All posts tagged with: James McClean

Stoke v West Brom: in defence of Bony

Ironically, West Brom’s once-atrocious head-to-head record against Stoke has started to improve since Tony Pulis took over. The Welshman is not universally popular with the Baggies faithful but, as he approaches his 1,000 game in management on Saturday, one must respect the job he has done. Common criticisms of Pulis have been a lack of… Read more →

In defence of Tony Pulis

West Brom’s 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday prompted criticism of manager Tony Pulis. The main accusation from fans and neutrals is that his team is playing negative football that is boring to watch. It is easy to make that criticism when Pulis’ team have lost back-to-back games, but given that it is based on the… Read more →

West Bromwich Albion Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed West Bromwich Albion fan Steve Freeth, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @stevefreeth West Brom were 17th when manager Tony Pulis first took over, but finished the season 13th. Given Pulis’s track record, it cannot be too much of a surprise that you stayed up so… Read more →