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Can a lower league team pull off the impossible and win the FA Cup?

The FA Cup is now in the fifth round proper just two rounds away from reaching the semifinals and there are surprises that still remain in contention for the Cup. Hull City, Reading, Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers remain from the English Championship and the biggest surprise thus far is certainly Shrewsbury Town, who competes in the third division of English soccer (League One...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can a lower league team pull off the impossible and win the FA Cup?

The FA Cup is now in the fifth round proper just two rounds away from reaching the semifinals and there are surprises that still remain in contention for the Cup. Hull City, Reading, Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers remain from the English Championship and the biggest surprise thus far is certainly Shrewsbury Town, who competes in the third division of English soccer (League One...
Via 32 Flags
2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 best US soccer stars playing in Europe

We recently discussed how American soccer players have featured less and less in top European leagues over the course of the last several seasons as MLS has become a stronger force financially. Since MLS has now seen the value in having core US Men’s National Team (USMNT) footballers playing in North America for marketing purposes, they have been willing to spend the type of...
Via World Soccer Talk
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Berahino needs to focus on West Brom, says Foster

West Brom striker Saido Berahino has been urged by team-mate Ben Foster to forget about posting comments on social media sites and concentrate instead on his football.Berahino was the subject of interest from Newcastle and Stoke during the January transfer window and looked set for a move to Tottenham in the summer.That led to the England U21 international claiming he would never...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Newcastle make $29.9m bid for West Brom's Berahino

Newcastle have made a £21m ($29.9m) bid for Saido Berahino as the race to sign the West Brom striker hots up.It is understood Stoke and Newcastle enquired about the long-term Tottenham target over the weekend, and the north-east club have now become the first to lodge a firm offer.The Magpies' bid is understood to be a cash upfront offer for the whole amount, potentially a significant...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal to recall midfielder Gnabry from loan at West Brom

Arsene Wenger says he will recall Arsenal midfielder Serge Gnabry from his loan spell at West Brom.Gnabry, 20, has struggled to make an impact at The Hawthorns and has made just one league appearance under Tony Pulis.The Germany U21 international has been left out of the Baggies' matchday squad on a number of occasions this season and Wenger says the midfielder may be sent out on...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What Every EPL Team Needs: 15-11

With the winter transfer window open, we’ll take a look at what each EPL side needs to press on in the second half of the season. It doesn’t necessarily have to be through transfers, but clubs looking to qualify for Europe may need to add some depth along the way. Breaking down the table into four sections, we continue today with the middle-lower-half. Norwich City—15th,...
Via The Sports Post
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

LvG Keeps Talking; Stoke Continues to Surge

Club A is five points off fourth and the richest club in the world. Club B is six points off fourth and wouldn’t know what to do with all that money. Then again, Club A is struggling with that part as well. I’m talking about Manchester United; after that, it’s Stoke City. But this is where the talk of money ends. Instead, we shift our focus to the ongoing saga of Louis van...
Via The Sports Post
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal set to rival Barcelona for Celta Vigo star Nolito

Every day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Jose Mourinho is facing a massive dilemma after being offered an instant return to Real Madrid.Wayne Rooney claimed Manchester United's spirited display against Chelsea proved the players still believe...
Via Fox Sports
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jurgen Klopp apologizes to Tony Pulis

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has apologized to West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis for his emotional outburst following last weekend’s fiery Premier League clash. Klopp and Pulis had several heated exchanges on the touchline during the 2-2 draw at Anfield, and the Reds boss did not exchange the customary handshake with his opposite number at full-time. Speaking immediately after...
Via World Soccer Talk
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool-West Brom Wrap: Divock Origi’s Late Goal Earns Reds Dramatic Draw

Liverpool stepped toward the edge of territory it didn’t want to enter but managed to turn away just before the final moment of truth. The Reds played West Brom to a 2-2 Premier League draw on Sunday at Anfield. Goals from West Brom defenders Craig Dawson and Jonas Olsson overturned the lead Jordan Henderson had given Liverpool after 21 minutes, but Divock Origi scored in second...
Via NESN.com
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

How Mark Hughes has transformed Stoke City’s playing style

Stoke City arrived in the Premier League in 2008, the club’s first season in the top-flight of English football for over 20 years. They’ve never left the top division since. The epitome of a club living within its means and playing a style utterly devoid of pretentiousness under Tony Pulis, they finished 12th in their first Premier League season with 10 victories, and they’ve...
Via World Soccer Talk
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Pulis: Claudio Ranieri is capitalizing on Nigel Pearson’s work at Leicester City

West Brom manager Tony Pulis believes Claudio Ranieri is dining out on Nigel Pearson’s success at Leicester. The Baggies boss insisted Pearson’s work should not be forgotten ahead of Albion’s clash with the Foxes on Saturday. Pearson was sacked in the summer — despite guiding Leicester to safety last season with seven wins from their final nine games — after a breakdown...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Loaned out Arsenal star to Premier League club not fit to play says manager

Loaned out Arsenal star to Premier League club not fit to play says manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com West Bromwich Albion Tony Pulis has criticised Serge Gnabry after claiming the young star player is not fit to play for his side. The 20-year-old joined Arsenal from VfB Stuttgart in 2011 and after a year in their academy, he was promoted to the first team by manager...
Via Soccerlens
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Pulis wants more transparency from the FA on manager fines

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has called for transparency from the Football Association over its “extraordinary” fines, and he wants the League Managers’ Association to intervene. This week Jose Mourinho was handed a £50,000 fine and a suspended one-match stadium ban for claiming that officials were “afraid” to award Chelsea penalties after his side were denied a spot kick...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoke shed their “boring” stereotype, maybe they are better off being “boring”

Over the years, Stoke City had a reputation for being a team who was considered boring and consistently “parked the bus” to play counterattacking soccer. This style of play was introduced by Tony Pulis, who used that to get Stoke from the Championship to the Premier League in 2008 and make them into a Premier League mainstay to this day. Now, Mark Hughes, in his third season...
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September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoke shed their “boring” stereotype, maybe they are better off being “boring”

Over the years, Stoke City had a reputation for being a team who was considered boring and consistently “parked the bus” to play counterattacking soccer. This style of play was introduced by Tony Pulis, who used that to get Stoke from the Championship to the Premier League in 2008 and make them into a Premier League mainstay to this day. Now, Mark Hughes, in his third season...
Via Bloguin Best
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Pulis warns Saido Berahino but says he will play for West Brom again

Tony Pulis will welcome Saido Berahino back into his West Brom squad – but will do so with some strong words for the controversial striker. Berahino was the subject of several bids from Tottenham during the transfer window and attempted to force through a move, first by submitting a transfer request and then with a tweet in which he threatened "I can officially say I will never...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Pulis: Berahino must grow up and focus on soccer matters

Tony Pulis says Saido Berahino will play for West Bromwich Albion again --€“ but insists the forward must "grow up" and focus on football matters. The 22-year-old was the subject of four bids from Tottenham during the summer transfer window, two of which occurred on transfer deadline day. Berahino attempted to force through a move to White Hart Lane by firstly submitting a written...
Via Fox Sports
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

West Brom sign goalkeeper Lindegaard from Manchester United

West Brom have signed Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on a two-year deal. Baggies boss Tony Pulis has been in the market for a new goalkeeper all summer and has turned his attention to Lindegaard after failing in a bid to sign David Marshall from Cardiff. West Brom had been in discussions with the Bluebirds about Marshall but refused to meet the Welsh club's valuation...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

West Brom, Chelsea, And The Early Season Identity Crisis

It’s been a long time since Tony Pulis started a Premier League season with a job—three years, to be exact. It's starting to show.   West Brom, after three matches, are bottom of the league, their sole point earned in a goalless draw away from home against Watford. And while it is necessary to point out that the Baggies’ two losses have come against Manchester City and Chelsea—hardly...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Urban Renewal: Manchester City’s Roaring Start to 2015/16

Manchester City currently are sitting at the top of the Premier League table with 6 goals in two games. They have yet to allow a goal. In those two games, they notched up 15 shots on target, compared to the 5 they allowed. Manchester City have had 5 different goalscorers this season already. It would be fair to say that Manchester City have had the best start of the Premier League...
Via 32 Flags
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Xherdan Shaqiri continues the Stoke City revolution

Gone are the days of Rory Delap’s long throw-ins, Robert Huth’s physicality and Tony Pulis’ route one soccer at Stoke City. Not that there’s anything wrong with that style of play. The traditional refrain of “a rainy, cold Tuesday night,” no longer applies to the side that has been constructed. The brand of soccer that fans at the Britannia had grown accustomed to under...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

2015/16 Premier League team preview: West Bromwich Albion

When West Bromwich Albion drafted in Tony Pulis midway through last season to replace Alan Irvine, the club essentially guaranteed itself a Premier League future. But as the Welshman gears up for his first full campaign at the helm of the Baggies, he faces quite a challenge. After all, West Brom have been a solid Premier League side for a while now. The task for Pulis, as he nearly...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

West Brom sign Arsenal youngster Gnabry on a season-long loan

Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry will spend the 2015-16 season on loan at West Brom. Gnabry broke into the first-team picture at the Emirates Stadium during the 2013-14 campaign, but saw his progress stutter due to injuries last season. The 20-year-old becomes Tony Pulis' fourth signing of the close-season. "I'm very delighted by the move," Gnabry told West Brom's official website...
Via Fox Sports
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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