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Valerien Ismael hails substitutes as late West Brom rally sees off Peterborough

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2022 by PA5 hits

Valerien Ismael paid tribute to the match-clinching impact of his substitutes as West Brom ran out 3-0 winners against Championship strugglers Peterborough at The Hawthorns.Cedric Kipre, Karlan Grant and Grady Diangana all scored in the final 11 minutes of normal time to seal a convincing score-line which Posh boss Darren Ferguson felt flattered the hosts.Diangana and Callum Robinson were introd...Full Story »

Daizen Maeda scores on Celtic debut to help beat Hibernian

Posted Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by PA7 hits

Daizen Maeda scored less than four minutes into his Celtic debut as Ange Postecoglou’s side returned to action with a 2-0 victory over Hibernian.Josip Juranovic was also on target in the first half from the penalty spot as Celtic moved three points behind cinch Premiership leaders Rangers ahead of the champions’ visit to Aberdeen on Tuesday.Celtic’s three Japanese January signi...Full Story »

Valerien Ismael angry as West Brom see penalty appeal turned down in QPR defeat

Posted Sunday, January 16, 2022 by PA5 hits

West Brom manager Valerien Ismael insisted his side were denied a “clear” penalty in their 1-0 defeat at QPR.Shortly before Charlie Austin headed in a last-minute winner against his former club, Conor Townsend went down under a challenge from Stefan Johansen.Referee Simon Hooper waved away Albion’s appeals for a spot-kick and Rangers made the most of the let-off.“I think ...Full Story »

Valerien Ismael and Steve Morison round on referee after controversial draw

Posted Monday, January 03, 2022 by PA10 hits

Rival managers Valerien Ismael and Steve Morison criticised referee Thomas Bramall after tempers boiled over at the end of the 1-1 draw between West Brom and Cardiff at The Hawthorns.Ismael stormed on to the pitch and West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and Cardiff defender Aden Flint were sent off after a melee was sparked by Bramall’s refusal to award a penalty for what both managers agre...Full Story »

Valerien Ismael considers options as West Brom host Cardiff

Posted Friday, December 31, 2021 by PA17 hits

West Brom boss Valerien Ismael could opt for changes for Sunday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Cardiff.Ismael was critical of his side in the wake of Monday’s 1-0 defeat at relegation-threatened Derby.Midfielder Alex Mowatt and forward Karlan Grant missed that game due to Covid-related absences and may return.Academy graduates Taylor Gardner-Hickman and Tom Fellows are among ...Full Story »

Upset Valerien Ismael wants ‘lion mentality’ from West Brom after loss at Derby

Posted Tuesday, December 28, 2021 by PA17 hits

West Brom head coach Valerien Ismael urged his players to show a “lion mentality” after losing 1-0 at bottom club Derby.A bizarre goal by Colin Kazim-Richards in the 58th minute following a mistake from visiting goalkeeper Sam Johnstone made it back-to-back wins for Wayne Rooney’s side for the first time since February.But for Ismael, missing the chance to climb into the Sky Be...Full Story »

Valerien Ismael admits change is needed as ‘sloppy’ Baggies fail to score again

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2021 by PA27 hits

West Brom boss Valerien Ismael admitted bolstering his strikeforce will be his biggest priority in the January transfer window following a 0-0 draw at Barnsley.The Baggies have the Championship’s best defensive record this season but failed to find the net for a fourth time in their last six contests during a wasteful night at Oakwell.Striker Jordan Hugill, who has only netted once this te...Full Story »

Valerien Ismael’s West Brom held to goalless stalemate at former club Barnsley

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2021 by PA24 hits

Former Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael could not inspire West Brom to their first win at Oakwell for 74 years on his return to the club.Albion, currently positioned 18 places above Ismael’s old employers, were forced to settle for a goalless Championship draw at his old stomping ground, extending the club’s winless run in the South Yorkshire town to a 19th visit.The sorry record &ndash...Full Story »

Valerien Ismael wanted West Brom’s game postponed after Covid-19 outbreak

Posted Sunday, December 12, 2021 by PA13 hits

West Brom head coach Valerien Ismael revealed the club had asked for their game against Reading to be postponed because of a Covid-19 outbreak before beating the Royals 1-0 at The Hawthorns.Callum Robinson’s 61st-minute goal separated the sides but getting a team onto the pitch was the initial success for Ismael after Albion were without four players who tested positive for the virus.Defen...Full Story »

We’re back on track: Valerien Ismael happy to see West Brom end winless run

Posted Sunday, December 05, 2021 by PA6 hits

Valerien Ismael believes his West Brom side are “back on track” after ending their four-match winless run with a 2-1 success over Coventry at the Coventry Building Society Arena.Kyle McFadzean’s controversial own goal shortly before the interval proved decisive after Karlan Grant had put the Baggies ahead in the 20th minute.McFadzean then scored again at the right end this time...Full Story »

Problems in front of goal are hurting West Brom, admits Valerien Ismael

Posted Saturday, November 27, 2021 by PA20 hits

West Brom head coach Valerien Ismael admitted a lack of firepower is costing his team after the 10-man Baggies drew 0-0 against Nottingham Forest at The Hawthorns.Albion, who had Jayson Molumby sent off in the 71st minute, created four big chances but failed to break the deadlock and have only won one of their last six games.“We are really strong defensively but our issue at the minute is ...Full Story »

Valerien Ismael urges West Brom to show more composure in final third

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2021 by PA10 hits

West Brom boss Valerien Ismael wants his side to show more composure in the opposition box after they were held to an entertaining 0-0 draw by Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.The hosts soaked up a barrage of pressure as the promotion-chasing Baggies came close to breaking the deadlock through substitutes Callum Robinson and Jordan Hugill.Blackpool goalkeeper Daniel Grimshaw also denied Matt Clarke ...Full Story »

Xavier Amaechi set for Bolton debut against Crewe

Posted Friday, November 12, 2021 by PA25 hits

Xavier Amaechi could make his Bolton debut in Friday’s League One home clash with basement boys Crewe.The winger, signed on loan from Hamburg over the summer, has been recovering from a fractured metatarsal suffered in pre-season and is set to be included in the Wanderers matchday squad for the first time.Josh Sheehan is available again after missing Sunday’s 2-2 FA Cup draw with Sto...Full Story »

West Brom boss Valerien Ismael unhappy with Hull’s tactics

Posted Thursday, November 04, 2021 by PA26 hits

West Brom head coach Valerien Ismael accused opponents Hull of being ‘fake’ after a dominant 1-0 win at The Hawthorns.Karlan Grant’s 69th-minute strike was ultimately all that separated the teams but Ismael felt Hull set out to spoil the game.“It was a difficult game, as we expected,” he said. “But the opponent came here to waste time, with so many fake injuri...Full Story »

Man United one of seven top clubs interested in Leicester City midfield maestro

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2021 by Caughtoffside.com65 hits

Leicester City should prepare themselves for a fight over midfielder Youri Tielemans. The playmaker’s contract at the King Power Stadium is set to expire in 2023 and following what has been a hugely impressive rise, the Belgium international is now understood to be a target for several top European clubs. That’s according to a recent report from Italian outlet Calciomercato, who c...Full Story »

Valerien Ismael praises players’ professionalism as West Brom beat Bristol City

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2021 by PA4 hits

West Brom head coach Valerien Ismael admitted it was challenging coping with four delays in their comfortable 3-0 win over Bristol City at The Hawthorns.Jordan Hugill, Kyle Bartley and Karlan Grant punished woeful defending but delays – two for medical emergencies after a fan from each team was carried away in unrelated incidents and two for injuries to players on the pitch – cast a ...Full Story »

Chelsea set to offer midfield maestro bumper new contract

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by Caughtoffside.com63 hits

Considered one of England's brightest prospects, Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is reportedly set to be rewarded by way of a bumper new club contract. That's according to a recent report from Goal, who claims Chelsea's hierarchy are preparing to make the attacking midfielder one of the club's highest-paid players. Since forcing his way into the side's first team in 2019, following a hugely s...Full Story »

Karlan Grant justifying West Brom move after Birmingham winner – Valerien Ismael

Posted Saturday, October 16, 2021 by PA27 hits

West Brom boss Valerien Ismael believes Karlan Grant is finally showing why the club splashed out £15million on him. The striker’s second-half drive earned a 1-0 win over Birmingham and sent Albion back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship on Friday. He marked the one-year anniversary of his move to The Hawthorns with his fourth goal in four games. Grant scored just once after ...Full Story »

Valerien Ismael believes West Brom are starting to become his team

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by PA23 hits

Valerien Ismael hailed his West Brom table-toppers after they secured a thumping 4-0 win at Cardiff to provide him with the perfect birthday present.Ismael marked his 46th birthday in style as West Brom retained their unbeaten Sky Bet Championship record and took top spot from Bournemouth.Karlan Grant, Alex Mowatt and Matt Phillips were all on target, while Cardiff defender Curtis Nelson added t...Full Story »

David Artell praises Crewe’s ‘penalty maestro’ Chris Porter after equaliser

Posted Sunday, September 26, 2021 by PA17 hits

Crewe manager David Artell praised “penalty maestro” Chris Porter as his side pulled off a late smash-and-grab to draw 1-1 at Rotherham.Veteran striker Porter struck a late leveller from the spot after being felled by Wes Harding, who was shown a second yellow card for the foul.Ollie Rathbone struck the game’s opener as he bravely charged down a clearance from Donervon Daniels ...Full Story »

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