The sub heading on the club’s official website following yesterday’s 1-1 draw with West Brom is a little unfortunate and doesn’t really do new Head Coach Tim Sherwood any favours.

‘Tim Sherwood pinpointed West Brom’s quick equaliser as the key moment in our Boxing Day draw at the Lane’

It doesn’t take a football mastermind to work that one out but had the visitors not replied almost immediately, we could have asserted our authority on the game and are more than likely to have taken the points.

“The shame is that we scored a goal, a fantastic free-kick from Christian, but before we drew breath they equalised,” Tim is quoted as saying.

“It was a poor goal to concede as well. We just wanted to get to half-time and have the chance to re-organise.”

Once again, an away side came to park the bus and were tough to break down.

“West Brom came here to do a job and they did it well,” Sherwood added.

“We didn’t carve them open enough and didn’t show enough quality in the final third, that was disappointing.

“It’s important we believe and risk a little more, playing one-touch in around the final third might open things up for us.

“Today, it just didn’t fall for us. It’s onto the next though. We can’t dwell on this one. We have to show character and come back again.”

And that next one is Stoke at home on Sunday after a draw that saw us drop to ninth.




  1. Early days yet but need to play a holding midfielder should be better when townsend and lennon return, think we should get bae back from qpr, woukd love to see vert abd kaboul back in defence.
    At least we goyt rid of the clueless avb as long as man city or chelsea win the league and tge afos win fuvk all its happy days.

  2. Poor passing (still not hiring their man from 5 yards) and poor first touch still letting us down badly, thus stopping movement and flow causing us to not work as a team. I was not a supporter to appoint from within but support Tim fully. I would give Pamela 10 games no matter what and keep Ads and Soldado, changes should be mixed around these three. Most important thing is any manager whatever the industry builds a team that compliments his weaknesses so the most important thing for Tim imo is to get a very experienced back room staff. The whole unit is too inexperienced and if not addressed will undo his big chance. Could he be brave enough to appoint Hoddle as his assistant. I would but it takes a brave man. Last on MOTD with no comments from the panel says it all, we are not a team with passion, strange after all the comments that the guys let can down. Regain confidence by appointing an experienced assistant and build from there and it will work out. We are still not far off the top 4 so not too late but another 4 weeks and our season in England is over. COYS


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