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West Brom’s “Premier League Behind the Badge” continues (video)

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“We punch above our weight, and we’re proud of that fact.”

That fits the tone and tenor of the first three episodes of West Brom’s “Behind The Badge” series, and the trailer for the fourth episode says those very words.

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The fourth episode of Behind the Badge: West Bromwich Albion FC debuts Sunday at 1:30pm EDT on NBCSN.

West Brom’s “Premier League Behind the Badge” continues

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Claudio Yacob‘s got jokes.

That’s one thing promised by the preview for this weekend’s edition of “Premier League Behind the Badge” with West Bromwich Albion.

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The third installment comes up this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN as the surprise package of the Premier League season continue their surge up the table.

Click play on the video above for a taste of what’s to come in the second episode.

In an exclusive series, NBC Sports followed around the Baggies in a very similar fashion to HBO’s Hard Knocks which joins the preseason camp of one NFL team each summer.

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Below is the schedule for the four episodes on West Brom, which you can watch on NBCSN and live online via NBCSports.com in the coming weeks.

First episodeWatch in full, here
Second episodeWatch in full, here
Third episode: Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN
Fourth episode: Sunday, Apr. 2, 1:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN

“Premier League Behind the Badge” continues with West Brom

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What is it like to be a fly on the wall at West Bromwich Albion?

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Following on from Episode 1 last weekend, the second installment comes up this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN as the surprise package of the Premier League season continue their surge up the table.

Click play on the video above for a taste of what’s to come in the second episode.

In an exclusive series, NBC Sports followed around the Baggies in a very similar fashion to HBO’s Hard Knocks which joins the preseason camp of one NFL team each summer.

[ LIVE: Stream every PL game live

Below is the schedule for the four episodes on West Brom, which you can watch on NBCSN and live online via NBCSports.com in the coming weeks.


First episodeWatch in full, here
Second episode: Sunday, Mar. 12, 2:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN
Third episode: Saturday, Mar. 18, 4:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN
Fourth episode: Sunday, Apr. 2, 1:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN

Tony Pulis says “human nature to switch off a bit” after WBA loss

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Tony Pulis‘ high-rising West Bromwich Albion was anything but on Saturday, losing to relegation-battling Crystal Palace one week after reaching the all-important 40-point mark.

Given that West Brom went on a season-ending snooze after nearing the 40-point plateau last season, the loss will cause concern amongst the Baggies faithful. West Brom picked up just four points from its last nine PL matches last season after scooping 39 by March 6.

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Pulis is aware of fan concerns, especially given that West Brom fancies itself a more stylish club than the manager’s reputation.

From the BBC:

“Complacency is the most annoying word in dictionary. It is human nature to switch off a little bit sometimes. People are people – sometimes they have good days, sometimes they have bad days.”

Pulis said he just “hopes it was an off day” in defeat. So do we. Eleven more matches like Saturday’s sounds about as fun as going to a papercut festival.

West Brom to debut in “Premier League Behind the Badge”

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Following on from Crystal Palace last season and Watford earlier in the 2016-17 campaign, the surprise package of the Premier League season so far are getting the “Premier League Behind the Badge” treatment.

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From this weekend let the world of West Bromwich Albion take over your life thanks to some incredible behind-the-scenes access.

In an exclusive series, NBC Sports followed around the Baggies in a very similar fashion to HBO’s Hard Knocks which joins the preseason camp of one NFL team each summer.

[ LIVE: Stream every PL game live

Here’s a taster of what’s to come in Episode One which airs this Saturday, 3 p.m. ET, on NBCSN.

The first episode will feature in-depth interviews with head coach Tony Pulis, captain Darren Fletcher and defender Jonny Evans, and follows Ben Foster as he transforms from goalkeeper to barber for charity. In addition, the opening episode will take a look at the squad training as severe winter storm Doris batters the region, and includes pre-match interviews with Albion supporters.

Co-produced with Goalhanger Films, each episode will focus on the club’s preparation for that week’s match, as well as the game itself. NBC Sports Group’s camera crews will be given access to the offices, training facilities, locker rooms, pitch, and tunnel, capturing the unique atmosphere leading up to and throughout the matches.

Below is the schedule for the four episodes on West Brom, which you can watch on NBCSN and live online via NBCSports.com in the coming weeks.


First episode: Saturday, Mar. 4, 3 p.m. ET – NBCSN
Second episode: Sunday, Mar. 12, 2:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN
Third episode: Saturday, Mar. 18, 4:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN
Fourth episode: Sunday, Apr. 2, 1:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN