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Stoke chairman not giving up on Saido Berahino 

27 Jul

Stoke chairman Peter Coates is refusing to give up on his pursuit of Albion striker Saido Berahino.


WBA FC Womens 2016/17 Fixtures Announced! 

27 Jul

The fixtures for 2016/17 FA Women’s Premier League have now been released and will see last season’s champions West Bromwich Albion FC Women face division newcomers Middlesbrough on the opening day of the season on Sunday 21st August...


EFL Trophy Groups Confirmed 

27 Jul

EFL Trophy Groups Confirmed Vitalfootball:WBA:27/07/2016 10:23:00 A short time ago, the full draw for the Group Stage round of this season's EFL Trophy was made.


Walsall, West Brom and Wolves find out groups for new-look EFL Trophy 

27 Jul

The draw for the group stage of this season’s new-look English Football League Trophy has been made, amid criticism of its layout.


EFL Trophy Academy Teams Confirmed 

27 Jul

EFL Trophy Academy Teams Confirmed Vitalfootball:WBA:27/07/2016 09:29:00 A short time ago, we finally had an announcement confirming which 16 Category One Academy sides would be taking part in this year's trial with the EFL Trophy.


West Brom prepare new Jeffrey Schlupp bid 

27 Jul

West Brom remain interested in Leicester City’s Jeffrey Schlupp and are preparing a new bid in the region of £10million.


Winter Break Nears For Premier League? 

27 Jul

Winter Break Nears For Premier League? Vitalfootball:WBA:27/07/2016 07:48:00 Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has admitted talks are underway on the potential of introducing a winter break for the top flight in the future.


Kane Wilson able to make West Brom grade 

27 Jul

Teenage right-back Kane Wilson has taken a giant leap forward in pre-season, according to West Brom assistant head coach Dave Kemp.


Scudamore Explains Premier League 2 Thinking 

27 Jul

Scudamore Explains Premier League 2 Thinking Vitalfootball:WBA:27/07/2016 07:34:00 Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has been speaking about the introduction of Premier League 2 for the 2016/17 season.


Sports Desk Live – July 27 

27 Jul

Follow all the latest breaking news today from our sports reporters and our clubs.


Dunk Update – £11.7m Offer To Lille? 

27 Jul

Dunk Update - pound;11.7m Offer To Lille? Vitalfootball:WBA:27/07/2016 06:56:00 Yesterday it was being widely reported that speculation linking us with a pound;7million bid for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk was wide of the mark, but we had ...


EFL Cup Confirmation Today & Group Stage Draw 

27 Jul

EFL Cup Confirmation Today Group Stage Draw Vitalfootball:WBA:27/07/2016 03:00:00 The revamped Football League Trophy - the EFL Cup - will kick into life later today...


Berahnio bids still on the table 

26 Jul

Stoke remain confident of deal...


Defender bids rejected 

26 Jul

Albion need to up offers for Schlupp and Dunk...


Wanda Group spark further speculation of West Brom takeover 

26 Jul

Mega-rich Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group have sparked further speculation this morning they could be buying West Brom.


West Brom fans facing compensation worry 

26 Jul

Die-hard West Brom fans left high and dry in Holland could receive paltry compensation after the club's second game against PSV Eindhoven was cancelled.


Darren Fletcher counters on West Brom threat 

26 Jul

Darren Fletcher reckons Albion will be a real threat on the counter-attack next season.


Sam Field learning from West Brom stars 

26 Jul

West Brom's young protege Sam Field reckons the senior players at the club keep him on his toes.


Sports Desk Live – July 26 

26 Jul

Follow all the latest breaking news today from our sports reporters and our clubs.


Pulis On Dutch Disappointment 

25 Jul

Pulis On Dutch Disappointment Vitalfootball:WBA:25/07/2016 18:48:00 Head coach Tony Pulis has spoken of his disappointment at our second Fox Sports Cup game against PSV Eindhoven being called off...


Stoke biding time over Berahino & Allen 

25 Jul

Stoke City are prepared to be patient in their attempts to sign Saido Berahino and Joe Allen, says manager Mark Hughes.


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Non league football »

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.


Former Cradley Town star to open club shop 

17 Jul

CRADLEY Town will welcome back one of their former stars to officially open their club shop.


Tividale players return to pre-season training 

2 Jul

TIVIDALE players have returned for pre-season training ahead of the new season.


More Non league football


Other sports »

Cradley Town set to be major league force with arrival of Andy Wyton 

27 Jul

CRADLEY Town could prove one of the major players in this season's West Midlands League campaign following the arrival of Andy Wyton who becomes joint manager with existing boss Mark Jones.


Albion v Wolves – The beginnings of the Black Country derby 

27 Jul

AFTER the completion of six League games between Albion and Wolves, it was the latter who had amassed by the far the better overall record with five wins and one draw to their credit.


Report: Cradley Heathens 58 Buxton 32 

26 Jul

Cradley climbed back up to second in the National League table with a crushing 58-32 win over Buxton at Monmore Green.


Cradley Heathens batter Buxton to clock up biggest season win 

26 Jul

CRADLEY stormed to their biggest win of the 2016 season as they thrashed Buxton 58-32 at Monmore Green.


Dudley Sports disappointed after pre-season plans changed 

25 Jul

DUDLEY Sports have been forced to alter their pre-season programme after proposed opponents Tividale pulled out.


Tividale turnout leaves boss happy about more than the win 

25 Jul

TIVIDALE boss Dave King praised the club's supporters who turned out in force to cheer them on as they beat Black Country Rangers 1-0 in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.


Kidderminster will be closed for the next two weeks 

23 Jul

Please Note Kidderminster will be closed for the next two weeks.


Cox calls for five more wins in Old Hill survival fight 

22 Jul

OLD Hill captain Danny Cox is targeting five more wins this season as the club looks to avoid the drop.


DK runners take on Andy Holden memorial race 

22 Jul

THE blue hoops of Dudley Kingswinford Running Club were rubbing shoulders with the green and white hoops of Tipton Harriers last week as a sizeable group made the short trip across the Black Country to take part in the Andy Holden 5, a race...


Hammers bring in Wyton as joint-manager 

21 Jul

CRADLEY Town have brought in former Gornal Athletic boss Andy Wyton as joint-manager.


Prospect Sam Evans is feeling just champion 

21 Jul

Wednesbury’s Sam Evans plans to show he’s got the potential to become a champion himself in Cannock on Sunday afternoon.


Clegg eyeing showpiece success 

19 Jul

CRADLEY skipper Max Clegg is already casting an eye towards the showpiece Golden Hammer individual event next month.


Trio sign up for another season at Tividale 

19 Jul

THREE players from last season's Tividale squad have signed up to join Dave King's revolution.


Triple success for Springfield stars in stripes 

18 Jul

YOU KNOW your team's doing all right when the people trying to share the glory actually outnumbers the players.


Morris targeting Golden Hammer success 

17 Jul

CRADLEY star Ashley Morris already has his eyes on victory in the showpiece F.


More Other sports


Rugby »

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...


Touch – Answer the call and play for Warley: Autumn Touch Tournament Invite 

2 Nov

Warley Touch have been invited to submit a team for the Droitwich RFC Autumn Touch Tournament on Saturday, 8 November 2014.


Answer the call and play for Warley: Autumn Touch Tournament Invite 

2 Nov

Warley Touch have been invited to submit a team for the Droitwich RFC Autumn Touch Tournament on Saturday, 8 November 2014.


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    Crystal Palace versus West Bromwich Albion, Premier League match, Saturday 18 April 2015, Selhurst Park, London.


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