West Bromwich Albion - West Brom Pre-season Review Continued
UK time is: 12:44:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

West Brom Pre-season Review Continued

Three more friendly fixtures and still no wins for Mowbray`s men. Here is a brief summary of the matches played since the first game of the preseason tour to Germany.
1. FC Koln 4 - 1 WBA

After defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the first game of a two-match trip, The Baggies were defeated by a much heavier score line by their second Bundesliga opponents of the week. All the signs pointed to new defenders as Cologne scored four goals without reply, past Michal Danek in the first half and Luke Daniels in the second. Craig Beattie got the Albion consolation late on and there was no place in the squad for the new trio of Carson, Cech or the Olympics-bound Zuiverloon.

Shrewsbury 2 - 2 WBA

Still no sign of the new boys, and again the Albion found themselves up against it early in the second half, conceding a quick double salvo from Shrews hitman Grant Holt with only a classic Clem set-piece framework rattler to show for their efforts. Unlike the last tour match however, and against significantly lower-calibre opposition, the Baggies fought back, first through a Kim Do-Heon thunderbolt (74) before James Morrison rattled in a 20-yard equaliser 6 minutes from time.

Cheltenham 1 - 1 WBA

The first outing in the stripes for both Marek Cech and Scott Carson and both impressed. Cech scored the Baggies only goal, a hugely deflected 20-yard shot (20), and defended soundly, and whilst Carson was relatively untested for the 45 minutes he played, he did make a reactionary double save just before half-time. His replacement, Luke Daniels, could do little about Dave Bird`s 79th minute equaliser.


Despite no victories in the four games so far, Mowbray has given playing time to a huge selection of the squad, from the youngsters such as Aliyu, Worrall and Dorrans, fringe-players like Tininho and Slusarski as well as watching the new and old boys in action. Preparations for the new season are now well underway, and Mowbray must be getting an idea of the 11 to line-up at the Emirates at 12.15 on Saturday 16th August.

Who would you play? Have your say in the Forums.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Alex Humpage Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 24 2008

Time: 10:36PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Never mind we stuffed villa for you, be happy.
C T E
Report Abuse
27/07/2008 06:22:00

Habits, get used to them.
storagematt
Report Abuse
27/07/2008 22:09:00

Town 2-1 Baggies, It was a good game, a proper passing game of football! and you played some good stuff at times but no where near your form last season, Town done really well and was very unlucky to go a goal behind but it was a great strike by Miller, Ipswich had been the better team all game and did deserve to win, tho your defence needs to shape up for the prem! but good luck! hope the baggies stay up!
Pete-the-Tractor
Report Abuse
28/07/2008 15:10:00

The defence definately needs some additions, but pre-season results don't concern me - it's all about getting the players into playing, matches under belts so we're amply prepared for the BIG kick-off.
Alex Humpage
Report Abuse
01/08/2008 15:02:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Two Games Selected For TV (Friday July 31 2015)

Lambert Makes Albion Move (Friday July 31 2015)

Pulis Gives Lambert Update (Thursday July 30 2015)

Brunt Pleased With Pre Season So Far (Thursday July 30 2015)

Chester Completes Move - No Diaby (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Friendly - Walsall 0-2 Albion (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Hull's James Chester Incoming? (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Diaby & Sako Deals Close? (Monday July 27 2015)

Archived West Bromwich Albion Articles

List All Vital Baggies Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0

West Bromwich Albion  Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

A Twist in the Pedro Saga?
» Man Utd : 01/08/2015 10:29:01
Former United Striker Set to Sign for Villa
» Man Utd : 01/08/2015 10:22:00
The Vital Chelsea Thoughts Board (7)
» Chelsea : 01/08/2015 10:08:01
The Best Option - Mourinho or Zola?
» Chelsea : 01/08/2015 09:59:00
Chelsea - A Breed Apart
» Chelsea : 01/08/2015 09:46:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Myhill 42%
Dawson 4%
McAuley 6%
Olsson 0%
Lescott 4%
Fletcher 8%
Yacob 2%
Morrison 2%
McManaman 18%
Berahino 2%
Brunt 2%
Sub - Anichebe 4%
Sub - Gardner 2%
Sub - Baird 4%