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Craig Gardner | Midfielder

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 168

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Craig Gardner picked a great time to score his first Baggies goal with the only score in West Brom's 1-0 win over local rivals Aston Villa.
Alan Irvine made a few changes for the local derby but it wasn't until the intro of Saido Berahino that Albion looked like scoring. Within two minutes of his introduction West Brom scored from a rebounded Brown Ideye shot. With Villa down a man, the Baggies cruised to the 1-0 victory. Sat, Dec 13, 2014 11:55:00 AM

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Craig Gardner returns to the Baggies squad for Week 12 at Stamford Bridge after missing Week 11 through suspension.

Craig Gardner has been a significant presence for Alan Irvine this season and he is likely to return to the starting line-up for the sternest of Premier League tests in Week 12. The Baggies will need every bit of defensive fortitude available to them to withstand the team with the highest goal total in the league playing at home. He will be available but he shouldn't be on your "start" list unless you want to bet that Chelsea will have so much of the ball he'll get points from tackles and passes intercepted as West Brom try to park the bus.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:58:00 AM

With Craig Gardner suspended for the Week 11 match with Newcastle Alan Irvine will have to choose from Claudio Yacob or Youssouf Mulumbu to deputize at the base of the Baggies' midfield.

If you're looking for a solid midfield option in leagues that count things like tackles won and passes intercepted then Mulumbu or Yacob would be solid stand-ins. The trick is that you also have to be in a league that allows you to make that selection after the time when starting line-ups are announced because it isn't clear. I suspect that Mulumbu will start but he's not so attractive as an option that you'd want to take the risk by starting him without knowing for sure.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 12:03:00 PM

West Brom lost at Anfield on Saturday but Craig Gardner continued to contribute strong real and fantasy performances for the Baggies in the loss.

Craig Gardner is hardly a household name. It wasn't even clear that he would be a starter when he arrived at the Hawthorns over the summer. Instead, the holding midfielder has displaced last season's starter Yousouf Mulumbu and done nicely averaging eight points/match in the Yahoo format. Two blocked shots, two interceptions and six tackles won were pegged back by Gardner committing four fouls but on balance it was still a very solid, unheralded performance. He's definitely an under-the-radar pick-up in unique ownership leagues.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 03:28:00 PM

It was an ugly fantasy week for West Brom but the best of the bunch was Craig Gardner who has put together a surprisingly strong fantasy season so far.

Gardner managed to eek his way into the Week 4 Joel Ward All-stars team on the back of three passes intercepted and four tackles won. His total would have been higher had he not been shown a yellow card which dragged him down out of double digits. The real note here is that West Brom are close to being entirely fantasy irrelevant right now with Saido Berahino and Yousouf Mulumbu having put up the only two really remarkable weekly performances for the team thus far with neither having repeated their excellence in any of the Baggies' other matches.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 03:41:00 PM

West Bromwich Albion are set to finalise a deal for Craig Gardner, Sky Sports understands.

Gardner is a free agent after leaving Sunderland, having struggled to hold down a place under Gus Poyet. West Brom need to rebuild after allowing a number of senior players to leave, and Sky Sports understand the former Aston Villa and Birmingham City man is now in talks about a move to The Hawthorns. The midfielder is hard-working, comfortable on the ball and is also capable of spectacular goals, so his signing would represent a decent bit of business for the Baggies
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, May 20, 2014 04:12:00 AM

Craig Gardner scored a wonderful goal that proved to be the match winner as Sunderland beat Southampton 1-0 in the FA Cup.

Both teams fielded a mixture of starters and backups as it was apparent the FA Cup wasn't their number one priority. Sunderland ended up winning in on a spectacular goal from Craig Garner that came from 25 yards out early in the second half. Sunderland move on to the FA Cup quarter-finals while Southampton get more time to focus on the Premier League.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Feb 15, 2014 10:45:00 AM

West Brom are on the trail of £2million-rated Craig Gardner.

26-year-old Gardner struggled for midfield starts last season and is likely to find it even more difficult now that Paolo Di Canio has added nine players to the Sunderland squad. Gardner has been forced to cover at right-back on many occasions but with the Black Cats on the look out for specialist in that position, his time at the Stadium of Light could be drawing to a close and a move to West Brom may make sense for all parties.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 06:16:00 AM