What marked a fine chance to climb back up the table was passed up on, and the Baggies now find themselves back in the relegation zone.
It seems that what started out as a season that promised a promotion push might seem like more of a firefight to ensure safety, with next season a more realistic timeframe to achieve their goals.
If they want a manager who can achieve both of these ideals, then they need look no further than Sean Dyche.
With journalist Lewis Cox claiming that he would be “interested” not too long ago, he would fix a long-standing problem that both Steve Bruce and Richard Beale have not managed to answer.
In a report by The Athletic just after their aforementioned defeat, they revealed that during that game they pumped in 56 crosses (including corners), and also top the table for failed crosses of the whole division, with 329.
Although his philosophy can be seen as somewhat archaic, Dyche has a track record of being able to take a side through the divisions on a shoestring budget.
His 4-4-2 system saw the ball forced wide, and deliveries pumped into the box for the strikers to feed on. He would quickly iron out this wastefulness, teaching them methods that clearly worked for his former club, as they found great success.
It left Gary Neville dubbing his tenure “one of the great managerial jobs in PL (Premier League) history”, whilst the Lancashire club’s chairman Alan Pace outlined how “respected” he was by players and staff alike.
He would demand the same respect from a side that are clearly floundering in the Championship, demanding nothing but 100% effort.
The 51-year-old who was dubbed a “natural leader” by football reporter Pat Murphy, might be exactly what West Brom need to turn around their dismal season.
He can bring steel and security whilst fixing one of their outstanding issues, and hopefully bringing them back to the big time.