Terry Wills on Albion.
So was it a point gained or two lost? That’s the question that divided Baggies fans following the 1-1 draw away too bottom club Stoke City, when a very late Salomon Rondon header left Mark Hughes complaining that “we should have won”.
Personally I wasn’t surprised at the result. The Potters in the middle of a dreadful run would have felt this was a game they could win, especially as their star performer Xherdan Shagiri was back to bolster their attacking options. Chances were few and far between but the defence stood firm with one headed off the line clearance from Craig Dawson as good as can be seen anywhere.
Tony Pulis is still tinkering with his scoring options, Rondon desperately needs support and how a fully fit/committed Saido Berahino would be a sight for his and we fans sore eyes.
On paper Albion are comfortably placed in the Greed League table but after this week’s game against a desperately struggling Sunderland note the next four fixtures -Spurs, Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City. Ouch!
As with Stoke, the Mackems will feel this is a game they can win to kick-start their season. meaning the Baggies will need to dig deep to return home with a positive result. Three points would be invaluable however I’m not that confident so another sharing of sharing the points wouldn’t come as a surprise.
It’s a case of a glass being half empty not half full.