A friend of mine has a collection of season tickets at West Brom with his family. For the game against Stoke he had a spare so I went along.
Before the match I discovered boiler man, which is the best mascot that I can remember seeing. The stadium is wonderful. It is in the middle of a community and has real character.
In the match itself, Stoke scored early with a sucker punch goal and were content with holding onto the league. West Brom were sluggish in the first half. In the second half West Brom ‘s attacking play improved but they were unable to break down Stoke, who were happy to sit in a low block. The game ended 1-0 to Stoke. This is good for my team Fulham who are now in the running for the automatic promotion places.
Sadly for the Baggies, Stoke were able to execute their dogged and determined game plan perfectly. I had a good time watching West Brom and would happily go again.