Under the guidance of Gary Megson and Bryan Robson the side produced number spirited and dogged performances in the top-flight and the Championship.
But since Mowbray made his move from the north of the border the Baggies have been in a league of their own.
The former Middlesbrough and Celtic player swept into the Hawthorns and introduced an exciting, attacking brand of football which has not belied their second-tier status.
Today an important 2-1 reverse against Norwich put them clear at the top of the Championship and a win against struggling Southampton in their next fixture will seal their return to the Premier League.
Pundits and fans alike have long claimed that the only to build a winning side in the lower leagues is to bring in physical footballers and play as direct as possible.
But this season West Brom have produced a stylish – and winning – brand of the beautiful game.
Every fan of sexy football will have the fingers crossed, hoping that the Baggies make it back to the top flight next season.
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