2007-08 Season Preview: West Bromwich Albion

Last updated : 24 June 2007 By @blades_mad1889

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Nickname: Baggies
Address: West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4LF
Official Website: www.wbafc.co.uk
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Capacity: 28,00

Last Seasons Finish: 4th
2007-08 Prediction: Promotion Chasers

Championship Odds (Coral)
Outright: 7/1
Promotion: 9/4
Relegation: 28/1

Did You Know?

Legendary Baggie Jeff Astle scored the only goal of the game as Albion beat Everton in the 1968 FA Cup Final, Astle also netted in every round against; Colchester United (4-0), Southampton (3-2), Portsmouth (2-1), Liverpool (2-1) and Midland rivals Birmingham City (2-0).

:: Fans View ::

Name: Barnsley Baggie
Website: www.wba.vitalfootball.co.uk

01. What's the best that could happen this season?

Promotion has to be high on the agenda next season, it would have been probable last season had Albion forged a better record at the Hawthorns.

02. And the worst?

Anywhere outside top six. Albion are too good to be considered as relegation contenders - but stranger things have happened.

03. Young player to watch?

Paul McShane, the former Manchester United Midfielder has shown what he is made of since he joined, should the Baggies keep hold of him then he'll storm the Division next season.

04. Most important player?

Kevin Phillips netted 21 goals last season and still wasn't top scorer, however Diomansy Kamara, Curtis Davies and Jason Koumas all look to off to the Premier League leaving Phillips as our main threat.

05. Player you would like to get rid of?

Diomansy Kamara has soon decided he wants to leave the Hawthorns after our Play-Off demise despite rescuing his career from Portsmouth. He is a great player but would have thought he would be more loyal.

06. Is your manager the right man for the job?

Bryan Robson resigned just eight games into the season when Albion were in top six, Tony Mowbray has stepped in and done a great job.

07. What advice would you give him?

Improve our home form and we should be in good stead for a return to top flight.

08. Which team do you most want to beat this season?

Wolverhampton Wanderers are our target to do the double and win promotion at the same time.

09. Which opposition player will get the most stick?

Any past or present Wolves player.

10. Where will you finish?

A top six finish is vital, top two would be great but I would settle for the Play-Offs again.

11. How would you rate Sheffield United and were will they finish?

Sheffield United should be able to keep hold of there players after being relegated and IF they are still in Championship could do well if Robson finds his format quick. A top six finish is probable.