Tag: west brom

Tony Pulis: from zero to hero at the Hawthorns

Turn the clock back just 12 months and you would struggle to find a single West Bromwich Albion supporter backing Tony Pulis as boss at The Hawthorns. The former Stoke City and…

Are there still atmospheric grounds in the Premier League?

“Scarf Waving” (CC BY 2.0) by wonker The Premier League often boasts that it is the best or most competitive football league in the world, yet those visiting one of its 20 stadiums on match…

Tony Pulis: English football’s last great reactionary

THE BRITISH PUBLIC HAVE, in recent times, shunned their own traditional footballing culture with a sort of self-effacing embarrassment, as if watching Jamie Oliver serve a plate of egg on chips to Raymond…

Vic Buckingham: the Englishman history forgot

“FUCK BETIS” boomed the respectable looking but somewhat eccentric Englishman to his bemused Barcelona players in the Camp Nou dressing room. He then proceeded to take them by further surprise as he aimed a…