After a third of the season

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    derwentd
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    There are so many different ways of looking at our position. But the bottom line is points. We could have got something from the Chelsea game and should have won the other 3-2 defeats against Everton and Leicester, which could have put us in 5th. position. But also we could easily have lost to Stoke, Watford and Southampton…so only had 9 points and be nearly in the relegation zone. So I’m prepared to accept the current situation as long as TP has learnt from this and moves forward playing his best players in an attacking mode, as that’s the best form of defence. For me that means Sessegnon, Berahino and MacNanaman, behind either Rondon or Lambert and making Yacob the core of our holding midfield…right in front of Evans, McCauley, Olsson etc. Re everyone else…Brunt is not a defender (his header to Lindgard was an Under X1 Boo-Boo/No-No!) and I think we need to look at bringing in some wingbacks in January (young guys with pace and savvy) because Dawson isn’t good enough, McCauley and Olsson are too slow and the likes of Gardener, Fletcher and Morrison are not Premier League class players any more. I know other teams are worse, but we should be looking forward and improving, not consoling ourselves that there are others in a worse position.

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    Ronniesok
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    Can’t argue with the majority of your post Derwentd. I would add thou your wish for TP to expand his football philosophy to a more offensive game wont be forthcoming I’m afraid. He is what he is and that’s not gonna change I’m afraid, hence my now near total disinterest in my beloved Albion. I’m longing for the day when he’s gone and I can return to the fold.

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    DH54WBA
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    Except for the term ‘total disinterest’ I’m with Ronnie. Our style of play and team selections are not going to change under TP and the reason there is now so little comment on footballing issues on this site is that we are in the process of watching much the same match 38 times over! Home or away it matters not. Object one is a ‘clean sheet’ and object two to ‘nick a goal from a set piece’. Can anyone wonder why our so called strikers are clearly demoralised by it all? I don’t excuse Saido for his apparent lack of effort recently or the two headers which probably cost us 4 points (Watford and Man U) but I can understand his desire to get away. TP will keep us up and that is all he has been asked to do. Our traditions as an entertaining attack minded football club count for nothing these days.

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    geirwba
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    Yes i agree with most of what is said about TP and his style of football.ALBION has become STOKE when TP was in charge there,but even i dont like his style i will always stay behind my beloved ALBION.Norway baggie

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    northbaybaggie
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    Im not a pulis fan, but will say this when weve tried to attack weve got exposed at the back. when you take our back four i think theyve had six clean sheets almost the best in the division. so wheres the break down , midfielders not doing their job , forwards missing chances. now i know its pulis tactics that decide how we play, but most pundits think our back four are doing a good job , so can we blame him for midfielders not doing what there asked and missed chances no. Thats the players on the park!!!yes i think we need a wing back to replace brunt, and im sure that will come. im not sure what were going to do with lambert but once berhinos sold perhaps he will get a run in the team. just so people know i dont like pulis or his tactics but we wont be relegated. boing boing

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    WBA68
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    People have got short memories. A lot of people liked de Matteo’s style of play, but when things went pear-shaped he couldn’t sort out the defence. Now we’ve got someone who can. McAuley and Olsson may be slow, but the normal pairing is McAuley and Evans now, so change is afoot, and he sold Lescott who was the slowest of the lot. I’ll back Pulis while he sorts things out. As for somebody suggesting Morrison isn’t Prem League class, you have got to be joking. He’d be in the first five I’d put on my team-sheet.

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