west brom game – its all over now for sure

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    jackdaww
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    This is the game that is the turning point .

    West brom are poor , probably worse than us .

    did we have an attacking team ? no , despite us needing wins , draws make no difference now .

    we played ok , but without troubling their goalkeeper .

    almost all our attempts on goal were from range by midfielders , nothing wrong with that , except not one was anywhere near the target , none of them can hit a shot properly .

    its quite clear now that managemement have thrown in the towel and accepted relegation .

    no cash will be spent in the window , a few may leave .

    if we cant beat west brom , there is no chance we can string a load of wins together .

    i wonder how it will feel spending years in the championship , with our best players ( such as they are ) gone ?

    #814898
    Ronniesok
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    Pretty fair assessment of the game, u were the better footballing team by a mile, let’s be honest everyone is with our resident Clown running the team. A sad time for Midlands football in this league at the moment, don’t be too hard on yourselves thou cus with nine players and eight central defenders behind the ball not many strikers get near our goal, terrible to watch of which I won’t suffer for much longer, I hope u stay up cus football in our area is better for it, good luck.

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    McGrath
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    I think the actual turning point was late December, failing to beat Newcastle & West Ham when we had the chance to win (they were both below par in those games) and losing to Norwich and Sunderland. Personally I thought that was the turning point but we deserved what we got. The gap is too big and although we have improved of late, we still lack quality, especially going forward. Our only shred of hope now is to get a quality striker in who can hit the ground running and fire us to safety, with the hope that those above us have a terrible run of results. If we are realistic this isn’t going to happen. I don’t want to sound defeatist but we have to be realistic but where there is still hope we have to continue to believe and support the lads on the pitch. My main hope now is that we have a complete sea change at our club in the summer, new ownership, new board, scrap the bullsh*t moneyball committee and look to the long term. I would however keep Garde on as manager, this isn’t his fault and he shouldn’t be blamed, he’s been left with this mess and is getting the maximum out of the current squad. I can tell he is a talented young coach/manager and he should be given a chance next season (if he wants to stay).

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    sarky parky
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    For the first time in my long life I hoped you’d beat us yesterday. This is not disloyalty – in fact it’s loyalty to the Baggies we all used to know and to the game as a whole. You may be in an almost impossible position but you have a coach who doesn’t fly in the face of facts and who tries to play football as it should be played. Also you were stripped of your major assets in the summer whereas we have no major assets to be stripped of – except Berahino but he has been mismanaged and demotivated so much so that he has slipped into the pack of our anonymous strikers all identified by the same characteristic – their inability to score goals!
    Good luck in your battle. Sadly there were another 2 points for the taking yesterday so I fear it’ll be an unavailing battle.

    #816722
    blueirl
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    The result against the Baggies was as I thought it would be; you’ve improved but you have no cutting edge. Sadly, the Championship looks to be your new home for next season at least. I have to say if this happens your club would be the biggest to fall in a number of years. This should not have happened, not with the resources you had available and the size of your fan base. In theory, it should be the smaller teams looking at the drop but this year yourselves along with two massive north east clubs are prime candidates to exit the Premiership – maybe they might still avoid this end, you will not. Whether you get new owners or not you face an unpleasant rebuilding task if you are to return to the top league quickly. The Championship and below are littered with Premership has-beens who are unlikely to make the big time again and if you want to avoid their your management and owners will need to get their act together.

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    jimmytwoshoes
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    every game we seem to get ‘well that’s the final nail in the coffin..’ comments, let’s face it the coffin is well and truly nailed and fixed together, with an abundance of nails having been in place for a few weeks.. no final Nails are required!

    The games that killed us were the Sunderland and Norwich games, after that even I lost hope. Both games typical of our season.. first half against Norwich we were the better team until we conceded a silly goal.. after that we dropped our heads and lost our shape.. against Sunderland we were playing ok, but a deflected goal gave them the lead.. we deservedly got back in game and then we conceded probably the worst 2 goals I have ever seen us concede.. literally gave them 2 goals.. the table would look every different if we had even drawn those games but we didn’t and they killed our chances.

    There is no reason why we will languish in the lower divisions for years.. most teams that have gone down that aren’t in complete financial peril have come back up pretty quickly.. look at Hull, currently top of league and kept most their best players from last season.

    I think Ayew will leave (we will see what he is made of) and I expect Gill will go, but I don’t think he will be that effective in the Championship anyway.. apart from that, who else? Most our squad is Championship level anyway..

    Our biggest issue is that every team will see it as their cup final (in 1987 we were the most successful team to ever get relegated and we have won a couple more cups since then..) but Newcastle had that issue a few years ago and still won the league.. personally im leaving my worry to this season.. lets worry about next season in August!

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