Ahead of tonight’s highly anticipated clash with West Brom, we spoke to Paul Brown about all things Baggies.
How long have you followed West Bromwich Albion and why did you choose them as your team?
1968, lived in the Midlands for a while as a kid
What’s your favourite moment as a fan? Season, game or anything other occasion or mention any other football related event you’ve witnessed.
Bradford away 2002 last minute penalty from Igor Balis, penultimate game of season . We went up and Wolves blow a 12 point advantage going into March of that season
Tell us about a player that you were proud to have on the back of a shirt, if you didn’t is there one you wished you would have?
Don’t do names on shirts although I’ve got 54 official shirts home & away. Obviously Jeff Astle if I did
What’s your most memorable match playing against Leeds United and your thoughts on Leeds winning the FIFA Fair Play award.
1971 - The ‘offside’ goal. People forget Alan Clarke was offside when he scored for Leeds.
No opinion on the Fair Play Award as you let Villa score.
Are you happy with your dealings in this summer transfer windows so far? Is there any player you’d love to bring into your starting eleven? (Messi and Ronaldo cannot be considered!) and who you think is the best signing a Championship club have made.
Bilic made 8 signings and more than happy so far. Wouldn’t mind Harvey Barnes or Dwight Gayle back (rumours are Gayle is back in January)
Best Championship signing - Grady Diangaga
What’s your hopes for this season? Top six or do you think you can make the top two with the squad you have.
Win it on present form and displays
Who are your three for the drop?
Huddersfield, Stoke & Leeds
Who are the teams you consider will be in the top six of the Championship in May?
Who’s your danger man?
Can you tell us about a rising star in the youth ranks?
Prediction and scorers for the game?
2-1 Albion but would settle for draw
We’d like to thank Paul for his answers and wish him the best for the season.
By Keith Ingham