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January 08, 2005

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!

December 26, 2004

West Brom – Liverpool…

Ok its that time of the week again. Where i ditch the camp clothing, the straighteners go back in the cupboard, and the blue n white is brought down off the top shelf….

Its almost ritualistic now. I take the west brom shirt off the top shelf and decide which seasons to wear, trying to hold onto the last bit of mythological "i think we won last time i wore this one" ideal as i can. My ideologies possibly lack sense (having lost our last 4 in a row and 8 of our last 9) but if i didnt smile i'd cry.

the gloves, big coat (not the black one, never won in that one) go into the back of the car and daddy n me head off to our shrine! Spend the car ride complaining about how much we hate Bryan Robson before pulling up in the usual place, he criticises my parking and i tell him to fuck off… we wander down to The Vine… "2 pints of fosters" and into the back room for Chicken Tika kebab off the BBQ.

Fantastic… straight to the game

nuf sed… i have a team t support and a manager to boo!

to the pub

December 18, 2004

Robson Fails AGAIN… And This Time Its Local… Birmingham City 4 – West Bromwich Albion 0

I hold my hands up in shame, i did not attend the game at St. Andrews today, firstly i refused to pay 38–00 to see what would be a poor West Brom performance, and secondly i overslept.

Spent the day building a shed in the garden with my dad… and after listening to the game on the radio at the same time, i decided i'd probably made the right decision!

Robson started with a suprising formation and line up… a MUST WIN GAME rallied Robson and he obviously meant it playing only 3 players out of position today, a distinct improvement on the usual starting XIs.

AND only 2 players coming in from the cold in todays squad meant that maybe we had a chance.

. Kanu
Greening, Johnson, Koumas, Gera
. Gaardsoe
Clement, Scimeca, Purse, Haas
. Hoult
Subs: Kuszczak GK, Wallwork (for Kanu 78), Dyer, Horsefield, Earnshaw (for Gera HT)

– OK, Kanu is not a striker, yet hes played as an out and out forward
– Gera is not a winger, but lets play him there
– Koumas a left winger played in the centre on the right side?
– Gaardsoe a centreback played as def mid?
– Scimeca a right footed def mid played left sided centreback???
AND HE PLAYED BERNT HAAS??? (comical by name, comical by nature)
– Leaves Robbie (5goals in last 5games) Earnshaw on the bench
– Takes off our best player and only one causing any problems off at HT

Zoltan Gera for your own good please leave and go to a team where you will be appreciated, you're a fantastic talent and wasted on us!

We lasted 4 mins into the game, 1–0 down… and game over – At that point my head dropped and i just went back to building the shed…

All i know is Morrison scored one and Emile Heskey hammered another 2 home… altho one was a goalie error and the other a deflection off his fat arse does very little to comfort the fact he still scored two!!!!

… To the pub!

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