Terry Wills on a quiet week at the Hawthorns.
There isn’t a great deal to comment on this week due to Arsenal’s involvement in the FA Cup. It’s more a case of speculating as what’s likely to happen in the remaining games, and the prospect of making further progress. The latter part of the season begins with a visit from a struggling Norwich City who I feel will be playing Championship football next season.
Things are beginning to come together, Salomon Rondon and Saido Berahino forging a positive link up front, the midfield looking more creative, the defence restricting opponents to a minimum of clear cut scoring opportunities, and all this plus Ben Foster now displaying international form bodes well.
Considering the seemingly never -ending run of injuries Tony Pulis, despite the many negative views aimed at his chosen style, is doing what he was employed to do, namely ensuring that the Baggies will still be playing in the Greed League next season.
Back to the Norwich game and for certain they’ll be fighting tooth and nail, desperate to grab a result to ease their possible relegation fears. Ex-Baggies player Graham Dorrans has been in and out of the Canaries’ line up recently, but if he is chosen I just hope doesn’t display form that at its best can be a major bonus for any team.
Albion obviously had reservations and took the decision to release him. Best of luck Graham but not on Saturday.
Forecast? On paper it should be a another three points and Tony Pulis’ desired 40 points mark.But then knowing Albion I wouldn’t be surprised if they failed to beat another struggling club. It’s almost become a built -in habit.
In fear of being proved hopelessly wrong, I’ll take Albion, with fingers firmly crossed, to come out on top with a possible 2-0 win.