THE final memorable season opener may not have been the best game but it helped lead to a major turning point.

The 2014/15 championship season may have been a tough for Albion fans to watch but it should be remembered for a key turning point in the club’s fortunes.

Sami Hyypia started the season as manager after being appointed during the summer.

After two years of failing in the Play-Offs, hope was high that this would be the season Albion achieved promotion.

This would not be the case as Albion lost their season opener to Sheffield Wednesday.

The Finnish manager resigned in December having only won three of 22 games.

Chris Hughton replaced him and instantly helped correct the course of the season.

The Englishman managed to save the club from relegation by winning double the amount of games as his predecessor.

The team improved drastically and pushed on to win promotion to the Premier League in the next two seasons.

Although, hopefully, Albion have a positive start to the season this time around against Burnley.

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