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      HISTORY : ON THIS DAY - 24th AUGUST

NEWS, NOTES & MILESTONES

2005 - Geoff Horsfield signs a new two year deal at the club. The striker’s contract was due to expire at the end of the season with Albion having a further year's option in their favour but the club have now handed the 31-year-old an improved deal which will keep him at The Hawthorns until June 2007.

2001 - The club report a pre-tax profit of £1.7million for the year up to June 30.

1999 - Albion boss Brian Little is said to be interested in signing Manchester City midfielder Jamie Pollock. A fee of £200,000 is rumoured.

1991 - Albion and Darlington meet in league action for the very first time.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

(Click on game to view)

2010 - Leyton Orient 0-2 Albion - Carling Cup - Matchroom Stadium
2006 - Leyton Orient 0-3 Albion - Carling Cup - Matchroom Stadium
1999 - Albion 5-1 Halifax Town - Worthington Cup - The Hawthorns
1997 - Albion 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers - League Division One - The Hawthorns

BIRTHS

 

1928 - Jimmy Dudley

 

A member of Albion's 1954 FA Cup winning side, Glasgow-born Jimmy Dudley joined Albion as an amateur in the summer of 1944, turning professional a year later. He appeared in well over 300 matches for Albion including a run of 166 in succession from 1952-56, a club record which stood until Ally Robertson broke it in 1979.  He left The Hawthorns for local rivals Walsall in December 1959 and went on to make over 150 appearances for the Saddlers. He died on 25 April 2006 in West Bromwich aged 77.

 

DEATHS

 

1981 - Jack Vernon

 

Jack Vernon became Albion's record signing when he joined from Belfast Celtic in February 1947 for a fee of £9,500. Vernon, who signed a five year contract with the Baggies, would go on to be remembered as one of Albion's greatest defenders, making 200 appearances during his stay with the club. The Belfast-born star won caps for both Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and played for both the United Kingdom and Great Britain representative sides. After leaving The Hawthorns, Vernon returned to Ireland with Crusaders before retiring from football in the summer of 1954. On hanging up his boots, Vernon took over his father's butchers' business in Belfast, which he continued to run until his death at the age of 61.

 

DEBUTS

 

2013 - Luke Daniels (as substitute) v Everton, Goodison Park, Premier League.

 

2010 - Boaz Myhill & Sam Mantom v Leyton Orient, Matchroom Stadium, Carling Cup.

 

2006 - Paul McShane & Kevin Phillips v Leyton Orient, Matchroom Stadium, Carling Cup.

 

2005 - Nathan Ellington (as substitute) v Chelsea, Stamford Bridge, Premier League.

 

2002 - Ronnie Wallwork (as substitute) v Leeds United, The Hawthorns, Premier League.

 

1991 - Gary Piggott v Darlington, Feethams, Third Division.
 

1985 - Gerry Armstrong v Watford, Vicarage Road, First Division.

 

1963 - John Kaye & Terry Simpson v Leicester City, The Hawthorns, First Division.

 

1955 - Don Howe & Derek Kevan v Everton, The Hawthorns, First Division.

 

FAREWELLS

 

2010 - Luke Moore & Leon Barnett v Leyton Orient, Matchroom Stadium, Carling Cup.

 

TRANSFERS

 

2007 - Polish striker Bartosz Ślusarski joins Albion Groclin Dyskobolia for a fee of £680,000.

 

RESULTS

 

Click on an opponent for full match details where available.

 

Opposition goalscorers in italics.

PREMIER LEAGUE

 YEAR  OPPONENTS H/A F-A  SCORERS  GATE
 2013  Everton A 0-0    36,410
 2005  Chelsea A 0-4  Lampard 2, Cole, Drogba  41,201
 2002  Leeds United H 1-3  Marshall - Kewell, Bowyer, Viduka  26,618

FOOTBALL LEAGUE

 YEAR  OPPONENTS  LEVEL H/A F-A  SCORERS  GATE
 1997  Wolverhampton W  League Division 1 H 1-0  Curle (og)  21,511
 1996  Charlton Athletic  League Division 1 A 1-1  Taylor - Leaburn    9,642
 1991  Darlington  Third Division A 1-0  Goodman    5,658
 1985  Watford  First Division A 1-5  Varadi - West 3, Talbot, Terry  13,599
 1977  Leeds United  First Division A 2-2  Cunningham, Cross - Jordan, McQueen  21,846
 1974  Hull City  Second Division A 0-1  Wagstaff    7,864
 1968  Burnley  First Division H 3-2  Astle 2, Collard - Casper, Lochhead  21,882
 1966  Leeds United  First Division A 1-2  Astle - Bell, Giles  35,102
 1963  Leicester City  First Division H 1-1  Fenton - Keyworth  23,078
 1960  Birmingham City  First Division H 1-2  Jackson - Rudd, Hooper  32,102
 1957  Newcastle United  First Division H 2-1  Robson, Allen - White  31,064
 1955  Everton  First Division H 2-0  Kevan 2  24,402
 1949  Birmingham City  First Division A 0-2  Dailey 2  50,027

LEAGUE CUP

 YEAR  OPPONENTS H/A ROUND F-A  SCORERS

  GATE

 2010  Leyton Orient A 2

2-0

 Ibαρez, Wood   2,349
 2006  Leyton Orient A 1 3-0  S Nicholson, Carter, Greening   3,058
 1999  Halifax Town H 1-2nd leg 5-1  Kilbane 2, Hughes, de Freitas, Evans - Gaughan   8,316

RESULTS OVERVIEW

PREMIER LEAGUE

 VENUE P W D L F A PTS
 Home 1 0 0 1 1 3 0
 Away 2 0 1 1 0 4 1
 Total 3 0 1 2 1 7 1

FOOTBALL LEAGUE

 VENUE P W D L F A PTS
 Home 6 4 1 1 10 6 10
 Away 7 1 2 4 6 13 5
 Total 13 5 3 5 16 19 15

LEAGUE CUP

 VENUE P W D L F A
 Home 1 1 0 0 5 1
 Away 2 2 0 0 5 0
 Total 3 3 0 0 10 1



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