Saturday, 1 March 2008

Oh What a Circus

West Bromwich Ablion 3 (Gera 45, Miller 60, Bednar 67) - 0 Plymouth Argyle

4th v 5th, though West Brom have been top of the table for most of the season, and Argyle on a confidence streak following 4 wins. But that came to a crashing stop as the campaign hit the buffers as all team spirit evaporated at 15.50 today. Sloppy play lead to 3 laughable, comical goals from Albion as once again Argyle decided that they couldn't be bothered to see out the whole game.

So what happened in that week? Were egos running high? Had the 'beginners luck' of fresh faces run out? Were impending booking and injuries playing on minds? Who knows but something wasn't right from the start though the Greens managed to hang out. And if they had gone into the break 0-0 the scoreline might have been different.

With 2 games in quick succession, followed by league leaders Bristol City, now is not the time to go on a wobbly run. Focus and drive are crucially needed in the coming weeks and months. But today's performance was simply not good enough, even if you do say 'you can't win 'em all' - at least you could try.

1 comment:

Lord Hutton said...

Can you see any of the current contenders for promotion not doing a Derby?