Vital Football

Latest WBA News

Scottish Tour Coming To A Close

Scottish Tour Coming To A Close

Bryan Robson`s Baggies are set to play their last game of a three-game tour of Scotland when they travel to face Dunfermline on Tuesday evening.

The Baggies have so far travelled to Kilmarnock and Motherwell recording one win and a loss. Albion travelled to Kilmarnock last Thursday night where they were on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat thanks to goals from Paul Di Giacomo and Colin Nish with Martin Albrechtsen replying for the Baggies.

Albion boss Robson admitted that his players could not afford to feel 'hung over` from last season`s relegation and needed to start playing their football during these warm-up games.

The Baggies players took their managers words on board and impressed during their second tour game at Motherwell where the Baggies beat their Scottish opponents 2-1. Albion played well first-half passing the ball around with confidence and an improvement on their previous warm-up games.

Albion beat Motherwell thanks to a first goal in Baggies colours from 'Big` John Hartson and an own goal. The game also marked the first appearance in an Albion shirt for Swiss goalkeeper Pascal Zuberbuhler who could do nothing with Motherwell`s goal.

Albion now face Dunfermline in their final tour appearance and they will be hoping to sign off with a win. The Baggies failed to win last season away from home so these victories away from The Hawthorns will boost confidence within the Albion squad.

From what I have heard from my contacts north of the border two former Baggies boo-boys are starting to get their heads down and catch the eye. Midfielder and former Bluenose Darren Carter has caught the eye during pre-season and Nathan Ellington was the best striker on the pitch against Motherwell, hopefully the former Wigan striker is putting this summers transfer rumours behind him after being told he is not going anywhere.

FRIENDLY RESULTS/FIXTURES

Saturday 15th July 06

12:00 Kidderminster 0 Vs 0 WEST BROM
15:00 Walsall 1 Vs 2 WEST BROM

Goals: JONATHAN GREENING, Butler, A GERRARD O.G

Tuesday 18th July 06

Bristol Rovers 0 Vs 1 WEST BROM

Goal: DARREN CARTER

Thursday 20th July 06

Kilmarnock 2 - 1 WEST BROM

GOALS: Paul Di Giacomo, Colin Nish, Martin Albrechtsen

Sunday 23rd July 06

Motherwell 1 - 2 WEST BROM

Goals: JOHN HARTSON, B McLEAN O.G, McGarry

Tuesday 25th July 06, 19:45

Dunfermline Vs WEST BROM

Sunday 30th July 06, 15:00

WEST BROM Vs Real Sociedad

Writer:
Date:Monday July 24 2006
Time: 10:03PM

Login to post a comment

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

EFL Cup To Fast Track Video Assistance?

It's been reported this week that the Football Association could now fast track video assistant referee help for match day officials in the League Cup.

Schedule Dictates Pulis Plans

Head coach Tony Pulis has said that with three games in a week for West Bromwich Albion, starting with Manchester United this weekend, his team selections...

Match Day Officials v Manchester United (1/4/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Manchester United this Saturday.

2016/17 Assist Kings (29/3/17)

The final international break of the Premier League 2016/17 season ticks on by and a number of players are still in the chase to take this year's assist King crown recognition.

Archived Vital Baggies Articles

Vital Baggies articles from

Site Journalists

Baggy Boy
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By:
Foster2%
Dawson57%
McAuley0%
Evans4%
Nyom0%
Fletcher0%
Livermore0%
Brunt0%
Chadli0%
McClean28%
Rondon0%
Sub-Robson-Kanu9%
Sub-Yacob0%
Sub-Field0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent West Bromwich Albion  Results (view all)

West Bromwich Albion  Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 16 2017 1:30PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 12:30PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football