WBA Total Football
Roy Hodgson Retires
West Bromwich Albion manager, Roy Hodgson, has retired from football ahead of the 2011-12 season. The manager arrived at the club in February following the dismissal of Roberto di Matteo and led the club to 11th in the Barclays Premier League, the clubs best finish since the early 80s. The club's fans have been left in disarray and are wondering who will take over at the helm of their beloved club. Paul Lambert, Brendan Rogers and Michael Appleton are forerunners for the job.
Caine Unveiled as Baggies Boss
West Bromwich Albion have today announced that Horatio Caine will become the new manager of the club, replacing Roy Hodgson at the Black Country club. West Brom fans have expressed their joy at the appointment of Caine as manager, and the legend has stated his elation with being trusted with the role. "Me and Jeremy Peace had very constructive talks and we share a similar ambition for the club. Having come 11th last season, I want to reconstruct Albion as one of the biggest teams in England and there is a good long term project going on here at the club."
Caine has signed a two-year contract at the Hawthorns. West Brom had been hotly linked to Paul Lambert to take over, but the prestige of a legend becoming manager made it an easy decision.
Pre - Season
WBA 4-0 Reserves
Brunt(2), Long(p), Odemwingie
Falkirk 0-5 WBA
Northampton 1-2 WBA
Iraklis 0-2 WBA
Olympiakos 0-3 WBA
Dorrans, Wood, Morrison
Leyton Orient -1 WBA
WBA 5-0 Zaragoza
Long(3), Brunt, Morrison
WBA 2-0 R.Sociedad
Some nice results so far, could you post what transfers you've made etc.?
If you do this properly it could be very interesting, both what happens with West Brom, and the story as well.
Good luck, I will be following!
SSC Napoli - An Italian Powerhouse
Mike Bassett: "England will be playing 4-4-fucking-2"
POOR MONTH !
Loic Nestor - Havre AC £2.2M
Ruben Yttergard Jenssen - Tromso £3.5M
Erick Torres - Chivas £3.8M
Lenny Nangis - Stade Caen £3.3M
Total Spent £12.75M
Jerome Thomas - Sunderland £2.4M
Gonzalo Jara - Newcastle £5M
Somen Tchoyi - Wigan £2.5M
George Thorne - Sheff Wed £Loan
Billy Jones - Ipswich £1.2M Loan Fee
Kayleden Brown - Morecambe £Loan
Luke Daniels - Stevenage £Loan
Simon Cox - Ipswich £2M
Gabriel Tamas - Everton £1.6M Loan Fee
Total Recieved £14.75M
Captain - Jonas Olsson
Vice Captain - Chris Brunt
West Brom get Brighton and Hove Albion away from home in the English League Cup Second Round on the 24th August.
Caine asks board to search for a feeder club for sending players out to secure work permits, but the board rejected the request.
Wolves 5-2 WBA
WBA 1-2 Norwich
Olsson (S/O), Brunt
Brighton 1-3 WBA
First Win of Season!
West Brom Draw Stoke City at Home in the Third Round on the 21st September.
Bolton 0-0 WBA
Player of the Month
Erick Torres for his 1 game and scoring 2 goals