West Bromwich Albion season prediction: A movement forward from last season

Tony Pulis has done an excellent job at West Brom, but how much further can he take the Baggies this season?

Tony Pulis has turned West Brom from a relegation threatened side to a club looking to assert themselves in the top half of the Premier League table.

However, there may be a limit to how far Pulis can take the Baggies this season without the resources to splash the cash in the transfer market.

Prediction: 14th.

Damien Lucas: Tony Pulis doesn't have it all his own way this season but gets the job done as West Brom flirt with the bottom six for much of the season but finish top of their mini league at the bottom.

Freddie Shires: Tony Pulis will stick to the script of guiding West Brom to a comfortable mid-table finish.

Chris Linnell: Tony Pulis is an accomplished Premier League manager, with a Baggies side that has enough in its armoury to avoid a relegation scrap.

Olly Dawes: Tony Pulis turned West Brom around last season, and will be expected to consolidate in mid-table this time around. A new partner for Saido Berahino is needed, but the Baggies have a solid side in place already.

Mathew Nash: Tony Pulis guarantees safety, and that’s what he’ll bring for The Baggies.

Che Thomas: Though I think the Baggies, under Tony Pulis, are better than 15th, their transfer frustrations have really set them back compared to their rivals. There are lots of areas West Brom could improve in, and a couple of smart signings could see them closer to 10th than 15th, but with rumours swirling about the future of Saido Berahino, I’m not sure if it’s progress if Rickie Lambert comes in in his place.

Stephen Pickering: Tony Pulis is a fantastic manager and will ensure the Albion’s defence is among the strongest in the division. Nevertheless, as James McClean is the only signing the Baggies have made this summer, it still looks like it could be a struggle. Key player: Joleon Lescott.

Tim Poole: Tony Pulis will have another solid season but it might not necessarily be a spectacular one.

Lewis Doe: Similar sort of season for the Baggies. They should be well clear of the bottom three if Tony Pulis utilises his experience well.

Michael Stevenson: Summer business at the Hawthorns has so far been underwhelming and the potential loss of Saido Berahino would be devasting. Should have enough to stay up however.

Billy Hawkins: A movement forward from last season, as Tony Pulis gets a full season in charge.

Our writers were asked to predict the outcome of next season's Premier League campaign. We accumulated their rankings (20 points for first place, 1 for 20th, etc), and created a predicted 2015-16 league table.

And here it is:



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West Ham United

Crystal Palace

Swansea City

Stoke City

Newcastle United

West Bromwich Albion

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Norwich City

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