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Wolves
Matt Maher’s Wolves update – March 23 

23 Mar 17

Matt Maher gives his latest Wolves update .


Baggies
Nathan Judah’s West Brom update – March 23 

23 Mar 17

Nathan Judah gives his latest West Brom update.


Saddlers
Joe Masi’s Walsall update – March 23 

23 Mar 17

Joe Masi gives his latest Walsall update…


News
Controversial Codsall commuter car park is backed 

23 Mar 17

A controversial car park for rail commuters will be built in a village – despite fierce opposition from campaigners.


Wolves
Date set for Wolves memorial service 

23 Mar 17

Wolves fans will pay tribute to loved ones and club legends who have died at a memorial service next month.


Sport
Tributes paid to Chasetown stalwart Brian Baker following death 

23 Mar 17

Tributes have been paid to Chasetown stalwart Brian Baker who has died aged 79.


News
First look at multi-million pound Dinosaurs In The Wild heading to Birmingham – with pics and video 

23 Mar 17

Today, multi-million pound entertainment experience, Dinosaurs in the Wild, offers a sneak peek of the extraordinary sets and special effects that will officially open to the public in June.


Wolves
Steve Bull: Added intent the key to easing Wolves’ fears 

23 Mar 17

What a difference a week makes, eh…


Baggies
Read Jonas Olsson’s open letter to West Brom fans 

23 Mar 17

Jonas Olsson is leaving the Baggies and returning to Swedish football after nearly nine years at the club, and the long-serving defender has penned an open letter to the fans which you can read below.


News
Warpaint, O2 Institute, Birmingham – review 

23 Mar 17

Hot on the heels of their third album Californian quartet Warpaint returned to the United Kingdom kitted with their killer new tunes.


Baggies
Jonas Olsson promises to return to West Brom for ‘proper farewell’ 

23 Mar 17

Jonas Olsson has promised Albion fans he will return to The Hawthorns to say a ‘proper farewell’.


News
Andre Rieu, Genting Arena, Birmingham – review 

23 Mar 17

There was dancing in aisles, tap dancing on a piano and partying with balloons when Waltz King Andre Rieu bought his energetic and charming Johann Strauss Orchestra to the Birmingham Genting Arena.


News
WIN: Tickets to Craig David in Coventry 

23 Mar 17

Following his appearance at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena, Craig David will bring his Following My Intuition tour to Coventry on April 8 as he performs at the Ricoh Arena’s Ericsson Indoor Arena.


Baggies
Farewell Jonas Olsson: West Brom stalwart returning to Swedish football 

23 Mar 17

Albion confirm the end of an era at The Hawthorns after agreeing to allow Jonas Olsson to return to Swedish football.


Saddlers
Saddlers Social: Season over for Walsall? 

23 Mar 17

Fans have their say on all things at the Banks’s.


Baggies
Albion outlook: West Brom fans have their say on Arsenal and being on a beach 

23 Mar 17

Take a look at our weekly Albion outlook, where Baggies fans give their say on all the happenings at West Brom.


Baggies
Ally Robertson: West Brom critics have been shut up 

23 Mar 17

Fair play to Darren Fletcher for laying into the critics who suggested Albion were already on the beach.


Wolves
Rob Edwards: One constant of crazy Wolves campaign 

23 Mar 17

It’s been a manic and whirlwind season, even by Wolves’ standards.


Saddlers
Double contract joy for Walsall youth stars Kory Roberts and Jordon Sangha 

23 Mar 17

Teenage defender Kory Roberts has set sights on becoming a first-team regular after penning a new deal at Walsall.


Baggies
IRA victim’s father furious at Martin McGuinness tributes from West Brom’s James McClean 

23 Mar 17

The father of a soldier murdered by the IRA has condemned comments by West Bromwich Albion winger James McClean describing Martin McGuinness as a hero.


Baggies
Jonny Evans hails West Brom’s ‘intelligent’ leader Darren Fletcher 

23 Mar 17

Jonny Evans has hailed Baggies skipper Darren Fletcher as an ‘intelligent’ leader who commands respect.


Wolves
Bakary Sako on Wolves’ shortlist 

23 Mar 17

Bakary Sako is on Wolves’ summer transfer shortlist, the Express Star understands.


Wolves
Gareth Bale almost joined Wolves 

22 Mar 17

Real Madrid and Wales star Gareth Bale almost joined Wolves on loan some years ago, it has been revealed.


Wolves
Wolves owners Fosun Group reportedly offer to invest in German clubs 

22 Mar 17

Wolves owners Fosun Group have offered to invest money in several Bundesliga clubs, according to reports in Germany.


Wolves
Wolves announce signing of 17-year-old duo 

22 Mar 17

Wolves have announced the signing of teenage prospects Ben Goodliffe and Andrew Harris.


Baggies
West Brom’s Sam Field scores for England U19s 

22 Mar 17

Sam Field has laid the gauntlet down to Jake Livermore by scoring for England Under-19s in their 3-0 win over Norway.


Wolves
Matt Maher’s Wolves update – March 22 

22 Mar 17

Matt Maher gives his latest Wolves update.


Baggies
Matt Wilson’s Albion update – March 22 

22 Mar 17

Matt Wilson gives his latest Albion update…


Baggies
Nacer Chadli open to a future in China but no plans to leave West Brom just yet 

22 Mar 17

Nacer Chadli admits he may be open to a lucrative move to China in the future – although he reassured fans he has no plans to leave Albion anytime soon.


Saddlers
Matt Maher’s Walsall update – March 22 

22 Mar 17

Matt Maher gives his latest Walsall update.


Baggies
Reports – West Brom’s Jake Livermore starting for England against Germany 

22 Mar 17

Albion’s Jake Livermore is reportedly set to start for England tonight in their friendly against Germany in Dortmund.


News
Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass coming to Birmingham 

22 Mar 17

Tenacious D member Kyle Gass will be leaving Jack Black at home when he comes to Birmingham with his band next month.


Baggies
Darren Fletcher blasts ‘disrespectful’ West Brom critics 

22 Mar 17

Darren Fletcher has blasted Albion’s critics who claimed they were on the beach as ‘disrespectful’.


Sport
Birmingham v Cradley speedway postponed 

22 Mar 17

Tonight’s West Midland’s trophy meeting between Birmingham and Cradley has been postponed.


Baggies
West Brom holding open training session free to fans during Easter holidays 

22 Mar 17

Albion are holding an open training session at The Hawthorns in the Easter holidays which is free to attend.


Saddlers
Martin O’Connor academy is really kicking on 

22 Mar 17

Former Saddlers skipper Martin O’Connor admits he is now getting as much.


Saddlers
Kory Roberts and Jordan Sangha sign new Walsall deals 

22 Mar 17

Walsall have secured the long-term futures of two teenage stars after both Kory Roberts and Jordan Sangha agreed new contracts.


Saddlers
E&S Football Podcast – Ful of praise at Craven 

22 Mar 17

Listen to Episode 32 of the ES Football Podcast as Nathan Judah is joined by Tim Spiers and Matt Wilson.


Baggies
Comment: Why hero Hal Robson-Kanu has earned a West Brom chance 

22 Mar 17

‘He wasn’t one of my main targets,’ admitted Tony Pulis back in September.


News
Birmingham and Solihull Jazz Festival to return 

22 Mar 17

It’s party time for Birmingham and Solihull Jazz Festival as the annual summer event marks 33 years of sounds across the city with a celebration dinner featuring Midlands Kings of Swing, King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys.


Baggies
Tony Pulis ‘striving for best ever West Brom finish’ 

22 Mar 17

The prospect of finishing in the top half of the Premier League for the first time is spurring on Tony Pulis, according to Baggies skipper Darren Fletcher.


News
New Birmingham restaurant serving up spectacular skyline views 

22 Mar 17

This stunning image shows the latest addition to Birmingham’s growing number of restaurants.


Wolves
Coady hails Wolves’ ‘incredible’ frontline 

22 Mar 17

Conor Coady says it’s a pleasure to watch Wolves’ flying forwards in full flow.


Saddlers
Walsall’s Simeon Jackson hoping to hit Canada goal trail against Scotland 

22 Mar 17

Walsall striker Simeon Jackson is hoping to hit the goal trail when his Canada side face Scotland tonight.


Wolves
Deal in place for Wolves to sign Andreas Weimann 

22 Mar 17

Wolves have a £1.5million deal in place to buy in-form Andreas Weimann, the Express & Star understands, but no final decision has yet been made on whether he’ll permanently move to Molineux.


Baggies
West Brom’s Jake Livermore keen to give something back as England turnaround nears 

21 Mar 17

Jake Livermore ‘never thought’ he’d get back in the England set-up, but as he closes in on a potentially historic cap for Albion, his thoughts turn to others.


Wolves
Tim Spiers’ Wolves update – March 21 

21 Mar 17

Tim Spiers gives his latest Wolves update.


Baggies
Matt Wilson’s West Brom update – March 21 

21 Mar 17

Matt Wilson gives his latest Albion update.


Baggies
Tony Pulis: West Brom’s tour to China won’t mess with my Austria plans 

21 Mar 17

Tony Pulis has warned his players their pre-season tour to China doesn’t mean they’ll escape his annual gruelling trip to the Austrian hills.


Saddlers
Matt Maher’s Walsall update – March 21 

21 Mar 17

Matt Maher gives his latest Walsall update.







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