By Pranav Shahaney

7th Jun, 2023 | 5:03pm

Football author reacts as 'worrying' West Brom boardroom news emerges this week

Martin Calladine has been left stunned as shareholding West Brom fans are threatening legal action against director Xu Ke.

According to Express and Star on 7 June, their aim is to protect the future of the club as they feel Ke has misled shareholders on numerous occasions.

The group of minority Albion shareholders, known as S4A, have decided to step in to prevent the misuse of the club’s funds in the future.

Football author Calladine took to Twitter to react, “Extraordinary. Shareholding West Brom fans are now threatening legal action against the club’s sole director over the club’s refusal to answer questions about its operations.

“I admire the resolve and focus of West Brom fans, but it’s another deeply worrying development in the running of their club.”

Fighting the good fight

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It’s good to see a group of Baggies fans, no matter how small, fighting the good fight and posing questions to authority.

The club has been mismanaged for a number of years now and it’s important that the directors aren’t allowed to continue lying to shareholders.

Hopefully, this is the beginning of many more changes to come behind the scenes as the club needs to reach its true potential.

After being a Premier League side over the last decade, they’re now rooted to the Championship and there are little signs of them heading in the right direction.

This past season, Carlos Corberan helped them punch above their weight but there’s only so far he can take the Baggies side.

He’s going to be needing investment in the first team and everyone singing from the same hymn sheet in the boardroom.

That’s clearly not happening currently and things need to change sooner rather than later.

In other West Brom news, Chris Lepkowski left fuming amid a stinking Hawthorns development at the boardroom level.