Preston North End 0 – West Bromish Albion 2 – Up for the Cup!!!
Up for the cup? It seems West Brom are moreso than me… due to oversleeping… bloody Soul Nation – i missed my mate offering me a ticket to Preston, provided i cud get up there n meet him by Deepdale! typical but nothing can dampen my spirits, West Brom won for the first time in 14games, and Bryan Robson's first win as gaffer! – God how we've waited for that!
It was an affair which many had expected Preston to come out of on top. West Brom looking shambolic of late, and Preston having won their last 4 in a row in the league… a cup scalp would be ideal to keep up the momentum.
Robson had claimed the cup wasnt a distraction (despite his middlesbrough side being relegated the year they made it to two cup finals :S (lost em both to!)) and played what would be his strongest team!
Although a biased fan I can honestly admit that West Brom dominated from start to finish, and although it took time to come, Earnies late brace sunk was deserved.
Earnshaw however today was probably West Brom's worst team player looking lost and devoid of ideas, but like all good strikers he can come up with the goods… He may not bring a lot to the team, but bloody hell he can finish! His first an absolute thunderbolt which swerved inside the inside post, and his second an audacious lob over Longeran direct from Hoult's long kick… Route one... back of the net!
Man Of The Match… *ZOLTAN GERA!* – Enjoy him while you can Baggies, the Hungarian SUPERSTAR will not be in the famous blue and white for much longer im afraid!
HOWEVER the voice of reason…. This was a cup match, it contributed nothing to our survival bid… however confidence is higher, weve conceeded 2 in our last 4, are unbeaten in 4 and are slowly starting to look like we can score…
Bring on Fulham and hopefully 3 points next saturday!
There were also a few "Bryan Robson's Barmy Army" chants at the match… steady on… hes still a fool!