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COMMENTARY AND LIVE BLOG: Albion v Stoke

14 March 2015

In-house Albion Player match commentary available from The Hawthorns

ALBION Player's in-house live match commentary team will be on air from The Hawthorns for today's encounter against Stoke (ko 3pm).

Dave Bowler and John Dunn will bring you Baggies-biased coverage from 2pm as Albion take on the Potters in the Barclays Premier League

Albion Player is the only place you can listen to commentary of every Albion game – home and away.

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At The Hawthorns and want to listen to the commentary? Tune into 106.9FM from anywhere inside the stadium. 

LIVE BLOG

Our usual live blog on the Albion Wall - your one-stop hub for live updates from all our channels across the club on your PC or mobile - will also be running.

We’ll bring you free live text commentary from The Hawthorns, where our team of insiders, headed by Chris Lepkowski, will be keeping fans up to speed with all things Albion before, during and after the game.

Supporters are invited to leave comments and debate the game with fellow fans from 2pm.

INTERESTING FACTS

Albion head coach Tony Pulis enjoyed two spells in charge of Stoke between 2002-05 and then 2006-13, leading the club to Premier League promotion and establishing the Potters in England's top flight, an FA Cup final at Wembley and into the Europa League.

Pulis won his first and, to date, only match against the Potters since his departure, claiming a 1-0 victory during his time in charge of Crystal Palace in January last year.

The Baggies have won just one of their last 16 meetings with Stoke and just two of their last 34 league encounters.

Albion have never beaten Stoke at home in the Premier League, tasting defeat in all five meetings at The Hawthorns. 

The club's last home win over the Potters was in the second tier in 2003 courtesy of Scott Dobie's solitary strike, otherwise the Throstles have to go back to 1988 and an emphatic 6-0 triumph.

WE SAID, THEY SAID

We said: Pulis - "I had a wonderful time at Stoke, it was absolutely fantastic, there's still a lot of players there that I know and brought into the club. I'm looking forward to it. But we're desperate to get three points and that's what we want more than anything else."

They said: Mark Hughes - "(Albion are going into it after) two difficult games so they'll be looking to address that. It's a home game for them so you'd think they'll look to be really positive."

TEAM NEWS

Albion will hand late fitness tests to Saido Berahino, Brown Ideye and Victor Anichebe. Callum McManaman is likely to face around two or three weeks on the sidelines with his foot injury.

MOST RECENT ENCOUNTERS AT THE HAWTHORNS

Albion 1 Stoke 2 (11/5/14) Premier League

Albion 0 Stoke 1 (1/12/12) Premier League

Albion 0 Stoke 1 (28/8/11) Premier League

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