Rob Earnshaw reflects on one of West Brom's greatest moments on Twitter

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The former West Brom striker took to social media.

They're not called 'boing-boing Baggies' for nothing. Indeed, West Brom have gotten promoted to - and relegated from - the Premier League more times than they'll care to remember.

But it was 10 years ago that the Midlands club enjoyed one of their greatest moments - because it involved neither.

Indeed, under Bryan Robson's management, West Brom needed a minor miracle to stay in the top flight. That, however, is exactly what they got. And Rob Earnshaw was reflecting on the escape on Twitter on Friday afternoon, as the striker was involved all those years ago.

Of course, the Baggies have since been relegated from the Premier League and then been promoted back again (as stated, the nickname stands to reason).

West Brom have been far more stable in recent years and the appointment of Tony Pulis has continued that trend this season. The Hawthorns outfit struggled under the leadership of Alan Irvine, who was a pleasant individual and a good football man - but simply nowhere near firm enough to manage a Premier League club.

Irvine's replacement has ensured West Brom didn't need another 'Great Escape' this season. But it's certainly worth reflecting on the time Robson's Baggies did need one - and got it in remarkable circumstances.

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