Our Albion man Terry Wills isn’t too certain about anything at the Hawthorns.
One thing’s for certain. The only certain thing about Albion is uncertainty. Fans are becoming increasingly baffled at happening, both on and off the field, never better illustrated than the ongoing saga as to who’ll be named as Head Coach to replace Steve Clarke.
Let’s start on a positive note, the desperately needed win against Newcastle United thanks to a Saido Berahino penalty. Overall it wasn’t a convincing performance but over the 94 minutes, and what agonies we endured in added on time, as the Geordies battling ten men threw everything, bar the kitchen sink, towards Ben Foster, in a desperate attempt to salvage a point. Mixed individual performances for sure but no doubt Keith Downing was more than happy to see the three points steer Albion a mite closer to the teams above them, as opposed to closer to the bottom three relegation spots.
On to the FA Cup, a competition in which the Baggies can boast a previous proud history. Not any more; those days have long gone and the display against Crystal Palace underlined the fact. Uncertain in defence, lack of creativity in midfield and goalscoring strikers in name only. Need more be said?
Now, the overriding question every Baggies supporter is asking. “Who will be named to replace Steve Clarke?”
When Clarke was sacked it was assumed that Jeremy Peace had a name, or two in mind, and it wouldn’t be long before a new incumbent took over the hot seat. Apparently not so. A multitude of names, some frankly ridiculous, ranging from current unemployed to foreign coaches, leaving bookmakers offering ridiculous odds in a desperate attempt to persuade punters to part with their cash.
But up to now? Nothing positive. But based on a welter of media speculation, as you’re reading this you’ll know who has been appointed. So let’s leave it there.
This week it’s a visit to Southampton. They’ll be looking to complete a double, having won with a late penalty at the Hawthorns in the opening game of the season, while Albion will be hoping they can repeat last season’s impressive victory.
Prospects? I’ll finish where I started… Uncertain .
Come on you Baggies.