Player News - West Bromwich Albion

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Salomon Rondon scored from a corner in stoppage time to cancel out Joe Allen's opener and rescue a point for traveling Albion.

It was always going to be something of a grinding affair between a side managed by Tony Pulis and one managed by Mark Hughes. It looked like the Potters were going to pick up their first win of the season until Salomon Rondon came through in stoppage time to win a good away point for Albion.
Source: Espnfc.com
Sep 24 - 1:02 PM

Nacer Chadli exploded for two goals and two assists last weekend and now faces the bottom team in the league. He could be primed for a great encore.

After languishing on the bench at White Hart Lane for a couple of years and showing flashes of great potential when given opportunities, Nacer Chadli has a starting role after his move to the Hawthorns. After a tepid debut he took full advantage of the opportunity to play a central attacking role putting up two goals and two assists in Week 5. He isn't likely to repeat those numbers again but with Stoke City Albion's Week 6 hosts another very productive match is a reasonable expectation.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 23 - 10:17 AM

A stunning Nacer Chadli performance against West Ham inspired the Baggies to their first Premier League home win since the beginning of March.

The club-record £13m fee paid to Spurs for the Belgium midfielder looks to be a snip if Saturdays’ display against a seriously out-of-form Hammers side is anything to go by. Chadli played a direct part in all of the opening goals as West Brom stormed into a 4-0 lead after less than an hour. His penalty on 8 minutes helped the home side to the perfect start while assists for Rondon [37] and McClean [44] were sandwiched between his second which he poked home after 56 minutes. West Ham threatened an unlikely [and undeserved comeback] following two-goals in quick succession but the Baggies held out and that’s how the score remained. James Morrison came on for the limping Chadli with a quarter of an hour to go, but the midfielder confirmed: "There was no injury. I had a bit of cramp. I couldn’t run anymore."
Sep 19 - 8:13 AM

Disgruntled manager Tony Pulis may have finally found his man to lead the West Brom attack in Nacer Chadli.

The summer signing from Tottenham had a career day, contributing to every one of the club's goals with two goals and two assists in a 4-2 win against West Ham at the Hawthorns. The Baggies tore apart West Ham from the start, with Chadli registering his first goal from the penalty spot in the eighth minute. The club jumped out to a 3-0 lead before halftime and extended it to four thanks to Chadli, before the Hammers fought back for two goals. In team news, Hal Robson-Kanu and Allan Nyom made their club debuts off the bench.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 17 - 12:14 PM

James Morrison continues to struggle to regain full health after a serious hamstring injury cut short his 2015-16 season.

Morrison returned for Albion against lower-league Northampton Town between Week 3 and Week 4 in the Premier League but he wasn't able to rebound and play in Week 4. During his press conference leading up to Albion's Week 5 match-up with West Ham United, Tony Pulis indicated that Morrison was progressing but would not likely be ready for this weekend.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 16 - 10:55 AM

Euro2016 hero Hal Robson-Kanu could make his Albion debut after taking a couple of weeks to settle in after signing on deadline day.

Tony Pulis' side need an attacking spark from somewhere for sure. Excitement over Hal Robson-Kanu being that spark should probably be kept to a minimum since he was allowed to leave Championship club Reading on a free transfer and hasn't been pursued by Premier League clubs actively during his time at Reading. Still, his heroics for Wales will have people at least a little bit excited that he might be able to add something as instant offense late in matches.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 16 - 10:51 AM

The sale of West Bromwich Albion to a Chinese investment group represents a turning point in the club but where it goes from here isn't clear.

Tony Pulis voiced his frustration at the lack of transfer activity over the summer in no uncertain terms and was rumored to be considering quitting. Pulis decided to stay and now has a new owner to work with and, presumably, a changing board and philosophy to go with it. Both sides will need to decide how they feel about the other. Will new ownership be content with a manager who keeps his clubs up at the cost of entertainment value? Will the manager agree with the transfer approach of new ownership. It will be interesting to see what happens between now and January between the two sides as they figure it out.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 16 - 10:23 AM

The newly arrived Belgian midfielder had a humdrum start to life under Tony Pulis that saw Albion shut out and Chadli contribute little of note.

There was a lot of hope for Chadli after some bright performances for Spurs as a reserve. He is powerful and direct which seems like a solid profile for a Tony Pulis attacker as well as one who can flourish in a fantasy universe that rewards peripheral contributions like shots on target and successful dribbles. Chadli didn't show a great deal of that promise in his Albion debut as he managed only a single successful take-on as his only attacking contribution. There were sporadic defensive stats (2 aerial duels won, 2 tackles won, an interception and a successful clearance) but not nearly enough to justify a starting spot in draft/auction leagues. Don't give up on him yet but it certainly wasn't the debut that managers and supporters were hoping for.
Source: Togga
Sep 13 - 2:20 PM

West Brom is close to seeing the return of its old captain with midfielder Chris Brunt back in training following a knee injury.

The versatile midfielder/left-back missed this summer's European championships with Northern Ireland after suffering an ACL injury at the end of February that has caused him to miss the past six-plus months. But Brunt is now eyeing a return in the next month, according to club doctor Mark Gillett: "Chris is making good progress – he’s doing well and now back in training. Obviously, we need to balance that with the fact that he has been out for the last six months. We will make sure he is carefully managed over the next few weeks."
Sep 6 - 5:05 PM

Euro 2016 hero Hal Robson-Kanu agreed to join West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer this week and will likely play a reserve role in Tony Pulis' attack.

Albion are shockingly flush with attacking options coming out of the transfer period. Having retained Saido Berahino against all expectations and retaining Salomon Rondon they also added a significant piece in Nacer Chadli from Spurs. Adding Robson-Kanu into the mix gives them a lot of different potential looks depending on their opposition and match situation. You never know what Tony Pulis will do with Berahino but Chadli was pricey enough that he'll likely start and Rondon is a Pulis-like battering ram so you have to expect that Robson-Kanu will contribute more as a reserve than as a starter.
Source: @WBA
Sep 2 - 12:12 PM

Tony Pulis continues to go against type and bring in outside backs as Allan Nyom joins Brendan Galloway at the Hawthorns.

OK, let's not get crazy in assuming that Tony Pulis is going to go away from his favored four center back alignment. Brendan Galloway can play both CB and on the outside and none of the starting center backs have actually gone anywhere. The arrival of Nyom is likely a signal that Pulis is looking for a potential change of pace based on match-up and match situation. You can't say that he isn't at least trying to change things up a little bit.
Source: @WBA
Aug 31 - 3:56 PM

West Brom have completed the signing of defender Allan Nyom on a permanent from rivals Watford.

The addition is an overall smart move by West Brom. The 28-year-old full-back made 32 appearances for Watford last season but was deemed surplus by the Hornets' new boss Walter Mazzarri, who prefers to play a 3-5-2. Nyom also brings experience from La Liga (135 appearances with Granada) and competition for Craig Dawson at right-back. This will allow for manager Tony Pulis to use Dawson at center-back, Dawson's natural position, should coverage be needed. Nyom had this to say about his transfer: "Last year was my first in England. I was so happy to play in the Premier League as I think it is one of the best leagues in the world. I enjoyed it a lot. The Premier League is completely different to other Leagues because here there is more intensity, more fight... the atmosphere in England is better than Spain. The team here is good and with good players, a team that plays together. I’m going to try to bring energy and to give my best every game; I want to help the team."
Aug 31 - 3:53 PM

West Bromwich Albion confirmed the club has sent defender Sebastien Pocognoli on a season-long loan to Brighton and Hove Albion.

With the loan signing of Everton defender Brendan Galloway last week and rumors confirming a £4 million deal for Watford defender Allan Nyom, there was clearly no room for Pocognoli in the team. The 29-year-old Belgian international has only made 18 appearances in all competitions for the Baggies since arriving from Hannover in the summer of 2014.
Aug 31 - 11:57 AM

Watford's full back Allan Nyom looks to be on his way to West Brom today.

Reports indicate that West Brom are willing to part with as high as £4 million in order to secure the Cameroonian player. Nyom only arrived at Watford about a year ago from Italian club Udinese having spent a long period at Spain's Granada previous to that. It had recently appeared that he had committed his long term future to Watford when he signed a 4 year contract with the Hornets earlier in the month. Howver, having been a starter last season, Nyom has found himself on the bench for the first 3 games of 2016/17 and now looks to be seeking game time at pastures new.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 31 - 9:10 AM

Celtic have confirmed the signing of West Brom defender Cristian Gamboa from West Bromwich Albion on a permanent transfer.

Gamboa never really found his footing in the Premier League. With the arrival of Tony Pulis and his tendency to play four center backs across the back, Gamboa was even further marginalized than he had been previously. The move makes sense for Albion and the player who was surely tired of being as far out of the first team picture as he was.
Source: @celticfc
Aug 30 - 10:11 AM


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