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West Brom unveil statue tribute to Tony Brown

West Brom have unveiled a statue in tribute to Tony Brown.

Stars of the football world have attended to pay tribute including Johnny Giles, Ron Atkinson, Cyrille Regis, Graham Williams, John Motson and Tony's son Paul.

FT: West Brom 2 - 2 Manchester United

West Bromwich Albion twice led Manchester United at the Hawthorns, but two second half goals by the visitors meant it a draw with two goals apiece.

The Baggies went ahead early on, thanks to an 8th minute goal by Stephane Sessegnon.

Marouane Fellaini equalised for Utd just minutes after the break, but West Brom reclaimed their lead in the 66th minute, courtesy of Saido Berahino.

But Daley Blind managed to secure a vital late goal for Louis Van Gaal's team, three minutes from time, to earn a draw.


Charity to be set up in memory of Jeff Astle

A charity is to be set up in memory of former West Bromwich Albion player Jeff Astle, who died from a brain trauma caused by heading heavy footballs.

The Jeff Astle Foundation will offer help and support to former players who may also have suffered similar injuries.

The Professional Footballers' Association is helping Jeff's family to establish the charity.

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West Brom sign Argentinian Sebastian Blanco

FC Porto winger Varela signed by West Brom

Silvestre Varela has been signed from FC Porto. Credit: Kiko Huesca/EFE/Press Association Images

Silvestre Varela, former-FC Porto winger, has been signed by West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan.

He arrives in the Black Country boasting an impressive Primeira Liga record of 30 goals in 115 starts, having won 26 caps for his country and scored five times.

The 29-year-old can also play on the left and fans will be hoping he will increase Alan Irvine’s attacking options.

The Portuguese international becomes the Baggies’ tenth summer signing.

Silvestre is a vastly-experienced player, both with Porto and his national team, and I’m delighted we’ve managed to secure his services.

He’s got pace and power, gets his fair share of goals and is also a creator of chances for others.

He’s a fantastic addition to our squad.

– Alan Irvine


Chris Brunt signs new deal at West Bromwich Albion

Chris Brunt in action at The Hawthorns Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

West Bromwich Albion captain Chris Brunt has committed his future to the club after a signing a new deal.

Earlier this summer, the club decided to take up the option of keeping the midfielder for an extra 12 months, but the 29-year-old has now agreed to stay until 2017.

Brunt has made 249 appearances for West Brom after joining in August 2007. He was made captain in 2010, meaning current boss Alan Irvine is the fourth manager he has served under as skipper.

I'm delighted we have extended Chris' contract by a further two years.

He's our captain, has great quality and experience and is clearly a very, very important player for us.

Chris is an influential figure both on and off the pitch. He has the respect of all the players and staff and is a top class professional.

– Alan Irvine, WBA head coach

Brown Ideye to join up with WBA after visa issues sorted

Brown Ideye is joining West Brom from Dynamo Kiev Credit: PA

West Bromwich Albion's new record signing, Brown Ideye, has revealed on twitter that he will be joining the team "ASAP", after delays over his visa and work permit prevented him joining up with the team.

The 25-year-old joins the club from Dynamo Kiev on a three-year contract.

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