Trotting Off

Terry Wills was watching the Albion at Bolton, as Roy Hodgson’s farewell tour continued.

Naturally, all the news surrounds Roy Hodgson and his imminent departure from the Hawthorns.

Albion fans are sorry to see him go, as proved by the fantastic support enjoyed at Bolton when he saw ‘his’ side pull back a 2-0 deficit to effectively relegate the Wanderers and, into the bargain, virtually condemn them to Championship football next season, much to the delight of supporters of a certain Aston Villa! (Bet there hasn’t been too many occasions when a Baggies result was greeted with such rapturous cheers of delight from them!) A promising display, good individual performances, a welcome return for James Morrison and a very well earned point, which could have been three.

And so to the final game of the season, which promises to be a cracker seeing as Arsenal are desperate to leave with a result. Without doubt one of the, if not the most, attractive sides in the country, they’ll be fighting tooth and nail to pick up three points to ensure they will be lining up alongside the rest of Europe’s in next season’s major competition.

Of course, all the discussion among Albion supporters is about who will take over from Roy Hodgson. So many names have been touted around so all we can do is to wait and see which of the media, radio, TV, or press will be the first to provide an exclusive scoop. So many names, mostly speculative of course, but, whoever is eventually appointed, he’ll find it difficult to emulate the wonderful job the new England manager achieved in his spell at the Hawthorns.

It’s the last chance for Baggies fans to give Roy Hodgson the send-off he deserves, which means digging out anything connected to the national team – shirts, hats, scarves and rosettes (who remembers them?)) to celebrate his all too short spell in charge.

Will it be a winning send off? All we can do is wait and see.

Come on you Baggies.