Jetting off to Rio

Terry Wills on a quiet week at the Hawthorns.

Congratulations to Roy Hodgson and the national side for finally easing mine, and every  England’s supporters nerves and frustration, thanks to Steven Gerrard’s late match winner against Poland. Any supporter wishing to travel to South America in 2014 will probably have to lash out a reported £9,000.

The ex-Albion manager has his critics but apart from Fergie when he was in charge at Old Trafford, what manager/head coach hasn’t? Actually, even the erstwhile Mnchester United boss came in for some stick in his early days.

So back to Greed League action this week with a visit to the Potteries to take on a supposedly changed Stoke City team and their manager, Mark Hughes. He’ll be endeavouring to change the Tony Pullis managership style to one of his own, and based on theirs and Albion’s current form we must have a good chance of gaining at least a point.

Our injury list is easing so this, coupled with the vastly improved performances against Arsenal and Manchester United   , means we should return unbeaten?

It’s encouraging that many of the squad are playing at their peak – amongst others Olsson, McAuley, Amalfitano, Jones, Mulumb, Sessegnon, plus the youngster gaining fulsome praise, Saido Berahlno. Hands off Arsenal and any other interested ‘Greed League’ clubs – discover your own talent and leave Baggies fans to enjoy and capitalise on his undoubted potential.

Come on you Baggies .