West Brom season review
Sky Sports expert Jamie Redknapp analyses West Bromwich Albion's 2013/14 season and we have also teamed up with Opta to assess the strengths and weaknesses in attack and defence
Last Updated: 15/05/14 2:10pm
JAMIE REDKNAPP'S VIEW"It has been a poor season from West Brom. They were looking like a good club a few years ago but now they look like a sacking club.
"They sacked Steve Clarke halfway through, when I could not figure out why, and look at them now, having dismissed Pepe Mel - what do they want? They started off the season brilliantly – beating Manchester United at Old Trafford - but after going 2-0 up at Aston Villa they ended up drawing and that was the moment they lost their confidence. But did we expect them to do a lot else? They lost Romelu Lukaku from last season and sold Shane Long, so you cannot expect anything different really."
WEST BROM'S ATTACK
STAR MAN: BEN FOSTER
Jamie says: "The goalkeeper has had a good campaign and been rewarded with a World Cup spot"
During a turbulent season at The Hawthorns, Ben Foster stood out as the club's top performer. In the 24 Premier League games in which he competed, the England international made 72 saves at a shot-to-save percentage of 65 percent. He also made two penalty saves, the joint-best in the league alongside Everton's Tim Howard.
WEST BROM'S DEFENCE
FANZONE - By Joe Chapman
Undoubtedly the victory at Old Trafford, our first victory at Manchester United in 35 years, was a high and the rise of Saido Berahino, as well as the improvement of Graham Dorrans. But where to begin with the lows? Off-field shenanigans have been frequent, the sacking of Steve Clarke and Pepe Mel, the incidents involving Nicolas Anelka, Berahino and James Morrison, Dave McDonough's influence - which led to his exit - and, most importantly, winning seven games all season and clinging to Premier League status by a thread.