West Brom fans wouldn't have dared ask Santa for something as outrageous as a Champions League place this year. But as things stand they are one of four clubs tied for the all-important fourth spot in the Premier League table.
Their recent goal drought has been addressed with a two-one win over Norwich, and with Boxing Day's opponents QPR struggling for consistency this is an excellent chance for the Baggies to establish themselves in the top five.
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Today's crash is the most serious incident involving The Smiler roller coaster, which has been beset with problems since opening in 2013.
Four people are seriously hurt after two roller coaster carriages crashed into each other on The Smiler ride at Alton Towers.
It's been a wet and windy start to the meteorological summer, but exactly 40 years ago the situation was much worse!