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West Bromwich Albion »

WBA-MAD 2016-2017 End of Season Report – The Forwards 

26 May

We take a look at Albion's misfiring forwards last season .


Pulis Relishing Asia Trophy Opportunity 

25 May

Pulis Relishing Asia Trophy Opportunity Vitalfootball:WBA:25/05/2017 21:22:00 West Bromwich Albion yesterday confirmed that they would be competing in the Premier League Asia Trophy this pre season.


Robson-Kanu Gets Wales Call (26/5/17) 

25 May

Robson-Kanu Gets Wales Call (26/5/17) Vitalfootball:WBA:25/05/2017 21:20:00 West Bromwich Albion's Hal Robson-Kanu has been called up by Wales manager Chris Coleman for the coming international games.


Livermore Gets England Call (26/5/17) 

25 May

Livermore Gets England Call (26/5/17) Vitalfootball:WBA:25/05/2017 21:04:00 West Bromwich Albion's Jake Livermore has been called up by England manager Gareth Southgate for the coming international games.


Premier League Asia Trophy Invite For 2017/18 

25 May

Premier League Asia Trophy Invite For 2017/18 Vitalfootball:WBA:25/05/2017 20:53:00 Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion have been invited to compete in this summer's Premier League Asia Trophy tournament...


Womens and Girls Football Awards 

25 May

Here is our gallery from the Women’s and Girls Football Awards night,  to view the photos please click on them to enlarge...


Hawthorns Halt 

25 May

Terry Wills talks about Albion and the end of a season.


McManaman Offered To Sheffield Wednesday? 

24 May

McManaman Offered To Sheffield Wednesday? Vitalfootball:WBA:24/05/2017 21:17:00 Head coach Tony Pulis is looking to offload winger Callum McManaman this summer and Sheffield Wednesday have first refusal it seems.


Vale Park Visit Arranged For West Brom 

24 May

Vale Park Visit Arranged For West Brom Vitalfootball:WBA:24/05/2017 21:16:00 West Bromwich Albion yesterday added another fixture to our pre season warm up campaign ahead of the 2017/18 season - Port Vale.


WBA-MAD 2016/17 End of Season Report – The Midfield 

24 May

Editor Iain Bate takes a look at how Albion's midfielders did last term.


Kidderminster Friendly Arranged 

23 May

Kidderminster Friendly Arranged Vitalfootball:WBA:23/05/2017 21:08:00 West Bromwich Albion have confirmed we will face Kidderminster Harriers in our pre season campaign.


Foster The Big Awards Winner 2016/17 

23 May

Foster The Big Awards Winner 2016/17 Vitalfootball:WBA:23/05/2017 21:07:00 Goalkeeper Ben Foster picked up the two major awards at West Bromwich Albion's end of season awards event.


West Brom Duo Get Scotland Call (23/5/17) 

22 May

West Brom Duo Get Scotland Call (23/5/17) Vitalfootball:WBA:22/05/2017 21:46:00 West Bromwich Albion duo Darren Fletcher and James Morrison have been called up by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan for the coming international break.


Pulis – Disappointment But Improvements 

22 May

Pulis - Disappointment But Improvements Vitalfootball:WBA:22/05/2017 21:29:00 Head coach Tony Pulis has bemoaned West Bromwich Albion's end of season form as we closed out the campaign with another loss to Swansea City.


Vital View – Premier League, 21st May 2017 

22 May

Vital View - Premier League, 21st May 2017 Vitalfootball:WBA:22/05/2017 08:45:00 Liverpool and Man City secured Champions League spots ahead of Arsenal.


WBA-MAD End of Season Report – The Defence 

22 May

We rate all of Albion's players after the end of the 2016/2017.


WBA-MAD 2016/17 End of Season Report – The Defence 

22 May

We rate all of Albion's players after the end of the 2016/2017.


Premier League 2016/17 Assist Kings (22/5/17) 

21 May

Premier League 2016/17 Assist Kings (22/5/17) Vitalfootball:WBA:21/05/2017 20:38:00 With Sunday being the final day of the Premier League season of 2016/17, the Assist King Winner is now known.


2016/17 Second Best Goal Return Ever 

21 May

2016/17 Second Best Goal Return Ever Vitalfootball:WBA:21/05/2017 18:46:00 The Premier League season of 2016/17 didn't see a new goal record set in the top flight of football on Sunday, however the final day got extremely close.


Stats: Swansea City v West Brom 

21 May

Stats: Swansea City v West Brom Vitalfootball:WBA:21/05/2017 17:55:00 All the stats from Swansea City (2) vs (1) West Brom, Liberty Stadium, 21/05/17 Att: 20,889...


Swansea v West Brom – Team Sheets 

21 May

Swansea v West Brom - Team Sheets Vitalfootball:WBA:21/05/2017 14:22:00 West Brom go to the Liberty Stadium as the visitors to Swansea for the final Premier League game.


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Non league football »

Tividale: King on the cusp of ending Hunt for experience 

21 Sep

MANAGER Dave King remains upbeat over Tividale's survival chances with experienced centre-half Matt Hunt the first to answer his SOS.


Tividale: Boss King backs youngsters to reign in relegation battle 

14 Sep

MANAGER Dave King is adamant his young squad has what it takes to repay the "phenomenal" backing of Tividale's followers by staying in the Midland League Premier Division.


Jones the hero as Hammers clinch cup 

14 May

GOALKEEPER Matthew Jones produced penalty heroics as Cradley Town clinched the West Midlands Premier Cup by seeing off Wellington.


Deflected strike ends Tivi’s FA Cup dream 

2 Oct

TIVIDALE’S FA Cup heroics came to an end last night when they were edged out 1-0 at home by Leek Town in the Second Qualifying Round replay.


Tividale could face Boston United in FA Cup 

29 Sep

TIVIDALE will be able to welcome Boston United to The Beeches if they can overcome Leek Town on Wednesday night.


Williams in line for return after lengthy lay-off 

26 Sep

SAM Williams is in contention for Tividale’s eagerly-awaited FA Cup clash with Leek Town.


Long: Cup run is vital for Tivi 

25 Sep

IAN Long is hoping for an FA Cup run to help put Tividale on the map.


Edwards hits three as Tivi stun Stafford to power into next round of the FA Cup 

18 Sep

TIVIDALE powered into the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round with a 4-0 win over Stafford Rangers on Tuesday night.


Pensnett beat Bunch in memorial competition 

27 Aug

PENSNETT United claimed a 4-2 away victory over Bunch in the Dudley and Cradley League's Ray Turley Memorial Competition last Sunday.


Tividale stun Coalville to claim perfect start 

20 Aug

Tividale 3, Coalville 0...


Hill hat-trick gives Tavern victory 

20 Aug

JEFF Hill hit a hat-trick on the opening day of the Dudley and Cradley Heath Sunday League season to give Hope Tavern victory against Pensnett United.


Long: There’s more to come from Tividale 

20 Aug

MANAGER Ian Long thinks there is plenty more to come after Tividale got their season off to a winning start.


Long targets striker signing ahead of new season 

13 Aug

TIVIDALE boss Ian Long is desperate to bolster his forward line on the eve of the new season.


Long pleased with Tividale’s pre-season 

30 Jul

TIVIDALE boss Ian Long is pleased with his team's showing during pre-season after they lifted the Joe McGorian Memorial Trophy.


Tivi handed opening trip to Lincoln 

18 Jul

NEWLY-promoted Tividale will start their Northern Premier League Division One South campaign with a trip to Lincoln.


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Other sports »

Dave King strengthens backroom team at Tividale 

26 May

TIVIDALE boss Dave King has strengthened his backroom team with three new coaches.


Wednesbury 3-3 Streetly 

25 May

Summer League update...


Books, Baggies, and Pelé – Tony looks back over four… 

24 May

TONY MATTHEWS, our resident football expert and long-time compiler of our weekly A-Z of West Midlands Football column, was no slouch himself when it came to football, and he signed for the Albion as a striker, on the same day as Tony Brown...


I signed for the Albion on the same day as Bomber Brown 

24 May

THE BUGLE'S Tony Matthews, author of our weekly A-Z of West Midlands Football column, is almost certainly the most prolific author on the Beautiful Game.


League, shield and a few cups 

24 May

wSOMETIMES a team finds that everything just comes together, and they hit a run of form which leaves all comers trailing in their wake.


Albion’s unique double that led to historic football achievement 

24 May

1930-31 was a record-breaking year in English football.


When Dudley Wood was the new home of the Heathens 

24 May

THE WOES of Cradley Heathens seem to have no end, at least as finding a permanent home is concerned.


Heathens were raring to go for the first season 

24 May

CRADLEY Heathens were one of the most famous teams in the Black Country, drawing fans in their thousands to their Dudley Wood speedway stadium.


When young John turned out for the Villa and the Liberals 

24 May

FOOTBALL in the 1960s was a very different animal to 2014.


Two cup wins in two days made for a perfect silver jubilee year 

24 May

THE whole country was celebrating in 1977, as Queen Elizabeth II marked her 25th year on the throne.


Cuppa glory for West Bromwich 

24 May

WE'RE all familiar with the highly collectible cigarette cards of sports stars but do you remember when tea manufacturers gave away cards as well?This picture of West Bromwich Albion was produced for the 1965-66 season by Typhoo, the famous...


From his local team to West Bromwich Albion 

24 May

A FOOTBALLER'S place of birth has very little bearing on where he plays in this day and age, but the further back in time you go, the more local lads a team would feature.


Remembering the days my son captained Bully at Bustleholme 

24 May

IN 2015 we marked the fiftieth birthday of Wolves and England legend Steve Bull, and recalled his England debut in a memorable game against Scotland.


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24 May

THE Black Country has a long and proud tradition when it comes to athletics, with cross country running, ironically given our urban status, being something we've been particularly noted for down the decades.


The sweet taste of success 

24 May

THIS picture, kindly loaned to us by Valerie Bailey of Coseley, takes us back to the 1950s.


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Rugby »

Blackheath visit kicks off a crucial month for Birmingham Moseley’s hopes 

25 Nov

Birmingham Moseley host Blackheath tomorrow.


Wednesbury RUFC Youth Section Training Night Changed 

26 Aug

Wednesday evening...


Stalwarts take on lead roles at Wednesbury 

29 Jun

Two familiar faces have take on lead roles at Wednesbury Rugby Club for next season.


Natwest Rugby Force Weekend 

28 Jun

Many Thanks to all, who helped out on Sunday 26 June, to spruce up the club.


NATWEST RUGBY FORCE – SUNDAY 26TH JUNE 

21 Jun

This Sunday (26th) the club will be holding it's first NATWEST RUGBY FORCE - calling all volunteers to help us improve the club's facilities...


2016/17 Captain and Committee Confirmation 

13 Jun

Tom Gingell elected Warley RFC club captain for the 2016/17 season.


WEDNESBURY RUGBY CLUB NEED YOU! 

4 Mar

VOTING CLOSES IN STORE SUNDAY 6TH MARCH - Visit your local Tesco in Walsall, Willenhall/Darlaston or Bloxwich and help us secure funding up to £12,000...


England take on Wales this weekend in more World Cup action! 

24 Sep

Wednesbury Rugby club with there new 150" big screen...


Thinking about dusting off your playing boots? Warley RFC want so hear from you! 

10 Sep

Warley RFC have been selected as one of 50 English rugby clubs to take part in England Rugby’s new Return to Rugby campaign.


45th Anniversary Dinner Dance 

2 Sep

Warley Rugby Football Clubs presents our 45th Anniversary Dinner Dance Saturday 14th November 2015 International Convention Centre, Birmingham...


Wednesbury RUFC Club Shop now Online!!! 

17 Aug

All Our great Club gear is now available to buy for all supporters and players! Can all be found at:- www.


Wednesbury are on the lookout for new players! 

17 Aug

Wednesbury Rugby Club are still recruiting new players to expand our squad! Getting fit and prepared for the season ahead...


Mini and Youth Training Kick-off 

13 Aug

Our Mini and Youth training starts up again from this Sunday (16th August).


Warley Women – Pretty Muddy Warley Women raise over £950 for Cancer Research UK 

30 Jul

Pretty Muddy isn’t like any other fundraising event.


Sunday Mini and Youth Training Takes a Summer Break 

25 Jul

With the summer fast approaching our Sunday Mini and Youth training will be taking a break until Sunday, 16 August 2015.


Mark Higgins appointed Warley head coach. 

14 Jul

Warley RFC are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Higgins as Head Coach.


Warley Rugby Club Needs You! 

30 Jun

Enjoy great sport? Love socialising? Want to keep fit & thrive on an adrenaline rush? If you play for Warley, we'll promise you all that & more...


Assistant Head Coach Required 

22 Apr

Assistant Coach required for 2014/15 season...


New Head Coach Required at Wednesbury Rugby Club for 2015-16 season 

6 Feb

New Head Coach vacancy at Wednesbury club APPLY NOW...


Movember at Warley 

5 Nov

Warley has ditched the razors and is letting the facial hair show the club's support for Movember, raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer...


Tigers, Sharks and Warley, oh my! 

5 Nov

This Sunday 9th November, Warley are heading out to watch Leicester battle on their home ground against Sale Sharks...


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