cup with Wimbledon's crazy gang, managed Bristol Rovers and was number 2 to Don Howe at QPR.

 

 

 Gould was not a popular choice with the fans but the choice had been made.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Right from the start things did not go well for Gould a falling out with Albion's recent signing who himself had been overlooked for the managers position when Talbut was sacked. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

After a spate of draws Albion slipped into the relegation fight.

 

 

 

 

 


On transfer deadline, in an effort to avoid the drop, Gould entered the transfer market and splashed out £250,000 on striker Paul Williams from Stockport, £35,000 on Winston White from Burnley and brought in Kwame Ampadu on loan from Arsenal. Nothing changed. Albion collected 13 points out of the last 27 and in the end equalled the club record of 18 draws. having missed two penalties in the home draw with Port Vale this left Albionneeding to win at Bristol Rovers or equal what Leicester City where doing at against Oxford United. Gould having been an ex- manager at Bristol Rovers described the game as the battle of Azteca Twerton. Rovers had not had their own ground for 10 years having to share Twerton Park with non league Bath City. The grounds capacity was around the 8,000 mark. (Albion as always took a large contingent of fans some dressed in Togas as part of the usual end of season fancy dress. (Albion fans whatever the occasions make the best of it). Inside the ground there were Albion fans in every section of the ground. This was something the locals took offence to and began fighting on the home terrace with a section of Albion fans. This spilled onto the pitch and the Game was delayed while order could be restored. Outside the ground the locals with houses that over looked part of the ground were charging Albion fans to use their bedroom windows as a viewing point. On the hill behind the ground a large contingent of Albion fans had also gathered. This was the biggest game of the season for Albion and no one wanted to miss it...

11th May 1991 Albion travelled to Twerton Park for the last game of the season knowing that they had to beat Bristol Rovers to stay up. Disappointingly, they could only manage 1 - 1 draw after playing against 10 men from as early as the third minute...and so, after competing in 3,634 First and Second Division Matches.  Albion descended ignominiously into the third tier of English football for the first time in their history Conceding late goals missing penalties, drawing to many games proved costly and at the end of the day Albion got what they deserved. There was some consolation when the second XI won the Pontins Division 2 Title and the Birmingham Cup. Gould had inherited a team which had already proved they were not going anywhere maybe the next season when Gould could put his own stamp on the team a marked improvement would be seen and better times would be on their way (for ever the optimist)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

              

 ALBION went the last  10 games of the season undefeated. Unfortunatley  8 were draws 

 Things could only get better next season or could they. 

How about this for fate. Wimbledon managed by Ray Harford who would become Albion Manager a few years later were chasing Bob Taylor . QPR managed by ex Albion Manager Don Howe and Bobby Gould were also on Taylors case. Bobby Gould  was also a former manager of Bristol Rovers before joining Albion

 

 

25-08-1990 


Portsmouth

1-1

West Brom

29-08-1990 

League Cup 2nd leg 1st Rd

West Brom

2-2

Bristol C

01-09-1990 


West Brom

1-2

Ipswich

05-09-1990 

League Cup 2nd rd 2nd leg

Bristol C

1-0

West Brom

08-09-1990 


Oxford

1-3

West Brom

15-09-1990 


West Brom

2-1

Bristol C

22-09-1990 


Hull

1-1

West Brom

29-09-1990 


West Brom

0-0

Oldham

02-10-1990 


Plymouth

2-0

West Brom

06-10-1990 


Millwall

4-1

West Brom

13-10-1990 


West Brom

1-1

Brighton

20-10-1990 


West Brom

1-1

Barnsley

22-10-1990 


Port Vale

1-2

West Brom

27-10-1990 


Newcastle

1-1

West Brom

03-11-1990 


West Brom

3-1

Bristol R

06-11-1990 


West Brom

0-1

Middlesbro

10-11-1990 


Notts Co

4-3

West Brom

17-11-1990 


West Brom

2-0

Blackburn

24-11-1990 


West Brom

1-2

Sheff Wed

01-12-1990 


West Ham

3-1

West Brom

05-12-1990 


West Brom

1-1

Watford

15-12-1990 


West Brom

0-0

Portsmouth

22-12-1990 


Swindon

2-1

West Brom

26-12-1990 


West Brom

1-0

Charlton

29-12-1990 


West Brom

1-1

Wolves

01-01-1991 


Leicester

2-1

West Brom

05-01-1991 

FA Cup 3rd Rd

West Brom

2-4

Woking

12-01-1991 


Ipswich

1-0

West Brom

19-01-1991 


West Brom

2-0

Oxford

02-02-1991 


Bristol C

2-0

West Brom

16-02-1991 


Blackburn

0-3

West Brom

19-02-1991 


Middlesbro

3-2

West Brom

23-02-1991 


West Brom

2-2

Notts Co

02-03-1991 


West Brom

0-0

West Ham

09-03-1991 


Sheff Wed

1-0

West Brom

13-03-1991 


West Brom

1-2

Plymouth

16-03-1991 


Oldham

2-1

West Brom

20-03-1991 


Brighton

2-0

West Brom

23-03-1991 


West Brom

0-1

Millwall

30-03-1991 


Charlton

2-0

West Brom

01-04-1991 


West Brom

2-1

Swindon

06-04-1991 


Wolves

2-2

West Brom

10-04-1991 


West Brom

1-1

Hull

13-04-1991 


West Brom

2-1

Leicester

20-04-1991 


Barnsley

1-1

West Brom

23-04-1991 


Watford

1-1

West Brom

27-04-1991 


West Brom

1-1

Port Vale

04-05-1991 


West Brom

1-1

Newcastle

11-05-1991


Bristol R

1-1

West Brom

 


P

HW

HD

HL

HGF

HGA

AW

AD

AL

AGF

AGA

Points

GD

Oldham

46

17

5

1

55

21

8

8

7

28

32

88

+30

West Ham

46

15

6

2

41

18

9

9

5

19

16

87

+26

Sheff Wed

46

12

10

1

43

23

10

6

7

37

28

82

+29

Notts Co

46

14

4

5

45

28

9

7

7

31

27

80

+21

Millwall

46

11

6

6

43

28

9

7

7

27

23

73

+19

Brighton

46

12

4

7

37

31

9

3

11

26

38

70

-6

Middlesbro

46

12

4

7

36

17

8

5

10

30

30

69

+19

Barnsley

46

13

7

3

39

16

6

5

12

24

32

69

+15

Bristol C

46

14

5

4

44

28

6

2

15

24

43

67

-3

Oxford

46

10

9

4

41

29

4

10

9

28

37

61

+3

Newcastle

46

8

10

5

24

22

6

7

10

25

34

59

-7

Wolves

46

11

6

6

45

35

2

13

8

18

28

58

0

Bristol R

46

11

7

5

29

20

4

6

13

27

39

58

-3

Ipswich

46

9

8

6

32

28

4

10

9

28

40

57

-8

Port Vale

46

10

4

9

32

24

5

8

10

24

40

57

-8

Charlton

46

8

7

8

27

25

5

10

8

30

36

56

-4

Portsmouth

46

10

6

7

34

27

4

5

14

24

43

53

-12

Plymouth

46

10

10

3

36

20

2

7

14

18

48

53

-14

Blackburn

46

8

6

9

26

27

6

4

13

25

39

52

-15

Watford

46

5

8

10

24

32

7

7

9

21

27

51

-14

Swindon

46

8

6

9

31

30

4

8

11

34

43

50

-8

Leicester

46

12

4

7

41

33

2

4

17

19

50

50

-23

West Brom

46

7

11

5

26

21

3

7

13

26

40

48

-9

Hull

46

6

10

7

35

32

4

5

14

22

53

45

-28

 

 

1990-91


Naylor                 
Hawker
Raven
Eihogu
Anderson C
Foster
Dobbins
Palmer
Roberts
Parkin
Rees MJ
Rogers
Williams
White
Ampeadu

Hodson
Harbey
Robson G
Burgess
Strodder
Ford
Goodman
Bannister
Bradley
Shakespeare
Hackett
West
McNally

 

 

 


 

 1991-92

 

  

17-08-1991 


West Brom

6-3

Exeter

20-08-1991 

League Cup 1st Rd 1st Leg

Swindon

2-0

West Brom

24-08-1991 

 

Darlington

0-1

West Brom

28-08-1991 

League Cup 1st Rd 2nd Leg

West Brom

2-2

Swindon

31-08-1991 


West Brom

1-1

Wigan

03-09-1991 


Fulham

0-0

West Brom

07-09-1991 


Bolton

3-0

West Brom

14-09-1991 


West Brom

1-0

Stockport

17-09-1991 


West Brom

4-0

Peterborough

21-09-1991 


Chester

1-2

West Brom

28-09-1991 


West Brom

1-0

Hull

01-10-1991 


Preston

2-0

West Brom

12-10-1991 


West Brom

2-0

Shrewsbury

19-10-1991 


Brentford

1-2

West Brom

26-10-1991 


West Brom

0-1

Birmingham

02-11-1991 


West Brom

1-1

Bury

05-11-1991 


Hartlepool

0-0

West Brom

09-11-1991 


Reading

1-2

West Brom

16-11-1991 

FA Cup 1st Rd

West Brom

6-0

Marlow

23-11-1991 


West Brom

2-1

Huddersfield

30-11-1991 


West Brom

2-2

Stoke

09-12-1991 

FA Cup 2ND Rd

Leyton Orient

2-1

West Brom

14-12-1991 


Bradford

1-1

West Brom

22-12-1991 


West Brom

3-1

Darlington

26-12-1991 


Wigan

0-1

West Brom

28-12-1991 


Exeter

1-1

West Brom

01-01-1992 


West Brom

2-3

Fulham

04-01-1992 


Torquay

1-0

West Brom

11-01-1992 


West Brom

4-0

Bournemouth

18-01-1992 


Leyton Orient

1-1

West Brom

25-01-1992 


West Brom

2-3

Swansea

01-02-1992 


West Brom

2-0

Brentford

08-02-1992 


Birmingham

0-3

West Brom

12-02-1992 


Stoke

1-0

West Brom

15-02-1992 


West Brom

1-1

Bradford

22-02-1992 


Bournemouth

2-1

West Brom

29-02-1992 


West Brom

1-0

Torquay

03-03-1992 


West Brom

1-3

Leyton Orient

06-03-1992 


Swansea

0-0

West Brom

11-03-1992 


West Brom

1-2

Hartlepool

14-03-1992 


Bury

1-1

West Brom

21-03-1992 


West Brom

2-0

Reading

28-03-1992 


Huddersfield

3-0

West Brom

31-03-1992 


Stockport

3-0

West Brom

04-04-1992 


West Brom

2-2

Bolton

11-04-1992 


Peterborough

0-0

West Brom

18-04-1992 


West Brom

1-1

Chester

20-04-1992 


Hull

1-0

West Brom

25-04-1992 


West Brom

3-0

Preston

02-05-1992


Shrewsbury

1-3

West Brom

 

 

  

Brentford

46

17

2

4

55

29

8

5

10

26

26

82

+26

Birmingham

46

15

6

2

42

22

8

6

9

27

30

81

+17

Huddersfield

46

15

4

4

36

15

7

8

8

34

27

78

+28

Stoke

46

14

5

4

45

24

7

9

7

24

25

77

+20

Stockport

46

15

5

3

47

19

7

5

11

28

32

76

+24

Peterborough

46

13

7

3

38

20

7

7

9

27

38

74

+7

West Brom

46

12

6

5

45

25

7

8

8

19

24

71

+15

Bournemouth

46

13

4

6

33

18

7

7

9

19

30

71

+4

Fulham

46

11

7

5

29

16

8

6

9

28

37

70

+4

Leyton Orient

46

12

7

4

36

18

6

4

13

26

34

65

+10

Hartlepool

46

12

5

6

30

21

6

6

11

27

36

65

0

Reading

46

9

8

6

33

27

7

5

11

26

37

61

-5

Bolton

46

10

9

4

26

19

4

8

11

31

37

59

+1

Hull

46

9

4

10

28

23

7

7

9

26

31

59

0

Wigan

46

11

6

6

33

21

4

8

11

25

43

59

-6

Bradford

46

8

10

5

36

30

5

9

9

26

31

58

+1

Preston

46

12

7

4

42

32

3

5

15

19

40

57

-11

Chester

46

10

6

7

34

29

4

8

11

22

30

56

-3

Swansea

46

10

9

4

35

24

4

5

14

20

41

56

-10

Exeter

46

11

7

5

34

25

3

4

16

23

55

53

-23

Bury

46

8

7

8

31

31

5

5

13

24

43

51

-19

Shrewsbury

46

7

7

9

30

31

5

4

14

23

37

47

-15

Torquay

46

13

3

7

29

19

0

5

18

13

49

47

-26

Darlington

46

5

5

13

31

39

5

2

16

25

51

37

-34

 

 

 

 

Playing in the Third Division, season 1991-92 for Albion was one of the lowest point in the clubs history, and it ended in sheer frustration and total disappointment as the team missed out on the Play-offs, finishing seventh in the table, their lowest ever league position after they all expectation were for the team to bounce straight back. Manager Bobby Gould had hoped to win promotion by using the same squad of players who had been relegated the year before (you got us here, you get us out of here was his way of thinking). Gould pushed his staff by introducing maverick ideas which worked initially He also introduced the Yellow and Red stripped second kit after reading a Roy of the Rovers comic book and wanted to Emulate Roy Race and the Melchester Rovers squad. However things did not go to plan after a Gruelling pre season under Gould the season got off well with a 6-3 demolition of Exeter City on the opening day this was followed by a win at Darlington a draw at Wigan and a goalless draw at Fulham in fact only losing twice in the first eleven league games of the season , even an early elimination from the League Cup by Swindon,  did not stop the run of league wins and draws but by December Albion went out of the FA Cup to Leyton Orient in the second Round and were beaten at home by Exeter in the Auto Glass Trophy

Things began to turn sour picking up only 4 points over the Christmas period

The sale of Don Goodman in December to Sunderland for 1 million was a blow to the team.  however The bad run stopped by February, Bob Taylor was brought from Bristol City for £350,000and Albion found themselves at the  top of the table following a 2-0 win over league rivals Brentford and an emphatic 3-0 win over local rivals Birmingham City courtesy of goals from Bob Taylor who scored on his debut at home to Brentford the 2 more against Birmingham, but following defeat at Stoke in February Albion won only four games, there followed a shattering demise which led to the fans calling for the heads of the manager and the entire board

Gould used a total of 31 players. The defence looked solid enough but the midfield struggled over the last 3 months of the season Things went from bad to worse so much so that When Gould sacked fans favourite Stuart Pearson feelings began to run high and The fans made their feelings known at the last away game at Shrewsbury when a coffin was carried around the pitch and chants for Gould out were accompanied by sack the board.

As soon as the season was over Gould was sacked from his position; John Silk resigned as Chairman to be replaced by local business man Trevor Summers

 Newcomers included Wayne Fereday from Bournemouth, Loan signings Alan Miller from Arsenal, Frank Sinclair from Chelsea, Andy Dibble from Manchester City and youngsters Carl Heggs and Roy Hunter,

Mel Rees left for Sheffield United Colin West moved to Swansea, Tony Ford to Grimsby Graham Harbey to Stoke, Gary Bannister Nottingham Forest Adrian Foster Torquay Graham Roberts to become player manager at non league Enfield, and John Parkin Mansfield


 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fans saying goodbye to Bobby Gould at Shrewsbury after a disapointing season in Division Three

 

 

 

 

 The following season Ossie Ardilles arrived and the start of a new era was on the way

 

1991-92
Miller Robson G
Bradley Bowen
Harbey Pritchard
Ford Palmer
Strodder Hackett
Burgess West
Bannister White
Goodman Rogers
Foster Sinclair
Shakespeare Fereday
Ampeadu Roberts
Williams Taylor
McNally Dibble
Piggott Raven
Hodson Hunter
Naylor Cartwright
Parkin Heggs

 


 

 

1992 - 93

 

 

15-08-1992 


West Brom

3-1

Blackpool

19-08-1992 

League Cup 1st Rd 1st Leg

West Brom

1-0

Plymouth

22-08-1992 

 

Huddersfield

0-1

West Brom

25-08-1992 

League Cup 1st Rd 2nd Leg

Plymouth

2-0

West Brom

29-08-1992 


West Brom

2-1

Bournemouth

02-09-1992 


West Brom

3-0

Stockport

05-09-1992 


Fulham

1-1

West Brom

09-09-1992 


West Brom

3-0

Reading

15-09-1992 


Bolton

0-2

West Brom

19-09-1992 


Stoke

4-3

West Brom

26-09-1992 


West Brom

2-0

Exeter

03-10-1992 


Burnley

2-1

West Brom

10-10-1992 


West Brom

0-1

Port Vale

17-10-1992 


Wigan

1-0

West Brom

24-10-1992 


West Brom

2-2

Rotherham

31-10-1992 


Hull

1-2

West Brom

03-11-1992 


West Brom

3-1

Hartlepool

07-11-1992 


Leyton Orient

2-0

West Brom

14-11-1992 

 FA Cup 1st Rd

West Brom

8-0

Aylesbury

21-11-1992 


West Brom

1-1

Bradford

28-11-1992 


Preston

1-1

West Brom

06-12-1992 

FA Cup 2nd Rd

Wycombe

2-2

West Brom

12-12-1992 


Swansea

0-0

West Brom

15-12-1992 

FA Cup 2nd Rd Replay

West Brom

1-0

Wycombe

20-12-1992 


West Brom

2-0

Mansfield

26-12-1992 


West Brom

2-0

Chester

28-12-1992 


Plymouth

0-0

West Brom

02-01-1993 

FA Cup 3rd Rd  

West Brom

0-2

West Ham

16-01-1993 


Exeter

2-3

West Brom

23-01-1993 


West Brom

1-2

Stoke

26-01-1993 


Bournemouth

0-1

West Brom

30-01-1993 


West Brom

2-2

Huddersfield

06-02-1993 


Blackpool

2-1

West Brom

13-02-1993 


West Brom

4-0

Fulham

20-02-1993 


Stockport

5-1

West Brom

27-02-1993 


Port Vale

2-1

West Brom

06-03-1993 


West Brom

2-0

Burnley

10-03-1993 


Brighton

3-1

West Brom

13-03-1993 


West Brom

2-0

Leyton Orient

20-03-1993 


Hartlepool

2-2

West Brom

24-03-1993 


West Brom

3-2

Preston

28-03-1993 


Bradford

2-2

West Brom

03-04-1993 


West Brom

3-1

Brighton

07-04-1993 


West Brom

3-0

Swansea

10-04-1993 


Chester

1-3

West Brom

12-04-1993 

 

West Brom

2-5

Plymouth

17-04-1993 

 

Mansfield

0-3

West Brom

21-04-1993 

 

Reading

1-1

West Brom

24-04-1993 

 

West Brom

5-1

Wigan

01-05-1993 

 

Rotherham

0-2

West Brom

08-05-1993 

 

West Brom

3-1

Hull

16-05-1993 

League One Play-Off

Swansea

2-1

West Brom

19-05-1993 

League One Play-Off

West Brom

2-0

Swansea

30-05-1993

League One Play-Off

West Brom

3-0

Port Vale

 

 

At the end of the1990 - 91 season, Gould and club chairman John Silk both resigned, being replaced by the former Tottenham Hotspur and Argentinian World Cup star Ossie Ardiles and Trevor Summers respectively. Before he had settled into his office seat, Ardiles brought in Keith Burkinshaw (who had been his manager at White Hart Lane) and physio­therapist Danny Thomas, another former Spurs player.

Ardiles then set about the task of sifting through his squad. Out went proven goal scorer Gary Bannister, who was eventually signed by Nottingham Forest and moved on to Stoke City in May 1993, where he teamed up with his former Albion colleague, left-back Graham Harbey, who had left West Brom for the Victoria Ground shortly after the 1991 -2 campaign had ended.

Utility man Steve Parkin was trans­ferred to Mansfield Town; centre-back Darren Rogers was taken on a free transfer by Birmingham City; goalkeeper Jona­thon Gould moved to Coventry City, where his father was manager; expe­rienced defender and former England international Graham Roberts was released and later joined non-League Enfield; striker Adrian Foster went south to Torquay United; midfielder Dave Pritchard was secured by Telford United; utility forward Les Palmer was taken on by non-Leaguers Kidderminster Harriers; and little winger Stewart Bowen also went to Coventry City (on trial) and later played for Telford United.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in came  four new players, one from outside the Football League. midfielder Ian Hamilton from Scun­thorpe United for £160,000, left-back Steve Lilwall from Kidderminster Har­riers for £70,000, Blackburn Rovers' champion goalscorer Simon Garner, who cost a bargain £30,000, and goalkeeper Tony Lange on a free transfer from neighbours Wolverhampton Wanderers.

There was an air of antici­pation and optimism at The Hawthorns as the start of the 1992-3 season approached. So enthusiastic were the fans that the three home friendly matches against FA Pre­mier League opposition in Sheffield Wednesday, Tottenham Hotspur and Blackburn Rovers attracted a total of almost 20,000 supporters.

 

 A sun-drenched crowd of over 16,500 saw the Baggies get off to a flying start, beating Blackpool 3-1 at home

 

 

 

 

Albion were knocked out of the Coca- Cola Cup at the first hurdle beaten 2-1 on aggregate by Plymouth Argyle. This didn't stop Albion's new look team as they prospered in the League and they hit top spot on the second Saturday after winning 1-0 at Huddersfield, thanks to Garner's first goal for the club.

 

 

 

This didn't stop Albion's new look team as they prospered in the League and they hit top spot on the second Saturday after winning 1-0 at Huddersfield, thanks to Garner's first goal for the club.

 

 

 

 In fact, the albion were playing terrific football, and remained unbeaten in their first seven League games, Stoke City finally ending their fine opening run with a 4-3 win in a cracking contest at the Victoria Ground in mid-September.

 

 

 

                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albion then had a poor spell, winning only one of their next five games, suffering defeats at home to Port Vale and away at lowly Wigan and mid-table Burnley, all by narrow margins.

They relinquished top spot to Stoke for a while, but regained pole position in November after beating Hull City and Hartlepool United in quick succession

 

 

 former England striker Luther Blissett was taken on loan from Watford

 

 

despite a few hiccups here and there,ALBION maintained their overall form, and they started their FA Cup campaign with a crushing 8-0 home win over Aylesbury United with new midfield signing Kevin Donovan (bought from Huddersfield Town) scoring a hat-trick on his debut in the competition for the Baggies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four successive League draws followed that Cup triumph before Wycombe Wanderers were ousted in the second round, Albion going through 1-0 after a replay, having been held 2-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before the end of the year, Alan Dickens (from Chelsea) had replaced Blissett as the on-loan signing and not a single goal was conceded in five matches as Ardiles seemed to have sorted out his defence.

 

An exit from the FA Cup by West Ham United , who won a third- round tie 2-0 at The Hawthorns in front of a near-26,000 crowd. But Albion quickly got over that set-back and duly whipped Walsall 4-0 at home in their first Autoglass Trophy game of the season. 

 

 

 

                  

 

 

 They followed up with a vital 3-1 home win over promotion-chasing Bolton Wanderers in the League and a 3-2 success at Exeter this after the Baggies had been 2-0 down with time fast running out.

 


 

 

Almost 30,000 spectators saw the return home League game against Stoke City, but it was the travelling fans from the Potteries who went away happy, Albion losing 2-1 to the eventual Second Division champions.

 


 

 

 

 

 

David Speedie, once of Chelsea, Coventry City, Liverpool and Birmingham City was signed on loan from Southampton was now in the side,scoring the winner at bournemouth

 

 

 

 

A few indifferent results interrupted Albion's progress, though, and they went out of the Autoglass Trophy to the holders, Stoke City. This defeat was followed by a 5-1 hammering at Stockport County, for whom Paul Williams scored, this after he had returned to Edgeley Park for just £25,000

 

after his disappointing spell with Albion. And Port Vale also completed the double over the Baggies, winning 2-1 at Vale Park in a game that had sunshine, showers and snow and a cracking goal from Ian Hamilton.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Nicky Reid, the former Manchester City player, was now bedded in at The Hawthorns, having moved south from Blackburn Rovers, and just before that debacle at Stockport, Ardiles had signed (initially on loan, finally completing the £100,000 transfer in the summer) the tall Newcastle United striker Andy Hunt and what a great start he made to his career with Albion, scoring on his first outing at Bradford City on 28 March and then claiming a rapid-fire seven- minute hat-trick on his home debut against Brighton six days later the first Baggies player to achieve this feat for almost 80 years!

 


 

 

 

Thankfully inform, and now the fans' favourite, Bob Taylor, was also continuing to hit the target, and in their last 15 League games of 1992-3 when the pressure was really on Albion lost only twice, one of them a 5-2 humiliation at home to their 'bogey' side Plymouth over Easter. This result shook everyone rigid at The Hawthorns,

 

                 

but gutsy Albion hit back immediately and easily clinched fourth place in the table behind Stoke City, Bolton Wanderers and Port Vale, thus qualifying for the end-of-season promotion play-offs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Albion were paired with Swansea City in the 'semi-final', playing the first leg away at a rainswept Vetch Field on Sunday, 16 May. A fair-sized crowd of almost 14,000, including around 4,500 Albion followers (plus another 2,750 at the National Indoor Arena in Bir­mingham where the game was beamed back live on a giant TV screen) witnessed the contest, which the Swans deservedly won 2-1.

 

Albion simply failed to adapt to the conditions and in truth, did not perform anywhere near their best. The home side led 2-0 at one stage, but an own-goal by Andy McFarlane, after Daryl Burgess had lobbed on to the crossbar, gave Albion a fighting chance in the return leg.

 

 

 

The Hawthorns three days later, in front of a vociferous 26,000-plus Albion turned the aggregate  score around to win 2 -0 on the night , Andy Hunt fired home Bob Taylor's low cross on ten minutes and Ian Hamilton brilliantly conjured up a second nine minutes later. Both goals coming in front of a packed Brummie Road End as Albion attacked non-stop in a thrilling first half. Despite the sending-off of Micky Mellon soon after the interval it was Albion who still pressed forward and Swansea goalkeeper Roger Freestone pulled off a string of excellent saves to keep his side in the game.

Swansea substitute Colin West, a former Albion player, was then dismissed for stamping on Hamilton as the pace hotted up and both Hunt and skipper Darren Bradley missed easy one-on-one chances to sew things up for the Baggies. With the Albion still driving forward, referee Allan Gunn sounded the final whistle amidst scenes of jubilation  Albion were at Wembley for the first time in 23 years, and the celebrations continued long into the night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The atmosphere at Wembley was electric with some 42,000 Albion supporters completely outnumbering the Vale fans in the 53,471 crowd.

And what a terrific 'May Day' it turned out to be for Albion, their 41-year-old manager and, indeed, the vast army of supporters who celebrated long into the night  and for the next couple of days after Port Vale, who had a man sent off, were beaten 3-0 for the Baggies to clinch a place in the First Division.

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Ardiles said: "The sky's the limit now. We're going places. My next step is to win a place in the Premier League and then lift a European trophy."

Trevor Summers, the bouyant Albion chairman who was a terrace supporter the last time the Baggies played at Wembley, said: ''I've been on cloud ten ever since we beat Swansea in the play­off semi-final. I'm so proud to be chairman of such a great club, a club with such a marvellous history, a band of super supporters and the best management team in the country. I see no reason why Ossie and Keith Burkinshaw can't be with us for many years to come."

Summers said that there was money available for Ardiles to strengthen the squad for 1993-4, as Albion looked forward to mouth-watering clashes with Birmingham City and Wolves, as well as other Midlands derby games against Leicester, Stoke, Derby and the two Nottingham clubs.

 

19 June, Ardiles announced that he was accepting an offer to manage Spurs in the wake of the Sugar-Venables turmoil. Albion appointed Keith Burkin­shaw in his place, whilst threatening to seek £1 million compensation for the loss of Ardiles.

 


P

HW

HD

HL

HGF

HGA

AW

AD

AL

AGF

AGA

Points

GD

Stoke

46

17

4

2

41

13

10

8

5

32

21

93

+39

Bolton

46

18

2

3

48

14

9

7

7

32

27

90

+39

Port Vale

46

14

7

2

44

17

12

4

7

35

27

89

+35

West Brom

46

17

3

3

56

22

8

7

8

32

32

85

+34

Swansea

46

12

7

4

38

17

8

6

9

27

30

73

+18

Stockport

46

11

11

1

47

18

8

4

11

34

39

72

+24

Leyton Orient

46

16

4

3

49

20

5

5

13

20

33

72

+16

Reading

46

14

4

5

44

20

4

11

8

22

31

69

+15

Brighton

46

13

4

6

36

24

7

5

11

27

35

69

+4

Bradford

46

12

5

6

36

24

6

9

8

33

43

68

+2

Fulham

46

9

9

5

28

22

7

8

8

29

33

65

+2

Rotherham

46

9

7

7

30

27

8

7

8

30

33

65

0

Burnley

46

11

8

4

38

21

4

8

11

19

38

61

-2

Plymouth

46

11

6

6

38

28

5

6

12

21

36

60

-5

Huddersfield

46

10

6

7

30

22

7

3

13

24

39

60

-7

Hartlepool

46

8

6

9

19

23

6

6

11

23

37

54

-18

Bournemouth

46

7

10

6

28

24

5

7

11

17

28

53

-7

Blackpool

46

9

9

5

40

30

3

6

14

23

45

51

-12

Exeter

46

5

8

10

26

30

6

9

8

28

39

50

-15

Hull

46

9

5

9

28

26

4

6

13

18

43

50

-23

Preston

46

8

5

10

41

47

5

3

15

24

47

47

-29

Mansfield

46

7

8

8

34

34

4

3

16

18

46

44

-28

Wigan

46

6

6

11

26

34

4

5

14

17

38

41

-29

Chester

46

6

2

15

30

47

2

3

18

19

55

29

-53

 

 

 

1992-93
Naylor Raven
Fereday Coldicott
Lilwall Heggs
Hunter Donavan
Strodder Blissett
Shakespeare Burgess
Garner Reid
Hamilton Dickens
Tayolr Speedie
McNally Lange
Robson G Mellon
Hodson Hunter
Bradley Darton
Ampeadu Williams PA
Hackett

 

 

 


 

 1993- 94

 

After the euphoria of the Wembley promotion in May the fans had at last something to look forward to at the start of the 1993 - 94 season. However by June the sweetness of success was taken away by the sour taste of reality when Tottenham came calling for Ardiles and the call of the bright lights of a London team waving a large cheque was too much for Ardiles to turn down. Fans were at the time divided some felt angry and betrayed others thought that it would have been too much for Ardiles to turn down the team who brought him over to England in the early eighties. The chairman at the time Trevor Summers threatened to sue even going as far as threatening to send an exocet missile to blow up Alan Sugars computers (at that time Sugar was chairman of Spurs and head of Amstrad ). Keith Burkinshaw was promoted to the manager's chair and had a difficult first season as Albion set about consolidating themselves in the First Division, Albion played well for the first 10 weeks including a memorable 3-2 victory over Wolverhampton, rising to fourth in the table, but by mid- October they were in among the strugglers, in November They made an inglorious exit from the FA Cup, losing 2-1 at non-League Halifax, a truly dreadful result. Following the FA Cup defeat they picked up around Christmas, moving up to 16th, the run in to the end of the season turned into a battle for survival. Injuries and suspensions were frequent and only occasionally was the manager able to field an unchanged side. To add to the poor run which can only be attributed to certain players performing well below par for far too long and although Taylor and Hunt netted 30 League goals between them Albion's overall scoring record let them down badly, especially away from home. During March they picked up 7 points this followed by only 5 points in April including a 4-2 home defeat to fellow strugglers and local rivals Birmingham City left Albion going to Portsmouth on the last day of the season needing nothing less than victory to stay in the first division. As always Albion were backed by a large contingent of travelling support. Estimated at 12000.  Official Match Attendance 17,629 Lee Ashcroft scoring with a header just before half time. Despite Portsmouth trying to end Albion's first division status the game finished 1-0 and Albion were safe for another season.

During the season thirty players were called into action, including newcomers Neil Parsley and Kieran O'Regan from Huddersfield; Ashcroft from Preston, for £225,000; Paul Mardon and David Smith from Birmingham and left-back Paul Edwards from Wolves. Two loan players, Graham Fenton Aston Villa and Paul Williams Coventry City, added some much needed impetus to the side, but despite pleas from the fans Albion failed to secure the transfer of the Graham Fenton on a permanent basis. Five players who left The Hawthorns in 1993-94 were Fereday to Cardiff, Hackett to Peterborough, Garner and Reid to Wycombe and Ampadu to Swansea. Trevor Summers finally relinquished his position as chairman, handing over to Tony Hale.

14-08-1993 


Barnsley

1-1

West Brom

 

18-08-1993 

 League Cup 2nd Rd 1st Leg

Bristol R

0-4

West Brom

 

21-08-1993 

 

West Brom

3-1

Oxford


25-08-1993 

 League Cup 2nd Rd 2nd Leg

West Brom

0-0

Bristol R

 

28-08-1993 


Stoke

1-0

West Brom

 

01-09-1993 


West Brom

2-2

Southend


05-09-1993 


West Brom

3-2

Wolves

 

11-09-1993 


Notts Co

1-0

West Brom

 

18-09-1993 


West Brom

1-4

C Palace


22-09-1993 

 League Cup 3rd Rd

West Brom

1-1

Chelsea

 

25-09-1993 


West Brom

1-1

Middlesbro

 

03-10-1993 


Derby

5-3

West Brom

 

06-10-1993 

League Cup 3rd Replay

Chelsea

2-1

West Brom

 

09-10-1993 


Millwall

2-1

West Brom

 

16-10-1993 


West Brom

3-0

Peterborough

 

23-10-1993 


Sunderland

1-0

West Brom

 

30-10-1993 


West Brom

4-1

Watford

 

02-11-1993 


Tranmere

3-0

West Brom

 

06-11-1993 


West Brom

2-2

Bolton

 

14-11-1993 

FA Cup 1st Rd

Halifax

2-1

West Brom

 

21-11-1993 


West Brom

0-2

Nottm Forest

 

27-11-1993 


West Brom

4-1

Portsmouth

 

07-12-1993 


Bolton

1-1

West Brom

 

11-12-1993 


Southend

0-3

West Brom

 

19-12-1993 


West Brom

1-1

Barnsley

 

27-12-1993 


West Brom

0-1

Bristol C

 

28-12-1993 


Birmingham

2-0

West Brom

 

01-01-1994 


West Brom

1-1

Luton

 

03-01-1994 


Charlton

2-1

West Brom

 

12-01-1994 


Leicester

4-2

West Brom

 

15-01-1994 


Peterborough

2-0

West Brom

 

22-01-1994 


West Brom

0-0

Millwall

 

01-02-1994 


Grimsby

2-2

West Brom

 

05-02-1994 


West Brom

2-1

Sunderland

 

12-02-1994 


Watford

0-1

West Brom

 

19-02-1994 


West Brom

1-2

Leicester

 

26-02-1994 


Wolves

1-2

West Brom

 

05-03-1994 


West Brom

0-0

Stoke


12-03-1994 


C Palace

1-0

West Brom

 

16-03-1994 


West Brom

3-0

Notts Co

 

19-03-1994 


Middlesbro

3-0

West Brom

 

26-03-1994 


West Brom

1-2

Derby

 

30-03-1994 


West Brom

2-0

Charlton

 

02-04-1994 


Bristol C

0-0

West Brom

 

12-04-1994 


Oxford

1-1

West Brom

 

16-04-1994 


West Brom

1-3

Tranmere

 

24-04-1994 


Nottm Forest

2-0

West Brom

 

27-04-1994 


West Brom

2-4

Birmingham


30-04-1994 


West Brom

1-0

Grimsby

 

03-05-1994 


Luton

3-2

West Brom

 

08-05-1994


Portsmouth

0-1

West Brom

 

 

 

C Palace

46

16

4

3

39

18

11

5

7

34

28

90

+27

Nottm Forest

46

12

9

2

38

22

11

5

7

36

27

83

+25

Millwall

46

14

8

1

36

17

5

9

9

22

32

74

+9

Leicester

46

11

9

3

45

30

8

7

8

27

29

73

+13

Tranmere

46

15

3

5

48

23

6

6

11

21

30

72

+16

Derby

46

15

3

5

44

25

5

8

10

29

43

71

+5

Wolves

46

10

10

3

34

19

7

7

9

26

28

68

+13

Notts Co

46

16

3

4

43

26

4

5

14

22

43

68

-4

Middlesbro

46

12

6

5

40

19

6

7

10

26

35

67

+12

Stoke

46

14

4

5

35

19

4

9

10

22

40

67

-2

Charlton

46

14

3

6

39

22

5

5

13

22

36

65

+3

Sunderland

46

14

2

7

35

22

5

6

12

19

35

65

-3

Bristol C

46

11

7

5

27

18

5

9

9

20

32

64

-3

Grimsby

46

7

14

2

26

16

6

6

11

26

31

59

+5

Bolton

46

10

8

5

40

31

5

6

12

23

33

59

-1

Southend

46

10

5

8

34

28

7

3

13

29

39

59

-4

Portsmouth

46

10

6

7

29

22

5

7

11

23

36

58

-6

Barnsley

46

9

3

11

25

26

7

4

12

30

41

55

-12

Watford

46

10

5

8

39

35

5

4

14

27

45

54

-14

Luton

46

12

4

7

38

25

2

7

14

18

35

53

-4

West Brom

46

9

7

7

38

31

4

5

14

22

38

51

-9

Birmingham

46

9

7

7

28

29

4

5

14

24

40

51

-17

Oxford

46

10

5

8

33

33

3

5

15

21

42

49

-21

Peterborough

46

6

9

8

31

30

2

4

17

17

46

37

-28

 

 

 

West Bromwich Albion 3 V Wolves 2

Att 25,615

5th September 1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

FA Cup 1st RD November14th 1993

Halifax v West Brom

Lange, Coldicott, Hunt, Hamilton, Burgess, Donovan, Taylor,

 O'Regan, Ampadu, Ashcroft, Reid Mellon, McNally,

Att 4,250

Out in the first

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pompey Day out 12,000 away fans invade Portsmouth and the Albion Stay up!!!!1

 

 

 

 

1993-94
Lange Ampeadu
Coldicott Parsley
Darton Ashcroft
Bradley Mellon
Raven McNally
Burgess Reid
Hunt Naylor
Hamilton Williams PRC
Taylor Mardon
O'Reagan Hunter
Donavan Heggs
Strodder Fenton
Garner Edwards
Fereday Smith
Lilwall McCue

 

 

 

 


 1994 - 95

 

 

Due to massive redevelopment work at The Hawthorns which saw the work on the Birmingham Road End finally completed by Boxing Day, Albion played their first five League matches away, drawing two and losing three, and quickly found themselves at the foot of the table. In late October after Albion had suffered the humiliation of losing to Third Division Hereford 1-0 on aggregate in the League Cup, Keith Burkinshaw was replaced and on the 20th October 94 Alan Buckley was appointed as manager, Buckley had been manager at Grimsby where he had been an outstanding success. He was accompanied by his assistant Arthur Mann. Buckley's first game in charge was away at Barnsley which ended in a 2-0 defeat.

 Under Buckley and Mann's leadership the team slowly improved but were always straying too near the trapdoor for comfort. From a position of 23rd in the table, they quickly turned things round, and within three months Albion had climbed to 16th, but after losing 2-1 at home to Coventry City in the FA Cup Albion's League form began to lose momentum, and they slipped back down to 19th in early March, before edging clear of danger after winning six and drawing two of their last 12 matches.

Albion finished their final home game of the season with a 5-1 victory over playoff semi finalists Tranmere Rovers. They followed this with a 2-2 draw at Sunderland Inconsistency was to prove their main problem, and at the end of the season with only 3 away wins under their belt the 13 home wins were just enough to secure safety.  Injuries and suspensions also played their part in a difficult season. Albion had enough cover in defence and attack, but it was in midfield where they struggled. Mike Phelan, a close-season signing from Manchester United, rarely lived up to his large signing-on fee, and the left-back position was also a problem until Buckley signed Paul Agnew from his old club Grimsby. He also brought in Tony Rees as an extra attacker.

Several players of the first-team left The Hawthorns during and at the end of the season: Lange to Fulham, Hunter to Northampton, McNally to Hednesford, Bradley to Walsall, Parsley to Exeter, Lilwall to Rushden & Diamonds, Darton and Mellon to Blackpool, Heggs to Swansea and Strodder to Nott's County.

  

13-08-1994 

 

Luton

1-1

West Brom

16-08-1994 

League Cup 1st Rd 1st Leg

Hereford

0-0

West Brom

28-08-1994 

 

Wolves

2-0

West Brom

31-08-1994 

 

Swindon

0-0

West Brom

07-09-1994 

League Cup 1st Rd 2nd Leg

West Brom

0-1

Hereford

10-09-1994 

 

Millwall

2-2

West Brom

14-09-1994 

 

Middlesbro

2-1

West Brom

17-09-1994 

 

West Brom

1-1

Grimsby

24-09-1994 

 

West Brom

1-0

Burnley

28-09-1994 

 

West Brom

0-2

Portsmouth

02-10-1994 

 

Stoke

4-1

West Brom

08-10-1994 

 

West Brom

1-3

Sunderland

15-10-1994 

 

Tranmere

3-1

West Brom

18-10-1994 

 

West Brom

1-0

Sheff Utd

22-10-1994 

 

Barnsley

2-0

West Brom

29-10-1994 

 

West Brom

2-0

Reading

02-11-1994 

 

West Brom

0-0

Port Vale

05-11-1994 

 

Watford

1-0

West Brom

13-11-1994 

 

Charlton

1-1

West Brom

19-11-1994 

 

West Brom

3-1

Oldham

26-11-1994 

 

Notts Co

2-0

West Brom

03-12-1994 

 

West Brom

2-1

Barnsley

10-12-1994 

 

Sheff Utd

2-0

West Brom

18-12-1994 

 

West Brom

1-0

Luton

26-12-1994 

 

West Brom

1-0

Bristol C

27-12-1994 

 

Southend

2-1

West Brom

31-12-1994 

 

West Brom

1-0

Bolton

02-01-1995 

 

Derby

1-1

West Brom

07-01-1995 

FA Cup 3rd Rd

Coventry

1-1

West Brom

14-01-1995 

 

Reading

0-2

West Brom

18-01-1995 

FA Cup 3rd Rd Replay

West Brom

1-2

Coventry

01-02-1995 

 

West Brom

0-1

Watford

05-02-1995 

 

West Brom

0-1

Charlton

11-02-1995 

 

Port Vale

1-0

West Brom

18-02-1995 

 

West Brom

3-2

Notts Co

21-02-1995 

 

Oldham

1-0

West Brom

25-02-1995 

 

West Brom

1-3

Stoke

04-03-1995 

 

Burnley

1-1

West Brom

08-03-1995 

 

Portsmouth

1-2

West Brom

15-03-1995 

 

West Brom

2-0

Wolves

19-03-1995 

 

West Brom

2-5

Swindon

22-03-1995 

 

West Brom

3-0

Millwall

25-03-1995 

 

Grimsby

0-2

West Brom

01-04-1995 

 

West Brom

1-3

Middlesbro

08-04-1995 

 

Bolton

1-0

West Brom

15-04-1995 

 

West Brom

2-0

Southend

17-04-1995 

 

Bristol C

1-0

West Brom

22-04-1995 

 

West Brom

0-0

Derby

30-04-1995 

 

West Brom

5-1

Tranmere

07-05-1995

 

Sunderland

2-2

West Brom

 

  

Middlesbro

46

15

4

4

41

19

8

9

6

26

21

82

+27

Reading

46

12

7

4

34

21

11

3

9

24

23

79

+14

Bolton

46

16

6

1

43

13

5

8

10

24

32

77

+22

Wolves

46

15

5

3

39

18

6

8

9

38

43

76

+16

Tranmere

46

17

4

2

51

23

5

6

12

16

35

76

+9

Barnsley

46

15

6

2

42

19

5

6

12

21

33

72

+11

Watford

46

14

6

3

33

17

5

7

11

19

29

70

+6

Sheff Utd

46

12

9

2

41

21

5

8

10

33

34

68

+19

Derby

46

12

6

5

44

23

6

6

11

22

28

66

+15

Grimsby

46

12

7

4

36

19

5

7

11

26

37

65

+6

Stoke

46

10

7

6

31

21

6

8

9

19

32

63

-3

Millwall

46

11

8

4

36

22

5

6

12

24

38

62

0

Southend

46

13

2

8

33

25

5

6

12

21

48

62

-19

Oldham

46

12

7

4

34

21

4

6

13

26

39

61

0

Charlton

46

11

6

6

33

25

5

5

13

25

41

59

-8

Luton

46

8

6

9

35

30

7

7

9

26

34

58

-3

Port Vale

46

11

5

7

30

24

4

8

11

28

40

58

-6

West Brom

46

13

3

7

33

24

3

7

13

18

33

58

-6

Portsmouth

46

9

8

6

31

28

6

5

12

22

35

58

-10

Sunderland

46

5

12

6

22

22

7

6

10

19

23

54

-4

Swindon

46

9

6

8

28

27

3

6

14

26

46

48

-19

Burnley

46

8

7

8

36

33

3

6

14

13

41

46

-25

Bristol C

46

8

8

7

26

28

3

4

16

16

35

45

-21

Notts Co

46

7

8

8

26

28

2

5

16

19

38

40

-21

 

 

1994-95
Naylor Strodder
Parsley Lilwall
Edwards Boere
Phelan Smith
Herbert Coldicott
Burgess Mardon
Ashcroft Hunt
Hamilton O'Reagan
Taylor Raven
Heggs Bradley
McNally Rees AA
Donavan Agnew
Darton Lange
Mellon

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Brom 5 Tranmere 1

An eight-minute hat-trick from Lee Ashcroft ended West Bromwich Albion's upside down season on a high and will not have hurt the spirits of the men from Molineux who saw one of their play-off rivals take a heavy beating.

With goals from Kevin Donovan and Bob Taylor sandwiching Ashcroft's strikes in the 3rd, 68th and 71st minutes, a season that looked destined to end in relegation ended in semi-delirious joy. A point would have taken Tranmere above Wolves but they have now conceded 12 goals in three successive defeats although it's hard to know whether Wolves will find a wounded lion or a bleeding carcass when they travel there Wednesday.

Ashcroft - a makeshift striker in the absence of both Andy Hunt and Tony Rees - will not be forgotten quickly by Tranmere.

He was the victim of two fouls from Dave Higgins, which led to the centre-half s dismissal on the stroke of half time, and also earned the penalty for his third goal when he was tripped in the area.

Except Rovers will not have seen it that way. Ashcroft does have a fine line in the spectac­ular tumble and there was a suspicion of the Luganis's about the one which earned Higgins his first yellow and an­other to claim a penalty.

It was Albion's biggest win of the season and underlined manager Alan Buckley's re­markable achievement.

They were second from bot­tom when he arrived and when it comes to handing round the managerial gongs he should be at the top of the list.

Back in October, Albion might well have folded against a side like Tranmere and al­though the visitors made the early running, there is a spine now running through the Al­bion side.

And Buckley has imprinted his close passing pattern on the play which led to a fine opener three minutes before the break.

Donovan exchanged a one-two with Taylor and fired a low shot from the left corner of the six-yard box across Eric Nixon and in at the far post.

Higgins launched himself through Ashcroft to earn a sec­ond yellow and early bath from Keith Cooper, of Swindon, and from that moment Albion was never in trouble.

A clearance from a corner by Paul Raven allowed Ashcroft to turn Tony Thomas on half-way and sprint 40 yards before sliding the ball past the advancing Nixon from the edge of the area.

David Smith's rash lunge on Pat Nevin allowed John Aldridge to blast a penalty to close the gap but within a minute Ashcroft re-opened it with a rasping shot from 16 yards, flicking off the near post and in off the far one.

Two minutes later he was, heading across the corner of the area when John McGreal's presence sent him sprawling. Rovers were incensed and Nixon was booked before the cocky Ashcroft lashed his third.

Donovan had a confrontation with Aldridge immediately af­terwards and there was every chance the simmering ill-feeling - fuelled by Rovers' outrage at the cheek of Ashcroft - might boil over.

But Rovers were utterly dis­pirited and Albion could have had two or three more before Bob Taylor thumped the fifth.

 

Donovan (42) 1-0, Ashcroft (63) 2-0, Aldridge, pen (67) 2-1, Ashcroft (68) 3-1, Ash­croft (71) 4-1, Taylor (84) 6-1.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION (4-4-2): Naylor; Burgess, Strodder, Raven, Agnew; Donovan (Bradley, 85), Hamilton, Coldicott, Smith (Hunt, 76); Ashcroft.Taylor. Subs (unused): Bradley, Lange (gk).

TRANMERE ROVERS (4-4-2): Nixon; Thomas, Higgins, McGreal, Stevens; Kenworthy (Brannan, 86), O'Brien, Irons, Nevin (Moore, 74); Aldridge. Jones. Subs (unused): Coyne (gk).

Referee: K Cooper (Swindon).

Sent off: Higgins (two bookings for fouls).

Bookings: Albion - Agnew (foul). Rovers -Nixon (ungentle manly conduct).

Attendance: 17,482.

Man of the match: Lee Ashcroft

By Andy Colquhoun

Football Correspondent

 

 

 


 

 

 1995 - 96 

 

  

12-08-1995 

 

West Brom

1-0

Charlton

15-08-1995 

League Cup 1st Rd 1st Leg

West Brom

1-1

Northampton

20-08-1995 

 

Wolves

1-1

West Brom

22-08-1995 

League Cup 1st Rd 2nd Leg

Northampton

2-4

West Brom

26-08-1995 

 

West Brom

0-0

Ipswich

29-08-1995 

 

Southend

2-1

West Brom

02-09-1995 

 

West Brom

3-1

Sheff Utd

09-09-1995 

 

Oldham

1-2

West Brom

12-09-1995 

 

Tranmere

2-2

West Brom

17-09-1995 

 

West Brom

1-0

Birmingham

20-09-1995 

League Cup 2nd Rd 1st Leg

Reading

1-1

West Brom

24-09-1995 

 

Stoke

2-1

West Brom

30-09-1995 

 

West Brom

1-2

Huddersfield

03-10-1995 

League Cup 2nd Rd 2nd Leg

West Brom

2-4

Reading

07-10-1995 

 

West Brom

2-0

Reading

14-10-1995 

 

Luton

1-2

West Brom

21-10-1995 

 

West Brom

2-1

Portsmouth

28-10-1995 

 

Millwall

2-1

West Brom

05-11-1995 

 

West Brom

2-3

Leicester

11-11-1995 

 

Derby

3-0

West Brom

18-11-1995 

 

Grimsby

1-0

West Brom

21-11-1995 

 

West Brom

1-4

Norwich

25-11-1995 

 

West Brom

0-1

Sunderland

02-12-1995 

 

Reading

3-1

West Brom

09-12-1995 

 

West Brom

0-1

Stoke

16-12-1995 

 

Huddersfield

4-1

West Brom

23-12-1995 

 

West Brom

2-3

C Palace

26-12-1995 

 

Port Vale

3-1

West Brom

06-01-1996 

FA Cup 3rd Rd

Crewe

4-3

West Brom

13-01-1996 

 

West Brom

0-0

Wolves

20-01-1996 

 

Charlton

4-1

West Brom

03-02-1996 

 

Ipswich

2-1

West Brom

10-02-1996 

 

West Brom

3-1

Southend

17-02-1996 

 

West Brom

1-1

Tranmere

20-02-1996 

 

Sheff Utd

1-2

West Brom

27-02-1996 

 

West Brom

1-0

Oldham

02-03-1996 

 

West Brom

1-1

Port Vale

09-03-1996 

 

C Palace

1-0

West Brom

12-03-1996 

 

West Brom

4-4

Watford

16-03-1996 

 

West Brom

2-1

Barnsley

20-03-1996 

 

Birmingham

1-1

West Brom

23-03-1996 

 

Watford

1-1

West Brom

30-03-1996 

 

Portsmouth

0-2

West Brom

02-04-1996 

 

West Brom

0-2

Luton

06-04-1996 

 

West Brom

1-0

Millwall

09-04-1996 

 

Leicester

1-2

West Brom

13-04-1996 

 

West Brom

3-1

Grimsby

20-04-1996 

 

Norwich

2-2

West Brom

27-04-1996 

 

Sunderland

0-0

West Brom

30-04-1996 

 

Barnsley

1-1

West Brom

05-05-1996 

 

West Brom

3-2

Derby

 

  

Sunderland

46

13

8

2

32

10

9

9

5

27

23

83

+26

Derby

46

14

8

1

48

22

7

8

8

23

29

79

+20

C Palace

46

9

9

5

34

22

11

6

6

33

26

75

+19

Stoke

46

13

6

4

32

15

7

7

9

28

34

73

+11

Charlton

46

8

11

4

28

23

9

9

5

29

22

71

+12

Leicester

46

9

7

7

32

29

10

7

6

34

31

71

+6

Ipswich

46

13

5

5

45

30

6

7

10

34

39

69

+10

Huddersfield

46

14

4

5

42

23

3

8

12

19

35

63

+3

Sheff Utd

46

9

7

7

29

25

7

7

9

28

29

62

+3

Barnsley

46

9

10

4

34

28

5

8

10

26

38

60

-6

Port Vale

46

10

5

8

30

29

5

10

8

29

37

60

-7

West Brom

46

11

5

7

34

29

5

7

11

26

39

60

-8

Tranmere

46

9

9

5

42

29

5

8

10

22

31

59

+4

Southend

46

11

8

4

30

22

4

6

13

22

39

59

-9

Birmingham

46

11

7

5

37

23

4

6

13

24

41

58

-3

Norwich

46

7

9

7

26

24

7

6

10

33

31

57

+4

Oldham

46

10

7

6

33

20

4

7

12

21

30

56

+4

Reading

46

8

7

8

28

30

5

10

8

26

33

56

-9

Grimsby

46

8

10

5

27

25

6

4

13

28

44

56

-14

Wolves

46

8

9

6

34

28

5

7

11

22

34

55

-6

Portsmouth

46

8

6

9

34

32

5

7

11

27

37

52

-8

Millwall

46

7

6

10

23

28

6

7

10

20

35

52

-20

Watford

46

7

8

8

40

33

3

10

10

22

37

48

-8

Luton

46

7

6

10

30

34

4

6

13

10

30

45

-24

 

 

1995-96
Naylor Brien
Burgess Agnew
Edwards King
Cunnington Reece
Mardon Fettis
Raven Darby
Donavan Hargreaves
Gilbert Phelan
Taylor Holmes
Hunt Spink
Coldicott Nicholson
Smith Sneekes
Hamilton Butler
Ashcroft Angel
Rees AA Comyn

 


 

 1996 - 97

 

  

17-08-1996 

 

West Brom

1-2

Barnsley

20-08-1996 

League Cup 1st Rd 1st Leg

Colchester

2-3

West Brom

24-08-1996 

 

Charlton

1-1

West Brom

27-08-1996 

 

C Palace

0-0

West Brom

03-09-1996 

League Cup 1st Rd 2nd Leg

West Brom

1-3

Colchester

07-09-1996 

 

QPR

0-2

West Brom

10-09-1996 

 

West Brom

3-2

Reading

15-09-1996 

 

West Brom

2-4

Wolves

21-09-1996 

 

Tranmere

2-3

West Brom

28-09-1996 

 

West Brom

0-0

Ipswich

01-10-1996 

 

Oldham

1-1

West Brom

12-10-1996 

 

West Brom

1-1

Huddersfield

16-10-1996 

 

West Brom

0-2

Stoke

19-10-1996 

 

Grimsby

1-1

West Brom

26-10-1996 

 

West Brom

0-0

Bradford

30-10-1996 

 

Swindon

2-3

West Brom

02-11-1996 

 

Portsmouth

4-0

West Brom

09-11-1996 

 

West Brom

1-1

Port Vale

13-11-1996 

 

West Brom

1-2

Sheff Utd

16-11-1996 

 

Southend

2-3

West Brom

27-11-1996 

 

Man City

3-2

West Brom

30-11-1996 

 

Bradford

1-1

West Brom

08-12-1996 

 

West Brom

2-2

Bolton

18-12-1996 

 

West Brom

5-1

Norwich

21-12-1996 

 

West Brom

3-3

Oxford

26-12-1996 

 

Reading

2-2

West Brom

28-12-1996 

 

West Brom

4-1

QPR

01-01-1997 

 

West Brom

1-2

Tranmere

04-01-1997 

FA Cup 3rd Rd

Chelsea

3-0

West Brom

12-01-1997 

 

Wolves

2-0

West Brom

18-01-1997 

 

West Brom

1-1

Oldham

25-01-1997 

 

Ipswich

5-0

West Brom

01-02-1997 

 

Port Vale

2-2

West Brom

04-02-1997 

 

Birmingham

2-3

West Brom

08-02-1997 

 

West Brom

1-2

Swindon

15-02-1997 

 

Norwich

2-4

West Brom

22-02-1997 

 

West Brom

0-2

Portsmouth

02-03-1997 

 

Bolton

1-0

West Brom

05-03-1997 

 

West Brom

4-0

Southend

08-03-1997 

 

Oxford

1-0

West Brom

16-03-1997 

 

West Brom

2-0

Birmingham

22-03-1997 

 

West Brom

1-2

Charlton

28-03-1997 

 

Barnsley

2-0

West Brom

05-04-1997 

 

Sheff Utd

1-2

West Brom

09-04-1997 

 

West Brom

1-0

C Palace

12-04-1997 

 

West Brom

1-3

Man City

19-04-1997 

 

Huddersfield

0-0

West Brom

26-04-1997 

 

West Brom

2-0

Grimsby

04-05-1997

 

Stoke

2-1

West Brom

  

Bolton

46

18

4

1

60

20

10

10

3

40

33

98

100.0

+47

Barnsley

46

14

4

5

43

19

8

10

5

33

36

80

76.0

+21

Wolves

46

10

5

8

31

24

12

5

6

37

27

76

68.0

+17

Ipswich

46

13

7

3

44

23

7

7

9

24

27

74

68.0

+18

Sheff Utd

46

13

5

5

46

23

7

8

8

29

29

73

75.0

+23

C Palace

46

10

7

6

39

22

9

7

7

39

26

71

78.0

+30

Portsmouth

46

12

4

7

32

24

8

4

11

27

29

68

59.0

+6

Port Vale

46

9

9

5

36

28

8

7

8

22

27

67

58.0

+3

QPR

46

10

5

8

33

25

8

7

8

31

35

66

64.0

+4

Birmingham

46

11

7

5

30

18

6

8

9

22

30

66

52.0

+4

Tranmere

46

10

9

4

42

27

7

5

11

21

29

65

63.0

+7

Stoke

46

15

3

5

34

22

3

7

13

17

35

64

51.0

-6

Norwich

46

9

10

4

28

18

8

2

13

35

50

63

63.0

-5

Man City

46

12

4

7

34

25

5

6

12

25

35

61

59.0

-1

Charlton

46

11

8

4

36

28

5

3

15

16

38

59

52.0

-14

West Brom

46

7

7

9

37

33

7

8

8

31

39

57

68.0

-4

Oxford

46

14

3

6

44

26

2

6

15

20

42

57

64.0

-4

Reading

46

13

7

3

37

24

2

5

16

21

43

57

58.0

-9

Swindon

46

11

6

6

36

27

4

3

16

16

44

54

52.0

-19

Huddersfield

46

10

7

6

28

20

3

8

12

20

41

54

48.0

-13

Bradford

46

10

5

8

29

32

2

7

14

18

40

48

47.0

-25

Grimsby

46

7

7

9

31

34

4

6

13

29

47

46

60.0

-21

Oldham

46

6

8

9

30

30

4

5

14

21

36

43

51.0

-15

Southend

46

7

9

7

32

32

1

6

16

10

54

39

42.0

-44

 

1996-97
Spink Smith
Holmes Crichton
Nicholson Darby
Sneekes Ashcroft
Burgess Agnew
Raven Coldicott
Hamilton Butler
Mardon Murphy
Taylor Potter
Hunt Miller
Groves Rodoshtenous
Gilbert Joseph
Cunnington McDermott
Donavan Bennett D
Peschisolido

 

 Buckley dismissed 22nd JANUARY  FOLLOWING A 1-1 DRAW WITH OLDHAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 1997 - 98

 

 

09-08-1997 

 

West Brom

2-1

Tranmere

12-08-1997 

League Cup 1st Rd 1st Leg

Cambridge U

1-1

West Brom

16-08-1997 

 

Crewe

2-3

West Brom

24-08-1997 

 

West Brom

1-0

Wolves

27-08-1997 

League Cup 1st Rd 2nd Leg

West Brom

2-1

Cambridge U

30-08-1997 

 

Ipswich

1-1

West Brom

03-09-1997 

 

Stoke

0-0

West Brom

07-09-1997 

 

West Brom

1-0

Reading

13-09-1997 

 

QPR

2-0

West Brom

16-09-1997 

League Cup 2nd Rd 1st Leg

Luton

1-1

West Brom

20-09-1997 

 

West Brom

0-0

Swindon

23-09-1997 

League Cup 2nd Rd 2nd Leg

West Brom

4-2

Luton

27-09-1997 

 

Bury

1-3

West Brom

04-10-1997 

 

West Brom

1-2

Oxford

15-10-1997 

League Cup 3rd Rd

West Brom

0-2

Liverpool

18-10-1997 

 

Portsmouth

2-3

West Brom

21-10-1997 

 

Nottm Forest

1-0

West Brom

25-10-1997 

 

West Brom

2-0

Sheff Utd

01-11-1997 

 

Bradford

0-0

West Brom

04-11-1997 

 

West Brom

1-0

Norwich

08-11-1997 

 

West Brom

1-0

Charlton

15-11-1997 

 

Port Vale

1-2

West Brom

23-11-1997 

 

West Brom

1-0

Birmingham

29-11-1997 

 

Middlesbro

1-0

West Brom

02-12-1997 

 

West Brom

0-1

Man City

06-12-1997 

 

West Brom

3-2

Stockport

13-12-1997 

 

Sunderland

2-0

West Brom

20-12-1997 

 

West Brom

0-2

Huddersfield

26-12-1997 

 

Reading

2-1

West Brom

28-12-1997 

 

West Brom

1-1

Stoke

09-01-1998 

 

Tranmere

0-0

West Brom

13-01-1998 

 

West Brom

3-1

Stoke

17-01-1998 

 

West Brom

0-1

Crewe

24-01-1998 

FA Cup 3rd Rd

Aston Villa

4-0

West Brom

27-01-1998 

 

West Brom

2-3

Ipswich

31-01-1998 

 

Wolves

0-1

West Brom

07-02-1998 

 

Swindon

0-2

West Brom

14-02-1998 

 

West Brom

1-1

QPR

17-02-1998 

 

Oxford

2-1

West Brom

21-02-1998 

 

West Brom

1-1

Bury

24-02-1998 

 

West Brom

0-3

Portsmouth

28-02-1998 

 

Man City

1-0

West Brom

03-03-1998 

 

Charlton

5-0

West Brom

07-03-1998 

 

West Brom

1-1

Bradford

14-03-1998 

 

Norwich

1-1

West Brom

21-03-1998 

 

West Brom

2-2

Port Vale

28-03-1998 

 

Birmingham

1-0

West Brom

04-04-1998 

 

West Brom

2-1

Middlesbro

11-04-1998 

 

Stockport

2-1

West Brom

13-04-1998 

 

West Brom

3-3

Sunderland

18-04-1998 

 

Huddersfield

1-0

West Brom

25-04-1998 

 

Sheff Utd

2-4

West Brom

03-05-1998

 

West Brom

1-1

Nottm Forest

 

 

Nottm Forest

46

18

2

3

52

20

10

8

5

30

22

94

82.0

+40

Middlesbro

46

17

4

2

51

12

10

6

7

26

29

91

77.0

+36

Sunderland

46

14

7

2

49

22

12

5

6

37

28

90

86.0

+36

Charlton

46

17

5

1

48

17

9

5

9

32

32

88

80.0

+31

Ipswich

46

14

5

4

47

20

9

9

5

30

23

83

77.0

+34

Sheff Utd

46

16

5

2

44

20

3

12

8

25

34

74

69.0

+15

Birmingham

46

10

8

5

27

15

9

9

5

33

20

74

60.0

+25

Stockport

46

14

6

3

46

21

5

2

16

25

48

65

71.0

+2

Wolves

46

13

6

4

42

25

5

5

13

15

28

65

57.0

+4

West Brom

46

9

7

6

27

26

7

5

11

23

30

61

50.0

-6

Crewe

46

10

2

11

30

34

8

3

12

28

31

59

58.0

-7

Oxford

46

12

6

5

36

20

4

4

15

24

44

58

60.0

-4

Bradford

46

10

9

4

26

23

4

6

13

20

36

57

46.0

-13

Tranmere

46

9

8

6

34

26

5

6

12

20

31

56

54.0

-3

Norwich

46

9

8

6

32

27

5

5

13

20

42

55

52.0

-17

Huddersfield

46

9

5

9

28

28

5

6

12

22

44

53

50.0

-22

Bury

46

7

10

6

22

22

4

9

10

20

36

52

42.0

-16

Swindon

46

9

6

8

28

25

5

4

14

14

48

52

42.0

-31

Port Vale

46

7

6

10

25

24

6

4

13

31

42

49

56.0

-10

Portsmouth

46

8

6

9

28

30

5

4

14

23

33

49

51.0

-12

QPR

46

8

9

6

28

21

2

10

11

23

42

49

51.0

-12

Man City

46

6

6

11

28

26

6

6

11

28

31

48

56.0

-1

Stoke

46

8

5

10

30

40

3

8

12

14

34

46

44.0

-30

Reading

46

8

4

11

27

31

3

5

15

12

47

42

39.0

-39

 

 

1997-98
Miller Taylor
McDermott Burgess
Nicholson Thomas
Sneekes Dobson
Mardon Evans
Murphy Carbon
Flynn Carr
Butler Quinn
Peschisolido Potter
Hunt Quailey
Kilbane Gilbert
Hamilton Van Blerk
Hughes Beesley
Coldicott Nicol
Holmes Adamson
Smith Crichton
Raven Spink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 at the end of season awards keith curl.e was voted supporters player of the season for his contribution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 4th December RAY HARFORD QUITS ALBION TO JOIN QUEENS PARK RANGERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 1998 - 99

 

 

  

08-08-1998 

 

Barnsley

2-2

West Brom

11-08-1998 

League Cup 1st Rd 1st Leg

West Brom

2-1

Brentford

15-08-1998 

 

West Brom

4-1

Sheff Utd

18-08-1998 

League Cup 1st Rd 2nd Leg

Brentford

3-0

West Brom

22-08-1998 

 

Port Vale

0-3

West Brom

29-08-1998 

 

West Brom

2-0

Norwich

31-08-1998 

 

Grimsby

5-1

West Brom

08-09-1998 

 

West Brom

2-3

Bolton

13-09-1998 

 

Bristol C

1-3

West Brom

20-09-1998 

 

West Brom

0-2

Bradford

26-09-1998 

 

Stockport

2-2

West Brom

29-09-1998 

 

Oxford

3-0

West Brom

04-10-1998 

 

West Brom

4-1

Watford

18-10-1998 

 

West Brom

2-3

Sunderland

21-10-1998 

 

West Brom

2-0

QPR

24-10-1998 

 

Swindon

2-2

West Brom

31-10-1998 

 

Ipswich

2-0

West Brom

03-11-1998 

 

West Brom

3-2

C Palace

07-11-1998 

 

West Brom

1-3

Birmingham

14-11-1998 

 

West Brom

3-1

Huddersfield

21-11-1998 

 

Portsmouth

2-1

West Brom

29-11-1998 

 

West Brom

2-0

Wolves

05-12-1998 

 

Bury

2-0

West Brom

08-12-1998 

 

Crewe

1-1

West Brom

12-12-1998 

 

Huddersfield

0-3

West Brom

19-12-1998 

 

West Brom

0-2

Tranmere

26-12-1998 

 

West Brom

3-2

Port Vale

28-12-1998 

 

C Palace

1-1

West Brom

02-01-1999 

FA Cup 3rd Rd

Bournemouth

1-0

West Brom

09-01-1999 

 

West Brom

2-0

Barnsley

16-01-1999 

 

Norwich

1-1

West Brom

23-01-1999 

 

Watford

0-2

West Brom

30-01-1999 

 

West Brom

1-1

Grimsby

06-02-1999 

 

Sheff Utd

3-0

West Brom

13-02-1999 

 

Bolton

2-1

West Brom

20-02-1999 

 

West Brom

2-2

Bristol C

27-02-1999 

 

Bradford

1-0

West Brom

02-03-1999 

 

West Brom

3-1

Stockport

06-03-1999 

 

West Brom

2-0

Oxford

13-03-1999 

 

Birmingham

4-0

West Brom

20-03-1999 

 

West Brom

0-1

Ipswich

03-04-1999 

 

Sunderland

3-0

West Brom

05-04-1999 

 

West Brom

1-5

Crewe

10-04-1999 

 

QPR

2-1

West Brom

13-04-1999 

 

West Brom

1-1

Swindon

17-04-1999 

 

West Brom

2-2

Portsmouth

25-04-1999 

 

Wolves

1-1

West Brom

01-05-1999 

 

West Brom

1-0

Bury

09-05-1999

 

Tranmere

3-1

West Brom

 

Sunderland

46

19

3

1

50

10

12

9

2

41

18

105

91.0

+63

Bradford

46

15

4

4

48

20

11

5

7

34

27

87

82.0

+35

Ipswich

46

16

1

6

37

15

10

7

6

32

17

86

69.0

+37

Birmingham

46

12

7

4

32

15

11

5

7

34

22

81

66.0

+29

Watford

46

12

8

3

30

19

9

6

8

35

37

77

65.0

+9

Bolton

46

13

6

4

44

25

7

10

6

34

34

76

78.0

+19

Wolves

46

11

10

2

37

19

8

6

9

27

24

73

64.0

+21

Sheff Utd

46

12

6

5

42

29

6

7

10

29

37

67

71.0

+5

Norwich

46

7

12

4

34

28

8

5

10

28

33

62

62.0

+1

Huddersfield

46

11

9

3

38

23

4

7

12

24

48

61

62.0

-9

Grimsby

46

11

6

6

25

18

6

4

13

15

34

61

40.0

-12

West Brom

46

12

4

7

43

33

4

7

12

26

43

59

69.0

-7

Barnsley

46

7

9

7

35

30

7

8

8

24

26

59

59.0

+3

C Palace

46

11

10

2

43

26

3

6

14

15

45

58

58.0

-13

Tranmere

46

8

7

8

37

30

4

13

6

26

31

56

63.0

+2

Stockport

46

7

9

7

24

21

5

8

10

25

39

53

49.0

-11

Swindon

46

7

8

8

40

44

6

3

14

19

37

50

59.0

-22

Crewe

46

7

6

10

27

35

5

6

12

27

43

48

54.0

-24

Portsmouth

46

10

5

8

34

26

1

9

13

23

47

47

57.0

-16

QPR

46

9

7

7

34

22

3

4

16

18

39

47

52.0

-9

Port Vale

46

10

3

10

22

28

3

5

15

23

47

47

45.0

-30

Bury

46

9

7

7

24

27

1

10

12

11

33

47

35.0

-25

Oxford

46

7

8

8

31

30

3

6

14

17

41

44

48.0

-23

Bristol C

46

7

8

8

35

36

2

7

14

22

44

42

57.0

-23

 

 

 

1998-99
Miller DeFratias
Mardon Burgess
Van Blerk Angel
Flynn Raven
Murphy McDermott
Carbon Maresca
Quinn Potter
Sneekes Holmes
Evans Whitehead
Hughes Gabbidon
Kilbane Richards
Bortolazzi Quailey

Oliver

 

 

 


 

 

 1999 - 00

 

07-08-1999 

 

West Brom

1-1

Norwich

10-08-1999 

League Cup 1st Rd 1st Leg

Halifax

0-0

West Brom

14-08-1999 

 

Port Vale

1-2

West Brom

20-08-1999 

 

West Brom

1-1

Nottm Forest

24-08-1999 

League Cup 1st Rd 2nd Leg

West Brom

5-1

Halifax

28-08-1999 

 

Swindon

1-2

West Brom

30-08-1999 

 

West Brom

0-0

Fulham

11-09-1999 

 

Birmingham

1-1

West Brom

14-09-1999 

League Cup 2nd Rd 1st Leg

West Brom

1-1

Wycombe

18-09-1999 

 

West Brom

2-2

Blackburn

21-09-1999 

League Cup 2nd Rd 2nd Leg

Wycombe

3-4

West Brom

25-09-1999 

 

West Brom

0-0

C Palace

03-10-1999 

 

Wolves

1-1

West Brom

12-10-1999 

League Cup 3rd Rd

West Brom

1-2

Fulham

16-10-1999 

 

West Brom

0-1

Walsall

19-10-1999 

 

West Brom

0-1

QPR

23-10-1999 

 

Charlton

0-0

West Brom

26-10-1999 

 

C Palace

0-2

West Brom

31-10-1999 

 

West Brom

1-1

Wolves

06-11-1999 

 

Tranmere

3-0

West Brom

14-11-1999 

 

West Brom

3-2

Portsmouth

20-11-1999 

 

Huddersfield

1-0

West Brom

23-11-1999 

 

West Brom

2-0

Stockport

27-11-1999 

 

West Brom

2-2

Sheff Utd

04-12-1999 

 

Norwich

2-1

West Brom

07-12-1999 

 

Crewe

2-0

West Brom

11-12-1999 

FA Cup 3rd Rd

West Brom

2-2

Blackburn

14-12-1999 

 

Grimsby

1-1

West Brom

18-12-1999 

 

Ipswich

3-1

West Brom

22-12-1999 

FA Cup 3rd Rd Replay

Blackburn

2-0

West Brom

26-12-1999 

 

West Brom

0-2

Man City

28-12-1999 

 

Bolton

1-1

West Brom

03-01-2000 

 

West Brom

0-2

Barnsley

15-01-2000 

 

West Brom

0-0

Port Vale

22-01-2000 

 

Nottm Forest

0-0

West Brom

29-01-2000 

 

West Brom

1-1

Swindon

05-02-2000 

 

Fulham

1-0

West Brom

12-02-2000 

 

West Brom

1-0

Crewe

19-02-2000 

 

Sheff Utd

6-0

West Brom

26-02-2000 

 

Blackburn

2-1

West Brom

04-03-2000 

 

West Brom

0-3

Birmingham

07-03-2000 

 

West Brom

2-0

Tranmere

11-03-2000 

 

Stockport

0-1

West Brom

18-03-2000 

 

West Brom

0-1

Huddersfield

21-03-2000 

 

Portsmouth

2-0

West Brom

25-03-2000 

 

Man City

2-1

West Brom

04-04-2000 

 

West Brom

1-1

Ipswich

08-04-2000 

 

Barnsley

2-2

West Brom

15-04-2000 

 

West Brom

4-4

Bolton

22-04-2000 

 

Walsall

2-1

West Brom

24-04-2000 

 

West Brom

2-1

Grimsby

29-04-2000 

 

QPR

0-0

West Brom

07-05-2000

 

West Brom

2-0

Charlton

 

    

Charlton

46

15

3

5

37

18

12

7

4

42

27

91

+34

Man City

46

17

2

4

48

17

9

9

5

30

23

89

+38

Ipswich

46

16

3

4

39

17

9

9

5

32

25

87

+29

Barnsley

46

15

4

4

48

24

9

6

8

40

43

82

+21

Birmingham

46

15

5

3

37

16

7

6

10

28

28

77

+21

Bolton

46

14

5

4

43

26

7

8

8

26

24

76

+19

Wolves

46

15

5

3

45

20

6

6

11

19

28

74

+16

Huddersfield

46

14

5

4

43

21

7

6

10

19

28

74

+13

Fulham

46

13

7

3

33

13

4

9

10

16

28

67

+8

QPR

46

9

12

2

30

20

7

6

10

32

33

66

+9

Blackburn

46

10

9

4

33

20

5

8

10

22

31

62

+4

Norwich

46

11

6

6

26

22

3

9

11

19

28

57

-5

Tranmere

46

10

8

5

35

27

5

4

14

22

41

57

-11

Nottm Forest

46

9

10

4

29

18

5

4

14

24

37

56

-2

C Palace

46

7

11

5

33

26

6

4

13

24

41

54

-10

Sheff Utd

46

10

8

5

38

24

3

7

13

21

47

54

-12

Stockport

46

8

8

7

33

31

5

7

11

22

36

54

-12

Portsmouth

46

9

6

8

36

27

4

6

13

19

39

51

-11

Crewe

46

9

5

9

27

31

5

4

14

19

36

51

-21

Grimsby

46

10

8

5

27

25

3

4

16

14

42

51

-26

West Brom

46

6

11

6

25

26

4

8

11

18

34

49

-17

Walsall

46

7

6

10

26

34

4

7

12

26

43

46

-25

Port Vale

46

6

6

11

27

30

1

9

13

21

39

36

-21

Swindon

46

5

6

12

23

37

3

6

14

15

40

36

-39

 

 

 

 

 

1999-00
Miller Sigurdsson
Gabbidon Townsend
Potter McDermott
Flynn Angel
Burgess Adamson
Carbon Chambers J
Maresca Hall
Sneekes Fredgaard
Evans Jensen
Hughes Lyttle
Kilbane Clement
Raven Butler
Quinn Taylor
DeFratias Santos
Van Blerk Richards
Oliver

 

 

 

First Team Strips 1990 - 2000

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