The future’s so bright
Our Albion man Terry Wills is wearing shades.
Media coverage has been unusually fulsome in its praise.Some are even going as far too suggest West Bromwich Albion are already looking to be one of the surprise teams of the season and could, next May, be pushing for a place in Europe. Heady stuff, but it’s far too early to anticipate what might or could happen after a mere three games that haVE garnished seven points out of nine. Not, of course, that I’m complaining!
It’s been the best start since the heady days of the likes of Cyrille Regis, Laurie Cunningham, Brian Robson, Derek Statham & co – wonderful players fit to grace ANY team and what I’d give to believe that Clark’s squad could ever hope to duplicate the wonderful football that had the media and rival supporters envying some of the brilliance that was a treat to see.
Everton, already tipped to be pushing for honours, came to the Hawthorns confident that they’d get a result but this was one game that Dave Moyes’ Toffees found a little more difficult swallow and at the end left them well and truly stuck in the teeth.
Not that the 2-0 win was easy, far from it. But after the first 20 minutes, when they had the best of the game, from the time Shane Long opened the scoring from a beautiful passing move, to when Gareth McAuley clinched the win with a close range header they were most certainly second best.There was barely a below par performance from anyone wearing a blue and white striped shirt. They all played their part, from Ben Foster to Marc -Antoine Fortune, Jonas Olsson, Claudio Yacob, James Morrison and Youssouf Mulumbu,Steven Reid and Liam Ridgewell, in fact ALL of them played well enough to be well deserving of the crowd’s appreciation at the final whistle.
It’s fair to say that if the present form can be maintained Albion will be a very difficult team to beat and even the megarich clubs such as Chelsea and the Manchester duo, plus the likes of Arsenal and Spurs, will know that if they’ve notched up a result againt the Baggies they will also certainly have been in a game. Again, well done Steve Clarke, the team and of course the supporters.
And in this respect we, or at least I, know that that not everything in the garden will always be full of beautiful coloured roses and the odd dandelion will inevitably push its way to the surface to spoil the overall view. But anyway,
Come on you Baggies.