West Brom Paper View

Last updated : 12 March 2006 By Brian Cartlidge

Robson's fighters fail to finish the job

It remains advantage West Brom, although their lead is not nearly as reassuring as it should be considering they squandered chance after chance after chance to take a giant leap away from their neighbours in the bottom three. Two contenders for miss of the season and two golden efforts directed against the woodwork mean that Birmingham live to fight another battle. Observer

Robson jigs to Ellington

Bryan Robson had experienced much bigger moments on much bigger stages. But his joy when Nathan Ellington scored West Brom's equaliser was probably right up there with World Cup triumphs for England and championship- winning memories at Manchester United. Telegraph

Albion left looking back in anguish

You are playing centre-forward for Birmingham City in a match that the club's director Ralph Gold has described in the programme as "arguably the most important game in the long history of the club"; no pressure there then. Two minutes into the second half, with the scoreline blank, you glance up from the ground with a mixture of excitement and terror to see the referee awarding a penalty that you are down to take. Independent

Bruce enraged by woeful City

What strange, compulsive creatures we are to be drawn to the heart of the Midlands on a grey and cold Saturday lunchtime, watching until the end as grown men suffer for lack of art. Times